Archive for February, 2005

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here there is a shop
that's called booty food and wine
what more does one need?

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moving is tiring
but i now possess my own
haberdashery

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I have a place to live

In Hammersmith as it happens. Sharing with someone who not only likes cats and Macs and fags and C-SPAN, but also hates freedom just like I do. (There was some other guy there, but I didn't end up talking to him, he just went straight upstairs to his room while we were yakking about something geeky and/or political.)

So that's good then isn't it, seeing as how I start work on Monday, and I will be trekking back and forth across London taking junk there starting from sort of nowish. Oh, and I have to buy some sheets and stuff too. I can manage that.

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On the subject of Tory posters

the law should protect me, not the rich!

(from uncarved.org)

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No, no, I can't take it

The latest wearer of the Hat attempts to convince the world that really, it’s necessary that politicians have the ability to imprison people without trial because we’re threatened on all sides.

Except we aren’t. Well, if we are, there’s no actual evidence of it, is there?

  • Nobody’s actually attacked the UK, or for that matter the US since 11th September;
  • Various people have been accused of trying to, but not one single conviction has succeeded, and in the UK not one charge has actually been brought;
  • No evidence has ever appeared publicly, and you can bet if there were terrorists caught out there they’d be rammed into our faces until our noses bled;
  • The government have a proven record of lying to our faces on this issue.

Until I actually see some evidence to the contrary I’m afraid I’m going to have to conclude that it’s all bullshit. There are no Al Qaeda Sleeper Cells; al Qaeda is pretty much a fantasy organisation anyway. There are no people queueing up to destroy Western civilisation. We probably have a bit more terrorist threat than we did before invading Iraq, but still, not very much. Every single justification that is being given for destroying civil liberties is cock. And, conveniently enough, allowing for imprisonment etc without trial will help justify the laws themselves, at least in the media and the minds of people who don’t do the “thinking” thing. Look! The government imprisoned all these terrorists! That shows that they needed to!

And yet… and yet… throughout all the radio pieces and TV interviews, I’ve yet to hear one journalist saying “what possible justification can you have for these measures given the complete lack of any evidence whatsoever and the multiple lies that you’ve quite happily told to our faces?” Not one. They have to accept the fiction now, I suppose. It’s been going on for so long that it’s unchallengable in the mainstream media.

I don’t know. I’m just frustrated. Emperor. Clothes. All that. It’s not hard.

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Political information request

Does anyone know where there might be an archive of pictures of the latest posters by the Conservative Party?

I'm informed that they are putting ones up with slogans along the lines of “it's not racist to want to stop asylum” and “the law should protect me, not a burglar”. It strikes me that these are so asking for photoshopping. I did try to register with the media centre at tory.org.uk but they vet applications to make sure they're from actual media types, which seems unfair.

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Difficulty

You know, if you did want to stay at the Hilton Hotel in Paris and were looking on the internet for details, you'd find it pretty difficult.

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boy at end of bus
we know your phone plays music
well done, turn it off

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Little things

A bottle of Portuguese Rosé props open the kitchen door.

A plush jaguar sits on a ledge above the counter of the bookshop. Underneath there is an old man, reading a newspaper. To his right, a teenager wearing black sits on the stairs, reading a book. There is nobody else there.

“This station is oval.”

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Ech

I'd just like to say that I've not visited Acton before, and I now have no intention of going back there.

I don't think the weather (grey, shite) improved my impression of the place but I'm not sure what sort of weather would.

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