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If you are reading this and thinking that you are just a little bit excited excited that I’ve written something on my blog, then let me suggest something.
If you have been checking this for weeks and been saddened by now new posts, let me suggest something.
If you are reading this, but might be wondering where I’ve been. I’ve been on Twitter. I would like to suggest that if you are not on Twitter, you at least try Twitter. You can make an account follow and then you’re pretty much doing what you are doing just now. You can ad a comedian you like, or BBC News or Demi Moore, its up to you. If you don’t like it after a few weeks, then just cancel it.
You can use it through twitter.com or on a desktop app like TweetDeck. You can even have an app on your smart-phone to access all the stuff I’m writing. Just try it. If you have any questions about it, you can ask me. There you go. You might just enjoy it.
Al and Mel are now engaged to be married.
Michael and Teresa are now engaged to be married.
Sandy and Lois are now engaged to be married – I have accepted Best Man duties.
Its all very exciting. I’m getting lost in the amount of engagements and pregnancies and births.
Our internet comes out in the US, so we get lots of ads like this one on our web pages.
There are quite a few of them out there, they all follow the same pattern. They don’t actually say anything negative, they just suggest negative things about him. Just asking questions. They imply he’s to blame for just about everything from the recession, racial relations, terrorism, etc.
Its like that episode of South Park where Cartman makes libelous comments about a girl at school, but ends every line with a question mark. “Wendy is a slut. Or is she? I’m simply asking questions.” The episodes goes from him doing morning announcements to the school to him being a Glenn Beck character on Fox News.
There is one ad that I’ll have to find where its Obama (possibly after he’s just sneezed) looking quite angry, his mouth twisted, and the one like is: “Is Obama playing the race card?”.
I watched The Scheme when it was first broadcast, but they only showed the first two episodes. The other episodes were postponed for legal reasons around one of the main subject of the show. Since then next episode has been leaked on the internet by a ‘teen’.
I find The Scheme pretty powerful. Its a reflection of real life dramas for a lot of people and its so depressing. It makes me think about growing up in The Pans and knowing people like this, the junkies, the well known faces breaking in to houses or shops to fund drug habits, the shit housing, anti social behaviour of people that just don’t give a fuck. I’m watching these episodes and the majority of the main characters don’t work. It makes you wonder how we got to this stage and what can be done about it. The fact that these scenes are repeated across Scotland and the rest of the UK is just bewildering.
I put my iPod on shuffle the other day and got Simply Red – ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’ and made me think about when that song was released. It was topical when unemployment was so high in the mid 1980s. I suppose UB40 were made popular due to their name at the time also.
I got me wondering if the recession/depression/austerity we’re going through would throw up any iconic bands or songs. Or even a new type of music, surely we’ll at least see the back of cunts like Hannah Montana and Justin Beiber.
I heard on Radio 5, someone said that Hannah Montana had create the ‘whatever’ generation. Its true. Look at this typical example.