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I’d view this as unacceptable behaviour over a joke about Jared Lego, but, maybe: 1. This person has never seen Zoolander (don’t worry, it’s not about Ayn Rand). 2. This person works for TNF or Jared Lego and he’s just doing his job running cover for them (well done for having a job). 3. This person is not a person, but a bot, designed to trawl the web looking for anything negative about the above, an obvious sign being...

6 pm curfew
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6 pm curfew

I want to you try this thought experiment: I’m sure you’re a supporter of Black Lives Matter.  If you...

Three Rules
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Three Rules

“Why don’t you make your points clearer when you write. If you did you’d not make people so angry as...

Off
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Off

I'll say this once and leave it for people to consider or ignore, but I can't help feeling we're faced with two primary...

Robbed
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Robbed

Sat in an almost empty Omani airport, hoping I can get back into that unspecified Arab country I call home (I’m told all...

Deported
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Deported

I have a friend who told me how once, in a check-in line for a Xmas eve flight, he was told it was cancelled. The woman in...

Broken
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Broken

I had someone email me yesterday asking how you overcome a broken heart. It’s a tough question to answer, funny you should...

Phone
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Phone

I recently had a meal in Helsinki, and at the end, my host said “Andy, we want to ask you a question”, as if this...

Champagne & Ashes
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Champagne & Ashes

This is my mate Cal, a Scottish actor probably best known for playing the butler Henry Lang from Downton Abbey, although for...

X
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X

Alex Honnold is going to be the recipient of some hate today, unfollows and “stick-to-what-you-know” for the crime of...

What we Lost in the Fire
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What we Lost in the Fire

Our house burnt down last year, and what the fire didn’t destroy was destroyed by the firemen/persons/. How did it start?...

Saved
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Saved

Our house burnt down last year, and what the fire didn’t destroy was destroyed by the firemen/persons/. How did it start?...

Raising Ships
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Raising Ships

Sorry about radio silence (well for me!) of late, bug hunkered down putting the words and images together in Adobe Indesign,...

Grafter
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Grafter

I just found this picture of my brother Robin, taken on the balcony of the flats we grew up in. Robin is two years younger...

Visa
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Visa

I’m fortunate in that I get to apply for a lot of visas, generally in advance, sometimes at the airport, when I find out I...

Marieke Vervoort
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Marieke Vervoort

I had a period in my life when I went to a lot of para events, and so I saw Marieke Vervoort around, always with her dog. Her...

God’s Finger
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God’s Finger

In 1826, the poet Kondraty Ryleyev was to be executed by order of the Tzar, on charges of treason and attempted regicide....

Ashtray Wasp
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Ashtray Wasp

Anyone who’s watched my stand up show “Inappropriate Climbing” on Youtube, will know I was told my son had some form of...

Escape Back to Reality
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Escape Back to Reality

How does one defend outdoor communities: climbers, walkers, kayakers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, and those beyond, such...

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