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…The Parmesan Moment?

A peculiar scenario is described by the eloquent, witty mentalist Derren Brown in his book Confessions of a Conjuror:

“Wait must live in a world of frequent freezes. 269 more words

Transcending the Veil

Double consciousness, an idea coined and penned by W.E.B. Du Bois, is, “a peculiar sensation.” It is, “this sense of always looking at oneself through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” It is for the American Negro, “two souls, two thoughts, two reconciled strivings, two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” To exist as a black person in America is to face the strife and conflict of this crisis of identity. 784 more words


*That* Labour mug and why immigration controls are neither racist nor right-wing

There has been quite some outrage going around Twitter due to a mug the Labour Party have for sale which bears the slogan: ‘Controls on immigration’. 1,122 more words


Why We Love, And Even Need, Photos & Videos Of Interspecies Animal Friends

From 1984’s comedy classic, Ghostbusters (my emphasis added in bold in the last line of dialogue):

Peter Venkman: Well, you can believe Mr. Pecker…
Walter Peck:

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Fish & Bicycles

Indiana religious freedom law can go both ways

A few years ago, I published an article on what is, in my opinion, one of the major problems with the heated debate over the legality of same-sex marriage. 702 more words