From the daily archives:

Sunday, March 24, 2013

#651: 1976, Patti Smith Group, Pissing in a River

March 24, 2013

George‘s and Ray‘s most recent song choices stemmed from an online dialogue we had about the small and select group of artists whose first two albums were classics. In that discussion, I proposed Patti Smith, only to have George strike it down.  Her debut Horses, he agreed, was a masterpiece (indeed possibly my personal favourite […]

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Week 12: Villain – George Osborne

March 24, 2013

Today, our Villain of the Week award goes to Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Gideon George Osborne Not for the first time (in fact for the twelfth time)  the man who has managed to be both the worst and most rightwing Chancellor of the Exchequer since the war has been recognised as our villain […]

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Week 12: Hero – Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus

March 24, 2013

This Week’s Hero of the Week Award goes to the head of the Cypriot Orthodox Church Archbishop Chrysostomos II Since the financial crisis and the resulting chaotic and flawed economic policies that been imposed in various countries in Europe and elsewhere, the Leaders of the World’s most prominent religions have done pretty much nothing of […]

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Week 12: Prat – Kevin Rudd

March 24, 2013

This week’s Prat of the week is former Australian Prime Minister and epic sore loser Kevin Rudd. In 2007 Kevin Rudd beat the obnoxious John Howard to reclaim the Prime Minister’s office in Australia for the Labor Party for the first time since the Lizard of Oz, Paul Keating lost the 1996 election.  He briefly […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies 2013: Django Unchained

March 24, 2013

It’s been a couple of months since I saw it (with Jackie South) but that, I think, has helped to give me some perspective on Tarantino’s first foray into the hallowed genre of the western. Despite the advance press and the homage in the title (and in its use of the same opening song) to […]

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What do the Tories really mean by ‘hard working people who do the right thing’?

March 24, 2013

When I see or hear George Osborne, ordinarily I find it difficult to take him seriously. He has long since reinvented himself from being evil political genius capable of derailing Gordon Brown’s election plans and into a bumbling incompetent omnishambolic figure of ridicule. But, listening to his budget speech last week, rather than make me […]

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