by Garethin Art & Design, General, Media0 commentstags: art, brit art is shit, rant, stuff, turner prize is shit
Check out the BBC website to see this year’s Turner Prize Hopefuls.I was also shortlisted in error, when I left a hoover, some pans and an old set of nested tables out in the front yard for the council to collect – and a fox shat on them. And why is it that so many journos and commentators will still insist on saying things like “controversial works” when it’s abundantly clear the words they’re actually looking for are “a load of old toss”.I wanted to upload a picture to go with this post, but merely looking at the choices almost gave me a full-on bloody Anger-Stroke, so you can do without.
by Garethin General, Media, Politics0 commentstags: avarice, bankers, bankrupt britain, criminals, greed, Politics, rant
“Capitalists can buy themselves out of any crisis, so long as they make the workers pay.” Lenin As an aside to that – a long aside – one thing that I’ve noticed a fair amount of on newspaper and news websites is that whenever comments are posted by people (quite rightly) bemoaning the bailouts and get-out-of-jails being flung at the bastards that got us into this mess – which to the untrained eye seems little short of actually rewarding the fuckers – there are invariably a bunch of ripostes which essentially ask “Well what would you do?”.What kind of question is that?The point that these utter ‘tards clearly seem incapable of grasping is that those of us so violently offended by the bailouts know that we should not be in this position in the first place and should not have to take it upon ourselves to sort out what was such an inevitable shitstorm. The ignorance and/or arrogance of these people is almost beyond belief… Almost everyone I know has been living in a state of growing concern and outrage over recent years about unrealistic lending, irresposible lending and borrowing, and the utter unsustainability of it all.How is this all […]
by Garethin General, Media, Politics0 commentstags: financial crisis, fun, nigerian email scam, Politics, USA
Hilarious ‘Nigerian Email Scam’ spoof by poster Martin04 on the Guardian website. Dear American:I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transaction is 100% safe.This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college […]
by Garethin Media, Politics0 commentstags: avarice, bankers, bankrupt britain, bonuses, criminals, fraud, greed, mark steel, Politics
The ongoing shitstorm in ‘The City’ naturally provides the wonderful Mark Steel with plenty of ammo for a typically cynical, hilarious and impassioned column in today’s Independent newspaper.Includes stuff like this: The total amount of city bonuses for the last year, it turns out, is £12.6bn. Which is more, apparently, than the nation’s entire budget for transport…Richard Lambert, director-general of the CBI, said the bonuses are “a very effective way of motivating employees”. In which case it’s a good job the rest of the country’s workforce manages to get motivated without a £12.6m bonus or hospitals would be full of frail old patients squealing: “Can you change my sheets dear, I’ve had an accident,” and the nurse replying: “Four million quid or you can do them yourself.” Click here for the full article…