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Although the lesson drawn from it in his case was more about fraud than Fascism. I suspect Fascism is a kind of fraud. After finally getting to write that down (rather than trot it out in the pub), I was able to move to the next… [more]
favorited 27 times, recently by zoinks, SecretAgentSockpuppet, mordax, The Great Big Mulp, feste, nangar, daq, gamera, joedan, RakDaddy, penduluum, angrycat, tobascodagama, yesster, ZeusHumms, holgate, VTX, Potomac Avenue, allthinky, Karmeliet, moody cow, rory, You Can't Tip a Buick, Superplin, penguinicity, clorox, fraula
MeFi comment - An hour ago

Recently, I've thought Presidential hopeful teams would make good names for characters in an 1930s pulp story, possibly involving an expedition deep into the jungle and perhaps monsters. The hero is Clinton Kaine, who not only has thews, but they are… [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Atom Eyes, thereemix, cjelli, zutalors!, mbrubeck, prize bull octorok, tivalasvegas, Frowner, defenestration
MeFi comment - 20 hours ago

The thing about the practicality of the Fury Road shoot is that it brought together a team of people working on something together. They went into the desert together and gathered a lot of material which was later stitched together digitally,… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Jacqueline, yueliang, butterstick, happyroach, the man of twists and turns, WalkerWestridge
MeFi comment - 22 hours ago

When Hayek called his book The Road to Serfdom, one might assume that the title was intended to be a warning. However, it's turned out to be a set of directions. [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by little eiffel
MeFi comment - 23 hours ago

Really? I would love to read more about this. Me, too, actually - I remember someone from ZTT talking about how the Frankie records (in particular) were malleable because they were largely on the Fairlight. There was other technology they… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by wenestvedt
MeFi comment - 3 days ago

It does look wonderful and has lots of fineness about it. I do have a couple of caveats: Firstly, there's something slightly stiff about the dramas that Sky makes, or at least the ones I've seen. Beautifully presented, generously budgeted, but… [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by Pope Guilty
FanFare comment - 3 days ago

A phenomenon which I have a problem with is when something is posted about the UK - where I am - and, yes, one thing that happens is that within a few comments the thread becomes about a similar phenomenon in the U.S., and then just becomes Americans… [more]
favorited 22 times, recently by reynir, ldthomps, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, daybeforetheday, adrienneleigh, pharm, vasi, Ivan Fyodorovich, Pinback, wats, misozaki, Kattullus, thetortoise, aielen, tinkletown, Morfil Ffyrnig, shelleycat, Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The, Megami, almodis, Kitteh, Wolfster
MetaTalk comment - 4 days ago

Oh, just that Insane Clown Posse seemed like pretty good description of the RNC as it is. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by blueberry, lkc, Hairy Lobster, kelborel
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Trump will tell the nation tonight: "I am your voice." Il Voce, then. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by AsYouKnow Bob, lord_wolf, kelborel, kleinsteradikaleminderheit, schadenfrau, Pope Guilty, nicepersonality, thelonius, mosk, winna, AndrewInDC, codacorolla, Thorzdad, stolyarova
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

My experience with Fascist building is mostly in Italy and Spain, and can be summed up as "Expensive materials indifferently assembled" - lots of marble and mahogany, but nothing quite fits, and there are rough gaps between the marble slabs… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by mumimor, nangar, daq, rifflesby, Monochrome, chainlinkspiral, clawsoon, fraula
MeFi comment - 4 days ago

Why does New York need shaving? Hipsters. [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by Scattercat, yiftach, threeturtles, Pendragon, intelligentless, vibrotronica, Hactar, Artw, urbanwhaleshark, zombieflanders, TheWhiteSkull, dumbland, ZaneJ., sarble
MeFi comment - 5 days ago

Oh, I had the wrong Kirby. So much for my dream of being served by impossibly muscled waiters in ludicrous hats. AND THE DOTS! THE DOTS! [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by benzenedream, Hactar, JHarris
MeFi comment - 6 days ago

Trump's Razor Oh, wow, that's actually a thing. Awesome and horrifying in equal proportions. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tivalasvegas
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

There's probably still time to call Insane Clown Posse in to play the RNC. Everybody can punchline that for themselves, yes? [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by wenestvedt, DiscountDeity, notyou
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

That's an idea. Split in to two parties: Progress! and Momentum!* Progress! can have most of the MPs; Momentum! can keep the Unions, the buildings and the debt. The membership can choose between them. I think the names really need the exclamation… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by MattWPBS
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

Are we living in a simulation? Somebody run a Tron lightcycle into me. Trying to follow this from the exotic United Kingdom. If it's any comfort, I can say from recent experience that when you've been through the looking glass a few times… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Death and Gravity, ZeusHumms
MeFi comment - 7 days ago

I mention it because the recent UK threads have been very valuable to me in terms of having a place to rant, or snark or just discuss the various bizarre things that have been going on, and there have been moments when I've worried that that would be… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by adrienneleigh, pharm
MetaTalk comment - 8 days ago

One man survives in an inhospitable environment by employing the awesome power of human smugness. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by schmod
FanFare comment - 8 days ago

You probably think that's a small walrus sitting on a toilet that claps when you enter the bathroom, don't you? You may well be right, I have no idea. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by bent back tulips, Joe in Australia, 3urypteris, progosk, chapps
MeFi comment - 8 days ago

