Rants

This section of Tweaked for your Pleasure has the many different rants I have posted over the years. Just a bit of light-hearted reading!

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Published on 27th March 2020 – 2 Nisan 5780. Last updated on March 25, 2020.

If you have ever worked in a large organisation, studied in further / higher education or worked anywhere that is close to being a Government career you will know exactly what I am writing about and that is the insanely dreadful email spam that is “Hey Matthew, I got your email LOL”.

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The negativity of the Internet

Published on 20th March 2020 – 25 Adar 5780. Last updated on March 20, 2020.

If you are worried about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, please do check out the NHS’s website for further information. Good chances are you will okay but stay at home – don’t pass it onto someone that might not be!

At the time of writing this rant, there is a pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 that is affecting most nations at this time and while it looks like something that the masses will survive, it is something that is very important to deal with but as a former microbiologist, I am starting to notice just how horrible the mass amount of false information on the Internet can be and why it is harmful.

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The hardest part of losing weight

Published on 18th January 2020 – 22 Tevet 5780. Last updated on January 18, 2020.

While I will be writing an article that will be published near the end of this year regarding my any weight loss, the diet I am trying and the changes I have made overall that today I am writing about something else I find about losing weight and what I think is the hardest part of the whole process – the people you know.

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Doesn’t matter that you want a break

Published on 24th December 2019 – 27 Kislev 5780. Last updated on December 24, 2019.

If you have been reading Tweaked for your Pleasure for many years you will likely think I hate children but you could not be further away from the truth. It is not children I hate but rather their parents and sadly I got another story of yet again another parent who likely claims having a child is a miracle just to be the first one to disappear the second someone else looks after the child for a while.

My story begins at a public library that has a computer section, a children section, a reference / quiet area, and a general reading area and in order to kill some time I decided to read a copy of the Torah. I imagine it is the same as in most libraries but religious books tend to be in the reference area which is normally nice and quiet.

So I grab my tablet and boot up Discord, pull out a small bottle of Irn Bru while I put the Torah on my lap ready to read and to no surprise I hear crying. Sadly children do cry and sometimes parents can find it hard to pacify a child but their parent took the child to the reference area away from the children’s area rather than trying anything which seems meaningful.

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Chippy paradox

Published on 17th December 2019 – 20 Kislev 5780. Last updated on December 20, 2019.

“Bridge Fries” by justmakeit is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 

Picture walking down the high street and look on the left-hand side and what do you see? Do you see a fish and chip shop that servers wonderful chips that always seem to be lovely? Now look to your right and what do you see? Do you see a place that sells fried chicken? Maybe KFC or somewhere that sells that weird SFC stuff?

Either one that you are picturing you may notice something – why the heck do both of them serve shitty versions of the other. I can not speak for everywhere but I know the local fish and chip shop nearby sells some weird chicken that seems to have been boiled and from what I see this is quite common across the United Kingdom and yet on the other side every fried chicken place I have gone to either serves “fries”, some weird horrible chips, or heck none at all.

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lol this, lol that

Published on 12th October 2019 – 14 Tishri 5780. Last updated on December 24, 2019.

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“Lol // Ligature” by Edgar Rios is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

No one that reads Tweaked for your Pleasure would deny that I am terrible when it comes to proofreading anything I write in Engish but when saying “lol” to everything come back into fashion and more importantly why are people using them in the age of emojis?

Is it just me that find saying the following examples insanely annoying to the point that I don’t want to carry on a conversation anymore?

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