'According to the experts - those men in white coats who have replaced men of white cloth - a man's life is one long rollercoaster ride of disease, disorder and death.'
As the rest of the world goes Celtic for St Patrick's Day, the Emerald Isle cancels celebrations through fear of foot-and-mouth.
The real O'Neill on St Patrick's Day: 'What is happening on 17 March: a multiethnic karaoke night?'
Authors Fay Weldon and Will Self think politics has become boring - boring enough to stop them voting?
Second-hand smoke is assumed to be dangerous. But where is the hard evidence?
Must-reads from the past week
The Internet Watch Foundation says it 'supports free speech' - so what about the thousands of pages it removes from the web each year?
Brendan O'Neill quizzes some of the great and the good on their voting intentions at the general election.
Despite hate mail and death threats Andrew Blake of Seriously Ill for Medical Research continues to fight in defence of animal research.
Is the post-11 September 'new hedonism' a slap in the face to the culture of fear?
Claire Rayner and Virginia Ironside, the UK's leading agony aunts, worry about who to vote for at the general election.