A formal proposal for a Free School Academy for the Flying Spaghetti Monster

I formally propose a free school academy to teach her noodly ways. I propose that Jedi Warriors, Star Trek fans, followers of the ipu, druids, Wiccans and gnu atheists may also send their children. Actually age limits may be discriminatory and the school is therefore open to all who swear allegiance to her noodly ways… Continue reading A formal proposal for a Free School Academy for the Flying Spaghetti Monster

“Shop”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24labor-t.html     The television show “Deadliest Catch” depicts commercial crab fishermen in the Bering Sea. Another, “Dirty Jobs,” shows all kinds of grueling work; one episode featured a guy who inseminates turkeys for a living. The weird fascination of these shows must lie partly in the fact that such confrontations with material reality have… Continue reading “Shop”

Republicans Vote To Repeal Obama-Backed Bill That Would Destroy Asteroid Headed For Earth

http://www.theonion.com/articles/republicans-vote-to-repeal-obamabacked-bill-that-w,19025/ FEBRUARY 2, 2011 | ISSUE 47•05 House Republicans say the bill, which was passed to stop the giant asteroid from hitting Earth, is 'big government at its worst.' WASHINGTON—In a strong rebuke of President Obama and his domestic agenda, all 242 House Republicans voted Wednesday to repeal the Asteroid Destruction and American Preservation Act,… Continue reading Republicans Vote To Repeal Obama-Backed Bill That Would Destroy Asteroid Headed For Earth

Beckton – London’s eco power house

BORIS Johnson has pressed the button to begin work on an £80 million recycling plant to transform household rubbish into electricity for 15,000 homes across East London.Britain’s first large-scale advanced gasification plant will turn 100,000 tonnes of waste into nearly 20 megawatts of ‘green’ energy a year when it opens in 2013.This facility will take… Continue reading Beckton – London’s eco power house

Citizenship, Life in the UK, Multiculturalism and Being British

http://web.me.com/clivedurdle/Durdle_Door_Consulting/About_Durdle_Door_Consulting.html There are many courses, training centres and guides available. They may often be making a basic error. Is Citizenship something you can pass a test in, like driving or the MOT for a car? But isn’t being British something that takes a lifetime? What are queues, cricket, folk music and pubs about? Why is… Continue reading Citizenship, Life in the UK, Multiculturalism and Being British