Let It (Pokemon) Go!

Pikachu Neck RiderI’ve seen this picture by Pawel Kuczynski on Facebook a few times recently, he’s an amazing artist and I really love the concepts that he covers. It’s part of a series of images drawn as a satire on the modern world. Satire’s great, and to be honest it’s one of the things that has helped me through the complete shit-storm that has been 2016.

But satire is a form of comedy, it’s supposed to be a mirror on the world that makes you think. And I think that this does. But do you know what I don’t think Mr Kuczynski was trying to do was to create art that people would use to make themselves seem or feel better than others. I have seen people posting this because they’re not one of the “sheeple” that have joined in with the worldwide phenomenon that has been Pokemon Go!, the people who think that they’re somehow better than others because they’re not following the herd. Continue reading “Let It (Pokemon) Go!”

I’m Not Racist…

Brexit BingoAs well as the Generational Divide that I discussed in my earlier post, I’ve also heard quite a few Leave voters clearly, loudly and repeatedly state that they’re not racist. That’s probably the case, but I decided to try and work out why the racist stereotype was out there if none of them are racist.

Just like the generational post that I wrote, this is me trying to work out things logically, and it’s a discussion that I’ve had with a few people now, so this post is another one that I’m going to use so that I don’t have to type it all out again!

So, Leave voters who didn’t vote for racist reasons, you voted for a campaign that said it was going to Take Back Control, a campaign that repeatedly argued about border control and immigration, a campaign that was supported by UKIP, Britain First, the EDL and the BNP. What made you think that this wasn’t going to be a campaign that would primarily be about race? That’s what the leaders of the campaign drove…

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The Generation Gap

OK. I’m afraid this is going to be another ranty political post. (Again, political with a small p, not Party Political because I really can’t be doing with all that bollocks!) That also means that I’ll be providing another language warning – there are rude words in the following post

Generations Brexit PokemonI keep seeing this image popping up in my newsfeed, and it really brings my waste water to 100ºC (if I’m still allowed to use metric in Brexit Britain).

This is possibly one of the most glib, condescending and fatuous twitter posts that I’ve ever seen. I don’t know who started it and neither do I want to. What I do know is that there’s a fantastic tweet response. It’s clear, concise and fully addresses the point being made. It doesn’t however address the other points that drive me to anger and so, as well as attaching that, I’m also going to explain my reasoning. There’s also a second reason for me writing a blog post about it – I’ve typed out responses to this three or four times in the last couple of days and that takes a while on my phone, so now I can just link here! Simultaneous Sanity

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For Science!

Okie dokes. I’m afraid that I need to ask a favour. If you’re going to post shit links to articles complaining about Big Pharma, Big Agri and Monsato etc… you do all (hopefully) realise that I’m going to ask for evidence? I’ve just watched my home go down the toilet because “people are sick of hearing from experts” and I really don’t have time for that crap. I also get *very* angry with the people who think that I can wish my AS away, or that breathing in some smoke from the magic ning nang nong tree while the cows … Continue reading For Science!