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Britain’s Really Disgusting Blog

Posted: 21st September 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Reviews
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A little late granted, but I thought I’d share my thoughts on the recent program Britain’s Really Disgusting Drinks the second installment in Alex Riley’s attempt to be the British Michael Moore; by which I mean a smug, self-righteous and patronising arse. Not that the show didn’t have it’s moments (more on them later) but […]

The last of the (well educated) Mohicans

Posted: 11th September 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Politics
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Something caught my eye yesterday that has, as you may have guessed, caused my heart to sink and blood pressure to rise, something not easy to engineer as any medical student could tell you (assuming they didn’t get a place just because they tried there really really super serial hardest when obtaining their 3 D’s […]

Something something

Posted: 25th May 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, News of the day, Politics
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Well, still alive. Part of the reason for my recent silence has been my commencement of gainful employment, however another (only slightly) smaller part may be that my utter contempt for the human race has nectrotised into tearful resignation. Some sort of planetary Stockholm Syndrome perhaps?   I give up, I’ll join you. When’s X-factor […]

If there’s one erroneous phase that has echoed down the ages its “OK I’ll come, but will only have the one pint/tankard/amphora”. If there’s another it “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”. The enemy of your enemy is never your friend! That why the phrase isn’t “My friend and I share an enemy”. […]

The noise generated from Plaid Cymru and the SNP has officially gone from a ‘rain against the window’ to a ‘couple fucking next door’ level of nuisance. I don’t quite know how their responses to the national TV debates have been formed, but they certainly have the wiff of the ale house about them. A […]

Pirates of the world wide web

Posted: 8th April 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Politics
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Well. The digital economy bill has all but passed. I have commented previously that statements about the lack of democracy of this country are usually hyperbolic nonsense, but this case is truly horrific. A Labour government, likely to loose power very soon, just forced through a bill developed at the behest of a few large […]

I do wonder who to vote for. As much as I am loath to admit it, there really isn’t an awful lot to separate the parties. It’s easy to see why NOT to vote for Labour: The ‘Hammer of the Universities’ a.k.a. Dark Lord Mandelson whom I’m now pretty sure is Chinese spy sent to […]

I have just finished watching latest episode of the informative The virtual revolution: A history of the internet presented by the latest addition to my celebrity harem Dr Aleks Krotoski (who used to present ‘Bits’ in the late 90’s). Congratulations and I hope Myleene Klass, Avril Lavigne, Summer Glau and the female cast of ‘Legend […]

What the hell’s wrong with stoicism?

Posted: 8th February 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, News of the day, Politics
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There was a little segment on “The Daily Politics” about emotion in politics (Weeping at the dispatch box and the like), more on this in a moment, but what struck me was the introduction “We still have a very Victorian view of public displays of emotion“. Excuse me? Why is that such a bad thing? […]

“To wear the mantle of Galileo…

Posted: 29th January 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, News of the day
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… it is not enough that you be persecuted by an unkind Establishment, you must also be right” (Wilson, 2009; Don’t get fooled again) And so I will chip in my 2 pence onto the sorry MMR affair. It’s taken nearly three years to show a certain Mr Wakefield’s research was not only iffy at […]