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Archive for February, 2010

This is just lovely

February 22nd, 2010 by adminchangedafterbruteforceattack

Limmy’s Show has been one of the best things the Beeb’s produced in ages. And it’s still only been given a proper broadcast on BBC Scotland.

Programmers are pricks.

A Little Bit Of Politix

February 15th, 2010 by

I became more than a little distrustful of elected government at a fairly young age, which led to my spending quite some time contemplating the possible alternatives. Communism seemed like the best bet until I realised it wasn’t particularly viable if it involved real human beings (this realisation came in late teens, almost a decade after after Eastern Europe had arrived at the same conclusion – sometimes I can be a little behind the curve). After some pondering, I concluded that, while not being an absolutely perfect system, government by lottery would be far preferable to the current state of affairs. I mentioned this to a few folk and, for the most part, was scoffed out of the building. I ignored their scoffs, but kept quieter about the idea while amongst large groups. Yesterday I happened to be perusing the second issue of Alan Moore’s excellent underground periodical Dodgem Logic and in particular, the aforementioned Messr. Moore’s article on anarchy. In said article, Moore briefly refers to the ancient Greek’s practice of sortition, essentially a form of government by lottery, which I had been totally unaware of. The wikipedia article presents both the pros and cons of such a system and by my reading of it, I’d have to say the plus points outnumber the minus. Thus I win! While still being slightly behind the curve. Greece is still a major political power isn’t it?

Anyone wishing to debate me on this should ignore the Contact icon at top and direct correspondence to theweakened at gmail dot com. Next time – maybe that Pete and Dud thing I’ve been meaning to write. Or something else. I dunno. It’s not like I plan this nonsense.


February 9th, 2010 by

I’ve just managed to recreate an instrumental version of the opening music to every episode of Chris Morris’ Blue Jam. Now need to work out from where the rest is derived and if they were actually the same in every episode. Results to follow.

Couple o’ Things

February 3rd, 2010 by adminchangedafterbruteforceattack

Thing One – In a vague attempt to stop my liver feeling like p√Ęte, I shall be swearing off alcoholic boozes for the duration of February. This might mean that things become slightly livelier around these parts, or that I slowly descend into misery and frustration watching all those around me getting sloshed. We shall see.

Thing Two – I appear to have inadvertantly made my first appearance on YouTube –

Did you spot me? Wide eyes viewers familiar with my coterie of chums might like to know that I’m directly to the right of regular correspondent Dick Gappy. The recording took place at the closing dpwn sale of the soon to be massively missed Videosyncratic, the cities last bastion of comic pamphlet sales. This will have some major effects on me, though as of yet I’m not one hundred percent what they will be. I’m sure I will blather on about it at length some point in the future. What’s that? Another video under this wall of text? From the same event? Why, yes it is. Me? Well, yeah, I do appear. Quite a bit in fact, but I seem to spend half of the song looking at my shoes, mainly because I was aware I was being filmed and didn’t want to look into the lens too much. It’d be terribly unprofessional, don’tcha know. Plus I’d rather that you tried to seek me out in the one above as this one gives my position away rather, hence this wall of text that’ll hopefully be long enough to throw people off the scent about there being another video further down the page. Reckon that’s enough? Aye, go on, let’s have a look at it.

Supplemental Thing – The Contact icon’s still not working, so please address any correspondence to theweakened at gmail dot com in a proper email address kind of a way and it’s bound to get to me. Things will hopefully get sorted when I work out how much of what I’ve told people about future site maintence is true and how much is so many crossed wires.