Sunday, December 27, 2009

Copenhagen: Epic Fail

It's no surprise to me that Copenhagen was a damp squib. Expecting such, I had hoped that it would fail spectacularly in hissy fit walkouts and bitter recriminations. Instead they patted themselves on the backs and claimed credibility for an agreement which is worth nothing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I've pretty much avoided the whole Joe thing, despite South Tyneside council being happy playing free and loose with my council tax to encourage the good people of South Tyneside to beef up ITV's bottom line, and line Simon Cowell's pockets. I bet the Taxpayer's Alliance don't touch that one.

However, I do have one thing to be thankful for. I had forgotten all about Rage Against the Machine's classic Killing in the Name.

Next stop, the iTunes store.

Update: actually, it's cheaper at Amazon.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Presumed guilty

Another photographer, another example of police overreaction. Grant Smith's only crime was being awkward, demanding to be treated with dignity and expecting to be treated like a free man.