From the daily archives:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

#436: 2008, The Raconteurs, Carolina Drama

April 5, 2012

No sooner has Bobby woken up and posted a song, than Jackie calls a theme week.  I can imagine Bobby has a whole bunch of songs he has been dreaming for 17 months about posting and he now finds his hands tied.  Cruel, is the only word for it. But there we have it. Rules […]

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Hard Cheese for Santorum in Wisconsin

April 5, 2012

Tuesday’s primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia (Washington DC to you and me) amounted to a knock out blow delivered by Mitt Romney to his opponents.  It is now 99% sure (i.e. basically certain barring an unlikely previously unknown devastating revelation from Romney’s past) that he will secure the Republican nomination. Of […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: Into The Abyss

April 5, 2012

Werner Herzog seems to be more at home with documentaries these days.   With the exception of a pair of films in 2009, his distinctive and blackly comic take on Abel Ferrara’s (deadly serious) Bad Lieutenant with Nicolas Cage and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, which I didn’t get round to seeing, he […]

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Sky News has no defence to E-mail hacking charge

April 5, 2012

Sky News has today accepted that it hacked into the e-mails of the John Darwin, the man who faked his own death in order to obtain hundreds of thousands of pounds in insurance. It appears that the e-mails were hacked during the trial of Mrs Darwin, who claimed, during her own defence to deception charges […]

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The Casual Vandalism of the Coalition: The Central Office of Information

April 5, 2012

For those of my generation government public information films are seared in the memory.  The slightly creepy Charlie the cat and his warnings against everything from playing on the railways to stranger danger (see the video),  Darth Vadar David Prowse as the Green Cross Code Man, and the apocalyptic AIDS films of the mid 1980s […]

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