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Issue 18

Writers - Paul Matthews, Nick Laird, Allie Cherry, James Whyte, Alan Surgeon, Linda Thompson, Ann Mariott, Paul Robertson. Edit and Design - Brian Houston

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Cock Tales
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Ignorance Isn't Bliss
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What' s Your Idea of a Good Time?

“Ah was off ma face man! Couldnae fuckin' walk. Ah mean, Jesus, soooo pissed. What a great night!”


A lot of us seem to wear ‘a night on the piss' with pride and honour. Kind of a dispatch from Vietnam - “look what I did, and survived!” Equating the wiping out of a fair few brain cells with having a good time, seems par for the course in our culture. And it IS a drinking culture - one where alcohol is the great escape; usually at weekends and, most times, in big quantities.

It' s strange that we take such joy at incapacitating ourselves. Or, maybe we don' t even think about it - it' s the culture, our society, everyone does it: what better definition of acceptable is there?

Don' t get me wrong. I' ve been there (head spinning) and will almost definitely be there again. But in the cold light of reason; how weird is that!? Aye well.

Now, how about this wee white tube with dried shreds of plant in it. Filling my lungs with smoke! Yeah - not fresh air - SMOKE! Curious.

Brian Houston



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