NASA's space exploration, particularly during the Cold War Space Race is a period that holds endless fascination. An era where scientific boundaries were being pushed, invention was running wild and brave figures were putting themselves at risk in experimental machines. Astronauts became heroes, they pushed the frontiers of where man had been, they gambled on … Continue reading Florida 2019: Kennedy Space Center
Like a lot of folks I got caught up in the Pokemon hype of the late nineties. I'd watch it on SMTV Live and collected the cards, and when the movie was released my friend Dan and I went to see it, pretending that we were merely escorting my youngest sister. After that I lost … Continue reading New Things: Pokemon Hunting
This is a fantastic and fascinating read from Ronson, a writer I've admired for a while (in the past he's covered conspiracy theories and the business of mental health) and it sees him tackle a serious problem of the social media age, public shaming and Twitter mobs. Ronson begins with the story of a spam … Continue reading Book Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
I love Instagram, after Tumblr and Twitter it's probably the social network I use the most and I regularly post pics of stuff that's caught my eye. Of course, like all social networks it's not without flaws. It's got some ridiculous censorship rules, including a real problem with Lady nipples, and there have been several … Continue reading The trouble with the #curvy
The emergence of George Takei as a force on social networking was a surprise to many. The actor, best known as Sulu in Star Trek, was hardly a first pick to become one of the most popular and liked (in more than one sense) celebrities online but Takei's friendly, jokey presence has garnered him a … Continue reading Book Review: Oh Myyy! (There goes the internet) by George Takei
Like any rational person with a basic understanding of hygiene and germs, I don't like touching toilet flushes. I get why we need them, but imagining the other hands and what might have been on them touching the same handle is gross. So I applaud that anonymous genius who invented the hands free flush. You … Continue reading Awkward moments: Wet balls
I've written before about Tinder, the dating app, and how if I wasn't lucky enough to have MWG in my life I'd still avoid it. While all dating sites rely on pictures for people to , Tinder seems more superficial than most, and I ain't exactly the kinda dude who gives a great first impression. Anyway, … Continue reading All washed up at 28?
MWG and I have recently got into watching the show Girls, written by and starring Lena Dunham. It's a pretty good show, with some wonderful writing and interesting characters, my only quibble being that the awkward sex scenes are a little too awkward. I think they've tried to go for realistic, but gone too far … Continue reading The lady doth post too much, methinks
There's been a bit of an online kerfuffle this week after the Snapchat app launched it's new update. The photo sharing app, which allows you to send short video clips and photos which vanish after viewing (unless you screen shot them, which seems against the principle of the app to me), had previously included a … Continue reading Snaps and snooping
When I was single I dabbled in online dating, but thankfully I found MWG and I've escaped that confusing, nerve wracking world for the better (even if she has belched spectacularly, right in my face). One site I never got involved with was Tinder, because it seemed totally bizarre that you'd make a judgment based … Continue reading Nudes?