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Mass Libel Reform Blog

Many of those reading this will be aware of Simon Singh, a writer who was sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association over an article he published in his Guardian column during 2008. The case was followed pretty closely by many science and sceptic (or skeptic for our US cousins) writers and bloggers and […]

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IMG: Connolly’s Folly

IMG: Hellfire Club, Dublin


An odd turn has left me eating sandwiches in the park with the Office People. I used to be like you, Office People. Now I just have no money instead. I probably drink more tea, though. So, you know, there’s that.

There are worse spots for lunch

IMG: My hometown

Animals Exist For My Amusement

Look, look, he looks a bit like that Meerkat from the ad. Go on, do it. Do the line. Say “simples.” He’s not really him. He’s not even a meerkat. He’s a mongoose. I think. Actually, I’m not even certain he’s a male. What do you want from me? I’m not David Attenborough. I recently […]

Summer, Summer, Summertime…

…To quote master songwriters, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the freshest of Fresh Princes. I am desperately trying to get things back on an even keel again. Many events have conspired – in furtive, secret and conspiring ways – to prevent me doing much of the things that I like, and should be, doing. I haven’t […]


Sharing time. For the last month or so, I’ve been poking around, trying to get a blog up and running.  Now, I know what you’re thinking – maybe you could spend a bit more time posting here, Hayes. And you’d be right. Still though, I now have yet another distraction to prevent me from updating […]

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Gerry Hayes

Gerry Hayes

I mostly sit around all day and drink tea. Occasionally, I write stuff and send it to strangers so they can humiliate me and deride my efforts. Other than the self-harm to dull the shame of failure, it's not a bad life. Like I say, there's tea.

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    • Everybody finds Caravaggios but me. Where's my bloody Caravaggio? Lost 'Caravaggio' painting found in French attic
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    • I find Tattoo Fixers utterly compelling viewing.
    • Peppa Pig’s vile Animal Caste System continues to disgust me. Condemn this mammal-centric regime!
    • Frequently wonder what the point of democracy is. Looking forward to the day I can seize power and oversee my Mostly Benevolent Dictatorship
    • Dude… Check it out. I totally swiped his helmet.
    • I’ve been watching this Disclosure movie. This “virtual reality” thing seems to be the future. I may invest.
    • I know it’s January but I just noticed Santa’s expression. He seems to have been caught in the act of something.
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