Monday, 31 March 2008

XFM: You're No Fun Anymore!

by Charles Pooter

What happened to you XFM? You're no fun anymore. You use to be cool, man. You gave Ricky his break. He introduced the world to the brain of Karl Pilkington. You gave Adam and Joe their own show, when everyone else thought of them as just those blokes who made lame movie parodies using Star Wars toys.

Now you're just a whore for the Government. Every advert break you offer a succession of preachy messages from the regime: hepatitis, tax returns ("tax doesn't have to be taxing" - YES IT DOES, IT'S TAX! You goddamn, pink-latex-wearing, bicycle-riding tit), smoking, Jebus know what else... God forbid you might advertise a good or service we might actually want to buy once in a while.

One would be forgiven for thinking your core demographic had no disposable incomes, just empty brains ready to absorb Government propaganda. As you are obviously pretty much entirely state-funded these days: why not just rename yourselves "BBC X"? You could get your money from the licence fee and then at least we wouldn't need to listen to the mind-numbing public information bullshit between the rock music that you still occasionally play.

XFM: You're no fun anymore!

Friday, 28 March 2008

Yapping Pomeranian Mauls English Mastiff

by Charles Pooter

As expected, in round three of their debate, the “yapping Pomeranian”, Kevin Carson gives Samizdata's “English Mastiff”, Paul Marks the savaging he deserves:

Round 1: Contract Feudalism: A Critique of Employer Power over Employees by Kevin Carson.

Round 2: A Critique of a Critique: An Examination of Kevin Carson’s “Contract Feudalism” by Paul Marks.

Interlude: Samizdata blog posting by Perry de Havilland with “yapping Pomeranian” comment.

Round 3: Further Thoughts about “Contract Feudalism”: A Response to Paul Marks by Kevin Carson.

Suggested new logo for Mutualism or Left-Libertariansm: A fierce-looking Mutualist Pomeranian tearing chunks from the ankle of a complacent vulgar libertarian English Mastiff.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

The Greatest Olympics in 72 years

by Edwin Hesselthwite

We at Little Man, What Now? would like to take this Easter Sunday occasion to celebrate The People's Republic Of China and their ongoing attempts to host the greatest Olympic Games in living memory. In praise of their ability (far more than Sydney or Atlanta) to go back to the original spirit of the competition we post this celebratory footage.

We now wait with interest for their forthcoming invasion of Czechoslovakia, as they really get into that Olympic zone.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Discussion point

by Charles Pooter

Are we going to experience an economic crash the likes of which we haven't seen since the Great Depression?

Monday, 10 March 2008

That oath of allegiance in full

by Charles Pooter

That oath of allegiance in full:

“I pledge my allegiance to the UK, Queen Brenda of Slough and to the EU as my designated regional trading bloc.

I promise to do my duty to my God/my secular belief system [delete as applicable] and to the community and/or communities of which I am a member, notwithstanding my prior allegiance to the above authorities.

If I belong to a devolved nation or region within the UK, I also swear allegiance to my elected parliament or assembly in so far as relevant powers have been devolved to that body.

I understand that this pledge does not imply any reciprocal allegiance from the state to myself. My home may be at risk if I do not keep up with repayments. Participating stores only. Redemption value: £0.001p.”

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Heaven and Hell 3

by Charles Pooter

We're All Doomed (Again)

by Charles Pooter

"Get liquid. Get out of debt. Get some food stored up in quantity, against the possibility of sudden price spikes and shortages."
More scary prophecy from William Grigg.