I tend to prattle on about the virtues of democracy quite a lot, but articles like these make me think that life in a green-minded police state would have considerable upsides. Maybe another humdinger of a world war might help matters too, if it wiped out enough of the global population. Or some kind of [...]
Old blog post. New Threadless design.
This post contains a whole lot of misdirected aggression, but I really fucking hate it when people abuse exclamation marks. Here’s a prime example from a student email: Please be advised that Dr Lucy James requested that the Signpost session on Friday 30th January is from 09.30 – 10.00! Kindly amend this in your timetable, [...]
Following on from the last post, after having read some blogosphere reaction to the Oscar nominations, and after having seen the film earlier today, I felt compelled to post this YouTube video of Springsteen’s song for The Wrestler. It fits the mood of the film perfectly, but still somehow missed out on a nomination.
I don’t think of myself as a film connoisseur, but I find it odd, perplexing and not a little outrageous that neither The Wrestler nor The Dark Knight are in contention for the Best Film award. Granted, Mickey Rourke is a nominee in the Best Actor Category and Heath Ledger is expected to posthumously scoop [...]
I really hope that this is some sick joke, because if I was Arsenal’s manager I’d be packing Eboue‘s bags myself right now. He’s an abysmal player and has absolutely no place in an Arsenal team. Frankly I don’t think he’s even a Premiership player, and yet somehow he manages to turn out semi-regularly for [...]
Best television show ever. Even David Hasselhoff’s a fan.
I just saw that in print for the first time. Feels good, doesn’t it?
From Football365: “It would be a fantastic contract, yes, but there are other things more important than money. A player wants to be remembered for what he has won. “Imagine 10 years after you stop playing, you go back, you look around, you are not in any picture, you have no medals, no trophies; it [...]
I came home slightly toasted tonight and happened upon this corker of an article by the aforementioned in Thursday’s Irish Times. A deep-down aversion to A-R-T is one big reason half of America stays away from fiction. They’re afraid they’ll come across a sentence like: “She looked out the window and saw the reflection of [...]
From the BBC: A US teenager killed his mother and wounded his father in revenge after they took away his violent computer game, a judge has ruled. The defence team for Daniel Petric, 17, had argued his addiction to the Halo 3 game, in which players shoot invading aliens, had made him insane. But the [...]
I understand the sentiment, but what good is shouting slogans on campus supposed to do for the people of Gaza? Also, why is it that only Israel draws these kind of protests? I don’t recall any anti-Chinese protests last year when China started cracking heads in Tibet. I don’t recall any protests against the Burmese [...]
Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs (Lights In The Sky Tour, Multi-Cam) from Edgar Desrives on Vimeo. NIN performing ‘March of the Pigs’ during their 2008 Lights in the Sky tour. Trent wanted to make a DVD from tour footage, but due to complications with his former record label Interscope it couldn’t be [...]
While I’m pretty sure that this has got to be fake, I still laughed at it quite a lot. Hat-tip to Wheelypops.keep looking »