On The Lash: Touring Turing Turning

For the last three days, Monday to Wednesday, John Lamb Lash has put out a new talk a day… Sew… seeing as I’ve now written quite a number of posts about Sophia’s Correction recently, Dear Reader, I thought I’d preface the titles of future Lashy inspired posts, starting with this one… */reaches for fags… Well, … Continue reading On The Lash: Touring Turing Turning

Nasty Nazis and the Not-Sees

Dear Reader, I’ve decided. After a lot of thought, I’m plumping for 1st July 2007 as the date the fourth and final turning of the Millennial Saeculum probably occurred. Regular visitors to the LoL may know that I’ve mentioned The Fourth Turning before, but if you’ve missed those posts, they can be found by… */jumps… … Continue reading Nasty Nazis and the Not-Sees

Sissification Of A Generation

I’d been thinking about writing again on The Fourth Turning when Thoughtful Man sent me a video yesterday morning via Arse-about-Face Book. It showed one Millennial dissecting the views of another… The Millennial Generation (Hero, born 1982–2004) first arrived amid “Babies on Board” signs, when abortion and divorce rates ebbed, the popular culture recast babies as … Continue reading Sissification Of A Generation

Re: Generation – No madder than..?

It appears some Millennials are feeling frustrated at the rest of us for turning up to vote on the 23rd June, and have organised a foot-stamping event to protest. *Millennials, Clicky, the ‘Hero’ archetype… I was born in 1967, making me a Gen Xer of the ‘Nomad’ persuasion…*   */rolls eyes…* So how is my generation described in The … Continue reading Re: Generation – No madder than..?

Turn, Turn, Turn…

Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quattro… Well fancy that! Project Fear failed. *Indeed they are, Clicky. But ‘bow‘ is one of those homo-thingies – you’re mixing up the meaning and pronunciation…* *Okkaay… /puffs out cheeks …shall I get on with it, Clicky?* *Thank you. A bit creepy, but thank you.* ******* In the summer of … Continue reading Turn, Turn, Turn…

Fiction v Non Fiction: An Under Underdog’s Reply

Broken Girl has posted about the top 5 books she’s excited about right now… I’m sworn off all new fiction until ‘Panoptica‘ is published… Cheer up, Clicky. Not long now… probably In the meantime I have a few ‘non-fiction’ books on the go… I have a bet with Scruffy Oik that we can defeat this … Continue reading Fiction v Non Fiction: An Under Underdog’s Reply

Missive From ‘Merica: Valentine’s… Knot!

Brrr! Dear Reader, I have to say, the weather is particularly chilly today… *Ooh Click, a favourite flick… /lights up… And tomorrow just ‘appens to be Valentine’s…* * /drags… That’s a lot of sevens mentioned in those brief clips, Clicky. Interesting… /streams smoke…* *Jesus fuck! /drops fag… What’s up, Clicky? Slow down… /retrieves cigarette…* *A missive? From … Continue reading Missive From ‘Merica: Valentine’s… Knot!

‘Secret Santa’: 2 Sleeps to Go (Part 1)

Dear Reader, at last it is Friday and the day the F A Kontrell office Christmas shindig. In this two-post conclusion to my Christmas tale, we’ll find out if Harry’s devious machinations to woo the fragrant Josie actually bear fruit… */rolls eyes… Way too much, Clicky… Come on, just relax, put your fins up and let … Continue reading ‘Secret Santa’: 2 Sleeps to Go (Part 1)

Meeting Midnight

*Clicky? …/shakes head and places finger on lips…* meeting (n.) “action of coming together,” Old English gemeting, verbal noun from meet (v.). Meaning “gathering of people for discussion, etc.” is from 1510s. In 17c., it was applied generally to worship assemblies of nonconformists, but this now is retained mostly by Quakers As it happened, Dear Reader, … Continue reading Meeting Midnight