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Country mortified at possibility of nuclear debate without hysterical mention of little children.

Posted by Jason O on Feb 10, 2009 in Not quite serious.

Oh no! It's that scary sign that kills cancer cells and things! Aggh! The country was unsure where to look recently at calls for a rational and measured debate on the future of nuclear power in Ireland. Addressing the issue without once comparing the ESB to the communist dictatorship that mismanaged Chernobyl, the question was raised as to whether Irish people were willing to make energy sacrifices instead of going down the nuclear route.

Anti nuclear protestors lashed out at “the disgraceful framing of the debate as an energy supply issue as opposed to one of hysterical finger pointing and accusations of hating dew eyed toddlers. If that is the level public policy debate has reached in this country, I just don’t know where the country is headed.” A protestor said; before suggesting that cutting up used plastic Coke bottles and using them as flower pots will somehow boost the national electricity output, and then staring malevolently at someone eating a sausage. 


Isn’t this what we use to call segregation?

Posted by Jason O on Feb 10, 2009 in Just stuff

From today’s London Independent.


Great movies you should see: The Spanish Prisoner.

Posted by Jason O on Feb 10, 2009 in Movies/TV/DVDs

Mmmm! Hitchcockian!David Mamet’s The Spanish Prisoner is one of those hidden gems that you stumble across and wonder why you’ve never heard of it. Written and directed by the same writer as Glengarry Glen Ross, it’s a slow burning mystery drama that entices you in, littering twists and red herrings all the way to the end.

Campbell Scott plays the brilliant inventor of an industrial process (A classic Hitchcock McGuffin if there ever was one.) that is set to make both him and the company he works for an obscene amount of money, until he starts to doubt whether he’s been treated fairly or not.

Steve Martin puts in a straight performance which will have you wondering why he doesn’t take more straight roles.

A great Saturday night in with a Chinese (Meal, partner, or both) movie.

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