Go on, watch it. Try it. Watch it all the way through. Can you do it? Can you? No? Of course not. Sure, we've all tried to watch it, but there comes that point about 5 seconds in where the buttock-clenching awfulness of it seeps into your internal organs and you feel a desperate need to throw your computer out of the window. Either that or turn the bloody thing off, so I turned it off. Unfortunately, the stilted nonsense is transcribed below in all its miserable shitness.
For a bit of light relief after that, let's talk about torture. Chicken Yoghurt examines the scarily disturbed individual that is Donald Rumsfeld. Will he ever be indicted? No, he'll be dead sooner than that, I'm afraid.
Septicisle looks at the latest bit of old cobblers circulating about 'British Muslims' attacking 'our boys'. One point which might be well worth making - do these 'British Muslims' even count as British under the James Slack criteria? I'm guessing they don't.
The Quail makes fun of what I assumed at first to be a Chris Morris-style spoof story. Worth saying, perhaps, that the man in question hasn't been convicted of anything - he's just a suspect. Not that that's stopped our friends at the Mail from going "Urgh! A radioactive paedo!"
In the light of U2's taxpayer-funded willy-waving over at the BBC, it's worth remembering that Bono doesn't like paying tax at all, if he can help it.
Johann Hari looks at Clint Eastwood's career from the far-right vigilantism of Dirty Harry to his latest effort, Gran Torino. I'm seeing it tonight so I haven't read all the way through this for fear of spoiling the plot.
Eric reports on an epic BNP fail - they've used a Spitfire in promotional material for forthcoming European elections. But the Spitfire in question is Polish. Doh!
The Bleeding Heart Show has a measured look at welfare and whether New Labour has done enough to eradicate poverty.
Lenin and Mutantblog both look at the problematic approach of attempting to justify 'British jobs for British workers', from the trade union movement and the Labour party.
- Friday links 23/4/10: The arseoisie
- Friday links 29/5/09 – get it right
- Friday links list 24/4/09
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- Friday links 17/10/08: What’s this below the Stars and Stripes – a Jolly Roger?