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I Touched the Sun

A Tender Illustrated Fable About How to Find and Bear Your Inner Light

Best of Bullmore

In 2021, work began on an online archive that would make freely available the work of celebrated advertising man Jeremy Bullmore as he retired from the global marketing services company, WPP.

Etymology of parking

I’ve always wondered why we use the word parking to describe a place to leave a car. For me the word evokes images of my neighbor-hood park, playgrounds, or New York’s Central Park: lush green spaces, not places easily rec-onciled with a patch of asphalt.

10 Rules of Writing

Here then are “VS Naipaul’s Rules for Beginners”:


is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them.


Read the stories of early space exploration from the original transcripts. Now open to the public in a searchable, linkable format.

The Streisand Effect

But not everyone was impressed. Barbra Streisand heard one of the pictures was of her beachfront home in Malibu. So she sued them for $50m, for invasion of privacy.

Not giving a fuck

The problem with people who hand out fucks like ice cream at a goddamn summer camp is that they don’t have anything more fuckworthy to dedicate their fucks to.


Mark Twain, F Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce all did it. (HW Fowler disapproved.) Should ‘literally’ be used to mean its opposite?


Wonderful word… BUMF. Comes from the slang for toilet paper or "BUM F"odder. Nowadays meaning useless, printed material or content.

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