i don't think there are genuinely obnoxious voices today.
or at least if they are there they don't hold the mic.
i'm thinking of the likes of johnny rotten or morrissey.
these days obnoxiousness is limited to offending people on the other side of culture wars barricade.
someone like trump isn't...
the oldest tale in the world.
such an easy trap to fall into - on both sides
being too kind - as well as being too mean...
what's the way around it? to just be totally neutral?
usually i make a decision - is this person "x" a dog? if they are a dog i kick them - then they are happy. kick...
This actually looks fascinating. And precisely the kind of conversation that should be happening - rather than the same old bullshit:
A twin thread to the feats of autism thread.
Have recently discovered this guy's channel on YouTube.
Absolutely LOVE his passion and dedication and totally unabashed geekery.
Here's two of my favourite videos - both HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Here where he repairs a Wii. MESMERISING.
ok, sorry i thought we were talking about affluence - not relative affluence.
@john eden i think we should probably take this somewhere else.
to be clear i'm not making a right-wing argument - a case for capitalism and the status quo and so forth.
statistically the deadliest diseases are caused by bad diets (not defined here as malnutrition), alcohol and smoking.
here the guardian point out that "Rich nations dominate the list of countries most burdened by...
i think the shock/trauma of mark's death influenced/personalised quite a lot of the obituaries. that's to be expected. people felt very emotional. it was incredibly shocking and upsetting.
mark's politics really came to the fore - his death was put forward as a political event as though he was...
ed and andy of plaid were your classic breakdancing electro heads.
the black dog was something like a religious cult for me between 1992-95
the twelve inches were almost always spellbinding.
here's a favourite: