Claude Lévi-Strauss – Father Christmas Burned as a Heretic

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Reading Time: 7 minutes On December 24th 1951, a group of Catholic clergymen hanged and set on fire a Father Christmas effigy in front of at least 250 children in Dijon, France. Following the incident, the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss wrote an article entitled “Le Père Noël supplicié” (“The tortured Father Christmas”) in the literary journal “Les Temps […]

City’s Tribal War: Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This was terrible. Not the result because let’s face it, City cannot win the league this year unless Liverpool’s entire squad is hit by meningitis. My 14-year-old boy supports Manchester United anyway, so how can I be upset? No, what is really upsetting and terrible is the moronic gestures of a small proportion of the […]

Forget Big Brother, It’s Little Sister I’m Worried About!

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Reading Time: 4 minutes To combat the absolute fakeness of big brother Mark Zuckerberg’s infernal Facebook machine, I deleted my profile and entered a new one in the hope that Facebook would forget all about me. From being a male D.Upe, I became just an ordinary female S.H.Muck, to be pronounced with one swell burst of your very finest […]