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"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

October 26, 2010

X Factor

Yes, yes, I know, what on earth am I doing making a comment about X Factor, also known as the Simon Cowell Karaoke Contest? Well it's all very simple you know...

Once upon a time, nearly a year ago now, a small Facebook campaign was set up to try and stop the eventual winner of X Factor getting the guaranteed Christmas #1. This used Rage Against The Machine (RATM), and their song Killing In The Name. Surprisingly, this actually worked, with RATM getting #1, and Joe McElderry getting #2.

Now, the campaign may have started of as a way of keeping Simon Cowell off the Christmas #1 spot, but it was also turned into a charity effort, with those buying the single asked to donate to Shelter. Due in part to this, when RATM decided to get involved, they donated all profits of the single to Shelter as well....and a cheque was presented to the organisers of the campaign, Jon and Tracy Morter, at the free concert that RATM performed in Finsbury Park. Incidentally, how many people outside the campaign were aware of this? I sure as hell didn't read it in any of the articles printed at the time.

Now, as you know, the current series of Cowell's Karaoke is going on about some bloke called Wagner...and according to the headlines below, he is being kept in by a campaign on the organisers of the RATM campaign.

Anti-Cowell campaigners claim they are keeping Wagner on The X Factor"


Wagner Saved By Facebook Plotters

Pardon? Anyone who bought the RATM single are not going to be phoning ITV to vote on Wagner. Incidentally, they mention a Richard Robey, who is either a founding member or early member of the initial campaign. Last time I checked, the Morter's were the founders of that. MuppetLord is amused.

Also, shock! horror! Cheryl Cole mimed! Er....has anyone listened to her singles? If they aren't autotuned wholesale, I'm a pod person.

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October 23, 2010

ok, now what?

Yes, yes, I know I haven't been updating this again much as I had promised to do.

Randomly not being bothered to blog does tend to minimise the tendency to does the lack of things to talk about. The world of employment does tend to be a problem.

Anyhow, enough of that, good evening to those that still keep an eye out. If you don't, welcome. In fact, I suspect I have no readers at the moment... :D surprised? No, not really.

Despite the singular lack of blogging over a significant length of time, there doesn't appear to have been much change in the status quo...even the band are still going...

There are still troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, although for how much longer seems to be up for debate now. At some point there is a point where both countries are handed back to their respective governments, although would you expect them to be able to cope the way they are at the moment? Anyhow, maybe it is time to let them to get on with it yes?

Of course, what with one thing and another, it appears a lot of governments have a bit of a problem with the cashflow...some are actually attempting to deal with it, others are not. Personally I am impressed with the unions' complete inability to face the facts. Oh yes, cut costs, but make sure you don't cut jobs or funding etc.... What planet are these guys on? Governments have been acting like a lot of people by spending money they didn't actually have... Oh well, I think they are going to be in for a bit of a shock...although watching France try to starve itself off from oil supplies is quite amusing.

At least there has been some good news with the Chilean miners being rescued...(yes, I know, one was from Bolivia).

Anyone noticed the singular lack of a big scary monster recently? No bird flu, SARS, BSE, CJD, plague, alien abductions etc....ok, sorry, forgot they mentioned Bin Laden the other day.... Actually, haven't they mentioned the raising of the Terror Threat Level..... Is it me? Run for your lives! We're all doomed!!

Remember folks, if you think it's safe, it probably isn't.... I'll just have to remember to keep an eye out for all those crazy people, and hide in my hermetically sealed bunker designed to sit out the End of Life As We Know It....or Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United, whichever comes first....

MuppetLord out...

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October 02, 2010

Resistance is futile...

So....once again we are being inundated with rubbish television.... The X Factor, Celebrity Come Dancing etc are back....all I can say is fortunately Big Brother has finally bitten the dust...

What is with the pointless 'talent shows' that are on at the moment. Apart from being a money maker for a certain Simon Cowell, how many of them are actually any good? I mean come on, Jedward sell more than the guy that won...Joe McElderry...and his album still isn't out nearly a year later...

Yes, that's right, MuppetLord bought Rage for Christmas #1, and yes, that was good for music....although have you heard the charts recently? I admit to not having listened to the charts for ages, but I can't remember when they were this repetitive. Anyhow, old fart rant over.

In other news, I notice Pakistan appears to have dropped off the map recently.....yes they still need more ways than one as well..

Is it me, or is there nothing really happening at the moment? Either that or the news organisations are saying very little at the moment? Cue the conspiracy theorists..

Currently, I am feeling pointless...perhaps there is something in the water....maybe that's it, need more alcohol....[randomly points out that back in the middle ages, beer was safer to drink than water].

I need to get my brain in same time next week I will have something to talk about yes?

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