Monthly Archives: May 2018

Twitter, Rosanne and Reliving Trauma

Actors and actresses (or any kind of performers) have never been known for their down to Earth good sense and anyone expecting any kind of coherent political guidance from them (or who thinks they can or should be public political … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Watching: Nazi Marriage Manual Edition

I’ve just started the second season of the Man in the High Castle and I’m not sure what to think. There’s lots of interesting stuff but we don’t get much about Nazi America since most of it is in the … Continue reading

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Living and Not Learning: Marxist edition

My new youtube listening obsession is listening to unapologetic Marxists who can’t wait for true socialism, of which there is a surprisingly large amount. I completely understand studying Marxism as historical theory or whatever and purely as a theoretical historian … Continue reading

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What I’ve been watching: Regnen (The Rain)

I started this Danish series about a rain carried virus that devastates the population of Scandinavia and then I kind of gave up because it seemed like an endless idiot plot. Our unlikely crew of incredibly stupid survivors…. somehow An … Continue reading

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Eurovision Finale

I still hate the idea of songs with guaranteed byes into the final so I didn’t write about the big five or Portugal till now.  My idea would be to make every single song go through a semi-final and restrict … Continue reading

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Down withe ESC: The Theory and Praxis of Eurovision Aesthetics

(this was part of a post last year but I’ve decided to edit it a bit and make it a separate post) The way I judge Eurovision songs can be summed up in three words that (helpfully) mimic the initials … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2018 – Second Semi-final review

Oh dear, not a…. distinguished evening for Eurovision. On the one hand there were no trainwrecks or massive embarassments but on the other hand nothing was very… good either, just a lot of derivative Eurovision songs, well within the usual … Continue reading

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