The Six O’Clock News: a Report on Reports on Kiddie Fidling

Since I’m seeing MSI play roughly at time of publication, I thought I’d do a post on paedophiles. No. Wait. (Don’t sue, there’s a link if you keep reading!) We Asked Lostprophets Fans How They Feel About Ian Watkins’ Confession Vice asked some Lostprophets fans if they were still Lostprophets fans and the general consensus […]

Calling All Regular Readers, and Those of You Who Clicked This On a Whim!

This is just a quick post while I’m thinking about it (I’ll reply to comments tomorrow): I was being reasonably serious about nominations for the Indifferent Ignorance awards. It’s Boxing Day in a month – I know – which means 2014 is creeping nearer, and 2013 deserves to go out with if not a bang […]

The Ten O’Clock News: Enduring Legacies and Other Less Pretentious Ideas

I realised over the course of this evening that today is fifty years since JFK’s assassination, fifty years since the first Doctor Who episode and three years since Danger Days was released. I was first going to do a post about JFK and how he’s become an icon, then about JFK and Doctor Who and […]

The Six O’Clock News: Children In Need, Charities and Cynicism

I mentioned last week that people can donate to the Syrian refugee crisis appeal via the United Nations, and in light of the Philippines’ typhoon and Children In Need’s imminent broadcast I thought I’d talk about giving cash to worthy causes. Medicins Sans Frontiers is currently fundraising to support their work in South Sudan, the Central African […]

The Six O’Clock News: Dogs Are As Smart As Humans (but that’s not saying much)

Wag the dog It’s been scientifically proven that dogs are smarter than they look. Again. According to The Economist, Italian scientists have discovered that not only do dogs “wag their tails to the right when they see something pleasant…and to the left when they see something unpleasant” but that a video or silhouette of dog with […]