Tag Archives: cats

Yeah, nah, Trump isn’t Hitler

I dislike it when people hyperventilate over politics and political leaders, particularly when there’s an attempt to make a given politician seem better or worse than he or she is in reality. For that reason, I’ve become very wary of the constant breaking news about Trump’s alleged Russian links, his vulnerability to impeachment, and his […]

For I will consider my cat Jeoffry

For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry. For he is the servant of the Living God duly and daily serving him. For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way. For is this done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness. For then […]

Does anyone else love collective nouns?

Inspired by DEM’s Cyril-the-psychopathic-Swansea-swan post, I have been looking at the collective nouns for various kinds of animals and birds. Some favourites since childhood: a kindle of kittens, a murder of crows, a parliament of owls, a bask of crocodiles, an unkindness of ravens. Some new ones I’ve seen today: a musket of lyrebirds, an […]

When your electoral system gets egregiously misrepresented…

… By a bunch of numpties who spend much of their time trying to copy Australia’s immigration policy, fiscal policy and welfare policy, then it starts to get a bit wearing. There are many things I don’t like about Australia (which is why I don’t live there), but there is no getting away from the […]


All of us will have come across those internet contracts (aka End User License Agreements, aka EULAs). You know the ones: they say “Terms and Conditions of Use” and you scroll down about 20 clauses, and click “I agree” at the bottom. Because I’m a contract nerd, I do actually sometimes read them out of […]