Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He is energized. He is fully of energy. He watches the dust motes dance in the beams of light and he is filled with joy at their random dance and then he spend twenty minutes trying to balance the hot and cold taps in the shower in the bath…

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Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He is energized. He is fully of energy. He watches the dust motes dance in the beams of light and he is filled with joy at their random dance and then he spend twenty minutes trying to balance the hot and cold taps in the shower in the bath…

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Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He is energized. He is fully of energy. He watches the dust motes dance in the beams of light and he is filled with joy at their random dance and then he spend twenty minutes trying to balance the hot and cold taps in the shower in the bath and it kills his mood a touch. Then he drives safely and then he eats some breakfast and he does not feel well after he eats that breakfast but not not well enough to vomit everywhere. Then he counts light bulbs and counts gels and cleans things and does productive things and then he makes things and does art and design and his back screams with pain so he cannot sit down he thinks he really must see a professional about that and then he realizes he has to make pies for Thanksgiving so he goes to buy the ingredients and he does not have enough money and the automated teller shames him when he swipes his cards as it says very loudly in a suprised tone of voice oh I’m sorry it seems that your card has been declined as if it feels bad for him but he is judging and the bright red face that beams out of the beard and the hat and the hood shines and draws attention to it and he has to ask for human help and the human kindly helps and removes some items from his cart and this fixes the problem but as he walks home in the rain his back in pain he wonders why the screaming surprise of the automated machine refusing his card why it has to be so loud and why the light has to flash and why he has to be shamed in public and then he makes  a sandwich and then he makes four pies and then he reads and he writes and he changes clothes for pyjamas and then he has a hot chocolate and then he goes to sleep.

Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He has been ill. He has been sick. He has evacuated everything of himself into and out of and through and over and above and beyond and his bent double staggering round the toilet bowl agony in his beard and dripping from his mouth and from…

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Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He has been ill. He has been sick. He has evacuated everything of himself into and out of and through and over and above and beyond and his bent double staggering round the toilet bowl agony in his beard and dripping from his mouth and from…

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Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He has been ill. He has been sick. He has evacuated everything of himself into and out of and through and over and above and beyond and his bent double staggering round the toilet bowl agony in his beard and dripping from his mouth and from other places wretching stomach spasm illness and bed ridden for days riding the bed for days and no water passes his lips at first and no food can pass his lips at first and then only tiny sips and then only the smallest of nibbles of toast and crackers and the days pass and the agony remains and the sheen of sweat thickens and oils up through the pores as he feels his death and then he is alive once again and cured and pushed through the viral wall that brought him low and he is on his way to work and he skirts a large puddle of vomit on the ground and he staggers back at the volume of a stranger’s sneeze and he feels a storm is coming because a storm is coming because he heard them talk about it on the radio this morning and it has killed people and it is not a metaphor it is a real storm. Then he reads about a Breaking Bad themed wedding and he thinks only in America and then he thinks no that could happen anywhere where Breaking Bad is a popular television show because people are pretty similar when you get right down to it.  Then he remembers the anxiety dream he had about work where nothing was plugged in and he was directed to the wrong studio and he was only told that nothing worked when they were live on air but luckily that was a dream and then he remember his other dream where he was in a vast expanse of blackness being drugged and seduced by a naked white woman with a bobbed crimson pixie cut but then he rejected her advances and she melted into the darkness leaving him alone in the bright light and then later on it is analyzed as a dream about him dealing with his feelings about race theory and his desire to break free of his whiteness and deny it but of course he cannot deny it because he is it but that makes him feel self-loathing but it is something that he has to come to terms with as an individual and as a member of society and then he listens to horrendous monsters sounds and then he does lots of dish washing and glass washing and then he learns that there will be ice rain tomorrow and that irritates him and then he watches Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s new video and it is not as ridiculous as he has been led to believe and then he watches the James Franco Seth Rogen spoof and it isn’t as funny as he was expecting but actually rather sincere and moving and he feels that whether the intention was to spoof and lampoon the original it hasn’t worked at all and the joke one is actually somewhat profound and moving and he is not sad that either of these videos exist and that they express in a direct way feelings of love and that is not a bad thing and then he is asked by his landlord to talk a little more quietly on the phone because it was keeping him up last night and then he feels a little embarassed because he was talking about graphic sexual things and other things that were not graphic sexual things but very loudly but he didn’t think it was loudly so now everyone in the house who is older and wiser knows all the things he likes to do and that is not necessarily information that he wanted to share but it is done now and he smiles and he brushes his teeth and he goes to sleep glad that these entries are opaque and almost unreadable.

