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One line thoughts of the day.

It’s a shame almost all news sites need “promoted links” to sleazy cynical bottom-feeding clickbait garbage to remain viable. They lower the tone of every site, and actually clicking on one is like stepping in a dog turd in the street and treading it into the carpet. The economics of the web is broken.

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Gawker are the Requires Hate of media. As part of the bottom-feeding gutter press of the internet, they’re abusive sociopaths whose progressive politics they wear on their sleeves is a sham.  Just like Requires Hate, they appropriate social justice rhetoric for entirely cynical self-serving ends.

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A thought. The Libertines are to indie what ELP are to prog. Loved by their fans but epitomising everything non-fans loathe about their entire genre.

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f you use a terrible tragedy to try and smear a totally unrelated group in service of your pet political agenda, you’re on the side of Evil.

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Anyone else wondering if Philae coming back to life and the return of The Clangers is just a coincidence?

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You know, it’s not compulsory to have to express an opinion on someone you’d never heard of until they start trending on Twitter. The world will continue to revolve without your hastily-written thinkpiese.

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I wish we could have a world where people could say the occasional stupid thing without the entire internet landing on their head.

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Got to love the Sex Pistols credit cards. Thre is much schadenfreude at the congnitive dissonance it gives to those who still buy uncritically into the whole punk mythology. So much of “punk” was manufactured consumerist bullshit from the very beginning.

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If “Farage” is the name given to the liquid you find at the bottom of the bin, then “Sepp Blatter” is a medical condition caused by eating too much of the wrong kind of rhubarb.

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RIP Charles Kennedy, the only party leader who was right about the Iraq war. 55 is far too young to have been taken from us.

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