Saturday, April 24, 2010

Schaefer no nonce sense

As a the splendid Jutl said on Cook'd and Bomb'd, when it came to heinousness, did ex-Nazi paedophile, friend of General Pinochet and cult leader Paul Schaefer, who has died at the age of 89, need any more to get a full house? Any overdue library books? Was he a litterbug too?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Party Political Broadcasts - the antidote

Just as it's said imagining authority figures in their birthday suits can help the ordinary man or woman deal with them, so the following might help the same ordinary men and women get party political broadcasts in the right perspective. It's from the great underrated LWT sketch show End of Part One, which should have been out on DVD years ago. Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, we salute you.

Hail hail the Daily Mail

The Daily Mail and General Trust has indicated that it will not be moving to a subscription model online. To support this, it presents some pretty compelling reasons for staying free, and shows that it grasps what the Internet is and what it does far better than News International or the entire record industry. It aims to compete on the Internet's terms, rather than its own, imposed by the best law money can buy, and it aims to succeed. If only the Mail showed the same enlightenment editorially as it does in business, I'd be able to wish it well for its future endeavours without any reservations.