One Man and His Blog: December 2005 Archives

December 2005 Archives

December 21, 2005

Christmas Hiatus

Wow, my diary is a little full for the next week or so. I am officially going on hiatus between now and late December (rather than unofficially going on hiatus, which is what I normally do).

Have a great Christmas (or winter season festival of you choice) and see you all to see out the year.

December 19, 2005

Stock Shortage

Stock Shortage, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

While we're on the subject of dubious meat products, it seems that a certain burger chain was hit hard by the fire in Hemel Hempstead last week. Isn't it the other lot who claim that their products are flame grilled?

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December 18, 2005

Meat = Animal

My candidate for blog post of the week:

Fun Pastimes for Stupid Children � meat:

In my perfect world, if you�re not willing to accept that fact, and, in fact, aren�t willing to participate in the process of slaughtering the animal � if only as an observer � you are not allowed to eat meat. Okay? You don�t get to eat it, and you get slapped if you try. You�re a limp-wristed cowardly little shit who wants to eat what comes from an animal and yet fervently pretend that meat is an abstract product that tastes good and magically appears in stores and restaurants for you to buy. It doesn�t.

It's long bothered me that the modern way of living separates the idea of �meat� from the idea of �animal�. Too many kids if asked �Where does meat come from?� will answer �From the supermarket� without realising that there's another, more accurate answer.

I'm an unashamed carnivore. I can deal with the fact that meat is dead animal. My favourite butcher, near where my mother lives in Suffolk, is essentially an abattoir with a shop stuck on the side. Why do I like it? Because I trust the butcher. I know he's killing humanely. I know he cares about the quality of animal that goes in, and that means he cares about the quality of life they have before. A happy animal, on the whole, means good meat.

Most people, it seems, are stuck in a mixture of hypocrisy and denial about this. This leads to the idiocy of people decrying (and banning) fox hunting for cruelty, while chowing down on their battery-produced chicken meals. And that's why I like Mikki's post so much. It's nice to see the brutal truth once in a while.

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December 17, 2005

Old Lewisham Revealed

Old Lewisham Revealed, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

Renovation works on Lee High Road have revealed a little bit of Lewisham's past.

December 13, 2005

Framlingham Church

Framlingham Church, originally uploaded by Squeezyboy.

Not one of mine, but found in a Flickr community I run, Suffolk. I find this breathtaking, and more people should check out this guy's photos.

Shadows of the Pub

Shadows of the Pub, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

December 7, 2005

Portrait of the hack at work

Portrait of the hack at work, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

A Message

A Message, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

I saw this on a supporting pillar of a building near the office on the way home last night.

Slight worrying, isn't it?

December 6, 2005

JK Rowling a fake?

This is the most enjoyable conspiracy theory I've seen in a while. A Norwegian film director is claiming that JK Rowling is actually a manufactured personality, and that the Harry Potter books are written by a team of authors. It sits just on the edge of plausibility, like all the best conspiracy theories.

December 5, 2005

Tax Property Development More, Says Brown

If anyone is still reading this blog because of my property industry connections, they might want to check out a couple of links to property-related developments from the Chancellor's pre-budget statement from my work blog today.

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December 2, 2005

Rain in Waterloo

Rain in Waterloo, originally uploaded by Adam Tinworth.

Lordy, it was wet this morning�

December 1, 2005

Growing Up in Narnia

Andrew Rilstone has written a simply brilliant deconstruction of some of the criticsims levelled at CS Lewis's Narnia books. Just in time for the movie, too!


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