Archive for January, 2011

New Statesman ‘blogs

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2011 by Steve

I’ve been (due to almost terminal boredom at work), working my way through the parts of the internet that can’t get me fired. Anyway, the above named has an excellent roster of writers. Comedian and fake-Welshman Mark Watson’s is a good example.

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Interweb Genie-us…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2011 by Steve

…or something.

Don’t know how it works, but it got it right for me nine times out of ten and the one it got wrong was close (it simply mixed up its nihilist 1930’s French authors).

Spooky!

Yanks turning on Lance?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2011 by Steve

Monday’s Sports Illustrated will be running this article.

Satirical site Deadspin’s amusing response.

 

 

The Wire still at it!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2011 by Steve

Despite finishing three years ago, the best TV show ever made is still making the news. Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III (seriously) made a public statement last week criticising the show.

Show creator (and former Baltimore Sun crime reporter) David Simon was quick to respond.

Is this a mark of how good the show was, or a sign that the real-life situation remains completely fucked, in no small part due to people in authority being more concerned with perception than reality? Ach, probably both.

Party Game of the Year

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2011 by Steve

Top Drunks.

Marc Maron

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2011 by Steve

Not a huge fan of Maron‘s comedy, but got into his podcast a few years back, due to interviews with Doug Stanhope and the like.

Well, his podcast has got him more publicity / critical acclaim than anyone expected.

Very, very childish…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2011 by Steve

Yes, the site is called Celebrity Flap Pits.

Yes, they are making the comparison you’re thinking about.

You should be ashamed of yourself…