Author Archives: James

Book Review: Gung Ho!

It’s a 1998 book on management written in the form of fiction, by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles (Blanchard, with various collaborators, is behind the very successful One Minute Manager books). So how does this fit in with the whole idea … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Strike Back” by Chris Ryan

It would be easy to say that the mere act of reviewing a novel based around a kidnapping by Middle Eastern terrorists seems to carry more weight today than it would have done before the events of Wednesday on Westminster Bridge. Easy, … Continue reading

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Let’s go off-meds with Mike Cernovich!

I haven’t covered what’s going on in Mike Cernovich’s alt-reality for quite a while. This is partly because he is, like arsenic, best consumed in small doses, and partly also because, credit where credit’s due, he did turn out to be completely right about … Continue reading

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Video game review (?): Detention (spoilers)

The question mark in the title is there because the first thing I have to admit is this: I’ve never actually played this game, only watched it being played in someone else’s videos. How can you possibly review a game … Continue reading

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Crappy holidays: Presidents’ Day

A US federal public holiday which fell on 20 February this year. Now, on one level, no public holiday can ever be that crappy – a day off work/school is a day off work/school, someone might bother to put some … Continue reading

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Crappy holidays:Singles Awareness Day

Looks like I’ve tapped a rich vein of material when it comes to “special days made up for questionable reasons.” Next up is Singles’ Awareness Day, which, as any fule kno, was celebrated on 15 February, the day after St Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Crappy holidays:The “No Pants Subway Ride”

Which took place in early January, because I am the Internet’s Worst News Source. Because there is some limit to even my quest for publicity through cheap tricks, I have also chosen not to illustrate this post with a photo of female … Continue reading

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