Sex Scenes In Movies Are A Total Waste Of Time. Time Fillers, Nothing Else

January 31, 2012

Sex Scenes In Movies Are A Total Waste Of Time. Time Fillers, Nothing Else

Chris Gray writes from Hollywood: You know what I think? I think sex scenes in movies are just a waste of time. Name me a single movie that had improved with two people rolling in bed in it, doing all that insincere moaning and groaning. I bet you wouldn’t be able to name a single bloody one. And you know why? Because sex in films is introduced to lure complete idiots with an attention span of five seconds, who find it hard to follow the plot but would watch on anyway if they know that there’d be something resembling intercourse or nudity in it at some point. Remember Basic Instinct? Well, if you take out Sharon Stone showing off her fanny and the supposedly intense bedroom scenes, it would not get any worse. It would be shorter, which would be an improvement, but it would lose absolutely... 

Let’s Have President Obama Battle Mitt Romney For The White House. Should Be Great Fun

January 31, 2012

Let’s Have President Obama Battle Mitt Romney For The White House. Should Be Great Fun

Dan Majestic writes from Washington: I don’t know about you, but I would love to see President Barack Obama take on Mitt Romney at the presidential election this year. I have a feeling that both men would go for each other with gusto, giving us all plenty of enjoyment. I would even welcome their wives join in and having a debate or a mud wrestling contest, standing up for their hubbies. Let’s face it, a no holds barred contest is what we all want. Especially as Mr Obama is currently raising some pretty impressive amounts to fund his election campaign – 1 billion dollars, to be exact – and with that sort of money at hand anything is possible, even a change in appearance and taking lessons to master the art of not reading from script every bloody time. Make no doubt, though, that... 

What’s The Point Of Chicks Showing Off Their ‘Assets’ In Public?

January 31, 2012

What’s The Point Of Chicks Showing Off Their ‘Assets’ In Public?

Ted Obvious writes from London: What’s it with chicks showing off their ‘assets’ in public? And I’m not talking here about hard working prostitutes, who need to come across alluring and desirable to get business going, if you know what I mean. What has become with women’s fashion that makes seemingly sane chicks bare it all, or nearly all? It looks really weird, especially when women of a certain age start revealing the weather beaten parts of their bodies that should have been stayed covered – for their sake and everyone else’s. So what are the reasons given for female nakedness in public? Well, some of the sisters say that they are just following fashion trends that demand a flash of boobs or thighs or buttocks – or all at once. Yep, those extra short skirts and see through... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

January 31, 2012

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

Today we present more humorous pearls of wisdom and witty observations from the boys at Stirring Trouble. The ease with which countries of the EU are surrendering their sovereignty to Brussels is amazing. Two timing corrupt national politicians should hang for that. The West’s determination to take on foreign dictators usually grows in direct proportion to its economic problems mounting. For the sake of advertising revenues mainstream media continues to shield banks that have ruined whole nations. NATO is pretending that starting peace talks with the Taliban is a great success. It’s actually a sign of defeat. NATO has lost the war. The problem with the American Right attacking President Obama is that they kept an idiot in the White House for 8 years and don’t have any credibility... 

Asking: Do Cops Like To Drive Like Maniacs, Sirens Wailing And Lights Flashing?

January 30, 2012

Asking: Do Cops Like To Drive Like Maniacs, Sirens Wailing And Lights Flashing?

Dan Majestic writes from New York: I don’t know about you, but some questions preoccupy me from time to time. Like, do cops get a kick out of driving like maniacs, with sirens blasting and lights flashing? They must love it because they are really overdoing it, aren’t they? There they go, one car after another, sirens wailing and lights going bonkers, and it later turns out that it was no big deal really with some kid getting his head stuck between metal railings or some woman locking herself out of her car. But cops still did their ‘have to be at the scene of the crime as fast as possible’ routine, with all the trimmings, if you know what I mean. I suppose a lot of cops join the force in the hope that they would get to drive really fast, with the siren on, and everyone would be letting... 

