Government

It’s like the government telling the Tax Office that it’s bad for taxing people

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The UK government likes to give the impression that it’s on the side of the students when it comes to the matter of crap Universities doling out worthless degrees that don’t advance the career prospects of the students on the course. The government is now demanding that University departments display the stats on graduate employment […]

Music

Debussy’s ‘Sunken Cathedral’ and Satie’s ‘Ogives’

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Philip Hensher in The Spectator wonders about Debussy being apparently devoid of influences: Hardly anything in Debussy’s work is obviously indebted to a predecessor. The hunt for influences on him is a favourite game of musicologists because it is so perverse; once you have mentioned Mussorgsky in the first orchestral nocturne and Wagner’s Parsifal in […]

Academia

Place(wo)men in action

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Here’s a minor confirmation of my thesis in my recent Comment Central article ‘Social media and the place(wo)men’, that there is a symbiotic relationship between social media SJW outrage-mongers and the progressives who have got themselves into positions of power in multiple institutions, the latter being ready to receive complaints from the former and act […]

Academia

Punish the man properly instead trying to rewrite history

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This is worrying: Cambridge University is to strip a paedophile of his academic qualifications after he was jailed for 32-years for conducting a campaign of appalling web based abuse against a string of vulnerable victims. Dr Matthew Falder, 29, who obtained a masters degree and PhD from Cambridge, admitted blackmailing scores of men, women and […]

Uncategorised

The Wisdom of Professors 1

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This ‘ecosexual’ film was made by a University Professor of Art at UC Santa Cruz called Elizabeth Stephens. It stars herself and a friend molesting trees and rocks. More details about ecosex, should you require them, here. (Via — where else? — David Thompson). P.S. Elizabeth — Beth — Stephens’ partner is Annie Sprinkle, whose […]