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AuthorChris Salter

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April 2, 2012

Pornography is characterised by pneumatic young women and faceless, half-crazed men, organs filling organs like so many industrial pumps.

September 25, 2011

Absolutely nothing, if even that. Over the last week, I’ve been quizzing people left, right and centre (bias is bad) about politics in this fine country of ours, and the overwhelming majority have responded with disinterest and ambivalence. New Zealand politics is so deathly dull, Parliament TV has been successfully trialled as a sleeping aid […]

September 19, 2011

Masculinity is one of the most prominent -inities in our day to day lives. It shares this category with its counterpart femininity, and, of course, infinity, which is the answer to the common question ‘How many days will it take for Studylink to approve my student loan?’ At the most simplistic, fundamental level, masculinity is […]

May 30, 2011

If you’ve ever taken pen to paper, you’ll know that writing a good story is extremely hard work. This being true, crafting 13 separate tales with vast stylistic differences and unconnected narratives, and managing to weave them all together into a effective whole—not simply coherent but creating through them a world that’s intricate, vibrantly alive […]

May 23, 2011

Ah, Neopets, the great juvenile timewaster. If you’re between the ages of 17 and 25, the odds are that you remember the site, as hard as you try not to. Restrain the inevitable embarrassed wince for now – we were young, foolish, and hadn’t yet learned how not to have fun. If you’ve never heard […]

May 9, 2011

When you see the word ‘psychology’, what comes to mind? Common answers include ‘beards’, ‘Dr. Phil’, ‘sex’ and ‘why people do stuff’. It’s easy to see why people say this—notable psychologists (Wundt, James and Freud especially) possess some of the finest facial hair in the academic sphere. Dr. Phil has probably done more to popularise […]