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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

My five for the year.

It has long been a tradition to pick 5 people you would like to see pop it in the new year for vaguely prinicpled reasons. The more go the more points you get, but picking nice people who happen to be old or ill is distinctly against the spirit of the game. I've decided to rule out Aston Cull (head of Manchester Conservative Future) on the grounds he isn't famous to avoid the moral dilema of wishing death on a person who I sort of know. So heres five for 2007:

1. Bono - After providing some sort of ethical sheen to Blair and Bush "for Africa man" in exchange for a knighthood he deserves to die by crashing his personal jet. Oh and U2 are shite and the single Vertigo is a carbon copy of Sonic Youth's Dirty a musical crime punishable by death. What did Sonic Youth fans do to deserve this?
2. Thatcher - A golden oldie, here because I need one point this year and if she doesn't go of natural causes someone might pop her off at Pinocet's funeral.
3. Noel Edmonds - I hate this man with a passion matched only by a random comedian i saw once in Pleasure. He even has a fucking "offical fan site" that looks like its trying to sell you a new telephone line.
4. Bill Rammell - Because he's a stereotypical Blairite thug and the only one to have insulted me in person. I may or may not have had "an agenda" but at least mine wasn't printed up and distributed as a factual way of fighting "terrorism" on campuses. Also because he is a brilliant example of whats wrong with General Managers in Students' Unions and AMSU in general.
5. Christopher Hitchens - Because he's a Shachtmanite tosser who gives a left gloss to imperialism (and his drink problem might give me a second point.)

Any suggestions or improvements - I might edit until the end of January.


At 12:10 AM, Blogger Adele said...

I'll agree with you on Thatcher. No real strong views on the others tho. Oh, Bill Rammel's actually quite nice, maybe you got him on a bad day.

I'll add someone Trevor Phillips for giving credibility to Enoch Powell's river of blood speech.

Lee Jasper should chair the CRE.

At 9:31 PM, Anonymous a very public sociologist said...

Looking forward to the Thatcher death party. It will be the first time in like forever that the left will be united.

At 11:46 AM, Blogger SWP - Democracy Faction said...

Thatcher has got to die this year surely!

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Clint Iguana said...

if you have only been insulted by one labour MP... perhaps you ought to get out more.

How about adding... GORDON BROWN. I am sick of people thinking that the country will be safe in his hands when Bliar is gone. This is the man who dipped into the country's pocket to fund The War Againt Terror (TWAT).

Another one.. RUPERT MURDOCH: the media will be in safe hands when he is gone.

On a more serious note.. DENNIS WISE; the dirtiest footballer in the histroy of dirty football

At 10:42 PM, Anonymous a very public sociologist said...

What's become of our host? Where for art thou Romeo?

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Cliffite said...

I have had to depart due to the world of work and the National Union of Students being more of a pain in the arse then usual.

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Adele said...

I would now add Kelvin Mackenzie to that list.

At 2:56 AM, Anonymous Ashton (not Aston) said...

However much we disagree Mr Owen, wishing death on you is something i will never do

At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would tho

At 6:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for wishing my brother to very low of you.


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