Life at the Lodge: 11) Politics

Nestled in between our Kitchen Reports, I found half a dozen PPP membership forms which are awaiting completion. It seems Manny is on a recruitment drive at the Lodge, and though he is an enthusiastic supporter – “this is my party, the best party” – I am not entirely sure he knows what it all means.

The language of the PPP is incredibly dated and reads like something straight out of the USSR. A 2016 Group Membership booklet I found at the Lodge a few months back talks about the need for “comrade solidarity” and the defeat of the “three evils of capitalism, imperialism, and individualism”.

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All Aboard The Ship That Cannot Sink

If it had not had happened, you would be forgiven for believing that somebody had invented it. Such is the convenient way it can be used as a metaphor.

I thought about it for the first time as I was travelling into Swansea on a bus one day, but I must have dug it out from the back of my mind because it is a relatively common metaphor to be used.

It has been used to portray many things; organisations, politicians, and nations, but I think that it is best suited as a metaphor for society as a whole.

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A Glimpse of the Future: Tattoos and Technology

In the May edition of Skin Deep, issue number 236, there was included an article entitled The Social Network. It looked at how technology, in particular social media, was influencing and affecting the culture of tattoos these days. I would like to explore the topic of tattoos and technology further, but approach it from a slightly different angle.

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