by Garethin General, Music, Politics1 commentstags: gareth thomas, gay, Media, Music, rage against the machine, rugby, sport, stuff, tinues, wales, x-factor
Sometimes there doesn’t seem to be enough good news around at Christmastimes… Don’t know why – (maybe it’s because we tend to try and happy ourselves up for the occasion and the world doesn’t stand a chance of living up to that), but there just doesn’t. And that’s broadly been so this year too – ongoing whitewashy shambles of an Iraq inquiry, total cop-out and big finger to the planet from Copenhagen – but at least today has flagged up two stories that have really genuinely made me incredibly happy. The first is pretty obvious – Rage Against The Machine taking the Xmas number 1 slot from some vanilla X-Factor prettyboy singing some crappy banality at the order of his master.Thank Fuck, quite frankly. Brilliant news.The X-Factor may be enjoyed by millions but that doesn’t make it good of course (and it isn’t good – it’s fucking evil) – and contrary to the bafflingly poor thinking of some absurdly biased BBC newsreader/interviewers over the past days, it does NOT set up winners in long and glittering and important careers; so far they’ve been largely shortlived. For which one can only be thankful given the tripe, pap and worthless formulaic shite […]
by Garethin Politics1 commentstags: europe, fun, iraq, middle east, palestine, Politics, rant, tony blair, war criminal, wmd
(*Above: Tony Blair, currently busy bringing peace to the Middle East) I’m in a quandry. After nearly suffering a debilitating Anger Stroke over the suggestion that Tony Blair should be EU President, I’m now finding myself wildly swaying between two points of view; he should absolutely NOT be, and, actually he should… Here, arguing the brilliantly mishcievous case for ensuring the fucker DOES get the job is George Monbiot, whilst on the other hand with the more traditional and generally popular view that he he should basically just go burn in hell – though far better expressed – is Mark Steel. Which to choose, which to choose… Oh – hang on. We don’t choose. There’s no bloody vote is there. Pic; original source unknown.
by Garethin Environment, General, Politics0 commentstags: Environment, extinction, himalayas, tibet, wildlife
Researchers in the remote eastern Himalayas (divided between Nepal, Bhutan and parts of China, India, Bangladesh and Burma) have discovered a whopping 350-odd new species over the last ten years, including Gumprecht’s (horrendously) green pit viper as shown in the picture – It’s venomous, grows to at least 130cm, and clearly thinks that camouflage is very last year.More here…
by Garethin Media, Politics0 commentstags: afghanistan, fun, Politics, rant
Just before I head off for the weekend to Donington Park for the MotoGP (updates across the event on the BatiFan Blog and at BatiFans.com) I just had to post this stunning hatchet job by Matthew Norman in The Independent.Although the article doesn’t actually address the primary questions of the dishonesty of the mission in Afghanistan – and the basic principle that our troops should not be there and be in harm’s way in the first place – it *does* do a smashing job at ridiculing the utterly ridiculous George Foulkes. Not hard, I know – small children could probably do a decent job – but Matthew Norman’s rage at the (literally) Brown-nosing dreg is pure joy and pure class.Read the article in full…
by Garethin Politics0 commentstags: europe, iraq, Media, Politics, tony blair
I must admit to still being close to incandescent with rage at the idea that Blair might be some kind of shoe-in as EU president. I’m certainly outraged at Glenys Kinnock proclaiming him “the UK’s choice” (I sure as fuck didn’t vote for him… did I miss something?) but on the bright side I’m confident of the IQs of our friends on the continent that they wouldn’t possibly stand for it.Although I would like it if they had a bit of fun by voting for him, got him over there and then ran him straight off to the Hague for trial… Steve Bell, as usual, gets it spot on.