If I’m going to gain weight why can’t I choose where? I can see the headlines, “Man gains 6kg on his penis”. If this continues nothing will take me out – not even the tide. Photo by Fabian Blank on Unsplash Continue reading Please sir, can I have some more?
It always amazes me how people who come into power suddenly know what is better for me than I do. My quote for the day “A censor is someone who gets to watch pornography all day but does not get corrupted, even though he’s certain that you would.” Do not let your right to decide quietly disappear. Continue reading Oh the humanity of it all!
Peering back into the archive from dating over the decades, it’s amazing how much I have changed. When I was young (and I will use the Star Wars metaphor here) I wanted Princess Leia, would have settled for Han Solo, but ended up with Chewbacca. Then I made the jump to the gay equivalent of light speed . Now, I love me some Wookie, often … Continue reading #StarWars – a true story
Fantastic new research from University of Rochester shows that extrinsic rewards (money, cars, stuff) basically makes us more depressed – it’s called “hedonic adaption”. The research quotes that those focused on the “American dream” are basically the most miserable of all. Happiness = hard, meaningful work on self and social bonds. Either that or poor people are sponsoring the research. Photo by Edu Lauton on Unsplash Continue reading Think on the happiness of this….
The lesson I have learnt from young children is: why be difficult when, with a little effort, you can be impossible. Continue reading Kids!
Artistry is judged not just by merit, but much more fundamentally, by its ability to produce an audience. The corollary is that a story that is unnoticed, or perhaps untold, is doomed to be meaningless. Or is it? Continue reading Is an audience of one, enough?
We in the media are so used to “selling” our brands – be they ideas, people, products or news – that we are poisoning the very font we want our audience to drink from. Continue reading Marketing & Spin – Mind the Gap
Have you recently looked up from your phone and had the dumb? It has become essential that we manage our attention when it comes to our digital drug of choice. Continue reading The Internet ate my brain.
Fear motivates only the worst kind of action or inaction, and it is a collective horror pedalled by every media outlet both liberal and conservative. So we need to ask only one question. What can I do? Continue reading It’s Just Media.
So you are going into, or are already in, the business of making TV. Basically, in drug terms, you just swallowed the whole bottle. This then, is the neatly folded, small-print ribbon of paper that dropped out when you opened your TV medication. This is what you didn’t read, you just let it twirl to the ground and lie there. You probably looked at it … Continue reading SIDE FX. Some guidelines to a career in TV production.
There’s a famous saying that you can’t polish a turd. Don’t despair – because you can always roll it in glitter! Some days I am up to my elbows in glitter. Continue reading #lifetips34
I just experienced the joy that is the post office. It’s a different dimension which never fails to disappoint. You can’t make this up – but they were out of letters and stamps. Perhaps it was just a red-painted building for homeless people who like to sit behind glass and stare at us like broiled vegetables. I had to mail my license and frankly I … Continue reading The joys of dealing with shaved monkeys