December 13, 2011

people will always poke fun at new kinds of buildings

It is a sad city that has no building worth poking fun at. Finding ways of likening unusual buildings to willies or fannies, is like finding ways to poke fun at unusual names, or other races. […]
December 13, 2011

Elevated Bike Routes

A quick find here from the incomparable Joe Dunckley, from At War With The Motorist (what a great name for a blog!). Joe has a capacity to see (and photograph) articles of bicycle infrastructure that, to me, look like […]
December 13, 2011

What’s on my desk?

Whatever pathology it is that makes some people write doctorates, must be the same one that finds we academics bunking down the moment our marking is done for the year, to conduct research during our Summer […]
December 12, 2011

My new policy regarding readers’ replies

I am taking a leaf from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC/”Aunty”), and from now on will only be approving comments that I first enjoyed reading myself. Given that I am so fussy, and don’t get much […]
December 11, 2011

It’s time we started calling it “hate speech”

People who ride bicycles are a good humoured lot. We must be. If we weren’t, we would be naming as “hate speech” every taunt yelled at us from a car window; we would sue newspapers for […]