Just a quick additional comment on the pie that Marks and Sparks created to 'celebrate the death of millions' (which they really actually did obviously...) I missed something. Something obvious. That is that there are people out there working for (or interned by I suppose) 'news' websites whose job is to generate clickbait. One of the ways of doing that is of course to trawl Twatter to find somebody saying something 'controversial' (must take them minutes sometimes) that they can put on their website as a 'controversy' - and in some cases it becomes a click-through baitey solid gold storm in a Twattery for 5 minutes and traffic increases as people check it out - and then click on adverts and buy stuff as everyone does obviously (almost as obvious as the M&S policy to celebrate mass murder...)
The celebrate mass-murder pie was of course one of these. I mistook it for an actual debate not a 'that lad over there called you a puff'' type 'controversy' from school. Must either pay more or less attention...
Friday, September 23, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
I stumbled across Christmas yesterday. They were loading it on to the shelves in the Co-op and I nearly fell over it. It was hot outside. I quite like parts of Christmas but when it’s on for a third of the year it really pisses me off. I react against it and end up hating the whole damned thing. The staff thought it was a bit mad too.
Mind you, I saw my first set of Christmas lights, illuminated snowman and fake presents back in August advertising someone’s Christmas menu…
I hope 3 sand a half months is enough time to buy all your stuff…Merry Christmas readers!
Here’s a snippet of the modern world. The Huffington Post reports that “A woman has sparked a heated social media row, after she accused Marks & Spencer’s of creating a pie that celebrated the deaths of millions in Britain’s former colonies”. Of course they did, Huffington, well done for summing that up so neatly and accurately.
It goes on from there in its predictable, weary twittery twattery nonsense fashion though scorn and ridicule to defence and support and ‘debate’ with surrounding and attached clickbatey nonsense. A few people weigh in with jokes, half thought-out opinions and over-serious whatever and blah blah blah. I know I should ‘just ignore it’ and move on, there’s nothing to see here etc. But it annoys me that this stuff appears at all.
If only they really had produced a range of imperialist pies - ‘Sticking it to the Fuzzy- Wuzzies’ pie, a ‘Mr Gatling’s Gun teaches the Zulus table manners’ pie or similar. This seems unlikely. Humble apology pie seems more likely.
No matter, move on…I’m off to invent a soft drink ‘celebrating the Holocaust’…must join Twatter…