Saturday, 21 February 2009

Interesting things to do with business cards

I officially joined the British Libertarian Party a couple of weeks back. With the document which gave me my membership, came ten businesscards which had the Party logo and web address on one side, and what it means to be a libertarian on the other. I gave most of them to people I knew, but I kept a few to give to certain shops that I reckon would want them in.

Thursday, 19 February 2009

As set to the tune of London Bridge..

All the shops are closing down, closing down, closing down!
All the shops are closing down,

Thursday, 12 February 2009

A List of Political Chants

You might want to use these at the next anti-government protest you go to...

"Down with Brown! Down with Brown! Down with Brown the fucking clown!"

"You're not spending any more! You're not spending any more! You're not spending, you're not spending, you're not spending any more!"

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Central Statism

I really don't like the idea of supporting a central government that invades the basic freedoms of speech and privacy. That is what the Labour Party is today.  I'm thinking of joining these guys:

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Opinion on Media Bias

I was thinking about Media Bias, then it hit me. Every source is biased one way or another, usually due to the opinions of the editors and the journalists. The hard bit is finding out which way a particular source is biased. For example, most people would know that the Guardian is biased towards the left-wing. Papers like the Independent tend to lean to the right.

As for the free newspapers... If they've got any bias, they're keeping it very well hidden.

I like to check out blogs as the next thing in news. They're biased, yeah. But at least they actually admit it!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Found NHK on Sky

NHK, Japan's public broadcast service has this new English-language channel on Sky Digital (Channel 516, doesn't appear to be available on Virgin). I was just browsing through the channels and there it was. I wish I could go somewhere like Tokyo for a change. One thing you have to say about the Japanese though, they work quite hard, so it's understandable when they play just as hard.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Comics and Tracts

Comics haven't only been used to entertain, but also as education tools and even as wartime propaganda.

Classic examples of comics as propaganda include the early Captain America comics.

A modern example of comics being used as propaganda include "Chick Tracts", which try to convince the reader to become a Christian.

Odds are that anyone living in a city has seen a Chick Tract, so you'd know how they try and make their message understandable.

(Before you ask, I don't believe in God. I used to, but I stopped shortly after my mother died.)

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Politics and Gaming

Already sent my British Libertarian Party application.

The Libertarian Party is about increasing personal freedoms, smaller governments, lower taxes and freer markets.

I was thinking of saving up for DC Universe Online, a MMO game where you make your own superhero/villain fight alongside/against Superman, Batman, Lex Luthor and Brainiac. I've seen one mission on the hero side where Brainiac's attacking Metropolis by infecting civilians with a nano-virus that makes them run amok. You have to knock them out, and make sure that you extract a sample of the virus to make an antidote with. While you're doing that, Lex Luthor gets the bright idea of testing out his new battlesuit, so you have to floor him as well!