A bully is someone who verbally or physically assaults someone who is weaker than themselves because that assault can't be returned. They are, without exception, bottom-feeders who derive pleasure from the one-sidedness of the exchange. But if someone is merely uncompromising with those who disagree with them, they're not being a bully. Unkind maybe, but … Continue reading Spare a thought for the real victims of bullying – not the Cry-Bullies
Is it just me who is cheesed-off with the assumption by everything from theatres to parking meters that I must do everything on a smartphone? I tried booking a doctor’s appointment today. Being a Sunday, this couldn’t be done over the phone so, I took to their website. All was well until the final screen … Continue reading Phones should be slaves, not masters
Photo credit: Russell James for Variety If ever there was a first world solution to a non-existent problem, it must surely be Barbra Streisand’s cloning of her pet dog. Not once, but twice. No one is allowed to be unique anymore. Not even dogs. That’s why it feels creepy and disturbing. It also does not … Continue reading Has Babs gone barking mad?
Novelist Philip Pullman once said: "No one has the right to live without being shocked. No one has the right to spend their life without being offended. Nobody has to read this… Nobody has to pick it up. Nobody has to open it. And if they open it and read it, they don't have to … Continue reading Trolls and tribulations