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This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I’ve done The Indy and Channel 4 News, now it’s The Grauny’s Notes and Queries page. In response to the query ‘What is the best ever list of ‘best evers’?”, I wrote:

To find the best ever list of best-evers, we would first need to compile the best ever list of best ever lists of best-evers, or how could we be sure that our list of best-evers was the best ever?

So where to next? The Times? The Telegraph? Who can say? I’ve done the Mail too, but that was before the blog.

Okay, so none of them are really that impressive, but let me have my egotistical moment of glory. There’ll be a new post here at 9am tomorrow, because I’ve already written it and pre-published it. I’m not asking for too much, am I?

This 705th post was filed under: News and Comment.

Some recently published posts

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What I’ve been reading this month / September 2019, 6 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / August 2019, 7 minutes long

A flying visit to Copenhagen / July 2019, 9 minutes long

What I’ve been reading this month / June 2019, 6 minutes long

Some random old posts

WordPress turns three / January 2006, 5 minutes long

BBC goes back to the bard / January 2005, Less than a minute long

Conservatives go bananas? / April 2005, Less than a minute long

Holding a Mirror to political leanings / March 2008, 2 minutes long

Teller reveals his secrets / November 2012, Less than a minute long

An unexpected blast from my web-based past / April 2008, 2 minutes long


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