Where’s the Outrage? Outrage Database!

Originally posted on The Double-Secret Chamber:

Some of you reading this may have heard of a website called outragedatabase dot com. Many of you won’t, and that’s great you’re doing great! Unfortunately I have heard of it, lured there as I was by the promise of an “interview” with the Internet Comedian known as JonTron, a guy I used to think was real cool.


Unimpressed by the message either individual put across amidst the noxious bog of leading questions, bootlicking and unironic references to Hitler, I took it upon myself to do a journalism on the man in charge of the site and get to the chewy hateful centre of his philosophy. This is a satirical interview, if only because Jon seems to think that people with “strong opinions on stuff that doesn’t matter” don’t like to laugh. Satirical on *my part* anyway – my guest’s answers are entirely genuine.

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Last Saturday we picked nettle tips. Nettle soup was out of reach (still have no blender) so we had nettle stew, which was not too bad. The soup is probably better.

Oh a whim I decided we may as well try nettle wine, while we had a basket full of stingers. According to the old ripped-out magazine page I followed instructions from (I found it in a book, so I guess this was a plan I made before?) it should be ready the day after tomorrow. So if I fall in the river and die this weekend, that was probably why.

Small-town living is suiting me nicely. It’s been six months today, and I am happy! Footpaths in all directions so I don’t feel trapped, shops in reach by foot. It’s a good balance. There are a lot of fallow fields and meadows and everything is just gorgeous at the moment. I keep bringing pieces of hedgerow home, but wouldn’t you? Don’t you? Gosh, I love Hawthorne. I read I Capture the Castle last Sunday and Cassandra’s thoughts about “May”, the plant, are about Hawthorne. It has two names. I was very much in sympathy with her then.

Today we bought a kitchen chair at last, and I’m using my birthday bowl to make buns. It’s sunny, and all my plants are growing.
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This week I got post from Canada (twitter’s a marvellous people-finder, isn’t it?) and bought some leggings. They are “that comfortable”, but I like the disciplined feeling of thicker fabric too.Photo on 13-05-2014 at 12.52 Photo on 12-05-2014 at 16.04 #3

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Late April-early May


Took a chance on a sale, bought some clothes from new. Surprisingly nerve-wracking these days! It is what it is.

Went for a picnic which was totally dreamy; saw an Avocet, about fifty buns (some fully loaf-sized rabbits in fact), pheasants, moorhen chicks. Total babe of a day.

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My birthday! Into the woods. Saw pheasants, moorhens and a moorhen chick (moorchick?), a heron, and a swan making a nest. Not bad. Everything’s new and green and flowering!


The jacket is my birthday present to myself; 60s-ish wool from the shop I volunteer in, lined in lilac, perfect for goin’ out(doors).

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It’s my birthday on wednesday, and I am prepared:

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Fix your picnix!


Wicker basket. Perfect picnic shape: deep, not too wide, good loop on the handle. £3.99. Dodgy joins! But a bargain, if it’ll hold. What to do?


Two metres of thick-textured ribbon. Picnic pattern! Yes.

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Follow the wrap of the faults on each side. Perfect. No more problems!

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Selfie Selection

Photo on 13-03-2014 at 18.23Photo on 13-03-2014 at 18.22 #5Photo on 13-03-2014 at 18.22 #2To start with I was all “imagine my scarf blowing in a delightful wind, how nice” but then up close my hair looked completely different and much longer. And that is the story… of these pictures.

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Sorry not sorry for my ridic FASHION poses. I just walked a long way for a long time and I’m not in the mood to govern my standing! I got stagnant water inside of my shoes! Leave me alone or else.

Today I am celebrating spring, because I did not need a cardigan all day and my tights were too hot. Butterflies were mating. Cows kept hollering. Good good times.

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Look at how cute this jug is. This is my milk jug. It looks like an onion and I want to plant it and let it grow. It’s wonderful.


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Spring cleaning bargains!

Antiques Tower is closing up (don’t worry; plenty left) and discount season is on. Early 70s bedside table? Yes please! So beautiful. If you start with an empty room, lying on the floor, every gradual addition brings so many more new dimensions than just three.

By the way, that paper bag has gummi turtles in. Green, but not illegal.

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And would you look at that, Ma, I bought a, appointment diary and I’m using it. Four pounds knocked off because it’s broken? Mm! Value restored with the help of mum’s Jar O’ Buttons? Just nice, that. Just nice.

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