What's that smell?

What's going down in the 'hood?

The latest entries into this pit of despair

Answers to stupid questions: 1
28 May

He's the judge in (Donald) Trump's (hush-money) case. Next…

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random thoughts & brain farts
Pope goes the weasel
28 May

Old men are wont to say what they really think when it's least appropriate, and Pope Francis is no exception. During a closed door meeting with bishops, the aged god-botherer rejected the proposal that homosexual men should be eligible for the priesthood, going so far as to say that there was already too much of an air of frociaggine in the Catholic Church.

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godstuff/religion; I, pedant; language; pandering
Downsize me
24 May

Morgan Spurlock, the man who sacrificed his health to eat supersized McDonalds' shit for thirty days in Super Size Me, has died at only 53 years of age.

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celeb; obituaries
Much sad, so dog
24 May

Quite possibly the most famous dog on the internet, certainly in bitcoin circles anyway, is no more. Kabosu, the face of the doge meme and Dogecoin, passed peacefully at around eighteen years old, fourteen of those as an internet star.

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celeb; obituaries
Be careful what you wish for…
24 May

At the beginning of this year, Elon Musk offered a dire warning that Chinese car makers would demolish competitors from other countries if there were no trade barriers. And it appears that 'Pa Joe's carers must've been listening, for just last week the US announced increased tariffs on imports of electric vehicles from China.

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economics; politics

The latest updates to past woes

Pope goes the weasel
28 May

But he really didn't mean it. For his words to be reported that is.

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godstuff/religion; I, pedant; language; pandering
The sorry ©rapper
25 May

Ooh, it's been automagically, and invisibly, fixed. Which means McIntosh now only needlessly repeats himself.*

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celeb; crime & punishment; the rumour mill
Degrees of freedom
21 May

Not so fast, sonny!

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crime & punishment; environment; health
The students are revolting
15 May

Students at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) have also spat the dummy over the Israeli genocide in Gaza. And investments in fossil fuel companies. And investments in arms manufacturers. And, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and. So young, so grumpy. But naive righteousness is a prerogative of youth, I guess.

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politics
Europission
12 May

Mark Savage isn't the only BBC staffer who cannot get ABBA's name right, Clare Thorp is similarly afflicted. Her article on their controversial-to-some 1974 victory, its aftermath, and legacy is an interesting read nonetheless.

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BBC editorial standards: how many monkeys does it take…?; culture vulture; I, pedant; politics

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