Thursday, 29 July 2010

WU LYF - New Video

WU LYF keep coming up with the goods orally and visually.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Toynbee Test - Ed Balls

I think Polly should be given her own show or a spot on Newsnight, maybe it's just because I tend to agree with her politically but she does seem to ask the right questions.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Michael Lewis on 60 Minutes

This is 60 minutes with the author of The Big Short, don't watch it if you plan on reading the book, but otherwise it's quite interesting I would have thought.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The Secret in Their Eyes

The film that surprisingly beat A Prophet and The White Ribbon to the Best Forgien Film Oscar is out soon, just wanted to say it's bloody brilliant, give it a watch, a bit over long but pretty much worth an Oscar.

Disposable Diary: Latitude 2010

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Michael Lewis - The Big Short

While we're talking about the financial crisis, Michael Lewis' book The Big Short is bloody amazing, Ira Glass recommended it in this interview and he was right. It's basically about people who saw the financial crisis happening well before it did, it explains the whole thing brilliantly and contains unbelievable knowledge about who and what was involved. It's a great book about this shit for cretins like me. This is him talking.

David Harvey "Crisis of Capitalism" Animated

This is likely to be the best youtube clip you will ever see.

It's a speech by Marxist scholar David Harvey about the financial crisis, already quite funny and very interesting, but with the animation it becomes like magic.

Can't remember who suggested it, but let's be honest it was probably Revolutionary Rob

Field Day: Phoenix

I hope to goodness you have a Field Day Ticket.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Some Rules

While sat on some steps having my lunch I thought of some rules

Don't shop at Tesco
Don't watch The Hills (ironically or otherwise)
Don't, when talking about going to a country say you are going to 'do' it
Don't spend much money on bags
Don't habitually take drugs
Don't be ignorant about current affairs
Don't, when talking about music say you like 'a bit of everything' when in fact you like 'nothing'
Don't get too angry about about sport
Don't let the pictures become the event
Don't get takeaways very often
Don't sit in the pub when you could go to the park
Don't eat at Pizza Express

Read more books, drink more water.


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