Missing the point: Statues pt.2: More stupid statues – Why does this one of Henry David Thoreau exist? (And actually… hang on, wait. Look at it. He’s actually asking the same question.)

(The following is from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, and the part is almost in its entirety because a) it kicks ass and b) could be my favourite passage in the book): Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a …

The two worst words in the English language

The words ‘I’m’ and ‘bored’, when put together in that exact order, make up my most hated expression in the English language. (Sidenote: This is what it translates to, in case you’re wondering.) Any library has thousands of books (e.g. my local one has 88,000), each with thousands of words, about thousands of …

I’m not cool

Occasionally I’ve done things which could be seen as cool. And other times I do things which are nerdy. I care less about that now though, than I used to in my mid-20s (but maybe more than I will in my mid-40s). Those tags of being “cool” or a “nerd” …