Learn to fear

In the world today, there is a threat that hides in plain sight. It is already killing hundreds of thousands of people ever year – and yet it is not discussed. Our leaders and our authorities do almost nothing to protect us. I am referring to dihydrogen monoxide – and …

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Gilled, right up the Khalifa

After reading a few AA Gill restaurant reviews, one starts to calculate the possibility that his name has taken on verbal form among the culinary communities of whichever cities he happens to frequent. “Gilling”, you imagine, is analogous to some unspeakable act involving a barbed rectal probe and a lightly-drugged …

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I Love Dubai

Being the sadcase that I sometimes am, it amuses me from time to time to substitute lyrics to popular songs with something else, of varying degrees of sense. Once I even rewrote an entire song – and then resolved never to show it to another living person, on the basis …

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