Month: June 2006

  • Derby By Night

    After going to Fraz’ new night at Red, me and PaulKeith went for a wander round the rainy, lovely Derby streets. Everywhere was film-set rainy and wonderfully deserted. I think Derby looks gorgeous at night. The best time is between 4 and 5am but that’s getting pretty light now so I’m glad I managed to…

  • The Devil Is Picking Your Politicians!

    A candidate seeking the Republican nomination for a Congressional seat in Utah has blamed the devil for problems with his campaign. John Jacob, a businessman aiming to oust Republican incumbent Chris Cannon in a party primary this week, told The Salt Lake Tribune that since he had decided to try for Congress, the devil had…

  • Zahid Mubarek – Still No Justice

    The inquiry into the murder of Asian teenager Zahid Mubarek by a racist cell-mate will this week name at least two officials who have since been promoted and highlight a ‘lack of accountability’ over the killing, The Observer can reveal. Sources who have seen the report by Mr Justice Keith said it goes into detail…

  • Ultraviolet: Are You Mental?

    (WARNING! SPOILERS BELOW! DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN X-MEN3 OR ULTRAVIOLET!) I’ve just been to the cinema to see Ultraviolet. And I want my money back. It pains me to type that. I try to keep negative reviews off Bzangy because there are far too many blogs that are moanathons. It’s lazily easy…

  • Counting Electrons

    Physicists in Japan have made a device that can detect individual electrons that are flowing either forwards or backwards. The device — the most sensitive ammeter to date — allows currents to be measured in the attoampere range for the first time. Dubbed a bi-directional single-electron ammeter, the device could be used for a wide…

  • Goodbye TOTP!

    The BBC’s flagship pop music programme Top of the Pops has been cancelled after 42 years, the BBC has announced. “The time has come to bring the show to its natural conclusion,” said the BBC’s director of television Jana Bennett. In a statement, the BBC said the weekly programme could no longer compete with 24-hour…

  • The Truth Behind Blair’s Lies

    A leaked cable from the US embassy in Baghdad signed by the ambassador paints a grim picture of Iraq as a country disintegrating in which the real rulers are the militias, and the central government counts for nothing. The cable, signed by the US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and sent to the State Department in Washington…

  • Wet Stones

    Click the piccy above to see three pics of wet stones I took today.

  • How Capitalism Is Your Friend

    A major drug company is blocking access to a medicine that is cheaply and effectively saving thousands of people from going blind because it wants to launch a more expensive product on the market. (Source: The Guardian) The myth of the free market is that it is the most efficient economic system. People’s needs and…

  • Sick To Death Disco 16/6/06

    Yeah Ahhh, I’m sooo knackered now. Danced far too much tonight. My poor little tootsies! 🙂 Click the pic above for the gallery!

  • Sadler And Iron Gates

    Just a few snaps from around the city centre. Click on the pic above to see the gallery!

  • A Pack Of Keyvans, Please

  • US: Suicide Is Painless

    Run for your lives – America is under attack! Just days ago three prisoners at Guantanamo Bay committed suicide in a savage assault on America’s freedom to not care about prisoner suicides! Oh sure, the “Blame Atrocities First” crowd will tell you these prisoners were “driven to despair,” that they “had no rights,” that they…

  • The Police State

    The sister of two men arrested after an anti-terror raid said armed police “stormed in” the east London property without identifying themselves. Humeya Kalam told BBC News: “To us they were just burglars, to us it was pitch dark, just lights and guns everywhere”. Brothers Abul Koyair, 20, and Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 23, who was…

  • Sick To Death Disco 9/6/06

    Excellent night last night at Sick To Death Disco. Lovely people and lots of cool tunes to dance to. Can’t imagine jumping around to The Ramones anywhere else in Derby on a Friday night! Click on the piccy above for the full set of pics.

  • Why Musicians Are Like Turtles

    “Hey, dude! Radical flipper-tapping!” (I should warn you, I’m insanely sleep-deprived as I type this so it may become quite perfect nonsense.) Last Saturday, I went to my school reunion. I met people I hadn’t seen for over two decades. Inevitably, we asked each other the same questions time and time again: what do you…

  • Boy, I Sure Do Love Sleepin’!

    Pic by by Anders Viklund. Hello! I’ve had 2.5 hours sleep! Here’s a pic of a Swedie kitty whose face perfectly expresses how I feel now.

  • Keyvan Minoukadeh: A Celebration

    “I don’t think anybody after this is going to be able to say of Tony Blair that he’s somebody who is driven by the drift of public opinion, or focus groups, or opinion polls. He took all of those on. He said that they would be able to take Baghdad without a bloodbath, and that…

  • Some Recommendations

    An author, earlier today I’ve had a couple of emails lately from peeps curious about what books I read. So here’s a little list of authors I’ve enjoyed in the past year or so: Joe Haldeman, Andrea Dworkin, Philip Roth, Tricia Sullivan, Neal Asher, Terry Jones, John Gribbin, Murray Gell-Man, Lev Davidovich Bronstein, Edward Said,…

  • More US Murders And Cover-Ups

    Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has criticised the US military for what he described as habitual attacks against civilians. His comments came as his government launched an investigation into an alleged massacre by US marines of up to 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha. Mr Maliki told reporters violence against civilians was “common among many of the…