Monthly Archives: November 2013

Playstation Trophies

Just a bit of ephemera. Sony has recently released (or will have released on Friday) a new Playstation. The Playstation 4 while having many different things about it has one feature that has been grandfathered in for the previous Playstation … Continue reading

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Extract from Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. -Thomas Gray

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Showgirls

This film is a hell of a film, I’m only halfway through and at this point I’m not sure if the point of the movie is to exploit women or to show how exploiting women is bad. But for whatever … Continue reading

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Zombie Apocalypse: risk society and disaster capitalism

The apocalypse seems to be played out more in contemporary literature and culture concerning American than any other. This blog will not delve in to the arguments of what the lure is for depicting the American (Western) apocalypse. An American apocalypse is … Continue reading

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Postcard Cities

I hate, I loathe postcard depictions of places. It’s just so lazy, why go through the motions of visiting a place? What pleasure is derived from putting your hands up to push against the Tower of Pisa and even worse … Continue reading

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from … Continue reading

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A Lament on Acceptance

“Poor, poor, little Alice! She has not only been caught and made to do lessons; she has been forced to inflict lessons on others.” Alice is now not only a schoolgirl but a schoolmistress. The holiday is over and Dodgson … Continue reading

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