Chapter 3

Some of the People, Some of the Time

In which we count down to death, get addicted to bad news and curse the dastardly British summer. Michelle has a baby and we learn why positive thinking has such a bad name. Oh, and we sneak in the most unacademic phrase in the world ever... ‘willy nilly’!


It was Benjamin Disraeli who originally said, ‘Lies, damn lies and statistics’. Apparently 86.72% of all statistics are made up on the spot. And you can twist statistics to make anything seem true. Here’s one. Fact: men with pierced ears make ...

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