The writing on the wall is only easy to read in hindsight. At the time, it’s all a blur. I approach the wiliest of pop provocateurs, Bill Drummond of the KLF, an act that, at the height of their success in 1992, disbanded and then deleted their entire back catalogue with the sole intent of swiftly disappearing up their own fundament. When I ask him what an artist should do once the spotlight swings elsewhere, he writes me a play – or rather, two, “in case the first one’s shite”, he helpfully explains. The plays reference Prince and 80s hitmaker Nik Kershaw, and the way both leaned on the public’s endless appetite for nostalgia in order to stretch out their careers. Drummond prefers a more flamboyant gesture: the very moment any singer fails to crack the Top 40, they should offer themselves up for sacrifice. “The failed pop singer will be given the choice of a noose hanging from a gallows or a razor-sharp guillotine,” he writes.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
“I think one thing people miss when we talk about field size and the foal crop is to step back and recognize that there is an owners shortage,” Rogers said. “The breeders will supply the product if the demand is there, so this all starts with needing owners to want the horses.”
Former BC premier Christy Clark was blunt in her assessment of the act Sunday, saying it amounts to a sovereignty referendum. “I think that is bats—t crazy,” Clark said, prompting the crowd to burst into laughter.
She was speaking at a conservative conference in Edmonton.
One of Danielle Smith’s campaign spots says that Justin Trudeau is coming for our free speech, yet when Jason Kenney comments on Smith’s Sovereignty Act Smith tries to muzzle him. Guess that in Smith’s UCP world speech is only free if agrees with Smith’s philosophy. Smith is just another one of the right wing nut politicians who spew hate to cover the fact that their campaign is utterly devoid of any policy or plan.
Sal says that those voting for the next UCP leader should see if at least one of the candidates has a better platform than Justin Trudeau’s bad for Alberta and Rachel Notley’s worse.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage.