Dangerous articles on getting the best deals on online travel including sites for finding cheap hotels and flights.
A M P is an interesting zine I hadn’t seen before.
Peter Garrett on nuclear power.
Macs not more expensive after all, so nyer.
The space hijackers are back, challenging MPs to a test match in Parliament Square this May Day.
In other news, Sir Joh is dead. It would be rude to wish that three times is the charm and Howard will be next.
Really interesting re-evaluation of the Elizabeth Gaskell-based representation of Charlotte Bronte based on her own letters. It’s particularly hot on Bronte as hornbag, but I loved this letter:
“I had been toiling for nearly an hour. I sat sinking from irritation and weariness into a kind of lethargy. The thought came over me: am I to spend all the best part of my life in this wretched bondage, forcibly suppressing my rage at the idleness, the apathy and the hyperbolic and most asinine stupidity of these fat-headed oafs and on compulsion assuming an air of kindness, patience and assiduity? Must I from day to day sit chained to this chair prisoned within these four bare walls, while the glorious summer suns are burning in heaven and the year is revolving in its richest glow and declaring at the close of every summer day the time I am losing will never come again? Just then a dolt came up with a lesson. I thought I should have vomited.”