Posts by: Archie Brydon

guinness world records

The Absolute State of Guinness World Records

With all the good records gone, the Guinness World Records have become a cash grab, eroding the authority of their name, and turning what should be a celebration of human achievement into an exercise in corporate greed - or, in some cases, worse. 

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The Absolute State of Paper Straws

Paper straws continue to plague society, heralded as a “green” product when they are simply greener than their plastic predecessor. Instead of comparing the two, it’s time to shift the needle towards outlawing single-use straws altogether, recognising them as the infantalising and superfluous scourge that they are.

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The Absolute State of Nicholas Alahverdian

This week, footage emerged of American sex offender Nicholas Alahverdian (also known as Nicholas Rossi) putting on a comically bad performance as a British and Irish man named Arthur Knight - at least it might be funny, if he wasn’t, you know, a convicted sex offender, domestic abuser and alleged rapist.

Newcastle United v Brentford FC - Premier League gambling advertising

The Absolute State of gambling adverts

Premier League clubs have reached a long overdue agreement to ban gambling sponsors from the front of shirts, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg in Britain cracking down on gambling advertising.