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(no subject) [Aug. 31st, 2008|01:02 pm]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Music |Talib Kweli - Beautiful Struggle]

I'm bummed out. If Winston Peters hadn't stepped down yesterday this would have been the third time he'd been dismissed from cabinet. Three different administrations! I'm pretty sure that would have been a record.
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Kenya: 900 dead, economy down [Feb. 3rd, 2008|05:11 pm]
Radio Pyongyang
Here's Lord Malloch-Brown, British Foreign Office Minister, on the current situation in Kenya:

"This country is hurting. Its economy is way down. Tourist receipts are way down. It's a country which at points this weekend seemed almost physically divided, with roadblocks preventing people moving from one side of the country to another."

I'm not particularly angry about this, either. You can't be angry, really. All Malloch-Brown is doing is admitting to is the golden rule of capitalism, the reason that Kenya is in the state it's in. It isn't at all unusual to think about human life in valued terms.
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I've been thinking a lot about politics lately, mostly because I'm living, working and spending every waking moment in the Wellington goldfish bowl. This will all change when I get back to Auckland where no one gives a shit about politics and life is cheap.
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Where's your god now? [May. 16th, 2007|11:57 pm]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Mood |and nothing of value was lost]
[Current Music |Z-Ro - T.H.U.G. (True Hero Under God)]

My politics lecture came into class today and starts telling us all what a bad day he'd been having. Someone at the back of the class yelled out, "Jerry Falwell's dead." Suddenly, smiles all round.
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This is now a dream journal. [May. 12th, 2007|09:46 pm]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Music |No Little Kindness - Lord, Your Love]

I had a nightmare where if you said Billy Collins's name three times he would appear.





...actually, is Billy Collins even dead?
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Growing Up [Apr. 25th, 2007|12:40 pm]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Music |Fats Waller - I'm Crazy 'bout My Baby]

Up there with finding out that Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy don't exist: I just took candy from a stranger and it was delicious. In the future I shall do so whenever possible.
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Ironic Ebonics: [Mar. 10th, 2007|01:09 pm]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Mood |goodgood]
[Current Music |Vybz Kartel - War Get Ugly]

A new lowest form of humour?
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Take that Rolling Stone! [Jan. 18th, 2007|09:18 pm]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Mood |crunk]
[Current Music |Sefyu - Tu n'valais pas mieux..]

I can't stop listening to this Sefyu album. I know, I've used that boring hyperbole before, but I really mean it this time. I'll be reading and I'll think "Hey, you know what I could be doing right now? Listening to Qui Suis-Je ?!" It's much better than, oh, I don't know, Ghostface Killah or Clipse's latest, which, yeah, fantastic, incredible, life-changing though they were, have been just that wee bit over-hyped. Qui Suis-Je ? is rapidly replacing Pick a Bigger Weapon as my favorite hip-hop album of 2006. A sad day indeed when a frenchman overtake the Coup in my affections.

On a tangentially related note, this is a list of links to hip-hop videos on YouTube. I don't know how into A Tribe Called Quest you all are (my guess: a lot) but I'm having fun going through the list.
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See, I've been saying that for years. [Dec. 21st, 2006|07:43 am]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Music |The Speedies - You Need Pop]

"I think it is perfectly natural that the police should come and talk to me."
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Lead thou me. [Dec. 11th, 2006|09:20 am]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |Fresh Maggots - And When She Laughs]

It's about this time of year that Jehovah's Witnessdom begins to look really attractive.
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Casino Royale [Dec. 9th, 2006|09:25 am]
Radio Pyongyang
[Current Music |Mike James Kirkland - O Me O My (I'm a Fool For You Baby)]

"I suppose you've given some thought to the notion that if you lose, [the British] government will have directly financed terrorism?"

Because wouldn't that just be a turn up for the books? Britain...and terrorism? Surely not!

Casino Royale was very good. It must be said, though, that in a franchise which is famous for its unlikely gadgets, text-message fetishism is just the tiniest bit embarrassing.
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