On Tuesday I wrote about sea-steading – establishing new countries on man-made islands. Turns out this isn’t the only way of setting up your own nation. Independence has also been proclaimed for:
The Kingdom of Lovely: A flat in London belonging to Danny Wallace.
Kingdom of Lovely Coat of Arms and its Latin motto, which translates as
‘Have a nice day’.
Continue reading More Micronations!
In my last job we worked with a futurologist. She was scatter-brained and Canadian and it was easy to make fun of her field. Boy, we got laughs with our Marty McFly / Doc Brown jokes. Hoverboards anybody?!
But, it’s confession time. I am continually reminding myself of her principles when I see someone talk about what is definitely going to happen.
Continue reading Futurology
There are people who don’t like the laws of the US. They come from Silicon Valley and they are into sea-steading. It’s like Sim-State or Wiki-Jurisdiction. But for real. They plan to make their own countries.
Continue reading Don’t like the law? Leave.
Let’s assume you don’t spend as much time on the internet as I do. You may have never encountered the wild animal that calls the internet home. The seemingly gentle but veracious beast of the genus lolcat. Continue reading lolcats: threat or menace?
The Italian Government is endorsing the use of vigilante groups to enforce immigration laws. One volunteer force, the Italian National Guard, got all excited, went to the uniform shop, and came back looking exactly like Mussolini’s fascist Blackshirts.
They’re giving vigilantes everywhere…
… a bad name
Continue reading Vigilantes
Snowclones are the new black. Continue reading Snowclones
I have always felt people getting the Fairtrade coffee announce their order in an especially loud voice.
Continue reading Fairtrade
Apparently California is suffering from a surplus of … wait for it… not fake tans, not freeways, but … democracy.
Continue reading Dumbocracy