• Adam Chapman

    Picture Equality

    Equality.  Equality is a word that I’ve been hearing a lot more of in recent years. This could either be due to the fact I’m now apparently an adult and thus care more about how my actions affect those around me or because it’s become a much more acceptable talking point in the media.  Religious equality, race equality, gender equality, they rest as a striving point for any reasonable human being. As I’m sure avid readers of The Bickering Press will know, I see viewpoints such as racism, sexism or classism as archaic beliefs from a time that we should have moved on from. Of course, some people may disagree…

  • Adam Chapman

    How Much Is Too Much?

    The other day I treated myself to a new pair of trainers as my previous pair were ripped. I’d saved for a few weeks and yet still upon purchasing said shoes I was still hit with that bottom of the stomach guilt about spending money.  I’m sure we’ve all had moments like this during our lives. Most common is probably the morning after the night before, waking up in the throws of a hangover, checking your wallet only to realise it’s as baron as the Sahara. At least when buying a physical object you actually have something to show for your expenditure rather than a pounding headache and ever growing…

  • Adam Chapman

    The Apple Of My Eye

    As a man in my mid 20s hurtling through the remainder of my youth, I’m at the stage of life where many people of a similar age are starting to do grown up things like getting a mortgage, buying a car on finance or more prominently…bringing new life into the world.  Having a kid is a life changing experience. Whether planned as the start of a family or as the result of a boozy one night stand, you can’t deny that suddenly having to look after what is essentially a crying, pooping blob (for the first 18 years at least) throws a spanner in the works for a care free…

  • Adam Chapman

    High Praise

    Marijuana, weed, pot, cannabis, the devil’s lettuce, whatever you call it, you’re most likely familiar with it. I’m willing to bet that 99% of people have at one point or another come into contact with it.  If you haven’t smoked it before, I’m sure you’ve caught a slight scent of it on the wind when walking around town, love it or loathe it, it’s pretty darn common in 2019.  Cards on the table I don’t smoke it but I do believe it should be legalised. The benefits of doing so I believe outweigh the negatives, be that financial or just to stop that wanker in a pub being like “You…

  • Adam Chapman

    He Who Lives By The Phone, Dies By The Phone

    Phone addiction is becoming an epidemic amongst many of us in modern times. Indeed the damage constantly scrolling through multiple timelines or playing “Just one more level” on the latest game to hit the app store can have upon mental health is often the subject of debate on tv or in newspapers alike.  However, today I want to talk to you about a different kind of behaviour to do with our little pocket computers that just rubs me the wrong way, overuse of the camera.  This can be broken down into two categories, and luckily phone design makes this easier to tell which of the cardinal sins someone is breaking.…

  • Adam Chapman

    In A Day Before Cliche

    Many people ponder the benefits (and possible dangers) of time travel. I’m sure like me, you’ve probably at one time or another debated what historical event you would travel back to given the power to do so.  Some people will answer with things that would gift them immense riches. Things lik “I would have invested in Bitcoin when it was cheap”. This sort of thing is normally quite popular because we’re all greedy, selfish SOBs.  Others amongst us lust for culturally iconic events such as seeing The Beatles or being at Woodstock. Of course, these sorts of legendary concerts are normally tinted with rose coloured spectacles. I mean Woodstock was…

  • Adam Chapman

    It’s The End Of The World As We Snow It

    It’s here, oh my good golly gracious it’s here. As Game Of Thrones warned viewers for many years “Winter is coming” and it’s only just gone and turned up in physical form today.  Of course I’m talking about the blanket of snow that’s been laid down across most of the UK. Of course for many of us it’s only about 2-4 inches and the snow’s depth is around the same (The one and only dick joke you’ll find on TBP I’m better than that) but already it’s already reaching apocalyptic levels for the British Isles.  Now, it’s no secret that us Brits are terrible when it comes to a bit…

  • Adam Chapman

    “It’s Fake Isn’t It?”

    I spent the first years of my life in the 1990s. This was a glorious time of oversized clothes, the beginning of widely available internet and an oversaturation of American sitcoms.  The thing that sticks with me most from the 90s though? The Monday night wars in wrestling. WWE (named WWF at the time before legal troubles) and WCW competed for viewership. Both companies pushed the boundaries of what could be achieved within the ring, developed storylines that verged on the ridiculous and grew talents like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldberg and Sting, turning them into iconic superstars by the end of the decade. Now as an impressionable…

  • Adam Chapman

    I Know You Are But What Am I?

    When I was around 4 and a half years old, my older brother and I were blessed with a little sister joining the family. I think a stork dropped her off, that’s how Disney films explained a new sibling suddenly being in our house. It doesn’t really explain why my mum suddenly expanded in size over the previous nine months but I didn’t need to know, ah the naivety of youth. Anyway you’re probably wondering why I’m giving you an outline on the amount of brothers and sisters I have, well put very simply, as the middle child I became amazing at being a bloody pain in the nether region.…

  • Adam Chapman

    According To Social Media I’m The Worst Person In The World

    I knew it, I only bloomin’ knew it but now I can’t deny it anymore. I’m afraid to say if you’re reading this, you’re reading the words of the worst person on the planet.  How has this come to light I hear you ask? Was it because of that time I laughed at a seagull stealing a toddler’s lunch? Quite possibly, but I’m sure you would have let out a little chuckle if you had seen that.  Was it due to that time I found a fiver on the floor and didn’t report it as lost goods, I doubt it and I’m around 99% sure that no one ever has…