Viewing entries posted in October 2010
Marrigold Cleaning Gloves 'I like to clean my cupboards.
Hours go by. I get my Marigolds on and have a fantastic
frenzy.' Kylie Minogue
There are three kinds of person: the happy-messy, the
organisers, and conscience-stricken slatterns who
periodically reform, only to resume the...
Fairness What is fair? What is equality? Are they always
good? We're hearing a lot about it, what with the cuts. But
can we make much sense of the words? It's a tough one. I
think that part of the problem has...
We are told never to trust a person who can't maintain eye
contact, and that the opposite sex will find you more
attractive if you look deep into their eyes. Eye contact
appears to be the key to success, whether in relationships
Bailey Hildebrand Are you an angry sort? Or do you feel
anger is the ugly emotion, one to control or dissipate? It's
a tough emotion to get right. It can destroy lives. The heat
of madness can lead to actions you might...
Pac-Man As a planet, we collectively spend 3 billion hours
a week playing computer and video games. Today's youth are
contributing a particularly heavy share of that load: The
average young person in the UK will have spent 10,000 hours
Duel There are two types of enemy: those you know about and
those you don't. In warfare, both sides know who they're
dealing with, and the fact that war gets 'declared' only
makes the enmity the clearer. But that's nations. Among
Wrongness First, here's a bad idea for modern living: spend
all your time insisting that you're right. Trust me, it
won't go well. For one thing, it's irritating; nobody
likes people who think they're perfect. For another, it's
impossible: nobody is perfect. Nonetheless,...
4297068 Does anyone still aspire to being a gentleman?
There are only select occasions when one is still addressed
as a gentleman, and they are remarkable for their diversity
and irony. We are 'Ladies and Gentlemen' at the start of
wedding toasts and...
Tulip Tulipomania may once again be stirring usually sane
people into incredible action this Saturday for the first
time in nearly four centuries. When the craze for tulips
first struck it led to a speculative bubble in which some
single bulbs sold for...
* Food Order Pad
What are you having?
Table talk starts with the menu. And the things that are
delicious don't shout about it.
We've been writing menus this month. So in the name of
research we've eaten out a lot,...
PACMan3000 The internet is making us stupid. This
accusation has been heard on many lips recently. Yet the
real problem may lie in the other direction: that people are
simply too clever. For we are extraordinarily good at
conjuring stories, ideas and even...