Of Wars Already Lost. And Yet To Be Lost

January 30, 2012

Of Wars Already Lost. And Yet To Be Lost

Ted Obvious writes from Kabul: First, a bit of breaking news: it turns out that American officials have secretly met the Taliban boys in Qatar, opening the way for formal peace talks between the Afghan government and the insurgents to start in several weeks’ time, possibly in Saudi Arabia. In case you’re wondering what the hell it all means, let me explain: it means that NATO is desperately trying to come up with some face saving arrangement, to cover up its humiliating defeat in Afghanistan. As in: yeah, sure, we’re pulling out soon, but we’re helping to bring former enemies together and it wouldn’t be out fault if they fail to work out an agreement. In case you have forgotten, the invasion of Afghanistan was launched by the US and Britain in 2001, with the sole aim of removing... 

The Solution To World Poverty? Set Up Free Economic Zones

January 30, 2012

The Solution To World Poverty? Set Up Free Economic Zones

Martin McCauley writes from Honduras: A bold experiment is under way here in one of the poorest countries in Central America. Last July, parliament passed legislation setting up Special Development Regions. Nothing original in that, you might think. We’ll, you’d be wrong. The original concept is to invite foreign judges to take over courts in these regions. This will ensure that corruption is kept under control. Foreign investors will feel that they will not be ripped off. Honduras is following a model adopted by Dubai in 2003 when it set up an International Financial Centre. It has been highly successful. The reason is that English law applies and English commercial judges adjudicate disputes. The late Deng Xiaoping, when he launched the capitalist revolution in China after 1978,... 

Is China Really Set To Dominate The World In This Century? No, It’s Not

January 30, 2012

Is China Really Set To Dominate The World In This Century? No, It’s Not

Anton Goryunov writes from Beijing: I’m really getting fed up with hearing all sorts of ‘experts’ on China telling us that the 21st century would be ‘China’s century’ and that it is quickly turning into an economic superpower while beefing up its military arsenals. Some keen fans of China are even predicting that Mandarin would become the official language in many parts of the world by 2050, give or take ten years both ways. The idea is that China has managed to flood the whole world with its cheap goods, while buying up assets here and there, supposedly in preparation for a global take-over. Lots of praise is showered on the way the Chinese communists have adapted themselves to the new realities of a limited market economy, having realised that if they continue to have the monopoly... 

Of Dogs And Lamp Posts. And Journalists And Politicians

January 29, 2012

Of Dogs And Lamp Posts. And Journalists And Politicians

Chris Gray writes from London: There’s no way elected politicians should ever be allowed to be newspaper columnists, or write articles on a regular basis in newspapers. It goes against the concept of a proper relationship between the media and politicians that in an ideal world should resemble the way a dog treats a lamp post. As in the dog urinating on the lamp post. Dogs don’t lick lamp posts, or jump around them with joy, or marvel at the light that comes from them, or sleep beside them. When they see a lamp post, they approach it, sniff it, with deep suspicion, and then leave their mark on it before going on about their business. That’s why every trainee reporter in the past had been told about one of the most important rules of journalism: you never get too friendly... 

France Has Found Itself A New Joan Of Arc. And She’s A Guy This Time

January 29, 2012

France Has Found Itself A New Joan Of Arc. And She’s A Guy This Time

Martin McCauley writes from Paris: France and Britain have been at war since Guillaume le Conquerant  (you may know him as William the Conqueror) took over England in 1066. After then there was the 100 Years’ War, made immortal by the exploits of Joan of Arc, the first really populist politician, who appealed to the masses with her special type of patriotism and led the French to victory over the English. That is why she’s revered as one of the patron saints of France. But a modern Joan of Arc has risen: step forward François Hollande, a Socialist candidate in the French presidential elections in May. He is leading President Nicolas Sarkozy by 20 points in the opinion polls. Monsieur Hollande has proclaimed that he will free France from the tutelage of the financial markets. As a... 

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