Archive for the Observation Category

Rubber Bullets and Riot Police: Istanbul Pride March, 2015

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
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‘Boyle’ is the Turkish word for ‘queer’.

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a riot with your name on it. Continue reading

Sea Kayaking off the Coast of Dubrovnik

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Today, I went sea kayaking off the coast of Dubrovnik. The water was blue and the sun was a blind hole in the sky. The surface of the Adriatic sea was like a set of chrome and lazuli tiles pouring out of the sun. Continue reading

Possibly the most embarrassing moment of my life

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Many readers of this blog would no doubt believe I am inured to embarrassment. Continue reading

Taylor Swift – Corporate Whore

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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#tayforhottest100 was a storm in a teacup. Now she’s been disqualified however, there seems to be a pattern forming in the leaves that remain silted at the bottom. Continue reading

Malheureusement, je suis aussi Charlie Hebdo

Posted in Jokes, Journalism, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , on January 14, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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I really don’t want to do this, but you gotta put your money where your mouth is…

‘Are You a Satanist?’

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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I feel responsible. I feel that I must do something like Flanagan, or Tolstoy. Anything less is a waste of everyone’s time – both yours, and mine. If I think about it too much, there’s not even time enough to go to work. Continue reading

‘Are You A Satanist?’

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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The last twelve to eighteen months have taught me that if you put something on the internet, everybody will see it. People rarely comment on-line, but I seem to get all kinds of bizarre responses when I see them in public, ranging from facial expressions that look like they’ve swallowed a bullfrog (and are struggling to keep it down) to, ‘What’s with all the leather gear?’ Or even, ‘Are you a Satanist?’ Continue reading

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