Julian Cope: Lunatic and Fire-Pistol - “Now lunatic and fire pistol deep into my brain, once more into the breach, into the fray. Insane, i see the rough-house boys descend onto the green; the candle burns the hours that light the day …”
I listened to this song fifteen times in a row before posting it here. *twitch*
“This is a leaderless protest with no agenda but justice: it is a new children’s crusade, epic and tragic. More fires are lit as the children try to keep warm: they are burning placards and pages from their school planners. A sign saying ‘Dumbledore would not stand for this shit!’ goes up in flames.”—The Guardian: This isn’t just a student protest. It’s a children’s crusade.
Yes, on the border of the posh Tory heartland of Chelsea, you will now find “Maggie’s” - London’s first (and thankfully only) Margaret Thatcher-themed nightclub. It comes complete with Thatcher’s speeches being relayed over the speakers in the toilets, in place of inoffensive piped music. I imagine that unique innovation just makes clubbers spontaneously evacuate their bowels right there and then - even if, before that moment, they had no desire to do so.
A couple of days after Lord Young’s ridiculous and offensive “you’ve never had it so good” comments about the recession, here’s one of the profoundly sad and sickening stories of these evil - yes, evil - unfair and unjustifiable Coalition cuts.
It’s a good and valid question. Speaking personally, I would like to donate my Twitter account to someone who could maintain my 140-character bouts of scabrous wit, withering sarcasm and sickening cynicism, all topped off with a sprinkling of utterly hateful and depressing passive-aggression.
Sadly, such a person does not exist, so I suspect that my Twitter account will die with me. Oh well.
“For the vast majority of people in the country today, they have never had it so good ever since this recession - this so-called recession - started …”—Lord Young, the government’s ‘Enterprise Adviser’ - i.e. an unelected politician who is undoubtedly being paid a hefty amount of money to add to his already impressive bank balance - demonstrates exactly how much the mostly wealthy Coalition understands the pain they are inflicting on the UK population in the name of reducing this supposedly dangerous deficit. Read more »
“There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors.”—Tennessee Williams [via libraryland]
Not that the government would ever do anything as reprehensible as releasing bad news while the nation’s gaze is (inexplicably) concentrated on the soap opera of a royal wedding announcement. No, of course not. Perish the thought.
The above word, coined and indeed invented by that Sarah Bloody Palin woman (who scares the very wits out of me, frankly), has been awarded the prestigious title of Word of the Year 2010 by Oxford University Press USA.
This is proof that we are living in the End Times, and that the beauty of language is about to disappear up its own fundament.