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FAB Featuring MC Parker - Thunderbirds Are Go

 - in which someone who’s just read The Manual starts humming the Thunderbirds theme and goes top 10.

Top Gear on Cycling in short…

Top gear are making a feature about cycling!

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Oh it might be OK, maybe that was just the jokey intro. Maybe if they ride bikes…

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…they might stop victim blaming…

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Yeah, alright, never mind.

muzeu:

"The dancing scarf and ball lady meets the foam caterpillar” 
A. R. Philpott, Let’s Make Puppets, 1972

muzeu:

"The dancing scarf and ball lady meets the foam caterpillar” 

A. R. Philpott, Let’s Make Puppets, 1972

marcellerby:

Hourly Comics 2014 - D O N E.

More babies and me talking to myself than previous years. Also I drew in pencils only this time to speed myself up a little HAHAHAHAHAHA. I might ink them up just for kicks a little later this week. We shall see!

It was strange doing autobio again, I was so burnt out from doing it with Ellerbisms but it’s nice to dip my toe back into the genre now and again. I do have plans for another book but that’ll be a while off I imagine.

If you liked the above then you can read a couple more HCD strips from previous years herrrreeeeee.

More fine Marc Ellerby comics. Love the pencil look on this.

thechemistryset:

Ipswich, 1979
(Note the night club in the centre of the roundabout.)

thechemistryset:

Ipswich, 1979

(Note the night club in the centre of the roundabout.)

The UK government is now *literally* getting its immigration policy from Judge Dredd

usvsth3m:

(Via @CraigGrannell)

We’ve been unable to confirm reports that Nick Clegg’s been warning people: “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.”

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Project for Hook New Town, UK, 1960-61
(London County Council Architects’ Department)

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Project for Hook New Town, UK, 1960-61

(London County Council Architects’ Department)

I’ll print this out and pretend it was for me…
tmbgareok:

This is a letter I got from John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants in about 1989. My parents wrote a letter to them on my behalf with a photo of me in front of the TV with a TMBG video playing. I was 3 years old at the time. 

I’ll print this out and pretend it was for me…

tmbgareok:

This is a letter I got from John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants in about 1989. My parents wrote a letter to them on my behalf with a photo of me in front of the TV with a TMBG video playing. I was 3 years old at the time. 

alwaysalreadyangry:

i love marvel unlimited

(marvel wha… huh?)

alwaysalreadyangry:

i love marvel unlimited

(marvel wha… huh?)

tomewing:

Disgusting, cynical, racist and electorally idiotic. So far Lynton Crosby’s main influence on Tory fortunes has been the party shedding a ton of votes to UKIP at the European elections. The main effect he seems to have had is to prime the public that xenophobia and racism are mainstream now, leading to - surprise! - a move into the mainstream for the party that best reflects that. Having completely fucked up the Tories’ appeal to their right wing by handing the terms of debate to UKIP, he’s now desperately trimming rightwards to try and get the advantage back. Optimistically this will mean a further drift towards UKIP from the Tory right, and the loss of any centre support.

The reason UKIP will keep benefiting from this isn’t just that they already agree. It’s that there isn’t actually a “problem” here to “solve” - UKIP votes track higher in less ‘multi-cultural’ areas; immigration is helping the economy, not hurting it; benefits tourism is a myth and the scale of benefit fraud is grossly exaggerated in the public imagination. Meanwhile everyone “knows of” someone living the life of Riley on benefits, but everyone (except the most cossetted) also ACTUALLY KNOWS working families and unemployed people being forced below the poverty line - the people who further ‘crackdowns’ will actually hurt.

Building up a phantom menace is an excellent political strategy if you’re in opposition - the aim of opposition is to get power so it doesn’t actually matter if you can’t solve the problems you are shouting about, which you obviously can’t if they don’t exist. You get to power, you pronounce them solved, you muzzle your attack dogs in the press, all is rosy.

But the Tories are not in opposition. They are the Government. Majority partners in a coalition - which they hate and feels like opposition maybe, but tough shit, the buck doesn’t stop with anybody else but the Tories. Weekly policies from the Government to solve a problem that does not exist will have no effect on the actual situation any of the idiots maddened by said ‘problem’ experience. (It will have an enormously negative effect on the victims of the policies, though.) So the government look ineffectual, like UKIP says, and promise-breakers, like UKIP says, and UKIP look like the people with a real grip on the ‘problem’. And the bigots who care about the ‘problem’ - because they’ve been told to care by the Tories - vote for UKIP. Endgame: further vote splits.

Except it’s impossible to be happy about the Tories’ bizarro strategy because a) massive collaterial damage to poor and marginalised people on the way; b) general drift rightward of public debate (it’s not like Labour aren’t moving this way through fear too); and c) playing with loaded guns is dangerous and stupid even if they probably won’t go off.