Monday, March 4, 2024

Advertising in Australia

In 2006, an advertising campaign for Tourism Australia sparked international controversy, and was temporarily banned in the United Kingdom. The uproar? Well, at that...

How to get Arrested like a boss!

This is about how the Internet lies to us, often unknowingly. It is about how a person can gain their fifteen minutes of fame...

What Youtube has Done

As a toddler exploring the world (the house) my daughter went through a short faze of swiping every flat surface to see what would...

East Asian Pragmatism

I love the far east. It's an overpopulated, wonderfully chaotic place where, if you happen to have the means, you can feel largely free...

Winter in Seoul… and a Korean Mystery

Ok... So, it has been brought to my attention through the magic of Facebook that it is snowing here in Seoul. I guess I...

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The great 20th Century philosopher Douglas Adams once said that we are, in a very important sense, protected by our own ignorance...

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A holiday in Iran

The world is a scary place. That's what I keep hearing. I do however belong to the most dangerous, destructive species on...

‘This Isn’t Happening’. Prostitution in Korea. Does it actually exist?

A young Korean friend asked for a little help with a short essay he had written for his university English class. We chatted over...

The World’s Worst Mass Murderers

By this title I don't mean of course to speak of people who decided for whatever reason to go on a killing spree but...

Christmas in Oman

It may not shock to hear that life in the Middle east is a touch different to that in the west. We all know...

I had a White People Problem in Africa

I finally stepped out of the airport, breathed the fresh air and looked up at big, blue African skies. Three seconds later I lowered my gaze and...

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