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Is Xander a sexist jerk or just an average guy trying to deal with the pressures of sustaining masculinity in the face of strong female friends?

I’m not always sure how much to accept Joss Whedon’s deification as the feminist face of male SF television. I don’t think strong female characters is actually the same thing as making a feminist statement, though occasionally, his grander acts … Continue reading

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Given that god is infinite, and that the universes is also infinite, would you like a toasted teacake?

I’m leaving the typo in because you’re asking silly questions. (Though I guess in this situation that is actually your job). The answer, of course, is yes. If only because I’m not sure what a tea cake is, and if … Continue reading

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What actually was it about BSG series 4 that made it less good than the previous years?

For those not ‘in the know’ that’s Battlestar Galactica, and it’s the 2004 reboot of the series, one of the few competitors of the Wire for best TV series of the last decade (and beyond). I’m being serious there. I … Continue reading

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Which of the main political parties best represents the duality of man?

My mind is being crushed by the weight of  several different conceptions of duality. My body is feeling a little sickly because of the half litre of chocolate milk I just drank. I am right in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Why are the Solomon islands called the Solomon islands?

Apparently they aren’t. They’re actually just ‘Solomon Islands‘ with no definite article. I’m trying to research this in a hurry, and as I do so I uncover such a maze of weirdness that it’s almost tempting to make something up. … Continue reading

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