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Show you love your country / Go out and spend some cash

From the BBC’s otherwise fairly interesting article on the politics and ethics of consumer spending comes this wonder of historical ineptitude from one Lucia van der Post (emphasis added): “The way of austerity and only buying things we strictly need leads to Cambodia under Pol Pot, Afghanistan under the Taleban or China under Mao“ Because […]

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Spot the difference

I found this collection of 2008 photos, presented in comparison to originals from the Twin Peaks pilot episode, quite fascinating. You may or may not agree :) Also, you can still stay at The Great Northern (although, as befits a hotel perched over a waterfall, it’s not cheap).

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Lunch crunch

From the BBC’s City Diaries: People are buying lunch for £5 in the cafeteria rather then spending £20 on some Sushi or Dim Sum outside. People now have breakfast at home or even bring a packed lunch. A packed lunch? Five pounds? Cafeteria? Fuck. This kind of thing brings me perilously close to an empathy […]

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LOOK INTO MY EYES

Helen snapped (what’s the moving-picture equivalent of snapping?) this video of Hunter on a camcorder I’m reviewing, and I’ve found myself entranced by Hunter’s CRAZY BIG EYES. For the full effect, watch it in splendiferous 1080i* High Def here on Vimeo. Sorry about the weirdy crap cut at the end, by the way. It appears […]

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Augsburg

Somewhere in Bavaria lies the city of Augsburg. Somewhere in Augsburg lies a Fujitsu-Siemens factory. Somewhere near that factory lies a conference centre. And in that centre, on Wednesday… .. you could find this charming room, and me inside it. One conference keynote plus one interview plus one photo plus one comment from Greenpeace (and […]

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