Thursday 30 October 2008

Feeble but Famous.

They had..."simply discovered the trick used with great effectiveness  by certain comedians, talk-show hosts and punk-rock musicians: people of modest talent can attract the attention of the media, at least for a while, by being unrelentingly offensive."


Pinker, Steven. 1994. 'The Language Instinct.'

Tuesday 14 October 2008

Sluggish Mail Service.


I met my postman at 9am in town this morning. He had just started his round.

We won't meet again until he delivers my mail at about 12:45.

In the days before they "improved" the postal service, we used to receive all our mail before 7am.

So much for progress.