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That is one shit cover. Speed cameras, the London Eye and a rubbish bin? Really tackling those difficult subjects aren't you waste of fucking space.

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 22:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i like his face there. he is communicating "you couldn't make it up" via mime.

acrobat, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 22:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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acrobat, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 22:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Who is this Tammy Bruce woman? And what's her problem?

The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left's Assault on Our Culture and Values by Tammy Bruce
The New American Revolution: Using the Power of the Individual to Save Our Nation from Extremists
The New American Revolution: How You Can Fight the Tyranny of the Left's Cultural and Moral Decay

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 22:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

And why do so many American books have such long titles?

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 22:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

james delingpole. dear god.

Frogman Henry, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 22:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

but mixing yr right wing polemic with charile brooker ha ha. he's clearly fighting the good fight against left wing values!

acrobat, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 23:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

brooker wrote an anti-littlejohn thing the other day lol

That one guy that quit, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 23:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

because it's part of the guardian group and because of the hutton/new labour era i still instinctively think of the observer as leftish but it really isn't -- if you look at its history the observer's leftish phase was a tiny blip.


I remember back when Melanie Phillips was an Observer columnist.

Forest Pines, Thursday, 17 May 2007 08:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

mels used to be a lefty though innit.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 17 May 2007 08:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

She wasn't in her Observer column days, well not the ones I remember.

Freaky Trigger used to be hosted on the same server as her website, so every time it went down I consoled myself with the thought that it might have been due to an anti-Phillips cyber-onslaught.

Groke, Thursday, 17 May 2007 08:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"oh dear i accidentally seem to have deleted the index page..."

blueski, Thursday, 17 May 2007 09:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Brooker might not be right wing but he's part of the whole 'everything's crap, the modern world sucks' brigade. Also he's often funny though unlike everyone else mentioned here.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 17 May 2007 09:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Plus Brooker-Littlejohn buyer could be someone who's bought the Littlejohn to gasp in horror, like I do when I feel my stress levels need to rise and read the Daily Mail.

Anna, Thursday, 17 May 2007 10:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I saw Brooker at the cinema a few weeks back. He has the most concave face ever.

Dom Passantino, Thursday, 17 May 2007 10:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

One of my friends buys PJ O'Rourke books despite being a hardcore commie pinko. Know your enemy or something?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 17 May 2007 10:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's why I still link to Blissblog on CoM ;-)

Michael Bywater is what Brooker will eventually become.

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 17 May 2007 10:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I always assumed that lefties accounted for a pretty big chunk of O'Rourke's book sales, but it might just be me

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 17 May 2007 11:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I bought O'Rourke and am a pinko commie. But I've only kept one book. It's essentially the same joke in all the rest I discovered, and it gets tiresome.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 17 May 2007 11:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i don't know much about pj o'rourke. i read an interview with him once thou, he didn't seem like ann coulter or rush limbaugh.

acrobat, Thursday, 17 May 2007 11:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

nothing can make you like the guardian more than reading another paper you pick up on the bus/at the barbers/etc

Alan, Thursday, 17 May 2007 11:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

anyone see jonathan meades last night?

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 17 May 2007 11:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I AM Jonathan Meades - haven't you worked it out yet?

Nothing can make me like the Guardian less than its contents, i.e.:
(a) Beano comic;
(b) women journalists only allowed to write columns about their fluffy-wuffy bwains being too feisty-weisty to understand art/politics/music/the world/life;
(c) except P Toynbee: "VOTE GORDON HE IS THE FUTURE (C) MILLBANK PROMOTIONS PLC 2007";
(d) aforementioned Brooker modern life is all shit well come up with a better idea then or top yourself;
(e) "many over-verbose, jealous bloggers have been speculating in indigestible 3000-word tracts about the whereabouts of Maddy but I ALEXIS know the truth";
(f) what do you think about Palestine, yeah Palestine, yeah Palestine, that place that's just across the sea?

I've stopped reading the Times as well now except on Saturdays. Arrant Tory rot, as though it ever were anything else.

ps: that mugging was staged.

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 17 May 2007 11:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

he seemed a lot more reactionary and dullardy than i was expecting. I enjoyed last week's show, and what i can remember of previous series, although I was possibly too young to really 'get' him then.

