10. Only ugliness permitted
You might need to use Ctrl + or read below – the text says:
This fundamentally ugly slab of charmless marine brutalism, belching diesel fumes 24/7, causing unwanted tourist congestion at every port it calls at, is what narcissistic beard creep Richard Branson thinks is just what we need. Stocked up on virus masks and body bags, I hope…
You remember, in Lord of the Rings, how the Shire and Hobbiton was described and then after Sharkey got to it. Similarly, after the same crew got to the Cambridge lawn [post tomorrow].
And let’s throw in the atonalism post again:
Its this which distresses me more than even the atrocities against people and animals. Look at that Branson ship and then think back to Death on the Nile and the boats used in that film. In Russia, we went for a cruise along the Volga in a similar craft. What you were paying for was gentility, not ‘pack them in’ meat markets, cattle class.
As for any virus …..
9. Murray on Stone
The Guardian newspaper has taken the art of obfuscation, false implication and the subtler forms of journalistic lying to new heights in its very extensive coverage of the Roger Stone sentencing saga. It has now devoted fourteen articles in the last fortnight to this rather obscure episode of American political history. Yet in not one of those articles – nor in more than a dozen articles about the Stone case that preceded it over the last few months – has the Guardian informed its readers what Stone was actually convicted of doing.
8. That Trump interview
[H/T Chuckles and haiku where applicable]