Monthly Archives: December 2016

We’re All Scary Monster and Super Creeps Now…

My son wanted to take the long cut to school on the way to the Winter Fair. It is better than pavement as it has branches and thorns and mud. It is only a few metres from the road I’ll … Continue reading

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Strange and Familiar – potent nostalgia, not all banished to the past

What a curse is self-awareness for those whose life has turned to mulchy grimness. I feel prurient, staring at the man who doesn’t even allow his eyes to look into the lens that is capturing his despair. His teeth are … Continue reading

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I Thought That if You Had An Acoustic Guitar…the importance of music

The man arguing with his girlfriend near the sugary drinks cabinet has a hooded top on declaring, “If it has Tits or Tires, I can make it squeal”. It is an unusually large font for a hooded top. His authority … Continue reading

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Observe Your Transmogrifying Face – Ways to Avoid Question Time

You keep feeling sad about the state of the world. You don’t know why that feeling is getting worse. You try to shrug off this sense of doom. Then you change channels and watch Question Time. You bloody idiot. You … Continue reading

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Archimedes makes the Raisins Dance – Monkey Cage is Back

Professor Cox didn’t believe me about garlic scented death. He gave me that cosmologist’s withering look that tells the audience he is quite amazed to be in such close proximity to an idiot when he has Stephen Hawking’s direct line. … Continue reading

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Glorious Mud and Garish Goats

“a lot of time is used in fear and apprehension that could be used in action” I can’t recall a time when I have seen as many people smiling as they walked around a Tate Modern exhibition. Expressions of delighted … Continue reading

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Spooky Particles and Bigger Ghosts

The Christmas Monkey Cage (to be broadcast at 9am on 27th December) will be with Deborah Hyde, Mark Gatiss, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and The Bishop of Leeds. We’ll be talking ghosts, holy and secular. Even before The Smiths instructed me, … Continue reading

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