Friday, 29 June 2012

(Che Guevara) — Rue de Buci — (to a disco beat)

Somewhere between Rue du Four and Rue de Buci, where our youth was so completely lost, as a few glasses were drunk, one could feel certain that we would never do anything better
Guy Debord, Panegyric Vol I, 1989

«Hôtel de Buci, bonjour! Vous cherchez une chambre toute pourrie? Un instant Madame... oui, j'en ai, à partir de 422 balles, petit déj compris»



Monday, 25 June 2012

State of the Nation

Dave Cameron is a nob. Cleggy is a nob. Ed Moribund is a nob. Wee Georgie Osborne is a nob. Blair is a nob. Hazel Blears is a nob. Gerald Kaufman is a nob. Tony Benn is a nob. The Haus of Commons are nobs. The Haus of Lawds are nobs. The entire political class are nobs. They spent years accumulating duck castles, big fuck-off plasma screens and midnight snacks at our expense and then got all in a tizz about making their larceny public. Now Dave wants to cancel hausing benefit for the under-25s. Dave is a nob. The Queen is a nob. The Jubilee is a nob. The Olympics is a nob. Danny Boyle is a nob. These parasites are all nobs.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

"A financier can be a singer, a lawyer a police spy, a baker can parade his literary tastes, an actor can be president, a chef can philosophise on cookery techniques as if they were landmarks in universal history. Anyone can join the spectacle, in order publicly to adopt, or sometimes secretly practise, an entirely different activity from whatever specialism first made their name. Where 'media status' has acquired infinitely more importance than the value of anything one might actually be capable of doing, it is normal for this status to be readily transferable; for anyone, anywhere, to have the same right to the same kind of stardom. Most often these accelerated media particles pursue their own careers in the glow of statutorily guaranteed admiration. But it sometimes happens that the transition to the media provides the cover for several different enterprises, officially independent but in fact secretly linked by various ad hoc networks. With the result that occasionally the social division of labour, along with the readily forseeable unity of its application, reappears in quite new forms: for example, one can now publish a novel in order to arrange an assassination. Such picturesque examples also go to show that one should never trust someone because of their job" — Guy Debord, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, 1988

Monday, 4 June 2012

Friday, 1 June 2012

Diese Olympischeiße™ und Jubiläumsraum muss gehen

"The beginning of the end of the world is set in motion with a logo drawn by a blind rattlesnake on an Amstrad in Word Perfect. It takes in the fascist Jubilee and passes through the Olympischeiße at a time of international austerity and culminates in a series of traditional plagues and disasters including but not limited to locusts, frogs, volcanoes etc" according to the prophecy.