Stop memeing. Memes are fun but ultimately they’re mental junk-food – throw them out in favour of actual nourishment.Continue reading Stop Looking at and Sharing Internet Memes
Has being called a playground insult by a 478 pixel-wide internet meme ever convinced you of anything?
Continue reading On Working Class Tories (a Response to a Meme)
When things get very complex, our categories can break down. Should we get rid of the categories?Continue reading The Definition of Things, Re: the Sexes
The purpose of language is to exchange ideas, linguistic trickery turns words into disinformation.Continue reading On Linguistic Trickery
Have you seen this video? Why did you watch it? Why did she record it? Why do we share things like this? Could the video actually have helped the boy?Continue reading The Layers of Terror Beneath and Above the Video of Mother Berating Child for Trump Vote
The call to shut down the Pro Life Society is philosophical and linguistic anti-Jujutsu.Continue reading Against the Petition to Shut Down Liverpool University Pro Life Society
Some photos from the beautiful city of St Louis.Continue reading Photos from St Louis I: Art, Roads and the Tracks
My new short story collection – a study on creation and destruction, self-destruction and self-preservation, and how we can never seem to find the right instinct for the case in hand – is out.Continue reading My New Short Story Collection: Deliverance Machine and Other Stories
My friend Joel is living in Japan for a year, he and I catch up after his first ten days in the country.
The deterrent effect works on the belief on the part of the opponent that a retaliation will be forthcoming. Despite how much we don’t want to retaliate, our people and theirs will be safest if we pretend that we always will.Continue reading The Nuclear Deterrent: A Response to a Meme by Another Angry Voice