Monday, January 19, 2009

Blarts

So Mandelson says higher taxes on the rich won't make society fair, but curiously, Mandelson (rich) doesn't say why.

The reason is he can't. He knows that he is flat-out lying. There is no equity in a society that allows one person to have millions while another has nothing, and equity is clearly increased when resources are redistributed to closer to par.

But Mandelson doesn't dine with the poor and he doesn't hang out on our yachts either.

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Kids' TV these days is much brasher and louder than it was in "our day", and more's the pity. The dimwits who pursue fame through the route of children's TV presenting won't inspire our kids the way Tony Hart inspired us, and the world of entertainment is so much poorer without him.

Vale Tony.

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The Guardian featured a horribly dull article by Julian Baggini the other day (can't be arsed googling it), in which he wiffled about neologisms. And fuck me, here's Duncan Campbell, who needs no excuse to be dull, whining that we use too many baseball metaphors. Someone should smack his shit out of the park, hur hur.

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You know when you hear an album and you're like meh, but then your tastes change, and you listen again, and you're like wow.

Well, I have to tell you, Cabaret Voltaire's Plasticity is a really fucking good album and I retract the bad review I gave it in Exit 33.

Which I don't think ever got published. Story of my fucking life.

5 Comments:

At 4:53 pm, Blogger $Zero said...

thriftifarian

 
At 4:54 pm, Blogger Dr Zen said...

Made me yawn just seeing the link...

 
At 4:59 pm, Blogger $Zero said...

No shit.

me-lancing?

The guy has no talent whatsoever for creating new terms.

Unless maybe he was being ironic.

 
At 5:00 pm, Blogger Dr Zen said...

I don't think so. He's too smug of a twat for irony.

 
At 3:59 am, Anonymous High in the Sky said...

Pre-lordliness, Peter Mandelson used to be MP for Hartlepool, and was notorious for rarely visiting it. He is supposed to have been so out of touch with the ordinary people's life that on one of his few visits, he visited a chip-shop and, after the customer in front of him had ordered cod with chips and mushy peas, asked for grilled haddock and sautees, "with some of the guacamole, please".

 

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