Alan Turing – Britain’s Greatest Codebreaker

Just watching a documentary about Alan Turing – ironic that, his work at Bletchley Park on the Enigma code having provided the Allies with perhaps the most important breakthrough in combatting the Nazi forces, we drove him to kill himself due to one of the very few ideologies that we shared with them. Profoundly distressing and troubling. The only thing holding us back is our prejudices.


In Defense of Stephen Fry

During this weekend, one couldn’t help but notice the furore over Stephen Fry’s reported comments in this month’s Attitude magazine interview. In it, he pondered the marked difference between the male and female approaches towards sex, and in particular how each sex uses sex to achieve their personal goals within a given relationship; ‘I feel sorry for straight men. The only reason women will have sex with them is that sex is the price they are willing to pay for a relationship with a man, which is what they want. They want a boyfriend and then they want commitment’.

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On Katy Perry

So this song, ‘Ur so gay’ irritates the crap out of me. Not only because I REALLY HATE TEXT SPEAK when there’s no necessary limit on characters, but also because of the pejorative, homophobically-signified use of the word ‘gay’. So when I see the Idiotic Boobs doing stuff like this, it really fucking gets on my wick.
What’s cool about saying “Is that Shane Lopes? Holy shizza. You were the most popular kid in my class! But you never wanted to date me, it was always Amanda Wayne. Oh yeah, you really chose right honey. What’s up? What’s up now, playa? I’m going to dedicate this next one to Shane Lopes everyone. It’s called ‘Ur So Gay.’”?

And Another Thing…

Why is no one talking about the whole Andy Coulson/News of the World/ New York Times phone scandal thing? Have you not noticed or is fake gay “scandal” (ARGH! Someone said I put my penis near another man… Please, let me immolate myself!), and naughty cricketers (interestingly exposed by the News of the World…) more important for the nation? It’s probably not a coinkydink that he’s now Media Adviser to David Cameron i.e. the person in charge of manipulating the media to make the PM seem like the good guy… Not really surprising then that the majority of newspapers haven’t written about it then. Only the Guardian seems to have said anything…

So what if you’re not gay? Why do you have to bring in the children?


So… this William Hague thing… What the..?

OK, so he didn’t employ Chris Myers only because they are apparent lovers, and that’s a good thing. He saved the party money by sharing a room with his adviser; that’s also a good thing (although a bit weird, seeing as he’s only meant to have two of them. It equally therefore could be said that he would have saved more money by sticking to the rules… But that’s a whole other kettle of fish). He hasn’t cheated on his wife, and that’s definitely a good thing.

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