Make them risk perjury.

At the time of typing, it’s a few hours until the first presidential debate, between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Drumpf/Miller/Barron/von Clownstick/The Notorious W.L.B. Oh, for them to both be fitted up to a lie detector for the whole show, or maybe a few polygraphs, after some explode due to overload. With Hillary, there was the…

Top 20 Goals from INSANE Angles

I can’t stop watching this and will watch more from the user. Of course it includes van Basten but number 4 and especially number 11 are akin to how I imagine one might observe The Bushing Bush. Still, for a couple of the goalkeepers, there’s no excuse for being beaten at their near post.

Mogwai and Barbara Streisand

So, ‘My Father, My King’, this Steve Albini-recorded epic from 2001, was based on two different melodies within the Jewish prayer, ‘Avinu Malkeinu’ Mogwai: My Father, My King Barbara Streisand: Avinu Malkeinu (Our Father, Our King)

Voting against Drumpf…without (totally) voting for Clinton.

I’ve always tried to keep across the sordid goings on in the USA presidential elections, as they become more and more like wrestling and less connected to intellectual engagement. US elections give an early warning of what’s coming down the pike at the rest of us. The stone breaks the pond’s surface in the US and…

Songs for Wilhelm Reich

Two great tunes that pay tribute to Freudian psychoanalyst, Wilhelm Reich. Hawkwind’s ‘Orgone Accumulator’: “…..Reich first said he had discovered a biological or cosmic energy, an extension of Freud’s idea of the libido. He called it “orgone energy” or “orgone radiation,”….”In 1940 he began to build insulated Faraday cages, “orgone accumulators,” that he said would…

The Washington Post: ‘Trump Revealed’: The Reporting Archive

Interesting stuff. The great Robert Mitchum (a man who supposedly had photographs of his personal marijuana plants in his wallet, in the way that others might have photos of their loved ones) once disparagingly spoke of himself as having two acting styles: with a horse; without a horse. Scrolling down these Washington Post documents, it looks…

Reduced to watching ‘Who’s That Girl'(1987).

“Two for the 9.50 screening, please…” “Er…there was one at nine *fifteen*…?”. This was the third time in total. You look on the website; you note the time of a cinema screening; you turn up and ask for a ticket…and you get told that it doesn’t exist. You’re left feeling debagged, with no leg to stand…

Bernie Sanders and supporters: being set up to take the fall

Anyone can be smart after the event but, in hindsight, on balance, he should have probably run outside the Democratic party as a Green. The whole time he’s been trying to sit on two stools when he’s only got one derrière: aiming to win but not looking to make Hillary a potential General Election loser;…

The Drumpf/Hillary debates and Wong Kar-wai

Drumpf, the short-fingered maniac, is supposed to be willing to get into the ring with Hillary for the usual three presidential debates, starting September 26th, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I’m still of a mind that Drumpf is too much of a coward and a punk to do that and doesn’t want to…

Drumpf

I give fair warning, there’s going to be some stuff, plenty of stuff, about the 2016 U.S. presidential election on this blog. I’ll get into that ludicrous, despicable farce later but I just wanted to mark down the actual reasons why I have to, I simply must, refer to the Republican nominee as Donald Drumpf….