Tag: Self righteous pricks

Oh Captain, My Captain!

As a captain in the so-called politically correct police, I’ve learned that there are arrogant types who use offensive language to assert some kind of superiority. And there are well-meaning types who just get it wrong. Hugh Muir, of course,…

Spit Out That Quinoa Muffin, Hipster!

Sunili Govinnage has some bad news for the foodies: If you haven’t seen any listicles setting out the hundreds of ways coconut oil can improve your life yet, you probably need to check your internet connection. The substance that South…

Oxford Dodged A Bullet Here…

Helen Price, writing in the ‘Guardian’ last year, about turning down Oxford to go to Yale: Cash-starved UK universities cannot compete with the funding opportunities offered by US colleges, whose wealthy alumni throw donations at their alma maters. Yale’s $19.4…

So…The Customer Is Always Right?

Young attractive furl discovered during the World Cup and signed up for top modelling job. Hurrah, right? But wait… She has a hobby. A pastime. A perfectly legal one. Doesn’t matter: Well, you sat, that’s up to L’Oreal, they know…

Ghastly Harpies…

…by which, for once, I don’t mean the harridans of the Labour front bench, but the ‘anti-rape activists’ who are whining that a false-rape alleger has finally got a decent sentence: There was anger from women’s rights campaigners who claimed…

The Arrogance Of The Short Distance Cyclist

Stickers, you say? Why should a sticker enrage you so? For two reasons. Firstly, the “cyclists stay back” message is, at best, over-simplistic and misleading, at worst outright dangerous victim-blaming. Yeah, I feel the same way about those signs warning…