Category Archives: Institutional stagnation

Gimme dat algo-rithm

A reference to a long, filmed report at the start of a fairly empty morning provided my theme for the day – “Corporate Pressure”. The issue arose on Radio 4’s Start the Week, too, with a Google boss defending the … Continue reading

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Shock news as Latest New Director General Forced to Resign

Reeling from the revelations of crass attempts to draw funding from MI5 to subsidise their flagship current affairs documentary programme, latest new BBC Director General Sir Umi’ve Forgotten Hisname called a brief press conference today and let it be known … Continue reading

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When the Left is Split you still have the Left. Just more of the Right.

Well, the headline says it all, really. Discussion twixt “Two people of the left, showing how the left is split over Hugo Chavez” on Right Wing Radio 4 this morning, pitched calm, rational Prof Doreen Massey against Whining Nick Cohen … Continue reading

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Ten Years After

Was once a heavy metal prog rock band but here it’s a lament to military interventions and yet another milestone. All that time since American President Bush launched “Operation Shock and Awe” as a macabre display to be shown as-it-happened … Continue reading

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Astounding new plans for the BBC

In an exclusive extract from the brain of Michael Gove – yes, it does exist although previous evidence has been scratchy – I can reveal fantastic, all embracing plans for the modernization of the BBC – and Murdoch has not … Continue reading

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Lynass

So someone put this up and asked for comments: http://www.npr.org/2013/01/20/169847199/former-anti-gmo-activist-says-science-changed-his-mind?ft=1&f=1001 This is an interview with the radical right wing ex-environmentalist Mark “Ignore everything I said and did up until about two years ago” Lynass. He’s gone through the same processor … Continue reading

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Gongs

Ho hum, the latest collection of “Honours” has been issued, naming those who have strenuously devoted their actions, without considering themselves, for the overall benefit of the population at large. There must have been two or three such on the … Continue reading

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Big Society is watching you.

Oh my God – I’m so slow! Well, some ideas come to me super quickly, and some take a bit longer. My brain is reasonably active and I like to think my thinking is analytical, frequently constructive and associative. I … Continue reading

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Business as usual. (Phew!)

“Psst, hey, you there, yes Jeremy, whatever your name is. Paxo? Hey, I’ve got somebody I want you to talk to, I mean with, on your little programme tonight. Thing is ole Pollard’s come up trumps for us and it’s … Continue reading

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Levisalone, just Levisalone.

An eternity in the making and then read by whom? Not me for sure. And why should one be required to? Because, for all the interviews, for all the posturing, for all the drama and all the debating it comes … Continue reading

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