Monday, March 30, 2009

Quoted for Truth

"I hate most Michael Bay movies because they’re just shiny things. An hour and a half of visually stimulating nothingness followed by ten minute conversations consisting of, “Were you watching when that guy got impaled on the rusty pole?”. But most of you goddamn idiots, most of you goddamn members of Ritalin Generation love Michael Bay movies because, to you, visually stimulating nothingness is everything. Well, going to the movies shouldn’t be vapid, mindless entertainment. You should cry; you should laugh; you should fall in love with the characters; you should fall out of love with the characters; you should think; you should question; you should ponder; you should, flat out, be alive."

- Mark Rawden discussing 3D Cinema, but he could talking about any number of popular primetime television series too...


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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Paula Murray and the Daily Express

Paula Murray wrote an article for the Daily Express this week in which, after conning survivors of the Dunblane massacre, she printed pictures of them and described how

"DUNBLANE survivors have "shamed" the memory of their dead peers with foul-mouthed boasts about sex, brawls and drink-fuelled antics as they reach adulthood."

even though nothing in their behaviour was in any way linked to the massacre (in which many of them were injured and 18 of their friends died).

Paula Murray deserves to be sacked and never employed as a journalist again. She is, frankly, the lowest of the low.

The original Express article as text

The original Express article as a pdf

A petition to have Murray disciplined and an apology printed

Graham Linehan writing very well about the article, the Express and Murray.
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