Political purge of UK Facebook underway →
I’m not into conspiracy theories. But if this turns out to be true, it will be extraordinarily shocking.
First Aid Kit performing their song Ghost Town as part of Black Cab Sessions - though it’s not quite as memorable as the original video, in which they look like a pair of wide-eyed psycho-serial killers after a night out on a murder spree in the Deep South.
What hope for a country where people will camp out for three days to glimpse the...– William Burroughs, The Place of Dead Roads
Royal wedding party 'crisis' as bunting stocks run... →
OH MY GOD! IT’S A FUCKING CALAMITY! WE MIGHT AS WELL END IT ALL NOW AND PUSH THE ENTIRE COUNTRY OVER THE EDGE OF THE WORLD! HOW CAN WE EVEN CONSIDER CELEBRATING THE WEDDING OF THE LOVELY WILLS AND THE RADIANT KATE IF THERE ISN’T ENOUGH SODDING BUNTING STREWN ACROSS THE ENTIRE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF THE COUNTRY!
Johann Hari: If you get the X Factor you'll get AV →
I love Kathy Burke →
I might sound like a stalker (okay, I sound like a stalker), but why isn’t Kathy Burke my best friend? Why can’t I go to the pub with her?
Time to announce that I’ll be appearing later in the current series of Britain’s Got Talent with my speciality act Thee Amazing Stigmata Man. The performance involves a highly expressive dance routine in which I display the various signs of crucifixion while tunelessly bellowing the song Unbelievable by ’90s one-hit wonders EMF.
I guess it’s a question of tone. I react against the variously contrived...– Geoff Dyer: My literary allergy | Prospect Magazine Let’s be honest - it’s also got a lot to do with suicide. Dying by one’s own hand immediately makes writer/artist/musician “cool”. Apparently. But hey, what do I know?
Dear Tumblr ...
I have to be brutally honest with you. I’m really fed up with your obsession with the photo-pornography of bookshelves. So you have a lot of books. I’m very pleased for you. And you’ve put them on display in crazy / interesting / artful ways. How amazing. And you’ve taken photos of them in ever-so-serious black and white. Utterly astonishing. Now fuck off.
If Britain can afford to spend tens of millions of pounds on the royal wedding,...– Johann Hari: This royal frenzy should embarrass us all | The Independent
Have decided to stop looking at the news each morning. I’ll just stare at a picture of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse instead. It’ll have much the same effect in the long run.