Year: 2017

  • Yet More Shitty YA Posing As Adult Drama

    I’ve been watching Salvation on UK Netflix and it’s just making me miss HACF. Why is mainstream US telly so emotionally vapid, so silly and plastic? In one scene, a character is literally waterbaorded. Half an hour later, he’s totally fine and making jokes about it. You know, like any of us would be after…

  • HACF S4E7 – Who Needs A Guy (SPOILERS)

    Originally posted by sunnydisposish SPOILERS BELOW I’m in fucking pieces. Just when everything was perfect for Gordon… I can’t believe it. It’s so horrible and random and unfair. Which I guess is why HACF is the most lifelike show on telly. Seeing his girls and Donna weeping on the sofa…. that just fucked me up.…

  • Casting My Hand

    Today, I thought I’d have a go at casting my hand in plaster of paris. Obviously, this wasn’t a sudden whim because you need more than household ingredients to do this. I’d already bought several bags of Baby Rice alginate plus some mixing jugs that could serve as hand moulds. So, I mixed the first…

  • Panasonic DMC-LX15 Test Night Shots

    I recently got an LX15 to replace my trusty Sony RX100Mk3 which, sadly, has been dropped one too many times and is a bit grumpy and temperamental, like a certain R2 unit. So far, I’m loving the LX15. It’s rocking the same 1″ sensor that all the high-end compacts have been forced to move to…

  • Racists On Facebook

    So, I’m scrolling through my newsfeed and I read this “joke” above that’s actually the most sick, dehumanising racism which *two* of my white “friends” have liked. What the fuck? I post it up, call them out and instantly another white male leaps to their defense, saying that I need “to chill” and that he “needs context” for…

  • Kraftwerk Live!

    Last night, I saw Kraftwerk live at the Theatre Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. The whole evening was surreal for me as I veered between awe, sadness and happy lost-in-popness. I went with my mate Nate and you can see us above, looking AMAZING. As a slight background; Kraftwerk have been my favourite band since 1981.…

  • Election 2017

    Rob and Nat came over to hang out for ELECTION FEVER NIGHT. When we called it a night, it was with trepidation of what the morning would bring. Well, JOY TO THE WORLD! Theresa May is FUCKED! It’s a hung parliament, she’s having to run round in dark corners making shady deals with extremist nutters…

  • Class Hatred

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nick-clegg-conservative-school-funding-cuts-children-lose-free-hot-lunches-election-2017-tory-a7742131.html I feel I’m drifting towards ulta-left unreasoning class hatred. The latest news about May cutting school meals for poor kids – how can someone be so utterly fucking evil? These are the kids at the very bottom of society. Often, their school dinner may be the one proper meal they have a day. And…

  • Loneliness

    Isn’t it crazy how many of us are lonely? Not just occasionally, a bit in-need-of-company, at-a-loose-end kind of lonely but deep, existential loneliness. I had an old friend round a while ago. I actually had to ask him if some of my memories of my first girlfriend were true. They’re so long ago and I’ve…

  • On Racists And Sea Lions

    The ignorance of some white people just staggers me. If anyone raises racism or cultural appropriation, they immediately flip into full-on sea lion mode or, even worse, into dismissive troll mode. Here’s how I see it: Imagine I’m in a public space, say waiting in line at a cafe. Someone prods me and says, “Ow! You’re…

  • The Last Ever Episode Of Grimm

    I watched the first ever episode of Grimm. And just now I watched the last ever ep. I feel soo sad now that I’ll never experience new eps of this universe again, the same as I feel about Falling Skies, Continuum, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse and sooo many more. On the…

  • When Is A Terrorist Not A Terrorist? When He’s White!

    A man has been found guilty of trying to cause “maximum damage” by making a bomb filled with ball bearings and leaving it on a Tube train. Damon Smith put his homemade device into a rucksack and left it on a Jubilee line train in October. The 20-year-old had admitted perpetrating a bomb hoax but…

  • Peter Kay’s Car Share

    The quiet genius of Peter Kay reaches perhaps its purest expression in Car Share. Nothing happens. It’s just two coworkers sharing a car to work. And back. That’s it. Nothing bloody happens. And that nothing is everything. Kay is better than Beckett, better than Bennett, better than Camus. There is not a wasted word, every…

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  • I Miss My Dad

    Today is the first anniversary of my Dad dying. I can’t believe it’s been a year. I haven’t slept properly the past few days. I keep waking up every hour or so, like I’m anxious about missing a train or flight or something. I’ve had such a lonely year without him. I miss arguing about…

  • Spicer Agrees With Hitler

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been criticised after he declared that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons during World War Two. “We had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” he said as he criticised Russia for supporting Syria’s regime. Critics pointed out gas was used…

  • The Smallness Of Racism

    Out in the universe, there are… Galaxies colliding. As ours will with Andromeda in around five thousand million years. Think of that, actual fucking galaxies colliding. (Pic is of the Antennae galaxies, a pair of interacting galaxies located 45 – 65 million light years from Earth. Credit: Hubble / ESA) There are pulsars, as discovered…

  • An History Of Progress

    During the last 510 years of the European/Euro-American capitalist/patriarchal modern/colonial world-system we processed from the 16th Century ‘Christianize or we’ll shoot you,’ to the 19th Century ‘civilize or we’ll shoot you,’ to the 20th Century ‘develop or we’ll shoot you,’ to the late 20th Century ‘neoliberalize or we’ll shoot you,’ to the early 21st Century…

  • Monet, Manet, Minget

    I just fell asleep, old man style, and had this crazy 30-second dream. I was laying next to this beautiful naked woman (well, naked except for a garter on her right thigh) and we were edging towards the beast with two backs when she suddenly looked up and through the window of the cottage we…

  • Grand Budapest Hotel Made Me Cry Again

    Gustave: I suppose this is to be expected back in… Where do you come from again? Zero: Aq Salim al-Jabat. Gustave: Precisely. I suppose this is to be expected back in Aq Salim al-Jabat where one’s prized possessions are a stack of filthy carpets and a starving goat, and one sleeps behind a tent flap…