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905 Joyce and morality

Are we allowed to moralise around Barnaby Joyce?
Oh yes

904 What are you watching

What are you watching these days?
We're watching Babylon Berlin, a stupendously good show

903 Seinfeld / White House

What was Jerry Seinfeld doing at the White House?
Shmoozing with Sir Paul

902 Me Too revisited

Bill Maher takes a look at how Hollywood deals with issues raised by the Me Too campaign

901 Social Media is everywhere

Social Media is everywhere ... it must be good

900 Krishnamurti: The wasting of energy

To bring about change, we need energy
don't waste it

899 A Colossal Atom

This is a photograph of one atom

898 The Rolling Stones and I Got You Babe

This is what happens when the Rolling Stones like somebody else's song

897 Trucks with lights

What do truck drivers in Japan get off on?

896 Cars, now and then

Jerry Seinfeld loves his cars
here's what came before the cars of today

895 MeToo

Their time is up, a 'karmic earthquake' is shaking the world

894 The smartest way to spend tax dollars

What is the smartest way to spend tax dollars?
To invest in pre-schooling ...

893 Intergalactic Life

Should we be glad when/if we find intergalactic life? No.

892 Caterpillars by Igor Siwanowicz

As if from a different world, 
caterpillar photos by Igor Siwanowicz

891 Factfulness

This is my new favourite word:

890 Living with Robots

What will it be like living with robots?
Sam Harris, Kate Darling

889 Fire and Fury

The shocking thing about this book is that we knew all of it and that all of it is true
Donald Trump

888 Life is Worth Losing

George Carlin at his very devastating, 
devious and genius best

887 Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas, happy new year, have wonderful holidays and just keep on getting more stuff in 2018
Oprah Winfrey, Bill Maher, George Carlin, stuff

886 Consciousness and science

A terrific podcast by Sam Harris: Consciousness and the Self
with Anil Seth

885 Climate Disruption

The world as we know it has ended 

884 Extreme Weather

There is always weather ... but these days to the extreme

883 Images from Jupiter

NASA provides us with a look at another world

882 A New Webpage for the New Year

Coinciding with a publicity push in the US, a new webpage

881 Get Fit Or Die

This is the non-too-subtle message from a man who knows what he's talking about: Peter FitzSimons

880 Calvin Nicholls, paper sculptor

This is Colossal ... 
amazing paper sculptures by Calvin Nichols

879 An Interview with Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti opens up about religions and freedom

878 James Veitch spams spammers

This is what happens when you reply to spam e-mails

877 Sogyal Rinpoche

The issue of sexual harassment & abuse has taken an awkward turn

876 The Trump supporter

What is a suitable description for a Trump supporter?

875 Reviews for en.light.en.ment

The first reviews for en.light.en.ment have come in

874 Two movies, one as moving as the other

A very satisfying movie-weekend with Goodbye Christopher Robin and Dharm

873 Bill Maher's last dig at The Donald

Bill Maher's last dig for the year at The Donald

872 Standing Alone

Freedom is to stand alone, unattached and unafraid

871 Something stinks, is it Nick Cave?

Nick Cave thinks a boycott of Israel in protest against Israeli Settlements on Palestinian territories stinks

870 Taylor Swift

I went to Taylor Swift land, with very varying results

869 Spirituality

I had reason to revisit the issue of spirituality

868 YES

YES, it's done ...

866 The Future

In a recent interview the head of Mercedes Benz said their competitors are not anymore other car companies, but - besides Tesla - Google, Apple, Amazon et al.

865 The Fat Man and My Girl Josephine

All week now I had one song on my mind

864 The Rolling Stones Under Cover

One of the best Stones songs was controversial,
some said it glorified violence

863 The Happiness Advantage

This book shows us how we have this happiness thing the wrong way 'round

862 Summer at Balmoral

The wait is over: Summer has arrived at Balmoral

861 Stars and Gripes

Bill Maher once again takes the words right out of my mouth

860 to vegan or not to vegan

This is a story of whether to become a vegan or not; a bit like whether to worship God or the devil ...

859 Maher, Trump, Putin, trolls

Maher, Trump, Putin, trolls - the whole catastrophe 

858 Same Love

Here is a song that digs deep ...

857 The Kremlin Konnection

Bill Maher is being non-too-subtle, as he unveils Donald Trump's Kremlin Connection ...

856 LGBT

LGBT is a hot issue these days, with the YES/NO "survey" about same sex marriage dividing the country, and doing a lot of damage ...