Parents; Who’d Have ‘Em?

This video came to my attention a few years ago, and it triggered a bit of discussion on Facebook. Here's how I introduced it: "I have always been of the opinion that we; the affluent ex-British Empire 'we' (talking 'bout you too; USA); underestimate our children. We underestimate them hugely, and stifle them in the …

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I need to be honest, here:

The most valuable thing I ever had in my entire life was my IQ; being one corner of the big random mess I acquired at birth called 'gifts and talents'. I had a lot of them. Maybe they're still there; I dunno. Most of them seem to have shrivelled up and died. Gifts and talents seem …

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“Your injuries are important to us. Your ambulance will arrive in .. 22 .. minutes”

There was another crash on the Pacific Motorway this morning. Traffic was backed up for a good 10 km in one direction, and 15 in the other. The longest queue was on the non-crash side. According to the media: People were slowing down to look.  I say 'Bollocks'. I've driven past a 'fresh' crash. It had just …

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‘Depressed Monkey is Depressed’ (only analysing, not actually depressed a.t.m.)

Depression seems to be the subject of the hour, & I remembered something about the idea of it having evolved and retained by humanity in our march to world domination (and general up-fuckery) because it might originally have had a purpose. Went looking; found this ["scientists suggest that depression is not a malfunction, but a mental …

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