Learned behaviour

People who imagine that children are resistant to learning have a nonexistent understanding of how human culture developed in the first place. Culture is no more and no less than the totality of learned behavior and information that is passed… Read More ›


The world’s most famous farter was Joseph Pojul who, in 1892, had a famous act at the Moulin Rouge in Paris under the name ‘Le Petomane’. His act opened by telling a story using a remarkable range of farts for… Read More ›


This is the speech I did for my ninth Competent Communications manual speech at Toastmasters. The aim of this speech is meant to be to persuade the audience. It is a 5-7 minute speech but I went overtime at just… Read More ›

Joe Queenan in ‘Balsamic Dreams’

“Tragically, self-immolation is the only completely egocentric activity that Baby Boomers scrupulously avoid.” Related articles Daily Baby Boomer News Update: February 22, 2013 ( Book Review Podcast: Joe Queenan on a Lifetime of Reading ( Baby boomers fulfilling their carbuying… Read More ›

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Opening Sentence:A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories. Synopsis:Into the neatly programmed ‘Brave New World’ of test-tube babies and drug-controlled happiness, misfit Bernard Marx brings the innocent Savage… Genre:Science Fiction Rating:@@@@ Pages:213 ISBN:o-582-06016-8 Year:1991 Format:Hardcover Comments:Aldous Huxley first published… Read More ›

A Woman’s Work

Tips for male supervisors on ‘getting more efficiency out of women employees’ from the July 1943 issue of Mass Transportation magazine. If you can get them, pick young married women. They have these advantages, according to the reports of western… Read More ›