by Garethin General0 commentstags: fun, idiots, mobile, rant, SMS, Technology
I may be getting a bit more reactionary in some of my views – like for instance I reckon using a mobile in a car should result in the filth being allowed to crush your motor into a cube *on the spot* – but it tends to be that these views come from decent observations. And one of those is that people CANNOT drive while using a mobile. Nor can they cycle while using one. And let’s be honest most people can barely walk while using one (and alarmingly I’m talking about people using it as a frikkin’ phone not as a texting device here…)Hence why I love this cartoon. Thanks to Chris at Gonzovision for sending it on.
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.
by Garethin Art & Design0 commentstags: art, fun, star wars, stuff
Get yourself over to Worth1000.com to take a look at their challenge to get people to drop Star Wars characters into famous works of art. Some aren’t too great, to put it mildly – but some are truly excellent.
by Garethin Politics0 commentstags: europe, iraq, Politics, rant, tony blair, war criminal
Tom Lehrer famously said that political satire was obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.No matter, it seems that these things are somehow either circular or simply launch into another realm of absurdity as news confirms that our own very special lying dissembling scumbag of a war-crim / mid-east-peace-envoy Tony Blair looks ever more set to become the first EU president.You really couldn’t make it up.
by Garethin General, Politics2 commentstags: animal rescue kerala, ARK, india, kerala, stuff, travel
I can’t help it; I’m a sucker for good causes – I’ve promoted ARK (Animal Rescue Kerala) on here before, and now it’s time for another.Whilst the current good cause in my head is raising money to have Andy Coulson’s head on a spike at the Tower of London, there is a genuinely useful one that I’d like to point you at; Wiccaweys Rescued Border Collies & Working Dogs Centre – a rescue centre that really needs some funding help right now.If you can spare a bit or can set up a monthly donation, you’d be doing something extremely useful. Hopefully we can return to Andy Coulson’s head on a spike some other time…. ;-)