Studies have shown that it’s statistically impossible for you to read everything on the internet all of the time.
But luckily for you, I can and frequently do spend a fairly sizable chunk of my day doing precisely that.
So here are some interesting, amusing or just plain good London related blog posts and articles you can read while I think up something original to say.
Hipsters are better than you, say researchers
Hot on the heels of my “oh, you’re calling everyone in East London a hipster…again. Yawn” type posts, came this gem from The Daily Mash:
Hipsters tend not to breed as pregnancy is difficult to accessorize, meaning their numbers will always remain low, but Hayes also argued that while their conversations make you want to yank your brain out through your nose, they probably feel the same way about your ghastly children.
(thanks Emma Saunders for the heads up)
We Went On a Quest to Find the New Dalston
I think everyone in the entire internet read this last week, but in case you missed it, here were Vice’s predictions for “the new Dalston”.
Look, I’m not saying Edmonton’s the Bronx – I’m sure it’ll be fine in the long run, but there was a cardboard cut-out of a policeman stood in one of the supermarket windows. There was just a palpable sense of unease, is all.
Who loves London? And who does not?
I liked this post on the Guardian’s London blog by Dave Hill, where he delves into November’s YouGov survey results revealing more Londoners are unhappy here than ever before. There was light, however, below the line in the shape of a comment from one half of a retired couple, who did things another way.
We moved to London just over 12 months ago. We did it as part of our retirement plan swapping a 5 bedrooms house in Cambridgeshire for a 1 bedroom flat. London is the perfect place to retire to. First you have the Freedom Pass. Travel around the whole of London at no cost. Before we might have thought of going to a concert or theatre but felt the time and the expense wasn’t worth it. Now we just hop on the tube.
Love on the Lines
It is almost Valentine’s Day, so here’s an article from December about the tube lines you’ll need to inconspicuously stalk in a non-weird way if you’re looking for love on the Underground. (tl;dr Avoid Victoria, embrace Bakerloo.)
A lot of those boarding at Victoria in the morning are married suburbanites who have moved to south London or Kent for cheaper properties and better schools — so you’ve probably already missed your chance there.
Searching for Something…
A brilliantly observed blog post that most singles in London can probably relate to. No? Just me then.
I’m pretty sure I won’t find the love of my life at 4AM in the Dolphin. And yet there he was; an incarnation, a very close imitation of my perfect man. Granted, he hated the Sopranos and insinuated that every Smiths song sounded like a cover of their one original, shit song, but hey, nobody’s perfect, right?
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