The cost of writing pinko intellectual bullshit

Boring liberal elite rubbish doesn’t sell.

Guardian News & Media is to shrink the Guardian, axe its Film & Music supplement, and reduce its sport supplement to a two-days-a-week publication as it battles to stem pre-tax losses of more than ?40m a year.

Welfare mentality now covers Television

Welfare was once a wonderful safety net where taxpayers paid?to ensure no one missed out on the essentials of life.

Here is a reminder of just how out-of-hand ?the fostered entitlement?mentality has become:

Up to 60,000 disadvantaged television viewers may be provided with digital set-top boxes paid for by the Government so they can continue watching television when analogue transmissions are shut next year and in 2013, an official says.

Here’s a thought, instead of sitting on their arse growing mould and watching television how about they get up of the couch and do something useful with their miserable lives.

Hillbilly Handfishing

I was watching a programme tonight about Bull Sharks?20kms up a river in South Africa…scary enough…then an ad came on for a new show called Hillbilly Handfishing:

Top Gun 2

Top Gun 2 is being made, and it looks like Tom Cruise will be in it as well:

It had been rumoured that?Top Gun 2?would focus on a new generation of fighter pilots – mentored by Cruise’s character Maverick.

Asked what role he’d play in the sequel, Cruise, 49, said: “I don’t know – we’re working on it.”

Bruckheimer also discussed the sequel last year, saying that “the aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago. So we have to find a way in and how to incorporate the Maverick character into it”.

It was?reported back in September?that the original?Top Gun?is being prepped for a 3D cinema re-release in 2012.

You are worthless Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is worthless:

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin had to be removed from a flight in Los Angeles today after he failed to turn off his iPad while the plane was waiting to take off.

The American Airlines plane was forced to turn back to the departure gate so the 53-year-old actor could be removed from the aircraft, delaying the early morning flight from LAX airport to New York.

The 30 Rock star, who could be fined over the incident, had been playing a computer game on his iPad,?Words With Friends, a puzzle game which the actor reportedly ?would risk being thrown off a flight to play?.

Words With Friends players compete online to score the most points by building words with tiles on a Scrabble-like game board.

Baldwin, who pledged never to not use the airline again, vented his frustration over the incident on his Twitter account?@AlecBaldwin.

“Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt,” he wrote on the microblogging site.

Mental Health Break

Aussie band Hey Geronimo and their title track from?Why Don?t We Do Something??album.

Made by Hand

I loved the knife maker so much I checked the other videos in the “Made by Hand”. This one is about a Gin Distiller.

What is Russian for Rudman?

It looks like the Russians have their very own Brian Rudman screaming for a new theatre.

Perhaps Brian could emigrate to Moscow now that the Bolshoi has been revamped at a cost of about US$390,000 per seat”

Arts critic Sergey Khodnev of the Kommersant newspaper has been following the twists and turns of the Bolshoi restoration for years.

“Nowadays nobody knows which was the sum, exactly. We can presume it was about 22 billion roubles, or about slightly less than $800 million,” he said.

This works out to be roughly $390,000 for each of the Bolshoi’s 2,040 seats.

The lavish spending is a profound change for the famous theatre from Soviet times when Stalin addressed party congresses here and the communist party stripped the Bolshoi of any signs of luxury.

Two bits of Herald BS

The Herald is getting sloppy.

First this: Described as a Flashmob. I mean really? These guys got a txt to stand up on the Skytower all impromptu like, harness up and perform a Haka while crapping their daks?? A Flashmob? Get it right.

Then there is their gallery of best of internet All Blacks images, where they nick Cactus Kate’s image?and idea, then?instead of acknowledging where tehy get it from, they instead attribute it to “Facebook”. Like Facebook had anything to with it. Why not put the name of the person whose Facebook page they nicked it off?


Mental Health Break

A tribute video to Steve Jobs made entirely from sounds from Apple products and Steve Jobs own voice from his 2005 Stanford commencement speech. Every instrument, including drums, has been sampled from a Mac product, tuned by ear, and replayed in the context of the song.