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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Recommended For: angst-y teen girls, those who remember being angst-y teen girls, fans of British humor

How to Build a Girl is a humorous and truthful look at the struggles of being a sexually-frustrated and slightly lost teenage girl in 1990s England. 270 more words

Bookreview

Hungary for knowledge

1984 (the 326 page book, rather than the 366 day year of the same name) describes how a totalitarian regime could keep a lid  on knowledge through a Ministry of Truth, Newspeak’s Doublethink, and the dreaded Thought Police. 458 more words

International Tax

British PM Cameron Attacked in Street after Meeting with Labour Leaders in Leeds, Escaped Unscathed to Joke about it Later in Commons

Photo from dailymail.co.uk

It was a frightening moment and a stunning security lapse at the highest level of government for Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron on the streets of Leeds. 65 more words

Terrorism

In British News, Internet Verbiage Can Now Land You in Jail while Ed Milliband Remains on the Loose

Sometimes our wacky limey cousins make Monty Python look properly intelligent. Also, billionaire John Cleese says he’s had an unfortunate life.

UK

100 Books by 40: GUARDS! GUARDS!

The book: Guards! Guards!
Author: Terry Pratchett
Published: 1989

This is my second Terry Pratchett read. When someone asked me to describe the author’s books, I suggested science fiction with a British sense of humor. 365 more words

Reading

Monty Python - The Black Knight

This is a favorite clip from one of my favorite films…

General

VIDEO: Existential, Psychotic and Kafkaesque - The Diary of Edward the Hamster

A quirky short animated video from BBC Radio’s A Series of Psychotic Episodes where Edward the hamster ponders philosophical issues of loneliness, existentialism, individuality, duality and freedom. 6 more words

Philosophy