Monthly Archives: January 2010
This is what vacillation looks like…Maybe this is just resignation, or maybe it’s an attempt to play peacemaker, but it sure as hell smells like betrayal to me… The president of Brazil, Luiz inácio Lula da Silva, is studying the … Continue reading
Charlie Brooker explains the TV formula for making you feel “informed” without actually being it:Actually, even with allowances for comedic exaggeration, this is all too true.
I’ve been reading Richard Gott’s excellent book on some of the guerrilla movements in Latin America lately, so this song is a natural choice for me this week:Unfortunately, there’s no video for this one (except an unembeddable live version which … Continue reading
Warning: Will cause you to laugh uncontrollably. Please finish your drink BEFORE pressing the play button.
Here comes the end of January, legendary month of the blahs. As we bid farewell to it, let us now pause and remember the blah-blah coming from the following wankers…right before we deliver them the obligatory boot to the head:1. … Continue reading
This was taken just after Sebastián “Pinochet Jr.” Piñera won by a narrow margin (and the abstention of a third of the Chilean electorate) on the second round on the 17th. Here’s how these fine young fascists decided to show … Continue reading
This is the “cadena” (all-station legally mandated broadcast) that RCTV, now reduced to a cable station, refused to show and got suspended for refusing to show. Gee, don’t you wonder why they refused? Well, here’s a broad hint: The reality … Continue reading
Forget the Harperite lie about prorogation being “routine”. There is NOTHING routine about evasion of hard questions about torture. That’s the real story here.
I have a terrible confession, kiddies: The kitty above isn’t mine. But she illustrates the concept of “short ‘n’ stubby” perfectly, being a Manx. It’s a natural breed originating on the Isle of Man in Britain; it probably began as … Continue reading
God damn, never mind all the other bells and whistles. Just give me those panini!