Category Archive: Linkgasm

Jul 02

The Reeds of Runnymede

It always bothers me when I discover that I, a chemist with no legal training whatsoever, know more about the law than the people whose job it theoretically is to make it. Thursday night’s Adjournment Debate in the Commons concerned possible amendments to the regal succession rules, specifically ending the current bias towards male children …

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May 24

Further to my last post…

The GMC announced today that it has struck Andrew Wakefield from the Medical Register. He has 28 days to appeal against the ruling, but assuming he does not or the appeal fails, he is now banned for life from practicing medicine in the UK. I think that calls for a cry of “VICTOLY!”

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May 18

The facts in the case of Dr. Andrew Wakefield

In future, whenever I hear about anyone going on about vaccines and autism, I’m just gonna link them here. This needs to be spread around.

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Feb 03

In which PETA goes way too far

This made me want to vomit. Which, in all honesty, is probably what PETA intended; except I want to do it OVER them. Luckily, the ASA saw sense and banned it. Still, ughhhhh….

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Feb 01

Amazon shenanigans

Want to know why a sixth of Amazon’s catalog vanished over the weekend? Scalzi Scott Westerfield TNH What an almighty clusterfuck. Scalzi, of course, has the best quote: Amazon apparently forgot that when it moved against Macmillan, it also moved against Macmillan’s authors. Macmillan may be a faceless, soulless baby-consuming corporate entity with no feelings …

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Jun 21

I ROTFL’d

Total Eclipse of the Heart – Literal Video Edition Funniest thing I’ve seen in Ages.

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Jun 17

Oh, cool

A bit old now, but I’ve only just discovered it… Peter Dinklage is Tyrion Lannister This actually gives me some hope that this Might Not Suck – Tyrion is one of the characters they really can’t afford to mess up if it’s to have any hope of working at all. I’m now anxiously awaiting news …

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Mar 23

On Homophobia and Hypocrisy

An Article in yesterday’s Independent talks about an apparent rise in homophobic crime in the UK, and how it is being under-reported, both by victims and the media. It makes some interesting points, and yet there is an unavoidable air of hypocrisy about it, as the first story mentioned in the article more than adequately …

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