Horror Scope – Libra 24th September


Today every question you ask will be answered with a question. This will frustrate you and make you wish you had never got out of bed. Best day of the week, isn’t it?

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Horror Scope – Virgo 21st September


Half way through the day all the bananas will disappear. Be on the look out until sunset. We do not yet know when they plan to attack.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 20th September


At around lunch time all your fingers will become teeth and all your teeth will become fingers. This is easily reversible but you’re going to have to work out how for yourself.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 19th September


Remember the last time you had sex? That’s the last time you are ever going to have sex.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 17th September


Every time a bell rings sound waves emanate from the bell and if they bounce off the workings of the ear the soundwave is converted into electrical charges that the brain converts into what may or may not be the sound of a bell ringing.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 16th September


Today will be a day for animalistic sexual congress and meaningless libertine rhetoric.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 15th September


Don’t give up no matter how hard it gets because if you do that explosive collar around your neck will be activated.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 14th September


The happiest moment you will ever experience happened yesterday while you were busy doing something else. Sorry, but it’s not going to get any better than that.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 13th September


The automated voice on the bus is a trapped spirit caught for all eternity in it’s mobile metal prison.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 12th September


Public transport is not your friend today. Steal a car. Don’t worry, though, you won’t get caught.

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Horror Scope – Virgo 7th September


Werewolves: they were wolves. What they are now who can say but you can be sure of this… they have just eaten your family.

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Appetite for Distraction – 8-biterature.


This is a couple of years old but as it’s never a bad time to play a video game based on one of the greatest novels in

Click the Picture. Play the Game.
Click the Picture. Play the Game.

American literature, here it is again.

Then read the book.

Then look forward to the Baz Luhrmann motion picture coming out this year.

Then become disconsolate and filled with an unnameable sadness.

Then play the game again.


Never Enough Books.

  1. Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention
  2. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
  3. Atlas Shrugged
  4. The Diary of a Young Girl
  5. The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross
  6. The Anatomy of Melancholy
  7. The Mass Psychology of Fascism
  8. Don Quijote de La Mancha
  9. Gone with the Wind
  10. Anna Karenina
  11. The Blind Assassin
  12. Europe: A History
  13. Team of Rivals.
  14. Moll Flanders
  15. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
  16. The Varieties of Religious Experience
  17. The Theory of Moral Sentiments
  18. A Storm of Swords
  19. Homage to Catalonia
  20. Leaves of Grass
  21. Godel, Escher and Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid
  22. The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard
  23. Black Boy
  24. The Tale of Genji
  25. Middlesex
  26. In Search of Lost Time

Functionally Literate – Never Enough Books.


Never Enough Books.

  1. Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention
  2. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
  3. Atlas Shrugged
  4. The Diary of a Young Girl
  5. The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross
  6. The Anatomy of Melancholy
  7. The Mass Psychology of Fascism
  8. Don Quijote de La Mancha
  9. Gone with the Wind
  10. Anna Karenina
  11. The Blind Assassin
  12. Europe: A History
  13. Team of Rivals.
  14. Moll Flanders
  15. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
  16. The Varieties of Religious Experience
  17. The Theory of Moral Sentiments
  18. A Storm of Swords
  19. Homage to Catalonia
  20. Leaves of Grass
  21. Godel, Escher and Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid
  22. The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard
  23. Black Boy
  24. The Tale of Genji
  25. Middlesex
  26. In Search of Lost Time

Never Enough Books.

  1. Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention
  2. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
  3. Atlas Shrugged
  4. The Diary of a Young Girl
  5. The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross
  6. The Anatomy of Melancholy
  7. The Mass Psychology of Fascism
  8. Don Quijote de La Mancha
  9. Gone with the Wind
  10. Anna Karenina
  11. The Blind Assassin
  12. Europe: A History
  13. Team of Rivals.
  14. Moll Flanders
  15. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
  16. The Varieties of Religious Experience
  17. The Theory of Moral Sentiments
  18. A Storm of Swords
  19. Homage to Catalonia
  20. Leaves of Grass
  21. Godel, Escher and Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid
  22. The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard
  23. Black Boy
  24. The Tale of Genji
  25. Middlesex
  26. In Search of Lost Time