Video: Arcade Fire’s ‘We exist’ – does it celebrate gender diversity?

The comments and incredibly close like-to-dislike ratio on this vid on YouTube shows that it definitely splits opinion – and not along the lines you might expect.

But I enjoyed it, and I think you might too. Let me know.

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Spiffy new website for Christina D Kenny: journalist and grown-up

Long-time readers of D for Dalrymple will be aware of (and possibly vaguely disappointed by) my recent attempts to forge a new career as a journalist. Nevertheless, this appears to be a thing that is happening.

In the interim, it has become clear that maintaining a Google+ account that no-one (least of all Google) really gets was not the best way to showcase my online writing portfolio. For this reason, I have created a new and marginally more professional blog that will host some of the best bits of work I’ve done for other people.

I hope you like what you see there. If you do, and you would like to help me add to it, please get in touch with me via Twitter or email (christina dee kenny at geemail dot com).




Visit my new website.


Do it now.

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Eurovision Final 2014 in Copenhagen – (un)official scorecard – printer-friendly version

There are still four hours to go until the Eurovision 2014 final in Copenhagen – plenty of time to print out your (un)official scorecards!

Eurovision Final 2014 - (un)offical scorecard - Christina Kenny, D for Dalrymple

Click here to access the PDF of my Eurovision Final 2014 (un)Official scorecard.

Many thanks to graphic designer Ben Wordsworth for putting this together as a proper scorecard. View the original crappy layout here.

I have been contacted by several people who want to know what constitutes a ‘Jesus wept’ bonus point.

Please be aware that this is a very special bonus and must not be awarded lightly. He must be really crying.

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Eurovision Final 2014 in Copenhagen – (un)official scorecard

Do you value glitter and wind machines over small, inconsequential details like song quality? If so, then this is the score card for you. 

UPDATE (10 May 2014): download this scorecard in PDF table format here: Eurovision Final 2014 (un)Official scorecard – version for printingPlease use irresponsibly. 

Eurovision 2014 logo


COUNTRY: ……………………………………………….

SCORED BY: ……………………………………………..

1. Song (0-5):     ……….

2. Outfits (0-5):     ……….

3. Choreography (0-5):     ……….

4. OMFG factor (0-5):     ……….

5. Bonus points – award one for each of the following that applies:

  • Song not in English
  • Song in English, but very bad English
  • Cheesy modulation to a different key
  • Wind machine
  • Pyrotechnics
  • National instruments
  • Anyone barefoot
  • Partial nudity
  • Awkwardly sexual
  • White piano
  • Jesus wept

TOTAL:     ……….

NB: If you’re not sure what constitutes a cheesy modulation, then listening from 3.03 to 3.20 of this video should give you an idea.

Update (9/5/14): a longer version of this post can be found on Huffington Post UK. Essential rules remain unchanged

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Interview: Cara and Cathy

An interview with friends of D for Dalrymple, Cara and Cathy – reblogged from the Equal Marriage blog, Alex&Alex. Features bunnies.

Interview: Cara and Cathy.

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How to make beard balm, or, Why D for Dalrymple hasn’t been updated for so long

It’s because I’m fannying about doing ‘work’ like this for my Journalism course.

Give me a month. Come June, I’ll be unemployed and back to whingeing about feminism and shopping baskets.

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LISTEN: Bearded London meets the Handlebar Club

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Originally posted on Bearded London:
The Handlebar Club is an international society for men with moustaches. On the first Friday of every month, members of the club meet up to drink, chat and flaunt their fabulous facial furniture at the…

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