What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-02

my copy of Faith No More's best known single won't play any more #epicfail # i can't get funding for my remake of Spartacus #epicfail # i've been multiplying two mathematical constants both together and by the speed of light, to no avail #epicfail # I always think of the Auteurs' Tombstone when passing the … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-02

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-25

I'm quite enjoying the ban - off to meet up with a friend who's supposed to be back in the UK, but instead is loafing in Sydney # has been the general manager of a large establishment, but still never would've thought they'd have put him in the Good Squad. # derives pathetic childish joy … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-25

Apart from more pies and shorter hours

I've been challenged to state what policy goals I'd actually favour: * Unlimited migration of people with A-level equivalent qualifications, or any non-academic skills in demand (defined as "more than no job adverts specify this, and it can be quantified") in the country of relevance. * Equal tax on all "getting more assets", whether house, … Continue reading Apart from more pies and shorter hours

Three Paul McCartney songs that are better than anything John Lennon ever did

Whilst I'm not quite willing to go to dsquared's levels of defence of unpopular bands, I can't quite believe that in my last, trolly, incoherent post the only thing I've so far been picked up on is suggesting that Paul McCartney's solo output is better than John Lennon's. That wasn't part of the trolly incoherence … Continue reading Three Paul McCartney songs that are better than anything John Lennon ever did

A working class hero is nothing to pretend to be

Paul McCartney was always my favourite Beatle. Not only because of his superior songs, although Jet is better than any of John Lennon's solo output. But also because he never followed the absurd craze amongst arty types of "pretending not to be middle-class" (this is a middle-class home, whatever Mr Lennon's pretensions). Today, I've been … Continue reading A working class hero is nothing to pretend to be

Missing the point on booze marketing, again

So there's yet another alcohol-bashing study out. This one says [*] that sports stars' drunk behaviour has no impact on young adults' drinking behaviour (that's 'over 18s', or 'legally responsible adults'), but that alcohol marketing does. This isn't surprising. Of course alcohol marketing makes people drink more of the brand being marketed, otherwise people wouldn't … Continue reading Missing the point on booze marketing, again