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"In many cases they have voted for other parties such as NO2EU and even the BNP."
- Some UKIP wanker on the election ballot papers that had been folded with UKIP under the fold so it was mildly difficult to find.

This, of course, is because the fascist BNP, the ex-leftist fascist NO2EU, and the idiotic petit bourgeois fascist UKIP are all basically interchangeable.  Get over the idea that you're respectable, dunderhead.

04 June 2009 @ 03:15 am
I found out today that Julie Andrews used to drive around with a bumper sticker on her car that read "Mary Poppins is a Junkie".

Delight doesn't begin to cover it.
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: I've got "All that Jazz" from Chicago in my head, but nothing playing...
06 March 2009 @ 01:35 am

01 March 2009 @ 09:02 pm
It occurred to me that it might be nice if we had people trained up to take a secular liberal-progressive version of the Catholic confession.  It would be a place to go to confess your sins against your own values - the thoughts you had of someone being an idiot, when you know it was really their social circumstances that made them that way; wondering whether someone only got to where they are because they're a woman/minority; the mildly racist joke you either laughed at or didn't object to... That sort of thing.  I think people have said in the past that the psychological counselor serves some of the same functions as the Catholic priest, but I'm pretty sure that my own psyche offends me too much sometimes to even admit it to a counselor.  If we had a place to go, though, where the specific purpose was to confess to things that our better selves find awful, then I feel like I'd be less bothered about it. 

Good idea/bad idea?
23 February 2009 @ 12:20 am

Meme time...

What would your own album look like if you were in a band? Follow the directions below and find out...

Here are the rules:

1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
The Daughter of Buk Ettemsuch"

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.
"Twilight home in Australia"   (from a Dame Edna Everage quotation)

3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.


The answer to the main question - my first album would look quite ridiculously nu-acoustic...
11 February 2009 @ 12:33 am
I've just discovered a very funny effect of the old sexist use of male pronouns for the person - the impression it gives of homosexuality when "the person" is discussed in sexual terms by a male author.  I'm reading stuff on the philosophy (mainly ethics) of sex, and having (I think straight) male authors talking about the arousal of guys, and desire for guys and stuff.  Lots of fun.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Suede - He's Gone
02 February 2009 @ 05:02 am
So yes... the "again" in my last post was an error. My neighbours have never had me chucked out before, nor even (to my knowledge) complained about me.  But they'd have been within their rights last week, as I was carting around boxes and stuff loudly at unearthly hours.  I did, however, save the vacuuming for the next afternoon.

And here are some pictures.  With a small webam it's kind of impossible to get any real perspective, but you can see floor and stuff, so this'll do.  Pics are of my living room and bedroom (I also have a little alcove that leads to a bathroom).

I've realised that I no longer bother to convert temperatures from the weather forecasts into Centigrade/Celsius (not being sure which of those is the weather temperature has nothing to do with coming to America, though; I never knew which "C" stood for there).  More troubling to me is no longer being able to remember which spelling is English and which American in some instances.  The worst case, and most persistent, is "practice"/"practise", as I'm not sure which is the noun, which is the verb, in either language now.  Some other "c" words have come up recently, but I forget.  Some English website I was looking at this weekend, I think, where the correct spelling for 23 years of my life suddenly looked very wrong...

Current Mood: Thwarted
25 October 2008 @ 05:02 pm
I read about this story - http://electioivens.foxnews.com/2008/10/24/mccain-campaign-volunteer-admits-alleged-attack-hoax/ - in a New York paper yesterday, before the 'hoax' part of it was revealed.  I immediately thought it was a fake, and not just because of disliking obviously racist Republicans.

I doubt this story's reached my friends in England, but it's been a big deal here, and here's why I thought it was ridiculous right away: the "B" on this woman's face is very shallow, and only looks like a "B" in the mirror.  If I was an attacker who wanted to do this, I'd write the letter the right way round, and it would be much deeper, because I wouldn't notice how painful it was.  On matters of skin-carving and suchlike... I know.  This is clearly self-inflicted, and knowingly so, and if she still claims otherwise, then I reckon that's just another lie to be uncovered.  Idiot.
15 August 2008 @ 12:09 am
Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” He is believed to have called it his greatest literary work ever. Can you write a story in six words?
Sweet Baby James: Decline, fall, comeback.