I’m a Geordie and a NUFC fan, which is a cross to bear I can tell you. If I was also a follower of various oriental faiths then I must have done something truly terrible in a previous life to deserve that. I now live in the North West and means being surrounded by Liverpool, [...]
Posts from ‘October, 2009’
Let me first set the scene. This event occurred in a pub in Leeds called “The Packhorse”. It was the boozer that a certain Professor Tolkien and his student poetry and drinking gang used to frequent. I can’t claim this interchange was as cultured or erudite as the good professor’s evenings there but by the [...]
An online “redtop” called The Tab was launched this year and received 80,000 hits in its first week.
But a section where students pose in their underwear has caused controversy and led to calls for the scantilly clad students to be covered up.
The Cambridge student union women’s officer, Natalie Szarek, said that they should be [...]
Chris Bryant, the Europe Minister, said it was unpatriotic of the Tories to oppose a British president of Europe.
Yeah, and my Dad could beat up your Dad…
This obscenity is being shown ad nauseum by the government on British telly. And yes, it really is called “Bedtime Stories”.
This is now completely beyond a fucking joke.
It has been a truism at least since Orwell’s 1984 hit the bookstores that the control of language is the control of thought. And this is an exercise that our politicos, media and much of academia have been involved in for decades now.
I’d like to examine some examples…
“Ethical living”. Now a naive person might [...]
I was watching the telly a couple of days ago and being a bloke I was watching a show about special forces and in particular the SAS.
Well, following the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics the Germans decided they needed a specialist counter-terrorism force and set-up GSG-9. Of course as you can [...]
The world is officially now utterly deranged.
Despite being at war and having an economy which is a basket-case The Ministry of Culture (shudder) has decided that our greatest peril lies from the kiddiewinks playing World of Warcraft online. Apparently the under twelves can’t, you see, distinguish fantasy from reality. Which is odd because I [...]
… not with a bang but with a cow fart.
Just read the whole thing. It is beyond the fiskable. And riddle me this? Why, after reading that piece do I have the image of a basted former senator from Tennessee rotating on a spit with an apple in his mouth and a bouquet garni up [...]
Time for another physics blog.
For something that is supposed to be the most important issue facing mankind, it seems utterly amazing to me that so few people have any real understanding of how this thing called “the Greenhouse Effect” works. The explanation most people know, that is repeated endlessly in the media, is oversimplified to [...]
Everybody knows that conspiracy theories are always totally barking, and anyone who proposes one can be safely ignored, or laughed at. As a rule, I agree. But what commonly isn’t so clear is why; and how do you recognise a conspiracy theory anyway? It seems quite common nowadays to see conspiracy theorists where there are [...]
They really are idiots
H/T Power and Control
Local Tory councillor organises a screening of Not Evil, Just Wrong – Labour group leader totally appalled. “I am totally appalled.” he said, “The council is committed to reducing carbon emissions, yet the Conservatives are pushing a film which threatens all of that.”
Really? Oh good!
And Labour councillor Ranjit Banwait, vice-chairman of the council’s climate change [...]
Clive James on the BBC. Funny for the first half, then he gets serious, and interesting. Listen to both.
(Transcript here, in case anyone can’t get BBC iPlayer.)
Gordoom has promised us the recession wil be over by Christmas.
Is he even madder than I thought?
When was the last time anyone made such a promise? Oh, yes, the Summer of 1914 and didn’t that turn-out well!
You can read the whole thing here but I must warn you that vomit is murder to get [...]