July 23, 2014

Progress Update Report CS-2014-07-23-A

Progress Update Report CS-2014-07-23-A

Coiled Spring Episode 14 is now in the final stages of production. My chat with Dominique Millette and our other guests is being lovingly compressed, normalized, caramelized and marmalized.

The main reason it’s taken so long (apart from the obvious usual pathetic reasons) is that I’ve had a devil of a time securing the rights to use an edited clip from our guest rap mogul Clem Beringer’slatest…

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July 6, 2014

"It’s sad to see a man of generally good character in the dock for such a serious offence.

"I do not regard you as a classic rapist. I do not think you are a general danger to strangers. You are not the type who goes searching for a woman to rape.

"This was a case where you just lost control of normal restraint."

"It was almost out of the blue that two girls turned up late at night, very, very drunk, at your home.

"The victim was the worst for drink out of the two of them. She was completely out of it. I accept that evidence.

"She was a pretty girl who you fancied. You simply could not resist. You had sex with her."

Judge Michael Mettyear, to convicted rapist Lee Setford during sentencing, for which he received 5 years in jail for raping an unconscious woman in his home.

Imagine the same type of apologistic statements being told by a judge to someone convicted of robbing people on the street…

"It was almost out of the blue that a wealthy couple turned up late at night, with expensive phones and full wallets, outside your home."
"I do not regard you as a classic robber.  I do not think you are a general danger to strangers. You are not the type who goes searching for a person to rob."
"She was a wealthy woman whose handbag you wanted. You simply could not resist. You had to rob her."

Rape culture is the fact that no other crime would be treated with such dismissiveness of the seriousness of the act. 

(via misandry-mermaid)

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July 5, 2014
fuckyeahbrutalism:

City Hall, Ueno, Mie Prefecture, Japan, 1964
(Junzo Sakakura & Associates)

fuckyeahbrutalism:

City Hall, Ueno, Mie Prefecture, Japan, 1964

(Junzo Sakakura & Associates)

June 30, 2014
June 25, 2014

Inky Success

For reasons that will become clear in good time, I’ve been inspired to fix and sort out all sorts of little projects that have been hanging over me. This is partly procrastination for the more important tasks, but hey, I’m getting stuff done.

I like fountain pens. We’re not talking Mont Blanc Meisterstucks here, just your basics. I’ve never had great handwriting, and I find that fountain pens…

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June 18, 2014
‘Black Metal’ by The Soft Pink TruthNice dirty tech cover of a Venom ditty. Again from @brainwashedcom

‘Black Metal’ by The Soft Pink Truth
Nice dirty tech cover of a Venom ditty. Again from @brainwashedcom

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