Month: June 2014

  • Her (2013)

    WARNING! SPOILERS! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE FILM! Finally got to see ‘Her,’ courtesy of a lazy Sunday with my parents. My Dad fell asleep but that’s due to his age than a comment on the film. I loved ‘Her.’ The premise is that Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) has separated…

  • You Straight Edgers, You’re All Control Freaks!

    When I meet vegetarians or vegans, I don’t start saying shit to them like, “OH, BUT WHAT ABOUT CARROTS? WHAT ABOUT THEIR SUFFERING? WHAT ABOUT THE POTATOES YOU’RE BRUTALLY MURDERING IN POTATO ABBATTOIRS?” Why? Because I’m not a fucking dick. They’ve chosen to live their lives differently to me and I respect their decision even…

  • On Representation

    Five years ago, my Dad, a lifelong smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer. He ended up having half a lung removed but he survived. Four years ago, my Dad had a series of strokes. Again, he was hospitalised and, again, we didn’t know when or if he’d be coming home. But he survived and although…

  • Tumblr: Porn Or Art

    Definitely not art. It seems a lot of people are concerned about which pics of naked women they are allowed to post. They wish to preserve their lefty Tumblr street cred but they also really, really like naked women. Nearly as much as kittens falling over backwards and Frozen. Here’s your answer: If the woman…

  • Destination Star Trek 3

    I am so fucking excited to be going to this! I went to the first DST in 2012 and met the most awesome people there. Walking round, there was such a feeling of acceptance and the diversity of Trek fans is huge. A Trek con is a living embodiment of IDIC. ??

  • Trot Dreams

    I’m on the train home and I remembered, with a shiver, that I had a vivid dream last night or perhaps early this morning. In it, I was arguing with a Tory about the economic basis of profit. I kept trying to pin her down but she kept switching explanations from ‘the dividend of entrepreneurship’…