stephen fry – on being offended

it’s now very common to hear people say, “I’m rather offended by that”, as if that gives them certain rights. It’s no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. “I’m offended by that.” Well, so fucking what? i love this […]

spelling bee is angry

i disagree

SOMEONE who shall [not] remain nameless *coughcoughmandycough* thinks it’s funny that i was in my 20’s before i realised that i’d been spelling “vacuum” wrong, and it still comes up every once in a while… but see, i don’t care. i’ve decided that i don’t accept THAT spelling with THAT pronunciation. it’s either one or […]


chain link cheetah

i took these photos several years ago at the belfast zoo. you can see the whole lot of them in my belfast zoo flickr set here, but this is just the cheetah. what a stunning animal! luxuriating in the grass and then it sees me… and then it gets MUCH, MUCH CLOSER!!!! EEK!