Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Jam - Snap! (1983)


A Book Cover Wanker writes . . .

Proper book cover.

For all I know, the book's shite*, but what a cover:

* Blogger Disclaimer: I've read the blurb for the book. I bet it's not "shite". I'm just trying to be edgy and provocative, so that I can appeal to a younger blogging audience. (You know, bloggers in their thirties.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Nervous Neighbour writes . . .

Everyone's a comedian.

An old SPGB comrade was kind enough to send me some vintage socialist literature through the mail. He was less kind in his choice of words to describe said literature on the back of the packages.

I guess I won't be seeking to recruit our postie any time soon to the glorious cause. I know I will be avoiding eye contact with our postie for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Level 42 ‎– World Machine (1985)


Colourbox ‎– The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme (1986)


A Man Falling Apart writes . . .

Of course, it's number three. Who knew that Rice Krispies would give you coughing fits at three in the morning, which leave you in fear that you might cough up a lung by accident? I guess if I will insist on buying the generic vesion of RK then I can only blame myself for the middle of the night outcome.

Look on the bright side. Who knew at 46 I'd still be drinking a fifth of Jack Daniels a day, and still getting by relatively unscathed with my meth addiction? The glass truly is half full . . . 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Magazine Front Cover Snob writes . . .

Looks like a 'Death Metalist' was brought in to design the front cover of next month's Socialist Standard

"Guys, there is not enough black.  . . . We need more black."

A Cut and Paste Merchant cuts and pastes . . .

Quote of the day, via some witty soul over at Leftist Trainspotters.

George Soros, the alt-right's bullshit meme machine, and being footloose with the facts:

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Various ‎– Letter To Brezhnev (From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1985)


A Part-Time Conspiracy Theorist writes . . .

That assault of Kieran Tierney in the second half  . . . the referee swallowing his whistle every time a Celtic player got fouled . . . but for all that, St Johnstone deserved the point.

In the midst of the melee at Parkhead, naturally, I sought refuge in the time-honoured Facebook status rant, but what do you know? I picked the backdrop below at random but, yes, that could be a masonic handshake.  Just saying . . . 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

A Paul Morley wannabe writes . . .

"Hello everyone. It's so great to be back playing in Kronstadt tonight after all these years. It was such a blast the last time."

 Hat tip to the person - probably a Lev Bronstein fanboy - who originally created this meme.

That pic reminds me; whatever happened to Julius Martov and the Sexy Mistakes from my MySpace years? They were good. I will need to get back to you on this.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'The Tartan Army - in need of a strong drink since 1954.'

Via Facebook.

"A picture has surfaced from the 1982 Spain World Cup, of a famous banner displayed at the Scotland v Russia game."

Still my favourite World Cup, if truth be known. Eder . . .  Socrates . . . Gerry Armstrong . . . Algeria gubbing West Germany . . . Narey's toe-poke . . . The French midfield . . . Tardelli's celebration for his goal in the final . . . Schumacher's attempted murder of Battison.

Picture via a Scottish SPGBer on Facebook, who happens to be one of the miscreants in the above picture. I believe him. SPGB Glasgow Branch . . . combining alcoholism and (real) communism since 1924.

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Death of Stalin

I need to see this NOW. I cannot wait until October.

From the people who brought us The Thick of It and The Veep. It's fitting that it is a Liberal Democrat sticking the boot into Uncle Joe: