– Peter Mandelson wants to steal every photograph in the country. Well, that’s not really quite right. I’m being glibly flippant (which is less dirty than it sounds), but I bet it’d be alarmingly easy to make the case for those exact terms. The Digital Economy Bill is, it seems, a terrible terrible idea. I don’t know what to do about that, exactly, but I thought you should know.
– Christians: using Jesus as an excuse to be creepy and evil for 2000 years. This slogan was suggested by my own favourite Christian (and let me know if I should credit you), based on an article about some really despicable views on rape and what clothes women choose to wear. Just the fact that those two concepts are even grouped together in a single phrase should tell you that this is going to be painful.
You may have been given this leaflet because of the way you are dressed,
is a phrase included on a tract handed to a 19-year-old girl working in a drive-through. My own suggestion was some counter-literature to hand back. “You may have been given this leaflet because of the offensive anti-feminist victim-blaming propaganda bullshit you were pushing on people.”
– Adrian Pengelly cannot cure cancer. But he says he can, and charges for it, and is a fucking twat who deserves to go down for way longer than three months, which it sounds like might be all he’s up for. I can’t stand the picture of him in that article, either. Would I want to punch him in the smfugly (smug + fugly) face quite so many times if I didn’t already dislike him for other perfectly good reasons? I suppose we’ll never know.
– But more importantly than all that, the first series of Chance In A Million is out on DVD! This was a sitcom that my dad wrote about 25 years ago, and I can say with perfect objectivity that it’s brilliant. As I write this, it has six reviews on Amazon, all giving it five stars (out of five). And only one of those was written by my mum.