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Alex Callinicos/SWP vs Laurie Penny/New Statesman Facebook handbags

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Prince Rhyus, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Ahem, I somehow find it highly dubious to assume that Penny Dreadful doesn't spend much time hanging out with arseholes.

    Like does tend to attract like, after all.
  2. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    let's scam her
  3. :D

    Paging Mr Topcat!
  4. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Well, if Penny Dreadful really, truly is the 'voice of the movement then it's only appropriate that a movement composed of her and her fellow hipsters should have its own anthem:

  5. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    off topic again - what's happened to Topcat?
  6. frogwoman

    frogwoman Whatever's meant to go here.

    i saw him post a few days ago ..
  7. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

  8. frogwoman

    frogwoman Whatever's meant to go here.

    These days, I live in two cities. In one of them, I'm a precariously employed young person. I associate with activists and jobless workers in squats and cramped, overpriced flats rammed with empty cereal packets and internet cables. People eat food out of skips and wear out their trainers running away from the police. In the other, I'm a media luvvie and mingle with people who take taxis to events that have name tags to make it clear something important is under way. TV and radio programmes are made, editorial meetings are held, and networking takes place in large glass buildings. More than any other city, London is a chimera, a human monster stitched together from overlapping lives. Sometimes there is irritation at the seams.
  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    precariously employed as a fucking new statesman columnist?

    truly, laurie is one of the precariat
  10. Captain Hurrah

    Captain Hurrah STALINIST Banned


    She should meet some of my friends who have never been to an ex-poly let alone Oxbridge. Precarious my fundament.

    Middle class faker trying to have it 'both' ways.
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  11. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Fear not, my fellow posters. Help is at hand...


    *Pops down to the local market, sets up stool and puts an open suitcase on top of it*

    'Roll up, roll up, get 'em while I've still got any left! There's a run on these things every time Penny Dreadful publishes anything whatsoever, so grab 'em while you can! Sick bags! Get your sick bags here! If she punts out another book of her work and starts a full-on tour of personal appearances there'll be a global shortage, so don't say I didn't warn you! Sick bags! Get your sick bags here!'

    'They're a fiver a bag and if you have to read anything she writes then ordering a gross would still be a bargain!'

    'Sick bags! Get your sick bags here!'
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  12. copliker

    copliker ...

    I'm for communism
    I'm for socialism
    And for capitalism
    Because I'm an opportunist

    There are some who object
    Who revendicate and who protest
    As for me, I do but one gesture
    I turn coat
    I turn coat
    Always to the right side

    I'm not afraid of vultures
    Or agitators even
    I trust voters
    And I take the opportunity to make some dough


    I'm with all the parties
    I'm with all the homelands
    I'm with all the cliques
    I'm the king of the converts


    I shout, "long live the revolution"
    I shout, "long live the institutions"
    I shout, "long live the demonstrations"
    I shout, "long live the Collaboration"

    No, never do I object
    Nor revendicate or protest
    I can do but one gesture
    That is, turn coat
    Turning coat
    Always to the right side

    I turned coat so often
    That the coat's splitting on all sides
    At the next revolution
    I'm turning my trousers

    Just like in the cartoons.
  13. Captain Hurrah

    Captain Hurrah STALINIST Banned

  14. copliker

    copliker ...


    'Babylon dem mash up me plan.'
    If only some boffin would invent a device for capturing images which bleeding edge riot correspondents could use to prove they're not retroactively inserting themselves into dramatic events.
  15. MAD-T-REX

    MAD-T-REX Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure you can't drive a horse unless you're on a carriage or herding riderless horses. Fun mental image either way.
  16. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    i think the guy on the right in the first few seconds with the tash is a local face here...
  17. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Did anyone go?

    btw, be interested in knowing the background of these 'hipsters' those clothes(most of them) don't come cheap, not the leggings, etc, earlier youth cults were more diverse, mods, punks, even new romantics were largely surburban middle class
  18. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Apparently she is very aware of these boards...
  19. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Who says?
  20. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    Thats great, reminds me of Phil Ochs 'love me I'm a liberal'

    could have been written for someone like Joscha Fischer
  21. DaveCinzano


    The enigmatic ellipsis - it's the international symbol for "I have been blessed with inside knowledge of a non-specific variety, details of which I should dearly love to share with you save for the confidential circumstances under which I was made aware of this gnostic bounty".
  22. according to a close friend of the writer
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  23. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Sign up and join in Laurie. Only through criticism and self-criticism are the true warriors of the class tempered! :D
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  24. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    it's very unlikely that she hasn't come across this thread at some point. she'll likely see it as some kind of validation though...
  25. copliker

    copliker ...

    June 2010.
    Now. Surely liberalism doesn't get more boring than this. :confused:
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  26. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    "has tweeted regularly"
    Remember standing in solemn tribute at the Memorial to the Tweeters of Belchite.
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  27. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Urbanites' General Consensus:

    'We think you're generally lacking in talent, honesty or integrity and are more than willing to point out the fact. We're also thoroughly pissed off with your self-appointed 'voice of the movement' bullshit, your outright lies, your inability to check facts properly, your ability to ignore solid facts unless they suit your agenda, your tireless (and tiresome) self-promoting and self-aggrandising attitude, your hypocrisy in being deliberately confrontational and then complaining because people confront you and your ever-increasing tendency to take even the most valid and constructive critics and instantly accuse them of miscogyny/sexism/bigotry/insert baseless insult here.'

    Penny Dreadful's Interpretation Thereof:

    '46 whole pages and they're all about me, me, me, me, meeeeeeeeee! It simply must be because I'm obviously the One True Voice Of The Movement and, obviously, speaking for a whole generation as well. Remind me to make a list of anyone voicing even the most reasonable criticism so that they can be subject to baseless accusations of nastiness and posssibly for a full-on hatchet job in whichever paper is daft enough to employ me (especially next time I'm caught either not having checked my facts or am outed for blatantly lying again).'
  28. poului

    poului a bit overrated

    thread's on page 8 if you simply google her name...

    'sup, Penny!
  29. MAD-T-REX

    MAD-T-REX Well-Known Member

    Page 1 if you search 'laurie penny is an idiot'
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  30. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    i don't think that's a search term laurie could ever bring herself to type.
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