I suspect he's best described as a "local character". His whole life will be a struggle between his desire to attract people's attention and their desire to ignore him. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by tobascodagama, GenjiandProust, Artw
MeFi comment - 9 days ago

I wanted to add something when I posted that, but everything I tried came out sarky, so I dropped it - it's not so much an article (that is to say, commissioned by a magazine/newspaper) as an extended comment on Medium. I'm finding that's where a lot… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by peacheater, zachlipton, tavella, klausness, doop, crocomancer, MattWPBS, Superplin
MeFi comment - 10 days ago

The cartoonist Martin Rowson on Twitter:8 years ago in Turkey judging International Cartoon Comp 1 of organisers, v clever secular professional woman told me the army were the defenders of Turkeys secularism &, by implication, what she thought… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by haltingproblemsolved, clockzero, Purposeful Grimace, a good beginning, cheberet, Doktor Zed
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

What new depths would we plumb in the meanwhile? It doesn't matter. At this point the depths are unavoidable. The Labour Party is in the hands of Jeremy's Protest Club; the supposed grown-ups are running around like the Keystone Kops of… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by MattWPBS, klausness
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

It's important to have silverware. Otherwise what will you reach for when your home is unexpectedly invaded by a werewolf? [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by litlnemo, sparklemotion, The corpse in the library, corb
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

The Terrifying Hubris of Corbynism [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Joe in Australia, jack_mo
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

prettypretty: It's pantyhose, or tights if you're British, otherwise the joke doesn't work. Sorry. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by Tehhund, Dressed to Kill, Katjusa Roquette, freya_lamb
MeFi comment - 11 days ago

I was musing just now that it was almost nostalgic following the NEC negotiations yesterday - especially when the sandwiches appeared. Just like the 1970s. Traditional Labour party, it's like a steam engine, all shining brass and hissing. Delights… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Rhaomi, Phlegmco(tm), wallabear
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Bernie Sanders only joined the Democrats last year, after literally decades as an Independent senator, and Trump settled down to being a Republican not much longer ago. I suspect when the dust settles, the U.S. parties might consider such rules, or… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

When threads recur like this, I'm wary of adding exactly what I wrote last time (and have an irresistible urge to add something), but: The main thing, for me, is that she is advising people to only own things that either make them happy or are… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by Bodechack, thetarium
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Hope is the foundation on which we build the cathedral of crushing disappointment. [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by reynir, burgerrr, figurant, lalochezia, Ilira, MattWPBS, billiebee
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

But it would be a Beano strip about tiny thieves. A lot more entertaining than Ed and chums. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by infini, biffa
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

Because Millibandits sounds cool. Millibandians? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Artw
MeFi comment - 12 days ago

At the other end of the same piece: "If the future of left politics lies partly in becoming a social movement, that means actually doing stuff." Exactly. It appears last night I commended the potential leadership of Andy Coulson, as I'd… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by ambrosen
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

So this is the new thread? Roomy. Can still smell the paint. I think the UK is still in the process of proving no matter how fucked you are, you can still get more fucked. We have yet to reach peak fucked. [more]
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MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I suppose she's punishing him by giving a job that means he has to turn up for work every day. He'd hate that. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by TWinbrook8
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

We sit among the fires that were our home and wish we had marshmallows. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Pendragon, mumimor, rongorongo, tobascodagama, MattWPBS
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

He thinks it's possible to leave the EU with an awesome trade deal, no immigrants and ponies and pancakes for all. I suppose this is her way of saying 'Go on, then. Do it if you think you're all that." [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Pendragon, sourcejedi
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Does he have any relevant experience? What, for Minister for Foreign Affairs? I expect so. I'm sure he's had plenty of them. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by Pendragon, lalochezia, marienbad
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

Oh, God, what's she going to do with Grayling? Is there anywhere she can put him where he can't break anything? Minister for Standing in the Hallway Cupboard and Not Moving Very Much Not Even Breathing? [more]
favorited 7 times, recently by talos, threetwentytwo, rongorongo, zachlipton, You Can't Tip a Buick, pharm, longbaugh
MeFi comment - 13 days ago

I suspect I'm attributing more passive aggression to Theresa May than strictly necessary. [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by lalochezia, motdiem2
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

Tories do power. That's what they are. I half-believed May would go all social-democrat if that was necessary because doing power is so much more important to them than ideology. That was before the Cabinet looked like turning into a parade of… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by lalochezia, Nice Guy Mike
MeFi comment - 14 days ago

It's done. In between we revert to direct royal rule, apparently. I wondered whether she's ever tempted to slip an edict in the back way while no one's looking. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Joe in Australia
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Fleet Street Fox says farewell to David Cameron [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Joe in Australia
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Cameron's hum: the fugue [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by prune
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Well, she's invented the new post of Minister for International Trade specially for Disgraced Former Defence Minister Liam Fox. So it looks like she punishing the leavers by forcing them to be nice to foreigners. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by sourcejedi
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

So basically, Devonian, she's sent him to hell? Ha. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by MattWPBS
MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Back benches. Boris is Foreign Secretary. I'm having difficulty processing that, despite the insane shit I've got used to processing. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

If that was true, Twitter would have exploded. Please be lying, and please don't do it again as I'm an old man and my heart can't take it. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Arse. Maybe she just summoned him so she could tell him to fuck off in person. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

Though perhaps she can make him Minister For Cleaning Up After Larry With His Tongue. [more]
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MeFi comment - 2 weeks ago

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