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The great debate: Getting old.

21 Nov

In this great debate, Rob and Matt ask- age, what’s that all about then?

Matt Webb

In case you didn’t know, Ellie turned thirty the other day. THIRTY! To give you an idea of how large a number that is, try counting up to it using your fingers. You run out of fingers after ten. If you are the character Goofy from the old Disney cartoons, your toes will now break through the ends of your shoes and you will continue to count your way up to twenty. So far, so good. Now what you have to do is remember that you’ve gotten as far as twenty and go back to your fingers to count out the remaining ten needed to take you up to thirty. I’m only twenty nine. That, if you’ve followed the method correctly, leaves the little finger waving free, not weighed down by an imaginary number denoting a year of life. Continue reading

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My favourite fancy dress

9 Sep

Rob Kneebone

Unfortunately I cannot quite match the fancy dress choice of my friend and his mate-who one Halloween decided to go against the trend and dress up as a pair of testicles. That was quite some effort and ingenuity there. I, on the other hand, have always opted for the cross-dressing theme. In my latter teenage years, I favoured the dirty nurse attire, with suspenders, crotchless pantyhose and a push up bra to boot. As I wandered through my twenties, the funky Granny in me started clawing her way out and seems to enjoy making a regular appearance whenever she gets the chance.

Celebrity culture or Brad Pitt goes tupperware shopping in Falmouth

22 Aug

Rob Kneebone
Celebrities are super-human, are they not? Special beings. They don’t shit or piss, they don’t get tummy bugs and throw up, they don’t get upset about things and cry. And, they are invincible, they will never die. Get real! They are just as real as us, they are just animals, like the other 6.7 billion of us humans. However, a large percentage of this 6.7 billion people (well in Western cultures any way) seem to think anyone who is either on the TV, in the movies or in a well-known band is some how special and more important than those who aren’t.

Celebrities are treated with more respect, are adored by millions who don’t even know them personally, are offered lots of freebies, paid ridiculous amounts of money for doing something they’d probably do for free and are generally regarded as superior beings. “We” get excited when we see a “famous” person, act differently around them than we would with the average person we might meet, get nervous and generally make a complete tit out of ourselves. Continue reading

Eye for An Eye

3 May

Rob Kneebone

On the murder of Bin Laden…

Despite the fact he was an evil man, I am still unconvinced that punishment-by-death was the right way to go; instead, putting him in front of a global audience, forced to explain his atrocities to his victims’ families, would, perhaps, be a suitable start. And let’s not forget the American government were the ones who funded Al Qaeda and the Taliban in the first place and it was the CIA who trained its militants. The American and British government’s ideology of revenge is not a healthy way to make progress on the peace front. Osama’s death will result only in more revenge attacks on the US and the rest of the world and see many more innocent civilians meet an early grave. Continue reading

Generation Y Bother

28 Mar

Rob considers originality, human nature and how fucked we all are. Happy Monday!

Rob Kneebone

This Generation (Y) -of which I am part of- is probably the most fucked generation ever. Why are we so fucked? Is it our own fault? Our parent’s?  The government’s? Society’s? Continue reading

Is our “need”/want to be with someone biologically controlled, influenced by society or a bit of both?

18 Mar

Rob ponders relationships. Do we have to or do we want to have them?

Rob Kneebone

Why is it that we all feel the need to have a partner? Why are we not content alone? What does it say about us-as living souls-that we are not comfortable walking through life unless hand-in-hand with another? Continue reading

Noun or verb? Rob and Lucy discuss ‘bitch’.

12 Mar

In this great debate Rob and Lucy take on bitch. Are women biologically predisposed to bitch, or does society have something to do with it? (plus, cats get a mention).

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Thought for the day

5 Mar

The Selfish Species.

 Rob Kneebone

I abhor this country’s Administration. Their only interest is to thieve from the poor to feed the rich, suppress creativity and the arts and mould people in to bland, nine to five robots. Continue reading

Thought for the day

2 Mar

 

Can science, philosophy or religion really explain why we are here?

Rob Kneebone

If one accepts that we are merely a collection of atoms-which by their very nature and definition are soulless inanimate objects-then how does one explain the existence of human emotion, compassion and the capacity we have to love? Can that just be attributed to mere electrical impulses? Are we nothing more than a collection of particles/products of freak chance and coincidence, or is there more to the existence of us than the theories of modern science, philosophy and religion can ever expect to explain? Continue reading