Why Complain About “The British Tribe Next Door”?

It’s entirely possible that something might not be good TV. It can also be in bad taste, made by Owen Jones or in other forms just pretty crap. However, this looks like a very strange complaint to have:

There are so many ways in which The British Tribe Next Door is offensive that it’s arguably amazing the TV programme ever made it to the screen.

The first episode of Channel 4’s series – which sends the British reality TV star Scarlett Moffatt and her family to live with a traditional Namibian tribe, and both sides examine the material excesses of the family’s western lives – has aired to a chorus of outrage from activist groups such as the anti-colonialism group No White Saviors.

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There is no ethical dissent under capitalism

It’s early in the day as yet but we’ll run with this as idiot statement of the day:

There is no ethical dissent under capitalism

The background is the Colin Kaepernick story, with Jay Z having signed a deal with the NFL to do something or other. So, with Kaepernick not having an NFL job – up to you whether you think it’s because of his activism or just whether he’s not quite a good enough player – we’ve that Jay Z deal to provide some cover from the activists.…

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Stop Bitching About That Myleene Klass Pregnancy Photograph

Yes, obviously, we find Myleene Klass just as annoying as everyone else does. She’ll attend the opening of a letter if there are cameras there to record the fact. Yes, it is indeed irritating that looks and not much more by the way of talent or worth translate into such riches. But then that’s how the world works and having grumbled we can all move onto more important matters like how to we rickle the rhubarb?…

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If Prince George Is Gay, Then Who Becomes King After Him?

An interesting question here and one I don’t know the answer to. Imagine that Prince George does turn out to be gay, as the thought experiment from Prince William discusses. The wider world is going to discuss his taste in boyfriends just as it has gossiped about Princesses over the generations. But there becomes an interesting question – who becomes King after George?

The Duke of Cambridge has said he worries about the pressures his children may face if in future they came out as gay or lesbian.

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Supply And Demand In The Love Island House

If you are not familiar with the reality show Love Island it is a simple closed economy experiment. Here being in one half of a viable breeding pair (“coupled up”) at critical time points is the key to continuing in the show. The ultimate objective is post show economic success through internet stardom and vast product endorsement revenue.

At each critical time point existing couplings are neutralised and either males or females take it in turns to select their partner for the next round.…

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Myleene Klass Fails The Sieve Of History Test

The idea that we should teach Stormzy in schools rather than Mozart. It’s unlikely that British schoolchildren will have an inadequate exposure to the popular beat combo these days so the idea that they should and must have the music pointed out to them is absurd. But perhaps they should still be taught it, in order to gain their attention?

There being nothing wrong with coopting popular culture to get the little snotmachines to pay attention, obviously.…

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Jamie Oliver’s Serious Financial Pickle – He Offered Personal Guarantees

It’s entirely true that most small businesses gain their initial funding from personal guarantees for loans. Often as not from housing equity too. But it’s also usual that once a business gets to a certain size those are no longer used. Rather the point of all that limited liability for shareholders and so on – potential losses are limited to the capital that has been paid in.

Jamie Oliver, at best, appears to have received some extremely bad advice here:

Banks to go after Jamie Oliver personally as restaurant empire collapses with 1,000 jobs lost

Well, no, they’re not “going after him”.…

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Mel B’s Lesbo With Geri Didn’t Sell Out Spice Girls’ Tour – Now She’s Going Blind

It’s not that we’re cynical around here it’s that we’re determined realists. Mel B has announced that she’s worried about going blind mere days before the Spice Girls’ world tour starts. Now isn’t that an amazing thing to put into the newspapers?

That the Spice Girls’ world tour is about to start. From which we must conclude that the tickets haven’t all sold as yet:

Mel B ‘fears she is totally blind after being rushed to hospital with sight loss in her right eye’… just days before the Spice Girls reunion tour kicks off

We can go further than this.…

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