Marmite Crisps and the 20 hour week – Musings from the cluttered mind of Simon Clay

I have ideas sometimes. Mostly they’re stunning in both their overall idiocy and brevity of concept. Like the other day when... oh no wait, what was it? I was walking into town, past the civic hall, and it occurred to me that... was it something about evolution? Bugger. It makes me wonder exactly how many …

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The Lion King 3D -Reviewed by Laura Grant

Overview: So much better than VHS! Rating: 5/5 The era of 3D has truly arrived. Let us forget computer generation. Let us forget ‘cool’ actors. Let us forget ‘Made for 3D’. Let us instead delight in an hour and a half of songs, lions and pure animation genius, as now; thanks to the wizards at …

The Van Gogh Confession – A short story by Casey Bourne

I like letting you keep secrets. It works both ways, you see, because you get the excitement of secret-keeping and I get the excitement of guessing what it is and how you will tell me. I wonder if you do it on purpose? If you meticulously drop hints and control your body language because you …

Red Tape and Greensleeves by Simon Clay

Our Glorious Editor once contacted me under the premise of requesting that I write on the subject of the annoying things in life. There was even a deadline and talk of repercussions, it was all very exciting. Anyway, why he did this, I have no idea. I am a paragon of virtue, and there are …

Old Country Roses – By Casey Bourne

My grandmother wore a yellow rose at her wedding to my grandfather. I remember their photo on the mantelpiece, the bright flower standing out  in contrast to the black and white of clothing and dull scenery behind them. I do not know why she wore that flower in particular, but when I was first given one of …