Friday, 17 February 2012

Jug Suraiya

My old English teacher just posted this on Facebook and I thought it would make a good article of the week. Not sure about the gimmicky script element, but it was interesting to think that here (England) our newspapers don't do things like this. There's no real competition between news outlets here, at least not as direct anyway. Perhaps this is a sign of how little they care for our custom?

Or maybe they're just too honest to do what Suraiya has described?

We all know which sounds more obvious, and it's certainly the in-thing to hate on newspapers and assume they're dishonest, but neither option would surprise me really.

Enjoy, and thanks for all the link-sharing and stuff you lot have been doing for me, I really appreciate it!

Friday, 10 February 2012


Sup guys!

First post in nearly a million years, and it'll be another short one. I can't be bothered to keep updating this shit now that I don't get paid as much, so you can keep having short posts. I'll now use this space to recommend my favourite articles of the week from around the world! I'll try to alternate between the light-hearted and the serious.

Here's this week's, which is firmly in the light-hearted category. It's a decent look at Newcastle United's recent fortunes and whether or not controversial owner Mike Ashley deserves a little credit.

Thanks to those of you that have been sharing my stuff around and gifting me hits here and there as well, it all adds up and I really appreciate it!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Hello again...

Well, lots has happened since my last post several weeks ago. With regards to this blog, a small bit of inadvertent advertising has resulted in a decent influx of seemingly regular readers, so hello all of you. I've also realised that a few friends of mine actually pay attention to the links I spam on facebook and the like, so hello to all of you as well!
Mike Dye Dies After England Vs Wales

Still, despite growing numbers, my actual work will continue to come before my blogging, so I'll leave this link here: Racism, Booze, Violence... Welcome to Wembley

This is an excellent piece, written by Luke Moore of The Football Ramble, arguably the best football site at the moment. Give it a peek.

It refers to the tragic passing of a man (with the unfortunate name of Mike Dye) outside Wembley football ground, but more importantly to the circumstances surrounding the incident.

It's an issue close to me, as a massive football fan and someone who's experienced a similar situation to the child mentioned in the piece. Beautifully written and extraordinarily important journalism.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

I Predict A Riot

Don't worry, even I'm not that off the pulse that I think covering the riots could be classed as a prediction. For those that are wondering, it's a song by some cheeky northerners from a few years ago.

Disgraceful Little Shit London Protests Turn Violent
More importantly, read this blog post from Laurie Penny on the UK riots. It's a little sensationalist, but then it's hard not to be when your city's being razed to the ground in front of you.

More on the coverage on the riots when everything's died down a little. For now, Penny's blog is definitely the most interesting and accurate account of it all so far.