Thomas H. Sheriff
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3rd year economics student

Wednesday Washing

On Wednesdays I do my washing; In my basket is routine. As the machine gently spins And gurgles satisfaction I do some work at the table Or read a book on the sofa And quietly pretend that I’m living with…

Upon Waking Up Too Early

Gaaah. What? Hrrrrnf. Stir weightless against inkblack and mist. I’ll go, I’ll go. But pushed down into mush by warm slop. Do I do this every time when this rock whips round the hot and the clock clicks this time?…

Counting Down My 10 Favourite Inventions

10. The Spork One can only imagine how consumers got by before the advent of the spork. It was a stroke of awesome genius to combine the pricking ability of a fork with the scooping power of a spoon. Patents…

Review: Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy

Twin Fantasy was originally released on Bandcamp in 2011. Recorded by singer/songwriter Will Toledo on a budget of approximately zero (through his laptop microphone), it was an internet hit on Reddit and 4chan. Seven years and a record deal later,…

Watching Weirdo

I watched a man waiting at a bus stop. He was smoking a cigarette. With one hand in his coat pocket he blew clouds into the cold evening air. His cigarette between his first two fingers glowed at its tip…

Royal Society of Biology Announces Strawberry Blond “Isn’t a Real Hair Colour”

In an unexpected and controversial statement made on Friday, the Royal Society of Biology stated that the hair colour known as ‘strawberry blond(e)’ is no longer recognised by the society. “Many people try to call their hair ‘strawberry blond’,” said…

Economics is Dead – Long Live Political Economy

When the Global Financial Crisis hit in 2008, the economics profession was shaken. The world looked on as economic models became obsolete and useless and asked: how did the vast majority of economists not see it coming? Even the Queen…

Milky Way

It was perfectly nighttime. There was a sloping tangle of layers of deep green thickly weaved. Short trees and stout bushes crowded together and collaged the earth with twisting limbs and smothered it with leaves. The green was painted in…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

It was with a cocktail of excitement and dread that I sat down in the cinema and saw the immortal words “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” fade in and fade out as Star Wars: The…

“Phantom Thread” will be talked about for years

In Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest masterpiece, Day Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a genius dressmaker in 1950s London, whose methodical life is disturbed by the arrival of Alma, played by Vicky Krieps. The premise risks falling into clichés of…