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The Plastic Mancunian · 3W ago

The Profanity Filter

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about email catastrophes. You can read it here.I want to draw your attention to the profanity filter I mentioned in that post. The profanity filter is th...
The Plastic Mancunian · 4W ago

The Weapon

There is a song I by Rush called The Weapon and some of the lyrics are particularly relevant:“And the things that we fear are a weapon to be held against us”The media thrive on it and also u...
The Plastic Mancunian · 1M ago

Living In The Past

I’m a sceptic and like to judge things based on evidence and not just a belief.There is one exception to this – and that is God – and the reason for that is fear. I was raised in a Catholic ...
The Plastic Mancunian · 1M ago

The Ten Commandments Of Flying

I have flown a lot. I can tolerate short haul flights (up to three hours in duration) but I genuinely hate flying long haul. Even the excitement of reaching an exotic and interesting locatio...
The Plastic Mancunian · 1M ago

Inside My Head

I am weird.What do you mean:“I know”?No – really – I am. The persona you see on this blog is that of a confident arse who loves to be the centre of attention, happily dealing with all the sh...
The Plastic Mancunian · 1M ago

A Strange Family

Some people might consider me to be a bit strange but as far as I know my family history is a normal one. Of course, that might not be true and I may uncover some weirdness in my ancestors w...
The Plastic Mancunian · 2M ago

Rise of the Alternative Fact

In the good old days, a fact was a fact. A fact could walk down the street with its head held high and tell everyone around that it was the truth.In recent times, however, facts are being ch...
The Plastic Mancunian · 2M ago

Mindfulness

At the start of this year, my company tried to inflict a New Year’s resolution on all of us. Some people reacted badly - others embraced it.I was somewhere in between and I don’t blame them....
The Plastic Mancunian · 2M ago

Weird Books

I’ve always wanted to write a book - a novel, a travelogue or something that is loosely based on the inane crap you are reading at this moment. If I manage to get something published, one of...
The Plastic Mancunian · 2M ago

The Quest For Positivity

I just want to reassure you all that this post may initially appear to be a political ranting mess from the mind of an angry Plastic Mancunian.It isn’t.It is about positivity.First of all, l...