Apparently the Piloti guy from Private Eye is/was doing a show about the Orient Express at the moment. great days for reactionary architecture buffs.

Bocken Social Scene, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

anyone see jonathan meades last night?

i was going to mention the programme somewhere. i quite enjoyed his lecturing at first but he ruined things by being so utterly glib really.

blueski, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ps: that mugging was staged.]

haha

he wasn't really reactionary. his point was flashy buildings that middle-class people like to see on "city breaks" don't actually provide much income for the inhabitants of the still pretty run-down north, and that instead of channelling money to poncey architects the money could be spent on things like, hhhhm, let's see, schools or even "subsidized jobs" -- hurrah for defense contracts! -- or other things that might make a difference.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the example of Bilbao skewed the argument a bit...unless Liverpool really does draw in as many tourists as the Basque commercial capital.

blueski, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

how dyou mean? that bilbao has 'worked' because it pulls in tourists?

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

essentially yes.

blueski, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Liverpool gets loads of tourists - Beatles etc.

Anna, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i know but that seems more of a constant that non-Beatles 'cultural sightbites' may not have really expanded upon. and more than Bilbao now? but i'm guessing Bilbao didn't get a lot of visitors before the museum - i could be wrong.

the bilbao example was more interesting because of the area's particular insularity and pride tho and the juxtaposition of this and Gehry's Guggenheim (fell from the sky/could've landed anywhere else, doesn't care about/reflect the 'native' culture/community). so how Bilbao's communities square that with the commercial benefits on their city is maybe more interesting than it would be in a lot of places.

blueski, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

they have papers at the barbers?

i read fhm the other day, at the barbers. well actually it was a little while ago. i just didnt want to tell you guy at the time, in case you said something

696, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

when i say guy, i mean guy as in blueski, not guys as in everyone else

696, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

that could have done with unpacking -- it's a fascinating topic. my guess is that no way did bilbao get that many tourists pre-guggenheim; but then the whole cheap-flight city-hopping phenomenon only took off in the last ten years or so too.

did you really read it 696, or just look at the pretty ladies?

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 17 May 2007 12:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i looked at the ladies

696, Thursday, 17 May 2007 13:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

though there was this article about the decline of manufacturing on teeside which wasnt bad

696, Thursday, 17 May 2007 13:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the article was typed in 8pt Frutiger over a photo of Billie Piper in her pants

blueski, Thursday, 17 May 2007 13:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

but then the whole cheap-flight city-hopping phenomenon only took off in the last ten years or so too.

a book about this would be v interesting, initially on stats basis (general increase across all european major cities generally? unexpected successes irrespective of recent developlements e.g. guggenheims or regen projects?) but also the commercial, cultural, environmental and subsequent political effects of course.

blueski, Thursday, 17 May 2007 13:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yea it was kinda annoying having to read the whole article to be able see everything properly

696, Thursday, 17 May 2007 13:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Has no-on mentioned Frederick Forsyth?

He doesn't like longlife lightbulbs. Or at least seems to have some kind of house that destroys them, therefore they are a bad idea obviously.
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/2615

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 17 May 2007 13:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ahhh the express - the headline to-day "Interest rates to go even higher". What even higher than under your beloved Thatcher? No? Well then shut the fuck up.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

take note at the easy ride the mail is giving gordo. i only read the front covers admitedlly thou it did say in the newstatesman he has gone out of way to have huggles with the owners of the mail and the sun.

acrobat, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

have huggles with the owners of the mail and the sun

shiver

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I saw R Wade in Daylesford Organic once - with Ross K in a barbour and cap. How I laughed.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

uh paul dacre and gordon brown liek each other lots.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

private eye's been saying this for ages.

wonder what the statesman's deal is, cos the guy who bankrolls it (geoffrey robertson? labour qc, super-rich) is or was brown fan #1.

That one guy that quit, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like the way the comments blame Blair for long-life light bulbs, as if he designs and markets them himself.

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what people don't realise is that dacre is a saloon bar socialist and that the daily mail has been an extended satire ALL ALONG.

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 17 May 2007 14:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think you're confusing 2 people there, Geoffrey Robinson (ex Labour MP, very rich, owner of the NS) and Geffrey Robertson - leftish QC married (so help him) to Kathy Lette.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 17 May 2007 16:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xpost

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 17 May 2007 16:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink


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