'To Hell in a Handcart' - Part 3: doesn't even... →
The third and final part of the review of Littlejohn’s literary travesty on Five Chinese Crackers.
The Emperor's New Antenna →
One of the better posts about the antenna issue, and putting into some sort of sensible perspective.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-7-25) →
The National (26) Dirty Projectors (20) Yeasayer (20) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (20) Janelle Monae (18) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
'To Hell in a Handcart' - Part 2: Littlejohn has... →
Five Chinese Crackers continues the review of Littlejohn’s 2001 ‘novel’. It makes for some genuinely terrifying reading.
How to Tell a Journalist from a Blogger →
Interesting post, but I’m not sure how many newspaper writers are ‘journalists’ under this definition. Does that make them bloggers?
To Hell in a Handcart - part I →
The poor, poor writer of Five Chinese Crackers has been reading Littlejohn’s novel, so no-one else in the world has to.
Bomber, bomber, bomber →
Excellent article on the Megrahi case by a Scottish law blog.
How facts backfire →
Depressing article on how little people change their minds when faced with facts.
Was it wrong to release Megrahi? →
Heresy Corner posts on the Megrahi case. Well worth a read before jumping on the ‘incensed’ bandwagon.
A Quietus Interview With Alan Moore →
Is there such a thing as a bad interview with Alan Moore? If so, this isn’t it.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-7-18) →
The National (13) Rodrigo y Gabriela (11) Vampire Weekend (10) The xx (8) Midlake (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Gene Weingarten column mentions Lady Gaga. →
Great lament into how the online arena ruins journalism. Especially spot on when it comes to comments.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-7-11) →
2 Many DJs (60) The National (37) DJ Shadow (28) John Grant (23) The Antlers (16) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Did the media help to pull the trigger? →
Excellent article from Johann Hari on the Raoul Moat case.
How Goldman Sachs gambled on starving the world's... →
A depressing, if entirely plausible take by Johann Hari on why food prices shot up from 2006.
Malcolm Gladwell on Criminal Profiling →
In which he compares it to psychic reading. So Robbie Coltrane’s Cracker was a fraud?
'Curtain' reveals Apple Store coming to London's... →
They’re building an Apple Store within walking distance of my office. I’m doomed.
Some really impressive speed increases in Android 2.2. Hopefully your phone manufacturer is one of the ones that let you update in reasonable time.
Australian 'angel' saves lives at suicide spot →
Excellent, moving article.
It’s worth bothering to get angry at Express scum →
Great little rant: “It’s worth bothering to get angry because every single person who protests about crud like this is a little victory against this kind of scum-sucking filth polluting the national papers. It taints the press as a whole, not just the Express”
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-7-4) →
John Grant (32) LCD Soundsystem (24) Dirty Projectors (16) Grizzly Bear (13) Lady Gaga (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Great since day one →
Marco Ament on why he rates Apple products over their Android counterparts - they make things that are already good rather than promising future improvements.
Interview with Clay Shirky in the Guardian →
Despite the best efforts of the rather inane interviewer, Shirky gets some great ideas across.
Interview with Jonathan Ive on the design of the... →
Not quite as in depth as I might have liked, but interesting nonetheless.
Fluffy McCloud by Conor Finnegan: The story of a slightly hapless cloud as it tries to do the right thing, or as Conor himself describes it: “A short film about man’s misunderstanding and mixed relationship with mother nature (barf!)” (via)
Joseph Stiglitz on Osborne's first Budget →
It’s a week or so old, but still entirely relevant, worrying, and likely to be correct.
Darryl Cunningham Investigates: Homeopathy →
Another great science-based comic from Cunningham.