How backward is this? Just as First Lady Michelle Obama inspires young black women during her visit to Britain, US food giant corporation Kraft compares Naomi Campbell with chocolate in their new Cadbury ad campaign. “Move over Naomi – there is a new diva in town.” reads the ad in a spiteful swipe at one […]
So you think you have problems with bureaucrats. Want to know why the authorities in China are so damned heavy-handed? The draconian clamp-down goes hand-in-hand with a contempt for the law from the powerful and privileged. However, it looks to me like the rule-flouters are losing the battle with the jobsworths. Yep, the peasants are
The John Milius school of Red Dawn politics rages that China is only pretending to be peaceful and that she’ll reveal her full gory glory in true Fu Manchu fashion once all her plans and capabilities are in place. I saw Team America. I know how this one plays out.
Pic: MICGadget Beware of geeks feeling stiffed. Speaking as a blogger who has fallen foul of the Great Firewall of China, I’m guessing the guy who invented it isn’t so popular among the people he reckons he’s protecting. It’s with a small but delicious sense of schadenfreude that I note computer students threw shoes at
A visit to disappeared artist Ai Weiwei‘s 12 Circle of Animals/Zodia Heads at Somerset House off the Strand in London proves well worthwhile. The huge bronze animal heads representing the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac have been erected in a suitably impressive setting, standing tall along three sides of the courtyard fountains in this
A very funny exchange between Charles Shaar Murray and Cheryl Baker from Bucks Fizz in today’s Guardian about the Eurovision Song Contest, showing they have more in common than you’d think. Here’s a sample: CSM: I’ve been thinking about what it is about this oom-pah stuff, or its modern, glitzy equivalent, that I don’t like,