Archive for ‘Media’

February 20, 2018

Successful cults are pay-as-you-go

by allthoughtswork

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Scientology, Mormonism, Fox News–First you melt the brain, then you convince it to hand you its debit card.

July 15, 2017

They decapitated Lincoln

by allthoughtswork

Lincoln edited print

Okay, they only switched out someone else’s head for the President’s in the above photograph for publicity purposes, but we can learn a lot from the classics.

June 15, 2017

You live by the tweet, you die by the tweet

by allthoughtswork

Court strikes down Trump travel ban again, using his tweets as reference

April 13, 2016

What is Public Interest?

by duncanr

bannedone of the main stories in UK at the moment involves a couple of celebrities, one of whom cheated on the other, in a threesome with another couple

the celebrity couple applied for, and were granted, a court injunction banning media in England and Wales from publishing any information that might lead to the couple’s identities being made public because the . . .

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June 20, 2015

Sad but True

by duncanr



March 11, 2015

End of the Road ?

by duncanr

not for the first time, it seems I am in the minority

I’ve always considered him a bit of a tosspot – so I, for one, will not be signing this petition –


February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, R.I.P.

by duncanr

Leonard Nimoy, who will be remembered by most folk for his portrayal of Mr Spock in cult Sci-fi ‘Star Trek’ died yesterday, aged 83, of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease –


May 13, 2014

Brits Know Nothing

by duncanr

puzzled brit220We all know certain things to be true – or think we do

A recent survey, however, for the Royal Statistical Society and King’s College London, suggests that Brits (and probably other nationalities too) are essentially clueless – our opinions and beliefs distorted by crap fed to us by politicians and the media for their own ends

April 30, 2014

Carlsberg Border Football

by duncanr

borders, walls, and fences are often used to keep people apart

Carlsberg used the lure of football and beer to bring separated communities in Belfast, Nicosia and Kosovo together – for a time, anyway

April 16, 2014

British Pathé on Youtube

by duncanr

british patheThose of a certain age will remember British Pathé News – short films shown at the cinema in between the main films

Pre-internet and widespread ownership of TVs, these short films were often the only way to find out what was going on in the world

These newsreels didn’t just record events of historic importance, they also included light-hearted, quirky features

Now, 85,000 newsreels have been uploaded to Youtube and can be viewed here –