From the daily archives:

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Week 51: Villain – Kim Jong-Il

December 25, 2011

This Week’s Villain is the late Leader of North Korea, the Great Leader, Kim Jong-Il. What a total villain! A bastard of the first order! A self-obsessed, brutal, megalomaniac who ensured that the people of North Korea lived in fear and poverty whilst he used up the country’s wealth and natural resources to maintain a […]

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Week 51: Prat(s) – The German Media

December 25, 2011

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to the German media for proving South Park’s point – the Germans really are the least funny people on the planet South Park’s genius has always been the fact that it does not give a monkey’s who it offends. Indeed it positively revels in the offensive and […]

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Week 51: Hero – Vaclav Havel

December 25, 2011

This week, our Hero of the Week award goes to Vaclav Havel. As a young woman, my auntie went on holiday to Czechoslovakia.  For an idealistic, free-living leftie it was an exciting time, the heady days of the Prague Spring.  But that August, the tanks came rolling in.  My auntie had to be smuggled over […]

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#363: 1959, Eddie Cochran and The Holly Twins, All I Want For Christmas Is Elvis

December 25, 2011

Last year our Christmas song was the imperious Pogues and Kirsty McColl’s Fairy Tale Of New York – it is the best the Christmas Single ever – bar none, full-stop, amen – after this, there is no more. So, when I realised that I had the honour of choosing this years Christmas Day song, there […]

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