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Al-Jabba, or a silly tale from Austria

Al-Jabba, or a silly tale from Austria

First of all, a belated Happy New Year to all of you who might be reading this. To explain my not writing anything for months, I blame a combination of winter writing malaise, real life and there being just so many stories to potentially write about – so many in fact that one ends up not writing anything at all.

2013 begins with a silly story coming from Austria – or rather a group that calls itself The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria (Die Türkische Kulturgemeinde in Österreich) – where toy manufacturer Lego has been accused of “inciting racial hatred and insulting human dignity” (yes, that old chestnut) with its release of a Star Wars series model of Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Read the rest of this entry »

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Silly Sausages

Silly Sausages

Just a short one today.

The growth of online journalism has seen a massive increase in the number of articles out there, and with it the number of journalists, commentators and contributors. Some of it is excellent, some of it utterly pointless – for this, just check out the Daily Mail’s infamous sidebar of shame – and some of it downright awful. Read the rest of this entry »

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DM Nazi Story of the End of the Week…

DM Nazi Story of the End of the Week...

Well, they were coming in thick and fast this week – and by far the best one was saved until last. Not only are the folks at the Daily Mail obsessed with the Nazis and anything that could be even tenuously linked with either them or Adolf Hitler, they have proved yet again that their so-called journalists are expert at never letting the truth or even some simple research get in their way of a story with a suitably lurid headline. Read the rest of this entry »

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