January 16, 2012
Do you remember that fool?



Professor at London School of Economics who wrote some awful drivel about Black women being ugly?

I now have to wonder if they put something in the water at LSE or if people with certain inclinations naturally gravitate towards the institution, as news of students engaging in Antisemitic drinking game emerge. From the article:

LSE students are facing disciplinary action after participating in a Nazi-themed drinking game during the Athletics Union’s ski trip, held at a French mountain-side resort in December 2011. Later in the night, two students were engaged in an altercation, one of whom sustained a broken nose from the incident.

‘Nazi Ring of Fire’ involved arranging cards on the table in the shape of a Swastika, and required players to “Salute the Fuhrer.”A video featuring students making antisemitic comments was uploaded to Facebook, but has since been removed.

These are our future world leaders y’all

The LSE - where my partner went and is still working as a part-time research assistant, and many of my friends also went - is such a bizarro school. It was founded by Fabians and set up to basically be the opposite of the elitist Oxbridge system which still really runs the UK, was directed by William Beveridge who basically invented the modern British welfare state for 20 years, it was at the centre of the tuition protests last year…and it also is City training ground, and frequently is world leader training ground, and where you have people who are privileged and hungry for power you get bullshit like this. There is definitely a divide between the socially conscious bits of it and the socially conservative hella racist parts of it.

December 20, 2011
Wham!'s "Last Christmas" Is the Most Horrible Holiday Song Ever Made

a) I disagree with this, “Last Christmas” is amazing. Last year my partner and I listened to dozens of covers on youtube. You really start to see how good a singer George Michael is when you hear others mangle it.

b) I really feel like I need to talk about the version that is shooting for Christmas number 1 in the UK, by the cast of the Hills-meets-Jersey Shore show The Only Way Is Essex. It contains the phrase “Christmas vajazzle.”

c) The Guardian just told me I’m a champagne socialist. That may be so, but when the revolution comes, the person who invented vajazzling will be the first against the wall.

August 16, 2011
So this is why the fire department was outside our building at midnight last night.

So this is why the fire department was outside our building at midnight last night.

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August 15, 2011
"Lewis Namier famously described 18th-century British politics as ‘aristocracy tempered by rioting’. In fact riots often combine the form of radical protest with reactionary content. The Gordon Riots that erupted in the early summer of 1780 after the partial repeal of the 1698 Popery Act led to an orgy of looting not of moveable property, but of gin (though that isn’t where the name comes from). The riots drew on long-simmering resentment against excise duties on liquor. Horace Walpole remarked that more people had been killed by drink than by musket-ball, as the mob rifled gin-palaces for free booze; at one point a fire in the Fleet was unwittingly fuelled when it was doused with gin instead of water."

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November 23, 2010

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