“The benign but still disqualifying explanation is that the policy-makers are confused, not just the policies. The less benign one is that one set of policies represents what they believe in; the other what they think they have to say to win.”—Mr Tony, the old money grabbing war criminal, is back. Mr Feastingonroadkill may have no time for him personally, but being ‘in the industry’, has to admire whoever wrote this. Most effective attack on the Tories in years.
Phrase Of The Week (for those polite conversations)
épater les bourgeois [ay‐pat‐ay lay boor‐zhwah], a French phrase that can be translated only rather clumsily, as ‘to shock the (respectable) middle‐class citizens’. This has often been the conscious aim of the literary and artistic avant‐garde in Europe since the late 19th century, especially in the movements of decadence, Dada, and Surrealism.
“This is a disgrace to the great man’s legacy!” tweet indie blokes of a certain age. “How could the BBC abuse Peel’s memory in this way? Did all those Festive Fifty votes mean nothing?” To which, I can only shout: HELLO EVERYBODY! Have you not listened to Radio 1 lately? Forget 6 Music, and consider how Peel’s station, the station he loved and clung to, often despite himself, has happily danced a merry jig on his grave”—Forget 6 Music – what happened to John Peel’s Radio 1 slot? Much as Mr Feastingonroadkill mourns Music Loving Johnny Plee - the secret of the mans success was that he had absolutely no quality control, and would listen to, and play anything. And so should you, tumblin chums. Embrace the unlistenable! Embrace the weirdo kids!
“If the good lord didn’t want us to go anywhere with men or ladies we didn’t know, he wouldn’t have invented hotel bars.”—Sarah Heartburn is a tumblr treasure - follow her now callow hipster youth! You’ll thank me in the long run.