March 2006

Quote of the Day: Its the economy, stupid

Economic conservatives often warm to sects in which a preoccupation with personal salvation turns lower-income persons away from distracting visions of economic and social reform.

- Kevin Phillips

Apply Some Pressure

Another album that Ive been listening to quite a lot recently is Maximo Parks A Certain Trigger and, having just caught the video for Apply Some Pressure on YouTube, I have to say that they do have a very striking visual style.

Watch it here.

Is this the best fight scene of all time?

Be warned, the ending hurts.

(via Twitch)

Hairy Norwegian Lesbians!

I mentioned Norwegian Appliance Rock band, Hurra Torpedo, earlier this month. But having just seen their version of TATUs All The Things She Said, I thought Id mention them again.

Watch it here.

Cash Machine

Ive been listening to quite a lot of Hard-Fi recently and they are pretty damn good, as you can see for yourself on this video for their single, Cash Machine.

Belgian farting pig

This is a clip of a farting pig featured in a Belgian childrens show. It just doesnt get any better!

(via sp3ccylad)

Must Love Jaws

More trailer fun. This time its the turn of Spielbergs classic shark attack film to be remixed as a romantic comedy.

(via FilmRot)


The whiny kid at the back of the class is likely to grow up into a conservative. The whiny kid at the back of the summit already is a a conservative.

Quote of the Day: Trust me, Im Tony

What is the electorate supposed to make of a party that flinches from change only because it fears that his anointed successor will prove less palatable to the public than a proven charlatan and deceiver?

- Max Hastings

Quote of the Day: Bad policy obliterates good principles

The Iraq adventure poisoned the well for interventionism, perhaps for generations to come. Not because it made a case on humanitarian grounds, but because it invented a threat that was not there. At the turn of the decade many progressives were ready to believe in a new ethical, rather than realpolitik, motivation in foreign policy. But the Iraq war made a mockery of all that.

- Jonathan Freedland