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Boring Straight White Man Stories

Stories about straight white people are boring.* Now, let’s get one thing clear. I am a straight white…

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#notAllMotorists

I fell off my bike yesterday. I didn’t hurt myself too badly. I landed on my shoulder…

Straw Men

Depression, Suicide, Arseholes, and Straw Men

I’ve just read this blog post by Johnny Gabriel about his brother’s suicide. It moved me to tears, especially…

Mental Health - On Fire

Frustrations with Mental Health

Recently, two members of our household of four have been suffering from mental health issues, me being…

We’re All In This Together

We live in a classless society, or so I’m told. I can understand why people think that….

A Splendid Example of UK ‘Politics’

Here is a little piece by Jack Monroe. The content of the post frankly sickens me, that…

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WiFi and Genitalia

One thing I have never wondered, I imagine much to my detriment, is the correlation between testicles,…

Selfish Generalisation

OH MY GOD HOW DARE YOU! YOUR SELFISH AND FLAGRANT USE OF A PUBLIC THOROUGHFARE YOU PAY FOR WITH YOUR COUNCIL TAX HAS INCONVENIENCED ME! MY JOURNEY WILL NO BE APPROXIMATELY 28 SECONDS LONGER! YOU SHOULD BE BANNED! OR AT LEAST INCONVENIENCED BY SOME KIND OF ARBITRARY THING I JUST MADE UP IN MY HEAD! I WOULD BE HAPPY IF YOU DIED! WAA WAA!

– Every Motorist Ever

OH MY GOD I JUST MADE A SWEEPING GENERALISATION!

*implodes*

We Need to Talk About Your Dead Horse

What happens when your company has an endemic sickness problem? Do you investigate why? Do you measure the morale? Get line managers to engage with staff? Find those who are abusing the system and try to come to a sensible resolution?

No, of course not, you introduce a draconian, outsourced absence management process with wishy-washy ill-defined benefits to your employees, that triples the complexity, brings in impersonal call centre services and suspicious healthcare professionals that are making a profit from your misery.

Yeah, you keep hitting that horse with a stick, I’m sure it’ll get up eventually.

Words that can rot in the fiery pits of hell, from whence they came

Everyone has to work for a living (well, except politicians and the Royal Family), and unless you…