Category Archives: Special Guest Illustrations

Signs it’s time to consider euthanasia

I don’t know if I’m the right person to ask this. I’ve already upset at least one loved one by saying that I want to find a pension scheme that’ll pay out on a shorter term basis on the notion … Continue reading

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What’s inside the box?

The context to this is probably this. Acclaimed (lovely but megalomaniacal) games developer Peter Molyneux has quit his job to do a series of experiments. The first of these is to see how many people he can persuade to tap … Continue reading

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Is this an easy question to answer?

Technically, yes. But not to eke out to five hundred words. Which means I have to work out a way to say no it isn’t, and then take a few hundred words to lay out why, then slowly twist it … Continue reading

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Jesus: Mad, Bad or God?

This is CS Lewis’ trilemma. It’s central notion is that the information we have about Jesus suggests he was either a liar, a lunatic, or the incarnation of God. Lewis argues that the information presented is inconsistent with the first … Continue reading

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What is cute?

Whatever you do, don’t do a google image search for cute. That sort of thing will eat your brain from the inside out. Conclusions can be drawn from it, though. Big eyes and tiny but misproportioned heads. Squinting or peering. … Continue reading

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What’s your problem? (asked in a genuinely concerned manner)

Immediately, trying to pick between two alternative images of my future. This has been ongoing for quite a while, but is suddenly put into relief by realistic propositions for either dream (both of which felt fantastical less than a year … Continue reading

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Why do people do things that are bad for them, even though they know they’re bad?

Many of them are fundamentally tasty. Others are simply addictive and/or cool. Elsewhere, the bad is unseen or far away. Salt and fat used to be hard to come by, so it was useful to develop a taste for them, … Continue reading

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Which would you rather lose, a hand or a foot?

Okay. So we’ve almost been here before. Twice. Being able to keep my sexy legs would be a bonus. And not having to worry quite as much the pleasure I get from moving my arms does make this a different … Continue reading

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Getting from A to B. Where is A and why do I want to get away from it? Where is B and why do I want to go there?

Restlessness. Which happens to be one of my favourite words. There’s a Björk song, Wanderlust, that eventually just collapses into foghorns and the repeated whispers ‘restless, relentlessness, restless’. It’s satisfying to say, just for the hissing and the rhythm. The … Continue reading

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Where does happiness come from?

I’ve never actually been that good at being happy. I tend to be either slightly manic or rather downbeat (or further downbeat,wrapped in a soiled duvet of bleakness, but we’ll not go there right now). The times I really connect … Continue reading

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