Category: History & Culture

not art, music, performing arts or literature

Mothers

The overwhelming guiding principle in this post is not to start on the negatives about modern mothers, teenage mothers on the dole and so on.  In no way can this post be negative. I was in the pound shop the…

St Patrick’s Day mood setter

From WM Briggs, via Chuckles: St Patrick recruited premenstrual nuns from a nearby convent. He directed these religious to walk before him and spot … snakes, which they did with great efficacy. Once spotted, St. Patrick used his staff to…

1969 and the joy of bass

This is not going to work unless it’s loud through good speakers or headphones. I think there’s such a thing as being a bit too nicey-nicey on the bass. You’re the muvver who’s meant to blend with the drummer and…

The girls of Leroy

Armed and Dangerous comments on the NYT article on the girls of Leroy.  This was the case where the high school females in a particular district and street all/mainly developed symptoms of a mystery illness, with twitching and loss of…

Even the lingerie is awful

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled against the single complaint that this ad was ‘disturbing and misogynistic.’ I feel that they had the wording of the complaint wrong – it is indeed ultra-offensive but on far higher grounds [click]: There’s…