Saturday, 5 March 2011
For Comic Relief the co-creator of Little Britain is hosting a 24 hour panel show where he plans to stay up until midday tomorrow, joined by guets such as Dara O'Briain and Stephen Fry - Mr Fry will be coming on very soon.
I'd love to stay up all night and watch it but have to work tomorrow.
Viewable round the world - http://www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday/24hourpanelpeople/
And if you have money to spare, donate some pennies to Comic Relief!
Posted by Stuff that matters, stuff that don't at 16:06
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Take a look, courtesy of Businessweek at a collection of screenshots from Google Earth. The software was blocked in Bahrain but annotated pictures from it were circulating in the country. They show the royal family's properties - huge mansions looking very fertile, and vast swathes of empty desert where people aren't allowed to build, next to the dense overcrowded cities.
The ruling elite have all the wealth, and aren't afraid to show it. Kind of like how the wealthy business owners in western society have all the money and such an influence on politics. I'd definitely be protesting.
Posted by Stuff that matters, stuff that don't at 15:38
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
In the Guardian today, see if you can tell the difference between recent quotes from the actor and the controversial dictator (still clinging on to power).
Who compared themself to the Queen of England, and who said 'Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body'?
As an Englishman I do have to apologise for our dearly loathed Prime Minister who is currently on a tour of the Middle East with the intention of selling more British weapons to various dictatorships. Sorry, the rest of the world.
Posted by Stuff that matters, stuff that don't at 15:46