BBC have a little look at The Clash song, London Calling, which is being used to promote the coming Olympics. I often think if I was in advertising I’d pitch ideas like that. Like using Beasts of Bourbon song Black Milk to sell… milk.
The end of the article touches on a good point that I’d expand on, that being zombies, meltdowns and wheat growing thin are already happening but everything’s okay. Everything’s okay in London so why not let us have a multi-million dollar orgy of sport, nationalism and clothing brand endorsements.
I’ll bet that when mr.wiki decided to name his content-managing software after hisself that he didn’t know it would get attached to a few of the things that are so well known today, namely wikipedia and wikileaks. I really don’t like to stoop to talking about politics and current affairs on here because it’s a mug’s game. It comes and goes and it’s the same rubbish decade after decade. The Suez Canal Crisis of 1956 = “Oh noes, we is gonna run oot of oils!” And really, who looks back upon these things fondly? No one who’s sane that’s for sure.
But damn wikileaks is on the frontpage everyday lately. The articles I did find interesting were those relating to china n’ n.korea and one relating to where the leaks were coming from. Everybody seems to want the head of the shady-looking character pictured above, but american govt. take a look at yourself. There’s obviously a lot of people in your organisation who are unhappy with the way things are going because that’s where the info is coming from. The stuff that some of the Chinese officials were saying about N.korea was frankly the best news I’d heard in ages. In fact just last saturday I was droning on endlessly to my girlfriend about all the little things that were wrong with korea, and the world in general, (as I often do) and actually said that it was of no benefit now for China to keep backing N.korea. They could easily push N.korea into opening up, as China itself has done, especially once kim il-jong has kicked off. In these days of push-button destruction what does this little piece of turf mean to either China or USA? – not much. And I’m sure China knows that the S.korean cappo way of utilising labour and extracting minerals would be much more efficient than what ever the dictatorship is doing up their at present.
So anyway, while I occasionally wondered what a unified korea would be like, it always seemed like an almost non-possibility but in the last few days I’ve been thinking a bit more about it.
And then there was another leak I read the other day about Sarkozy which was not hard-news related but instead rabbit related – and for some reason this morning just as I was waking, my right brain was mulling over the image of sarkozy chasing a dog which was chasing a rabbit around his office while his son laughed gleefully.
I think if might be because I’ve been slacking off with my studies-writing but my minds been wondering a bit lately and I’ve been remember dreams more regularly. Also, because of light seeping in through the thin curtains I usually switch ends of the bed about an hour and a half before getting up, so that last bit is kind of different. The other morning 10cc’s ‘I’m not in love’ was playing through my head as clear as a bell. I’m sure I hadn’t heard it in years either.
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I’ve been watching the first season of Starsky and Hutch. It was produced by aaron spelling, of later 9012 etc (in)fame. I didn’t know that guy was so old. It started off not really knowing what was going on. I think the third ep. was written by Michael Mann – who did Miami Vice – and you could see that one was a bit grittier than the rest. Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky) has a hella-strong Boston accent. So far, I have to say it’s okay, but not great. I watched an episode of ‘The Fugitive’ and eventhough it can’t be compared well – different decade, different style, it was easy to see that the writing was much better quality.
So far I’ve seen internet news headlines on the north korean nuclear plant describing it as, “stunning” and “provocative”. I’m still waiting for “big, bold and brassy”.
This is quite “clever”.
And, I don’t know about you, but on the news or on the innernet I’m seeing/hearing people use ‘clearly’ a lot more.
It’s a couple of days til christmas and I’m stuck here in christmasless korea still. This seems to happen every two or three years. They want me to keep workin so now my poor old mum is having a 25th with no spawn. Last time I was stuck here like this I posted this picture. It always makes me feel christmassy.
Last week here was very cold. Then it snowed on the weekend. Just a little mind you, nothing like what they’re getting in Europe and n.america. Ungrateful sods. The first ten minutes of the news was full of rich privileged whiteys pissed that they weren’t gonna make it home for christmas, and the last three minutes was about Romanian orphans who are living in gangrenous squalor with a bunch of mental and physical sicknesses due to neglect.
I’ve been playin guitar with an older woman in the building. Last night we learnt Dead Flowers by the stones. Good song.
I love Janice.
I’ve always had a tendency to get crushes on news readers. A month or two back I found that I was able to watch australia’s sbs news online—it’s just like being at home. The world news really is a case of the nicest people delivering the most horrible news the whole world has to offer.
Conversely, when taking into consideration the news story that happens to be part of this still-image, my girlfriend holds the rather disturbing opinion that Kevin Rudd is cute. Then again, according to the latest opinion polls, she’s not the only one.