Monthly Archives: October 2012

The unending cesspit of Jimmy Savile and the 1970s

I’d planned to write a blog about Max Clifford shooting himself in the foot over Jimmy Savile. I had the idea before I’d seen anyone else covering this but before I finished putting my piece together The Guardian run a … Continue reading

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Institutional Puritanism And Censorship At WordPress.com

While ‘free speech’ is something that goes down big in theory in capitalist heartlands like the United States, in practice the protestant heritage of the WASP elite in North America means that today’s online web 2.0 environment is in reality … Continue reading

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10 Quickest Ways To ‘Write’ A Blog

1. Re-blog someone else’s effort. 2. Copy and paste (sneakier and better than re-blogging since you can take the credit without doing the work). 3. Use pictures or videos. 4. Write the first thing that comes into your head. 5. … Continue reading

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Aldo Tambellini At Tate Modern

A  year ago on this blog I described seeing the recreation of a 1960s Aldo Tambellini happening in Manhattan on 20 October 2011: …headed up to the Chelsea Museum for a performance of Aldo Tambellini’s Black Zero – a recreation … Continue reading

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