Thursday, 6 March 2014
I was surfing through some YouTubes and found this. It's definitely him backing Wilson Pickett, he looks happy too. It must have been Steve Croppers night off, or maybe it was a trial and it didn't work out.
"We're sorry Jimi, there's no i in band, certainly not two!"
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
When I'm not blogging, which is most of the time, I'm playing internet poker, which is nearly all of the time. The biggest disappointment I've had in all my years of playing online is the fact that I've never knowingly played any American poker players, which is sad.
The USA is the country that invented Poker. Texas hold'em is from, well, er, Texas, Las Vegas is pokers spiritual home and most of the worlds top players are American. Unfortunately, the US government has decreed that internet poker is illegal, so that's that.
It's like wanting to take on the Japanese at Judo and the Chinese at Kung Foo. Even though the England football and cricket teams are usually rubbish, everybody wants to play us because we invented both sports. The above clip shows what it meant to Norway to beat us at football in 1981.
So getting to the point. After midnight at the tables, as the world turns, the Canadian players log in. Normally you don't give the different nationalities a second thought, most people don't chat, lots of Argentinians and Australians show up at that time, but the Canadians all want to talk, they all want to chat, it's like they want to make friends.
To everyone else this is a sign of weakness, but the Canadians keep going for it. This results in the British players ridiculing them, but the Brits seem to run out of material beyond; snow, cold, transvestite lumberjacks and Mounties.
It must be lonely being a lumberjack in your log cabin, freezing you're nuts off with the snow covered wastelands outside. Behind every tree there are big bears and those punk Indians with the cool hair styles and you can't rely on a Mountie to save you. They can see them miles off with their red jackets against the white snow and even then they've got one hand holding a flag.
On the up side, their environment gives them the edge for medals in the Winter Olympics
This got me to thinking that because of TV and the movies we know everything about Americans, whilst they know nothing about us. On the other hand, Canadians know everything about us and we know nothing about them....and they live in the second biggest country on Earth.
It's ironic that Jim Carrey, who played Truman in the film, is a Canadian. At the end of the movie, where he walks up the stairs and through the door, I imagine that that's how he gets into Canada to go home to see his mum..
Through TV and the movies we can now identify and mimic American regional accents, that's why our actors are doing so well in Hollywood right now. To us, Canadians are reasonably easy to spot, with their "oo's" and "eh's". They sound like broken Americans that have been inbred with the Scots and the French, which is kind of what they are. Perhaps when the US won the war of independence over the British, nobody could be bothered to go up and tell the Canadians, because it was too cold....so the Canadians stayed British.
Don't get the impression that I don't like Canadians, it's simply that I know nothing beyond the obvious. In fact my biggest role model in life is a Canadian. I've been telling people that they've got "negative waves" and answering the phone with "woof, woof" for years.
It's nice to know that his son is doing so well in the intelligence business.
Getting back to poker, I would rather play against most Americans than this guy.
"SURELY IF IT WAS NEWS IT WOULD BE ON TV, WOULDN'T IT?".... THE COMPANY THAT DIDN'T BRING YOU THE JIMMY SAVILE SCANDAL, DIDN'T BRING YOU THIS.
The other day this story ran in the Daily Mail newspaper regarding senior Labour party officials supporting the legalisation of paedophilia. It appeared in all the major news sources, except the BBC....you know, the people that aided, abetted and turned a blind eye to scumbag, Jimmy Savile:
The BBC was accused yesterday of keeping the growing paedophilia scandal from the airwaves in order to protect the Labour Party.
Until yesterday afternoon, the corporation had refused to report that three Labour figures had leading positions in a human rights group that backed the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange.
The story has been on the Mail’s front page three times but the BBC cut all reference to it from its press reviews yesterday.
Philip Davies, a Tory MP on the Commons culture, media and sport committee, said the reason for the BBC’s continued silence was institutional left-wing bias.
‘It is a scandal that the Daily Mail is one of the most read papers in the country but is ignored by the national broadcaster,’ he said.
‘The BBC is interested only in stories that favour the Labour party or that appear in the Guardian. If this were about Conservative MPs the Labour party would be up in arms and the story would have been leading Newsnight five days running.’
A BBC spokesman said: ‘BBC News is an impartial, independent news organisation and decides its editorial priorities based on merit alone and without external help.’
Philip Davies, a Tory MP on the Commons culture, media and sport committee, said the reason for the BBC¿s continued silence was institutional left-wing bias.
Yesterday Sky News journalist Jon Craig confronted Labour leader Ed Miliband about the affair and reported on the story during the channel’s evening bulletin.
Adding to the mounting confusion, its own journalists have provided contradictory excuses for why the story has been ignored.
While some claimed they were given ‘legal advice’ to drop it, an official spokesman insisted news bosses simply decided the story was ‘not new’.
Since it published the results of its PIE investigation last Wednesday, the Daily Mail has run a series of articles – including two further front page splashes - calling for the Labour trio to answer key questions about their time at the National Council For Civil Liberties (NCCL) in the 1970s.
But yesterday’s front page story was still ignored by the BBC in its daily newspaper round ups on TV and radio.
Late on Sunday night, the BBC News Channel was the first to preview the next day’s front pages.
It found time to discuss the front pages of the The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Express and The Sun, but made no mention of the Mail’s main story.
On Radio 4, the Today programme yesterday summarised a string of articles – from the situation in Ukraine to the news Piers Morgan has quit his CNN talk show – in its two newspaper reviews at 6.38am and 7.35am. Once again, there was no mention of the PIE.
Radio Five Live also omitted the Daily Mail story from its 5.15am newspaper summary, and an online article about the day’s front pages made no mention of the PIE story.
The striking gap in the BBC’s coverage was not missed by its viewers and listeners, many of whom took to Twitter to voice their frustration that the story had not been given airtime.
But the corporation gave conflicting justifications for the continued omission.
Last Wednesday, Five Live broadcaster Nicky Campbell blamed ‘legal advice’ for his failure to mention the Mail’s original splash in his newspaper review, saying there was a ‘lack of sources’ and adding it ‘would have been one to go big on if we could stand up.’
But when MailOnline published copies of all the key documents in the investigation later the same day, the BBC quickly changed its stance.
An official spokesman claimed the affair was in fact being ignored for editorial reasons, adding: ‘The story in question is not new, and instead, we have followed several big, breaking news story.’
The BBC’s first mention of the story was in an online article yesterday afternoon that repeated Miss Harman’s allegation she was the victim of a ‘politically motivated smear campaign.’
Its reticence was in marked contrast to its commercial rival Sky News.
The channel aired a lengthy discussion about yesterday’s Daily Mail front page on its Sunday night press preview programme.
Presenter Eamonn Holmes again mentioned the story in his round-up of the day’s papers in his early morning show Sunrise.
And yesterday afternoon Sky journalist Jon Craig confronted Labour leader Ed Miliband about the affair and reported on the affair during the evening news bulletin.
THE OSCARS 2014. AUDIENCE GIVES STANDING OVATION FOR ONE OF THE GHOSTBUSTERS WHILE KIM NOVAK GETS A BLANK FOR GETTING OLD.
White guilt award - Ten years a slave.
Never mind the quality, feel the width award - Gravity.
Not that there's anything wrong with that award - Dallas buyers club.
Lifetime achievement award 2045 - Leonardo Di Caprio.