Posted in February 2006

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Jyllands Posten are a hypocritical bunch of cunts

The glorious Danish champion of free speech (as long as you’re slating Mohammed and not Jesus), Jyllands-Posten, has fired its culture editor because he wanted to print the retaliatory Iranian cartoons about the Holocaust. This increases my respect for the culture editor substantially, and confirms my suspiction that the newspaper’s management are a load of craven fuckwits.

The Holocaust and Mohammed should both be joked about. If you think that neither should be joked about, that’s fair enough, although I’d rather not go to the pub with you. If you think one should be joked about and not the other, then you’re a disgusting hypocrite who thoroughly deserves to be gassed.

Can I get a Witness?

Jehovah’s Witnesses: persecuted during the Holocaust; obvious historical connection with the place that used to be Palestine; no nation state of their own at the end of WWII.

Clearly, we should have given the Witnesses the West Bank. It would have made just as much sense as giving the Jews Israel…

Nowt so queer as Norfolk

Here are two recent police photofits issued by the Norfolk police – a would-be burglar and a would-be child abductor:

Norfolk burglar photofit

Norfolk abduction photofit

No further comment.

A selection of ha-has

Oh-so-brave-Danish-right-wing-paper rejected offensive cartoons of Jesus in case they caused a fuss (via). Oh-so-terrible-licensing-rules cut [*] drink-related crime.

[*] yes, OK – the evidence only says “probably didn’t raise”, since there were other factors involved and since I normally and rightly slate recorded crime figures for being less accurate than the British Crime Survey. Still, a little gloating’s OK, right?

Dear weird Islamist extremists

Please can you declare jihad on drooling fuckwits who use phrases like “the government is firmly under the control of Gramscians “? Failing that, anyone who uses the phrase “Gramscian” outside of sociology (except for taking the piss out of maniacs who think society is being destroyed by a liberal plot, natch) would do. Fuck, I’m even prepared to sacrifice the sociologists here…

Actually, I’m almost tempted to suggest you should set up a fucking Islamist state. Yes, it’d suck, but at least bigoted dickheads like this one would shut the fuck up. Remind me not to read right-wing blogs ever; these people are not sane. They live in a society which is really, blatantly, obviously free and liberal and not beseiged by marauding mentalists and crazies (aside from their occasional appearance on the news, being arrested and jailed because they’ve moved on from frothing to commiting actual crimes), and yet they go on as if we were ruled by some kind of bizarre Caliphate re-enactment society. And then lie that the economy’s being fucked by Gordon’s evil schemes… yeah, that whole “14 consecutive years of economic growth thing” is a bummer, innit?

Look, we’ve got the money, the beer and the bacon. Ethnic minority groups still have a shit time of it. Take your pathetic white middle-class male pseudo-victimhood and shove it.

This would never have happened in the 1790s

US presidents honour King widow“. OK, so the correct term is “queen consort”, but it’s a start…

The right to incite

Please can all those idiots who made spurious analogies between the BNP trial and the Abu Hamza trial (“ooh, it’s outrageous that they’re trying to put Nick Griffin in the dock when Hamza said much worse things”) fuck off? Mr Griffin’s not going to get anything even approaching seven years behind bars, no matter what happens. That doesn’t mean he’s innocent, any more than citing Ian Huntley’s existence would be an argument against prosecuting Gary Glitter…