See, I’ve been here before. I’ve seen things you wouldn’t...– Malcolm Tucker’s Election Briefing invokes Blade Runner.
Video: Student throws egg at David Cameron →
From the Guardian: “Conservative leader targeted – but not directly hit – when student throws egg as he leaves Q&A session at Cornwall College, in Saltash.”
Last night’s UK Party Leaders’ debate in 60 seconds.
Finally. Just a note regarding the repeated claim that this is going to be at...– From “The yellow surge could soak us all”, the latest Malcom Tucker’s Election Briefing. No offence, Malcolm, but you lot have a long fucking way to go to beat the shit-flinging party that was the US 2008 presidential election.
There comes a time in a British actor’s life when the shadows have...– The Guardian Film Blog - Need a villain? Dial Ralph Fiennes
News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments →
All I can say is: it took them bloody long enough, didn’t it?
Election memo to party leaders: please sort out... →
Campaign web site fail: it’s not just for American presidential candidates anymore. The British party leaders aren’t doing so well … except for Nick Clegg, whose LibDem party doesn’t really have a snowball’s of getting any kind of majority. Gordon Brown’s site is “a usability nightmare”, and David Cameron’s uses frames.
We need to get to the people who only hear the rumours. Bottom feeders who get...– From “The bottom-feeders are the battlefield”, the latest instalment in Malcolm Tucker’s Election Briefing in the Guardian. (Malcolm’s columns “have been dictated to Jesse Armstrong”, not incidentally one of the co-writers of The Thick Of It and In the Loop.)
For some, of course, shredding is simply another time-consuming chore, but for...– NY Times, “Using Industrial-Strength Shredders At Home” As immlass would say, “the defendant stood mute and a plea of nolo contendere was entered in the record”.
Q: Why do you seem obsessed with brand name apparel et al in Pattern Recognition...– William Gibson
Q: I need a new bag for work. Is there any kind that is completely unacceptable...– Hadley Freeman in the Guardian After being surrounded by crowds of rucksack-wearing (backpack-wearing for us Yanks) tools for four days at SXSW Music, I can only agree wholeheartedly with Ms Freeman.
Rockets & Rayguns: 12 Albums I was obssessed with →
When I first started seriously getting into music during high school, these were the albums I played over and over. Although there would be several significant albums to come, it’s probably these that ultimately shaped my music taste more than any others. Naked Eyes Alphaville, Forever Young … Mine cover a longer span of time than just high school, going back to the age of five; it...
It's the World Cup of crisps! →
In which Charlie Brooker takes one for the team, trying out a vast array of terrifyingly flavored crisps (chips, for us Americans). Haggis. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Bratwurst. Bolognese. Ye gods. Also, clearly we over here are way behind on the flavored crispy potato sweepstakes, Stephen Colbert’s recent display of Pringles flavors notwithstanding.
—A plague o’ both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me: I...– Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene 1
asphalteden: hangingfire: existentializzy: Did I mention how much I loved this scene? I kind of shrieked and bounced up and down on the couch. A lot. I didn’t know they “counted” the paul mcgann movie since it was so weird continuity-wise. I am looking forward to seeing this episode when it is on BBC America in two weeks. I really, really liked it. In hindsight I found some...