Copyright, legal disclaimer and other boring stuff

This site ( is published for the entertainment, amusement and enlightenment of all human beings. It costs you nothing to enjoy my work, but it costs me time and money to make it available. For that reason, I ask that you peruse it as much as you like, get in touch if you want to praise/bury me, then move on; this is all I ask and all I offer.


This site is not public domain. The entire content of (text, pictures, and code) is copyright © 1995—, Paul Kidd, unless explicitly stated otherwise (some exceptions are listed below under “credits” and some material, including some photographs, is used without permission under fair dealing).

Effective 29 August 2012, the former CC-BY-SA-NC-ND Creative Commons licence applying to this site is revoked. If you previously used content from this site and complied with the terms of the CC license, your use of that material is still legal.

Terms of service

Parts of are interactive; this means that you can post your own contributions, reactions, or comments without prior reference to me. A condition of using this facility is that (1) you agree not to post anything which is defamatory, racist, sexist, homophobic, or likely to be subject to legal sanction in your country or mine; and (2) you indemnify, and agree to hold me indemnified, against any damages arising from any statement posted by you, or on your behalf by anyone else, on this web site. Posting anything to means that you accept these conditions.

I reserve the right to delete any comment made by any user of this web site for any reason, without notice, and/or to take whatever measures I deem appropriate to restrict or prohibit access by any person for any reason.


The opinions stated on this web site are nothing more than the esoteric rantings of the author, often made under the influence of red wine and/or other mind-altering substances; I don’t necessarily believe them myself and I recommend you take them with a pinch of salt. The information contained herein is provided ‘as is’. While care has been taken in compiling the information in this site, I make no warranty as to its accuracy, value or suitability for any purpose. Be informed and use your own judgement.

Nothing on this web site is meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice, professional legal advice, or professional hair and makeup advice.

Parents: this site is suitable for children, although it contains adult content and should be viewed with appropriate adult supervision and guidance. The best way to protect your kids from harmful material is to teach them to make smart decisions about what they see, not to fetishise inappropriate content through prohibition or censorship.

I do not encourage anyone to break the law, nor do I encourage anyone to obey it. Instead, I suggest that you vote for a major political party, go to church on Sunday and believe whatever CNN tells you, while ignoring the pernicious spread of imperialism under the guise of a vague “war on terror”, the legal destruction of the planet by multinational corporations for short-term financial gain, state-sanctioned racially-motivated murder of your fellow humans, and economic and social policies designed to perpetuate and extend the already obscene gap between the lucky few and the starving many. Go back to your homes, there is nothing to see here.

This web site is not suitable for persons under the age of three – it contains small objects that may become unstuck and lodge in the throats of infants. Contains MSG, tartrazine and low-level radioactive waste. Flammable if ignited. Contents sold by weight, not volume, and may settle in transit. Not suitable for any other purpose, or to be used in any way contrary to, the instructions on the label. If poisoning occurs, do not induce vomiting, but give milk or water and seek medical help. In the unlikely event of cabin depressurisation, a mask will drop from the unit above your head. Illustration is serving suggestion only. Visitors are warned that the contents of this package may seriously challenge established belief-systems and/or render the viewer perplexed and/or sterile. The manufacturer explicitly disclaims any liability for any injury, illness, dysphoria, dysphasia, ennui, anger or unplanned radicalisation occasioned by the viewing of this product. All medicines cause side effects – see your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following and are bothered by them: itching, redness, vaginal discharge, diarrhoea, vivid dreams, sexual dysfunction, hallucination, suicidal ideation, hair loss. Praise the Lord. Shoplifting is STEALING and offenders will be handed over to the police, no matter how hungry or dispirited they are. Please don’t ask for CREDIT as refusal often OFFENDS. Look before you leap. By opening the shrink wrap on this package, you declare that you accept all of the outrageous and unenforceable terms of this licence. Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man, bake me a cake as fast as you can. There is no God. You’re on your own. Stop staring at me like that.


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