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Archive for June, 2009
A little end of the day fun.
You kind of know what’ll happen, but that’s the way we like our fails, eh?
At first glance this appears to be a wind up. But no, apparently it’s for real, hundreds of orange clad Filipino prisoners performing a well-choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
You know what? Despite the fact it’s barmy, I reckon this could really be doing the fellas some good. What’s your call? Post your comments below.
Footage from Sunday 28 June 2009 showing that the demonstrations continue against the election despite the Iranian authorities escalating crackdown on protest.
From the YouTube poster
“Videos are now shared with very much difficulty, as the regime has not only put a cap on bandwidth usage, but also, they will trace people who make excessive use of phone lines, and will arrest them.”
Berry Gordy, the founder of the Motown record label, remembers Michael Jackson and his rise from child star to global icon…
Due to the delights of international copyright law, UK users are unable to watch any YouTube videos featuring the King of Pop.
So we scratched our heads and thought – why not show one of his legion of fans doing a moonwalk?
And failing. Miserably.
RIP MJ – the only true moonwalker…
Source: You Tube
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson has died today aged 50.
For a selection of Michael’s greatest videos see:
(sadly, not available in UK)
Back to Iran, again.
It’s always useful to see how state media operates during events like these. This brief CNN report shows how Iranian protesters are making voluntary confessions on TV and that all is relatively peaceful on the streets.
Still don’t underestimate the power of controlled media. That’s why getting the news out on the internet and blogosphere is so critical at this time.
P.S. There’s a theory going around that we should all amend our Twitter accounts to say location Tehran and also change the timezone to their zone (e.g. London +3.5 hours). Apparently it will confuse the Iranian security services while they seek to close down Tehran based accounts. Does anyone know if this is of any use? We’d love your input on this one and other ways to help spread the word.
Please post your comments, tips etc below.
One Table, One Skateboard, One Idiot = Fail
Okay, amidst all of this heavy stuff, now for something light. While heroes are making history – see Iran post – it’s nice to know that the foolish are still being idiots.
WARNING: This video shows a very graphic view of a seriously injured, possibly dying protester.
Once again thanks to the excellent IranWantsFreedom channel for this horrifying clip from yesterday’s (24 June 2009) demonstration in Baharetan Square, Tehran.
This is the most graphic depiction yet of the carnage being suffered in the fight for democratic recognition. It’s the kind of view you won’t be seeing on your evening news. However, we feel that it’s important to see just what is going on in the Iranian people’s struggle to obtain what many of us take for granted.
Despite being a mid-summer month, June is traditionally a wet affair. Think Wimbledon and Glastonbury and you’ll be picturing brollies and wellies galore.
This year the Met Office weather boffins have festival goers in a quandary. It will, they say, either be totally dry or very wet. And yes, you’re right the whole shebang starts today so we’re not asking too much of them to be a little more forthright than that are we.
So for now at least, if you’re heading out west to Glastonbury to see the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Blur and Lily Allen, best of luck and remember to take shades and macks…