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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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

New kid on the newsstand (Observer)

The only magazine I read on a regular basis (I am, in fact, a subscriber), is not Nuts. I cannot imagine why any self-respecting male would want to read that magazine. I would be embarrassed to be seen glancing at it on the newsstand, let alone buying it and reading it. It makes me ashamed to be one of the males of the species. If, indeed, I am the same species as the people who read this junk. I suppose it’s not really that junky, if you’re into that kind of thing… But I’m not.

Nor is it GQ. I don’t have the same level of aversion to GQ as I do to some of the other ‘male’ magazines, but I still don’t read it. But I wouldn’t think any less of someone who did, because I’m sure it’s something interesting to read when you want to give your brain a rest.

So now we’ve established that this post has, essentially, nothing to do with the article it’s linked to, I can tell you that the only magazine I read on a regular basis is The Week, which I thoroughly enjoy reading on a, erm, weekly basis. I suppose I also read the Student BMJ, but I’m not sure that counts as a magazine in this context. If I ever read anything else (which is a rare occurence), it’s generally either Word, or very occasionally one of the cheap computer mags (ComputerActive, WebActive, or Web User).

So there you have it.

This 248th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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