Irony detectors need not apply

19 Jan

Nor does the irony end here. That tireless crusader for workers’ rights and social justice, the Mail, weighed¬† in with this piece: Oh the irony! Fight Against Slavery advertises for ‘volunteer unpaid’ staff to work for FREE and ‘join the … Read More »

Girls rugby in pictures

9 Jan

  I used to play rugby union as a schoolboy – hooker and fly half – but never excelled. The girls game can be really exciting with plenty of good runs, though as a photographer you seldom have time simply … Read More »

Study the stats and stay alive!

10 Dec

Get rid of your lawnmower and from now on sleep on the floor. Avoid bus routes like the plague and do steer clear of toddlers and Americans unless you’ve seen them frisked and disarmed by a professional. Quietly dissociate yourself … Read More »

Amazon complacent on fraud

3 Dec

What’s odd about this Amazon screen? The first two prices are unrealistically high given that the 7D Mark II sells for less, and Mark I prices have fallen below ¬£1,000. But that’s not the issue here. The real joker is … Read More »

Snappy Come-backs No: 373

18 Nov

A Grauniad below-the-line commenter the other day wanted to know if a fellow commenter, given to making abusive remarks in upper case, is SHOUTING ON PURPOSE. I only ask because a bloke I know reckons there’s a button you can … Read More »

Ten Old Songs

15 Nov

See also – Sincerely, L. Cohen Like so many others who owe a pleasure as unexpected as it was precious – that of seeing the then septuagenarian Leonard Cohen in concert – to the former manager and lover who stole … Read More »

Sincerely, L. Cohen

12 Nov

See also, Ten Old Songs .. In a year marked by the bowing out of unusual talent, Leonard Cohen’s death is for me the most poignant. In January I wrote a post on David Bowie in a couple of hours, … Read More »