Author Archives: odeboyz

Decisions! Decisions!

Jim: How much to have this tooth pulled? Dentist: £100 Jim: £100 for a few minutes work? Dentist: Well, I can work very slowly if you want.

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Film Review: Elvis (Austin Butler and Tom Hanks) (2022)

At 2 hours 40 this film had to be brilliant, otherwise it would have been a nasty self-indulgent mess. Director Baz Luhrmann is notorious for long films, which can be flabby. This isn’t one of them. 2 hours 40 wasn’t … Continue reading

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Not quite the God of Love

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Singapore’s Water Supply Problem

“Newbrew is a highly quaffable beer,” a spokesperson for the Brewerkz craft beer brewery told reporters in Singapore, “which is perfectly suited to our tropical climate. It has a smooth, toasted honey-like aftertaste, and is made with the finest ingredients, … Continue reading

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School uniform as a fetish

The recent heatwave1 revealed problems with school uniform. Schools, however, have devoted huge emotional capital to student conformity and they didn’t like seeing their efforts going down the drain. This insight produced an intellectual meltdown but they couldn’t prevaricate because … Continue reading

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Conservative beliefs rebutted

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A philosophical question updated

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Bertrand Russell on Controversy

“If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do. If someone maintains that two and two are five, or that … Continue reading

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A Geopolitical Joke

A worldwide survey had only question which was: “Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food shortage in the rest of the world?” The survey was a huge failure. In Eastern Europe they didn’t know what … Continue reading

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 Book Review: Nigel Williams ~ R.I.P. (2015)

Williams is the king of the suburban black comedy. He dives into the sheer nastiness of family life amongst the well-heeled with enthusiasm. This book is superb example of his genre.  George Pearmain is a bank manager with a 99 … Continue reading

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