Padraig Reidy from the Guardian reflects on what Paul the octopus has taught us about being human:
We are creatures who thrive on narrative, and like to imagine there is a beginning, middle and end. And if there is a narrative, then someone, somewhere, must know what the end is, and why it is; . . . → Read More: Paul the octopus, and metanarratives
Just kidding. Everything that needs to be said about Paul Henry’s departure from TVNZ has been said, as well as a fair bit that didn’t need to be said…
I have no intention of adding to the circus, but one reaction did intrigue me. In a NZ Herald report Trevor Mallard accused John Key (who was being . . . → Read More: The Introverted Leader…and Paul Henry.
In case you were looking for something to lighten your day a little (not that you care about that sort of thing), check out this insightful article about Hipsters, youth culture, and the end of the world as we know it.
From the article:
“An artificial appropriation of different styles from different eras, the hipster represents . . . → Read More: Hipsters and the death of Western Civilisation