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Mat Bowles ([personal profile] matgb) wrote2011-08-12 04:02 pm

Interesting Links for 12-8-2011

Collected links from around the webAutomatically posted from Delicious using [personal profile] matgbs updated Delicious Glue script.
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[personal profile] 83_tauri 2011-08-12 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I seem to have 'Torchwood issues' too. I just can't seem to motivate myself to actually watch it.

Re certain persons' responses to the rioting, after I made my short reaction post to DF, I found myself having to delete a load of borderline-psychotic colonial gun-nut/socialism rants off of that post. I wasn't impressed with people trying to use the tragedy to play their propaganda games! (As far as I can tell, wordpress doesn't seem to let you turn comments off on individual posts, which is a bit annoying, as otherwise I'd probably have done that in the first place.) Such is the Internet sometimes ...
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[personal profile] herlander_refugee 2011-08-12 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Briefly:

I am almost glad I will have to wait about a year for the Starz new season of Torchwood. Then I can watch it all at once, with necessary alcoholic anethesia and swear and throw sock balls at the screen in cathartic splendour.

About those riots. Just once, I'd like a government some bloody where to be bright enough to see the difference between opportunistic looters, and protestors who began with a valid gripe. I'd like SOMEBODY anywhere to explain group dynamics to the police so they would "get" why ordinary folks suddenly go so crazy. But no...none of the above, CS and water cannonades.

The world better get more cops. Because this is not the end of this...not, alas, in Britain, and not nearly in the USA.
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[personal profile] herlander_refugee 2011-08-12 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah...it seems the societal hijack is the usual mode any more. Take a small but important thing and run the wrong freaking WAY with it, but insist on a virtuous label.

Makes me want to live under my bed.
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[personal profile] gominokouhai 2011-08-12 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
> It wasn't OK for Mubarak, and Cameron said so at the time.

Get his exact words out of Hansard, and get a sympathetic MP to quote them back to him at PMQs.
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[personal profile] frightened 2011-08-12 07:57 pm (UTC)(link)
You should definitely go and see Chumbawamba. I've seen them three or four times now and they're awesome. However, they sound nothing like they did in the Tubthumper era.

Also Boff Whalley runs up mountains for fun. Legend.
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[personal profile] almostwitty 2011-08-13 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
I actually find Andi Osho intensely annoying. She's obviously got the acting/presenting chops, but she's woefully inadequate on the "saying anything funny" front. Mostly, I don't get a sense that there's anybody real behind the so-called gags (compare that to, say, Mickey Flanagan) and that's possibly the real reason she doesn't get any dates.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2011-08-13 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
YouGov polls annoyed me so much, structurally, that I stopped actually doing them, thus raising the muppetry level by my absence.

I never got to design surveys of my own, but I administered enough of them that ... just ugh.

[identity profile] tyrell.livejournal.com 2011-08-12 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I got Death's Head and Dragon's Claws. I *loved* Dragon's Claws.

[identity profile] tyrell.livejournal.com 2011-08-12 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
That's a surprisingly strong top100. Apart from the rubbish Name of the Wind at 18, there are hardly any overrated ones until the 90's.

[identity profile] rhythmaning.livejournal.com 2011-08-12 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Great list of links, as usual - but I have to disagree about Torchwood! I think it is great! It is dark, engaging, funny - a huge mix!