Morten Morland @ The Times

So, the American government is worried that: a failing Pakistani government may lead to the release of sensitive materials onto the black market, Angela Merkel lacks creativity, the Brits did a poor job in Sangin, Gordon Brown lacks social skills and the Saudis do not wish for a nuclear Iran.

All of this ‘secret’ information thrust upon us over the past 48 hours by an apathetic US Marine via Wikileaks and a handful of international newspapers is supposed to be ‘in the public interest.’ Avoiding the arduous subject as to what is and what isn’t in the public interest, here is why I disagree with the files’ release. Read the rest of this entry »

When ‘Just Dance’ came out in April 2008, I instantly dismissed it as another average pop song sung by another inconsequential female artist. With the release of ‘Poker Face’ later that year my opinions remained unchanged. As 2008 turned into 2009 and 2009 into 2010, however, the behemoth that now is Lady Gaga has steadily risen in gestating an opinion of utmost respect.

A few Saturday’s ago, walking around the east end of London nursing some seriously sore heads, the topic of Lady Gaga was thrust upon my sorry soul by a pal and his girlfriend. The topic turned into a discussion, a discussion into a heated debate, a heated debate into a all out row and, after a pause in proceedings for a cigarette and a toilet break, an all out row into an agreement to disagree. Phew. Read the rest of this entry »

Coursing my way through a normal Wednesday afternoon, the below roused my attention. The following tweet flashed up about a new Loyalty Card scheme set-up between 9 independent coffee shops around the East End of London.

Though unexciting for those devoid of a coffee addiction, the link to this scheme, aptly named the ‘Disloyalty Card’ and conceived by World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies, took me on a little journey. Read the rest of this entry »

In tribute to the Tallest Man on Earth‘s second album being released on Spotify, here is ‘The Wild Hunt‘ playlist.

http://open.spotify.com/album/76wyyl9FRdt1ACoy0nEpfK

Walking up the final fairway at the Masters Sunday afternoon, Tiger Woods removed his cap humbled by the rapturous applause of the several thousand golf enthusiasts crowded around the famous Augusta 18th green. After 2 months of strategic planning, a courteous 4th place finish and a sanguine smile, brand Tiger was back. Read the rest of this entry »

As of 2pm on the day of the Budget, the below were the first headlines of each of the respective newspapers / media outlets. Read full headline list »

On Monday afternoon Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s communications supremo, fired a shot across the bow(el)s of Nick Watt, the Guardian’s chief political correspondent.

This tale of political fart-throwing began with an article written by Watt correlating Dave (my wife’s pregnant) Cameron’s below performance at Lewisham College to that of John Major’s infamous election turn-around of ’92 – the much fabled election campaign that saw Major take to the streets armed with an upturned soap-box. Read the rest of this entry »

Tory Party HQ today confirmed that Samantha Cameron is pregnant.

The announcement of any political pregnancy is always one treated with suspicion and cynicism. Coming just weeks before the general election, and on the same day as some risqué photos were released of a young Sam Cam, this announcement will not be treated any differently.

As the colourful pictures of a smiling Cameron run off tonight’s press’, journalists across the board will pen articles lighting the flame of a grieving family’s new beacon of hope – albeit with a raised eyebrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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