Political correctness gone mad? Dick to be clipped to save the children!

Political correctness gone mad? Dick to be clipped to save the children!

Parents concerned at the decline of moral standards and the aggressive escalation in questionable marketing aimed at teens have spoken out against the malign influence of overused and overly explicit sexual imagery and content in today’s popular culture. Consequently, these concerned parents (who have formed the pressure group “Parents Against Pornification” or P.A.P. ) have decided to draw a line in the sand and have publicly called on the Minister for Arts to change the name of several classic novels which they see as a prime example of this tidal wave of sleaze, in order to raise public consciousness and begin discourse about this vitally important topic. Dick_clipped Read more

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Knowledge is Power but Ignorance is Bliss

Knowledge is Power but Ignorance is Bliss

This assertion has consumed philosophers for generations as they have tried and failed to resolve this conflicting statement, the equivalent of Fermat’s Last Theorem for those who contemplate the meaning of life and reality as we encounter it day in day out. Finally, a breakthrough has occurred. After years of painstaking study and brutal physical exercise designed to strengthen the mind as well as the body for the mind bending paradigm shifts and tortuous logical arguments upon which the solution rests, monks in an isolated monastery atop a mysterious misty mountain peak at the end of a double rainbow have cracked the enigma. The simplicity of the monks’ conclusion is dazzling, on par with the diamond sharp clarity and insight of Descarte’s “I think, therefore I am” and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat”.

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Grand-ish Designs

Grand-ish Designs

(with Kevin McCloud)

It’s not often on Grand Designs that I get to really see an entirely sustainable, ethical build from start to finish or even anything close. It’s just too awkward to get by without the comforts of modern design approaches and their need for steel, concrete, glass or plastic. But today I am going to the furthermost reaches of the Cornish Coast to Penzance to witness something extraordinary. Professional trust fund managers Ted and Belinda Mewslee from London have relocated here to live out a long held dream, and build a house that is sourced entirely from local building materials which are kind to the environment and aesthetically blend with the surrounding countryside and its storied history. 
Kevin McCloud: “So Ted, Belinda, how did this all begin? What inspired you to move everything to the very edge of England to undertake such a mammoth task?” Read more