The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.– E. Joseph Cossman
I think it’s the flag-raising at the end that makes this. meatrobot: Steampunk Mousetrap on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
What a shambles →
Voting in Boris Johnson hasn’t transpired to be the bundle of laughs it was billed as. OK, Ken has a vested interest in this, but he’s still right.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-6-28) →
Bruce Springsteen (84) Neil Young (42) Imelda May (13) Blur (12) St. Vincent (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Gumption Rewarded With Even More Work →
Tell me about it.
"Endearingly, it has emerged that Michael Jackson... →
Well, it’s more endearing than his child abuse, true. Although the author clearly doesn’t watch Bo Selecta…
The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds...– Albert Camus
Red Rabbit Beautiful video by Egmont Mayer. The animation is outstanding. (via Laughing Squid)
Paul Carr goes to Butlins →
Hilarity and (probably justifiable) snobbishness ensue.
Government debt in The Telegraph →
Am I getting old that I think an article about government waste in the Telegraph is actually pretty accurate?
I say build some more fucking bypasses over this shithole.– Nicky Wire, On stage at Glastonbury Festival 1994
Heresy Corner: Speaking of the speaker →
Yet another excellent post from The Heresiarch, this time about the election of John Bercow as speaker.
The 10 Best-Selling LPs of All Time →
And I don’t have any of them. Not on CD, not in MP3, nothing. This isn’t a policy of mine, it’s just that none really appeal.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-6-21) →
Townes Van Zandt (22) The National (19) Laura Marling (18) The Lemonheads (14) Beirut (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Adam Curtis has his very own blog →
Adam Curtis’s documentaries are one of the many gems in the BBC’s news output, and so him having his own blog can only be fantastic news.
When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the...– Thomas Jefferson
What's in a booking fee? →
When you see how much the music industry, both labels and tickets, have been screwing over artists for years, it puts filesharing in perspective.
How does language affect the way we think? →
The unbearable cost of living →
Great article from Adam Wishart about NICE and the cost of cancer drugs. It’s rare to hear a balanced, measured view.
National Rail Enquiries investigated over My Rail... →
I thought NRE’s handling of the affair was atrocious and I hope they get dragged over the coals for it.
Smart Old Blue He Took The Milky Way →
Billy on the political correctness (gone mad, of course) of changes to the Milky Way advert. A sad day for all concerned.
An open letter to Nick Griffin from the Royal... →
“Stop it, Mr Griffin. Just stop it.”
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-6-14) →
The Beatles (29) Grizzly Bear (28) Steve Earle (15) The National (14) Townes Van Zandt (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Simon Schama on the D-Day memorial event →
This is some article. Schama has a great talent at emphasising the historic and minimising the pompous.
Ben Goldacre on drug policy →
Amen to that.
Mariella Frostrup on BBC funding →
Someone had to say it. Of all the taxes, licenses, and bills I have to pay, the license fee is the only one I pay with pleasure. I mean that.
If you think that education is expensive, try ignorance.– Derek Bok
Blogger gives a lesson in copyright to an... →
“My concern is that if you do not upload the images again I might have to contact my lawyer…”
Who should get the blame for the new iPhone... →
I find the way that Apple seem entirely off the hook in the recent squabbles to be really strange. Seems I’m not alone.
It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more...– Chuck Palahniuk