Stop me if you’ve heard this one before
Morrissey has been at it again. In an interview for the Guardian Weekend magazine, he called the Chinese a ‘subspecies’ based on their animal rights record. It’s certainly not the first time he has courted racist controversy. He obviously feels very strongly about the welfare of animals, and was conveying his opinion of a country based on that, but taken out of context, the word subspecies is language you’d expect from the BNP. I don’t think Morrissey is a true far right sympathiser, but the phrases and terminology he chooses to use is not of this day and age. It’s antiquated, and wrong, and Morrissey should pack it in. I don’t want to think of one of the finest songsmiths of the 80s as a racist, but that will be the legacy he leaves if he doesn’t learn to control that silver tongue.
In a bizarre musician death, Mike Edwards of Electric Light Orchestra has been killed by a massive hay bale. Here is ELO, including Mike on his cello, in happier times:
This is unbelievably cool. Two people are racing to try to become the first human to break the sound barrier unaided. By jumping from a balloon that has risen to 120,000 feet, and freefalling for 5 minutes, Felix Baumgartner and Michel Fournier want to fly at 700 mph. It’s a pretty incredible story, and no-one knows what will happen if either man succeeds – fried brain? Bowel evacuation? Opening an interdimensional vortex? But none of that is as incredible as the fact that Fournier is 66. He could get a free bus pass, but instead he wants to hurtle towards the Earth faster than the speed of sound. What a hero.
I refuse to watch X Factor. There is nothing redeeming about the show. Or so I thought. When I become Prime Minister, and propose compulsory sterilisation for certain sectors of society, and there is moral outcry, I will make the naysayers watch this video. And they will come over to the dark side:
In other news
–Grandma’s House is fantastic “He’s been made redundant? From the box company?” “Yes.” “What if someone needs a box?”.
-My knee is bloody.
Lastly, Paolo Nutini has never really done it for me, but this is a belter:
Oka. Sleep time for me. Byeee.