It's hard to be immaculate in the vernacular
From the OUP Dictionary of Eponyms: Some words evolve in an odd way. Consider tawdry, which evolved from the name of St. Audrey, a person once revered in Great Britain. The story began in the seventh century with a princess named Etheldrida (spelled several different ways) who valued chastity so much, as a personal religious vow, that she decided she should not surrender her virginity even if...
Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage...– Guy Debord. (via feastingonroadkill)
I'm on the radio at noon today
iainbroome: Sheffield Live talking about writing and that. No idea what I’ll be asked or what sort of answers I’ll be giving. I have no agenda. I feel like I need an agenda.
Great "Star Trek" dialogue, Pt. 1 (hat tip to...
DR. TAYLOR: You guys like Italian?
KIRK: Yes. I love Italian. (to SPOCK.) And so do you.
MARGARET THATCHER: ARCHITECT OF CHAOS →
Just your average Socialist Worker headline.
There’s a sucker born every minute.– P. T. Barnum
My secret of success is always to have a little something for everyone.– P. T. Barnum
From the OUP Dictionary of Psychology: A tendency for people to accept vague, ambiguous, and generalized statements as being accurate descriptions of their own personalities. The effect was first demonstrated empirically in 1949 by the US psychologist Bertram R(obin) Forer (1914–2000), who constructed a personality profile consisting of the following 13 statements, drawn largely from an...
PolySigh: Campaign Promises and Presidential... →
Obama, once highly critical of the Bush administration’s tiptoeing around the matter of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, now only goes so far as to refer to it as a ‘terrible event’.
See you when the front door comes crashing down at 5:00 am.– The mirthful conclusion to a disqus exchange with Mr Feastingonroadkill.
Perhaps this will be the Lib Dem campaign song at...
2,800 crime gangs ravage UK streets | TimesOnline →
Police have identified 2,800 organised criminal gangs, nearly three times the number previously acknowledged, and admit that British law enforcement is ill-equipped to deal with the threat that they pose. On the other hand they’re very good at crushing peaceful protests, killing innocent bystanders, feeding misinformation to the press, bribing and blackmailing students into spying for...
Time for some Saturday morning Sophie. This is...
Everyone thinks that writers must know more about the inside of the human head,...– Margaret Atwood. (via thesophie)
Shea Seger - Clutch (Okay I’m done posting things relating to an obscure singer-songwriter who you’ve never heard of and only got limited attention for the one album she ever released.)
Shea Seger - Last Time
It’s Friday afternoon. Time for a little...
Tiga - Shoes What’s that sound? I like that sound. I love that sound. It’s the sound of my shoes.
Another one who deserves a medal
“Mick Hucknall was on a Simply Red in-store appearance at a westcountry HMV. The ginger whinger waltzed in and demanded a cup of tea from the shop manager, without bothering to utter another word to him. The shop manager said, “Sure”, went out to the staff kitchen, put the kettle on and selected a mug. Then he took out his cock, rubbed it all around the rim of the mug, zipped up...
A must-look-at for you Sheffield Tumblrers →
iainbroome: This is from Silent Sheffield, the new project I’ve talked about before. I’ll be spending all evening editing the look and feel, so if you get to this later and it looks weird, muchos apologos. However, these links were almost all new to me and a great endorsement for the talent and creativity of our fair city.