When you're snowed in - as I may shortly be - you may as well drift around on the worldywebwide [/Unwin] and have a look at some of the delights thereupon. So I have picked a few fun things for everyone to enjoy, with a bit of luck.
Ben Goldacre has been visited by the heavies after quite correctly pointing out stupid people's stupidity. The link is broken at the moment but I think this is due to technical stuff rather than sinister business; at least, I hope so anyway. If you're a media lawyer, help the man out! He's one of the best journalists in the country, being attacked by some of the worst.
5cc has a good example of how 'political correctness gone Bonkers Britain' myths perpetuate themselves in the world of churnalism. If you don't believe me, watch Noel's HQ this weekend on Sky. Actually, don't. I'd rather stick my tongue in a lathe. I wouldn't wish Noel's HQ on anyone. And don't forget, Noel - you might think 'health and safety' is a silly idea, but Michael Lush's family don't!
This article by Jasper Gerard (is it the Jasper Gerard?) about eating snow [sic] is bewilderingly bad on so many levels, but I've linked to it as an example of why the Telegraph can no longer be considered a decent newspaper. This is the sort of utter bollocks lifestyle shite that made me stop buying the Observer ages ago. You'd think at least a Tory paper would steer you clear of that, but no. One commenter bravely puts the case against eating snow:
What a load of old snowballs. Have you never heard of acid rain? What do you think happens to the toxins from our industrial polution when it goes up in smoke? And as for putting snow in the kettle, what sort of moron thinks it environmentally friendly to waste all the energy required to melt the stuff to get it into the same physical state (ie liquid) as rain or even the stuff that readily flows out of the tap.
pwn3d, as the young people say.
Here's a delightfully scary Facebook group - with a depressingly high number of members - called "England is our country.....our rules, don't like it fuck off!!!!" - but what I enjoyed most was this title of a discussion thread:
If you're all English and proud, then why can't half of you thick cunts speak the language properly?
Bensix has a pretty worrying bit of anti-photography and therefore anti-journalism legislation which is, as ever, drifting through into law without being seriously challenged by those people you would have thought might actually give a shit about it - the press.
Rhetorically Speaking on the Mail's ever-growing hypocrisy about women's weight.
The Quail reports on that evil bad paedo-loving Facebook and the great lovely paedo-hating MySpace, as you will have seen in
the Murdoch papers because he owns MySpace all good quality journalistic outlets this week.
And Septicisle does the usual fine job looking at New Labour's pathetic paper-thin defence of torture and rendition.
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