Monthly Archive: November, 2013

Katy Perry dons ‘yellowface’ at American Music Awards.

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Katy Perry’s Orientalist performance at the American Music Awards (which is hardly the epitome of tastefulness to begin with) where she prances about on stage dressed as a pop culture geisha, complete with… Continue reading

Carpe pomegranate

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A fruity haiku.

Haiku: ‘Miss America’

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‘Terrorist’ Nina Davuluri, Miss 7/11, Miss 9/11, Miss Al Qaeda, The land of the free. This week’s Daily Post Challenge: 5 haikus by Friday

Haiku Series: ‘Summer in Brunswick’

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Last dregs of summer, Scorching soles, shrivelling souls, Reeking rot of roadkill. Buzzing flies, shattered eyes, Float to the top of my cup, Melting into froth. Pit stains on the train, Bogan sweat… Continue reading

Two minute history lesson: Bletchley Park intellectual badass Mavis Batey

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I remember listening to Stephen Fry on Radio 4 talking about the advent of technology, specifically the panic over the Millennial virus (the infamous Y2K bug), and the conversation meandered to the story… Continue reading

An open letter to Robert Sterling Jnr.

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I had the misfortune of stumbling across the free lobotomy that is the ‘Total Fraternity Move’ website. This unrepentantly moronic and self serving slice of cyberspace is the host to bloated leeches such… Continue reading

Spotlight on Stornoway

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‘Stornoway’ is a defiantly English folk band from the Cowley area of Oxford. Their debut single ‘Zorbing’ compares the dizzy rush of first love to an obscure New Zealand sport invented in the… Continue reading