birminghamriots2011: Reports of significant police presence in Northfield with most shop closed, issues at St Johns retail park, crowds gathering at Whitmore Reams/Dunstall area. Reports of serious mobs gathering in Oldbury also. Lots of reports stating that everyone should keep away from Wolverhampton. The ASDA has apparently been smashed up. More info to come. Wolvo city centre dead quiet. ...
Birmingham Riots 2011: A few words. →
birminghamriots2011: It’s easy to dismiss the rioters as “scum with nothing better to do” but there are much deeper problems here. As a young, male, ethnic minority in the inner city myself, chances are, I probably know some of these people. I can relate to the feelings of helplessness. I’ve been fortunate enough to…
Well, Hark at Her!: British Riots. →
In which my chronically sensible life partner is chronically sensible. wellharkather: birminghamriots2011: LOTS of reports about serious trouble kicking off in Wolverhampton city centre…. The London riots have spread up the country. Birmingham is getting the shit kicked out of it. Wolves, my main concern (and location) right now, is still quiet. Lots of rumours doing the…
birminghamriots2011: Lots of people saying “the Police have said there’s no trouble in [insert area]”. Remember, that’s their agenda as they don’t want to promote further trouble. Question what they say and question what you read here, question what you hear on the news. Unless you’ve seen it with your own eyes, you can’t be 100% sure. It is not always possible to separate truths from rumors,...
We are indeed drifting into the arena of the unwell; making an enemy of our own...
It’s all very lovely, but what is it for, and where is everyone? I think I’ve hit my digital immigration barrier.
http://beasthouse-lm2.blogspot.com/2007/06/bring-me-sunshine-monsters.html The worst part is that I actually think he’s right. Mostly.
You too need ELDER SIGN. Preferably in mint.
DAMN ALL THE WATER COOLER HEROES.
It’s that time of the decade again: the Sisters of Mercy have burped out a new song sounding suspiciously like an old song with guitars and less allusive lyrics. Still, it makes me happy.
DeviantArt sees fit to warn its scurrilous inhabitants that it’s not safe to leave because there are monsters outside. It brings tears to my eyes, it really does. Less ‘deviant’ and more ‘designated punching bags for the Internet may gather here and massage their wizened senses of self-worth back into something approximating life, which will hold up only as long as they...
“Life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea. And Love is a thing that can never go wrong, And I am Marie of Roumania. “ — Dorothy Parker, ‘Comment’
“I’m a fan. I’m a sports fan, I’m a music fan, I’m a Star Trek fan, all of ‘em. But here’s what I don’t do. Tell me if any of this sounds familiar: Let’s list our ten favorite episodes. Let’s list our least favorite episodes. Let’s list our favorite galaxies. Let’s make a chart to see how often they appear in our favorite...
get down, fall out, show springs were there something truthful, I believe they think he saw that by snow balloon box of wonder have a magic cloud like warm tigers’ ride swim slow and powerful and pretend she has glowing white feet remember happy fish man and easy dinosaur woman ask the king of noon in the mirror garden next came your song - like a wild apple it rings music is...
Experts say play time can relieve stress in bad... →
numbersixspeaks: psychotherapy: A big part of the solution, he says, is opening up to the idea that play is a state of mind. Every day, there are opportunities to play, which he defines as “an absorbing, apparently purposeless activity that provides enjoyment and a suspension of self-consciousness and sense of time.” But society pushes adults away from play, teaching them to think playful...
"The World Will Be Tlon": Mapping the Fantastic... →
This is the sort of thing I have chosen to deal with.