Sunday, May 31, 2009


Go here and download The Harvey Girls's free EP An Uncloudy Day. LISTEN. You won't regret it as it's between 4 and 4.07 times better than whatever crap you were listening to. [via Fluxblog]

READ. Sleeping with the NME: how the British music press picked up a dose of the crap. The public get the music press that no public could deserve. Though in their defence the gig was up in the late-nineties when the Britpop boom ended, tipping the control away from a music press that could chose who to write about to the PR companies who could now say whether the press could have access to their rosters or not depending on what they wrote. [via Warren Ellis]

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Maximum Bogusity, Man.

Nick Cohen: Why are they trying to gag a top British science writer?. The British Chiropractic Association and the English legal system= MONUMENTAL FAIL.

Jack of Kent is said to be the place to be for up to the minute information on this.

Chiropractic? Bogus. Utterly, utterly bogus. Do pass it on will you?

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ooh, one of my photos is in the Grauniad! I only took it originally for the Monty Python plaque. Still, it makes a change from odd pictures turning up on Wikipedia pages...

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Friday, May 22, 2009

In the continuing MP expenses scandal we've had them either apologise or look confused at the idea that they've done anything wrong. Now retiring MP Anthony Steen. member of Parliament for the constituency of fatcatlandshire has decided to try a new tactic, stick two fingers up and claim that MPs have a right to steal the public's money and if they think that's bad they're just jealous.

I think I have behaved impeccably. I have done nothing criminal. And you know what it's about? Jealousy. I have got a very, very large house..." A very, very large house in the country. "We have a wretched Government here that has completely mucked up the system and caused the resignation of me and many others, because it was this Government that introduced the Freedom of Information Act and it is this Government that insisted on the things which caught me on the wrong foot." Damn this Government for passing a law that has enabled me and my colleagues to be caught out being venal! That's not how it works! "What right does the public have to interfere in my private life? None. Do you know what this reminds me of? An episode of Coronation Street. This is a kangaroo court."

This is the gift that keeps on giving.

His outburst embarrassed Tory chiefs, who fear that continuing disclosures about wealthy MPs apparently milking the expenses system has undermined attempts to modernise the party's image. They warned him to stay silent in future – or become the first Tory to be stripped of the party whip over the expenses scandal.

Within hours he had issued an abject apology, saying: "I was so deeply upset with the situation, which resulted in me overreacting. I am sorry that in the heat of the moment I said inappropriate things... about the Freedom of Information Act, which I entirely support."

So, still not apologising for stealing money from the public then.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Daniel Craig gallery. Especially: Num.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A transsexual from Nottinghamshire has warned she will end her life if she is refused hormone treatment on the NHS.

Debbie Davies, from Rainworth, is seven days into a hunger strike, and said she cannot afford to fund her treatment. Ms Davies, who was born as Richard in 1966, has been living as a woman for the past 18 months. Nottinghamshire County PCT has urged Debbie to stop the hunger strike and is currently reviewing its policy for patients who want to change gender.

Oh, BBC? You're missing a word from that first sentence.

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"Badgers? We don' Need no Steenkin' Badgers!"

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Fair and Balanced as Ever.

[via Why, That's Delightful!]

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

News International, Inciting Murder and Paedophile Attacks Again

I'm not well-inclined towards Gary Glitter, his behaviour since his fall from grace would suggest he's fairly unrepentant about being a paedophile but when he's got News International following him around what likelihood is there of him changing? He's fled the country once after all. This article, like a lot of the drivel put out by the spawn of Murdoch, is difficult to justify journalistically.

Parents should study our pictures well. For the child abuser - who is on the sex offenders register - is still a constant danger and threat to innocent kids.

Yes, parents who live in Brighton, Birmingham, Cardiff or Newcastle need to be informed about this London-based paedophile. And what evil, paedophilic things has he been doing?

* LEERING at pretty young waitresses.
* EXPLOITING his hearing problem to get them leaning in close.
* ATTEMPTING to pick up young women on the street.
* STAGGERING home drunk and trying to lure young people up to his flat.

So, behaving like most blokes you see out on the street then. Of course, the NotW has no proof that Glitter has been after any children, the best they can manage is

He left the shop alongside two young Asian girls - one in white socks and school uniform the other clutching a cuddly toy.

But they are clearly nothing to do with him, on such evidence almost everyone in the world is a paedophile. Their insistence that evil Glitter has disguised himself as Rolf Harris, complete with a photo of Rolf so you can compare and contrast, is the only amusing part of the story.

But this is all unjustifiable plop of the worst kind. Paedophiles are to NotW what the MMR vaccine is to the Daily Mail, an excuse for the worst kind of non-stories ignoring all the research that children are most often abused by family members. Best case reading? News International want a reader who happens to live where Glitter lives now to kill him. Worse case, Glitter goes underground with no reason not to start attacking children. The NotW openly appeals for murder. Is this how our media should really work?

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Giraffe, ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park

Giraffe, ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park
Originally uploaded by Loz Flowers

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Otters Awaiting Feeding, ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park

Otter Awaiting Feeding, ZSL London Zoo, Regents Park
Originally uploaded by Loz Flowers

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