Where do you come from? Not Paris, anyway

Europe in 2017: where an actual, literal fascist wins around 35% of the vote in a presidential election, and this is a good thing. It’s hard to feel completely overjoyed about le Pen’s defeat. The fact the Front National can get as far as they did is worrying – they, and the people who were … Continue reading Where do you come from? Not Paris, anyway

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No, pandas aren’t evolutionary failures, shut up

Giant pandas are awesome. They are the cuddliest snuggle-muffin cutie pie animal there is, but they’re also massive bears that could kill you as easily as scratch their nose. Who doesn’t like giant pandas? No wonder they’re the symbol of the WWF and synonymous with conservation efforts. Who wouldn’t want to protect them? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGF6bOi1NfA Exhibit … Continue reading No, pandas aren’t evolutionary failures, shut up

Apocalypse humour: not the end of the world

Things are bad, aren’t they? On the day I’m writing this, Marine le Pen, the leader of a cast-iron, no-bones-about-it, they-literally-call-themselves-that fascist party, has been photographed in Trump Tower. Yesterday was the shower of shite that was Trump’s first press conference since winning the election. It doesn’t really matter though; you could be reading this … Continue reading Apocalypse humour: not the end of the world

Podcasts that are good: Beef and Dairy Network

The Beef and Dairy Network Podcast is the number one podcast for those involved with – or just interested in – the production of beef animals and dairy herds. The podcast is the companion to the Beef and Dairy Network website and printed magazine, and provides a fascinating blend of news from around the world … Continue reading Podcasts that are good: Beef and Dairy Network

‘Fleabag’: yes, it is that good

As with converts to The Wire, The Sopranos or Game of Dragons, Breasts and Thrones, I’m apparently obliged to convince you how brilliant Fleabag is. And with only six episodes it’s (appropriately) much less of a commitment than those other shows. Everyone involved in the world of comedy seems to unanimously agree that Fleabag is … Continue reading ‘Fleabag’: yes, it is that good

‘Planet Earth II’ is (not quite) the best thing ever

Oh man, did you see Planet Earth II? It was amazing! Nature is crazy, yeah? Woah! Did you see that bit with the little lizards? Maaate! And, like, ALL the snakes? Of course you saw it. Everyone did. Planet Earth II is amazing, though. At the risk of saying something really obvious, the photography is … Continue reading ‘Planet Earth II’ is (not quite) the best thing ever