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Anchors Aweigh

May 13, 2015 - 10:27 -- Admin

I always get excited when my two passions, politics and applied psychology, mesh together in such a delicious fashion, like two Lego bricks of the same size that once connected will never be torn apart. Today is just such an occasion. Buckle up Dorothy, we’re going on an adventure.

Checkpoint Charlie

January 10, 2015 - 14:13 -- Admin

A colleague of mine, Theo, has the one of the most delicious turns of phrase (usually delivered just prior to doing something…risqué) - “fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke”. Which, as far as distilled bon mots go, is just about perfect.

Fuck 'em if they can’t take a joke.

Tell Us What You Think

September 6, 2014 - 13:20 -- Admin

I did an interview a little while back on the subject of blogging. With tedious inevitability the question arose “how do you deal with the haters? The trolls? The negative comments?” Simple. I don’t read the comments.

I never read the comments. Good or bad. (Unless they come directly at me, by email or Twitter, but that’s another story)

Wait Long Enough By The River

September 2, 2014 - 23:30 -- Admin

A couple of things that I’ve learned as I wave a cowboy hat and ride this live explosive we call Earth:

Stop being so fucking prudish. Seriously, the universe is out there, beautiful and terrifying in it’s infinity and you’re worried about some grainy, pixellated areola. 

You’re all far too hung up on sex. It’s fun and it’s cheap and that should be more than enough to make it the nation’s number 1 pastime. Just be an adult about it.