Category Archives: amerika

Question: where am I?

My country has no flag. Its has no national anthem, although some of its citizens are partial to folk music and Morris dancing. No seething, populous crowds cheer my country on, with loud or incoherent cries in the street. Its … Continue reading

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Drop change, not bombs: no, wait

Guantanemo Bay is scheduled for closure and aid is being distributed where it does most good rather than by the extent to which it conforms to an ideology. But let’s not forget that, although Obama is now president of the … Continue reading

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Yes, we can (all of a sudden, like)

monkeyhands wonders whether first-time voters couldn’t have made it to the booths a bit sooner: Waiting for the perfect presidential candidate before you deign to cast a vote is like waiting for your parents to stop being homophobic before you … Continue reading

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If we're in the future now, where's my jetpack?

Since staying up for the first round of election results I haven’t really caught up on my sleep until today. I woke at one point last night feeling like I had been drugged, so deep had I been sleeping. Even … Continue reading

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We can never have too much of your yapping

Via Rachel North, I present the return of the most annoying people ever to grace drinks advertising, the Wassup crowd. Don’t click away: it’s worth watching as far as one of them trying to hang himself: I envisage a followup … Continue reading

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The cheek of it!

As I posted this originally on a locked LiveJournal, here it is in all its glory:

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Can't we lock up all of Burnley first?

Monbiot is hoping to arrest John Bolton on Wednesday. It’s depressing to hear of someone more successful and high-achieving than you having so much spare time. Thanks a lot, George. It’s all I can do at the moment to clean … Continue reading

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