Monthly Archives: November 2007

Dying of the cute

Watching Pushing Daisies – Olive and Chuck in ninja burglar outfits!

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Ah memory!

On Christmas eve twentyone years ago, I danced to this in Heaven. I was briefly back with Ash after the long period when she was with Janine and playing a weird ‘My lover is so strict that she forbids me … Continue reading

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Pink Elephants

Because it is one of the most wonderful things ever anyway, and I love this cover version of the music, may I share with you the Pink Elephants sequence from Dumbo remastered with Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

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Hey, you over there!!!!

I’m not very keen on most of what the BBC puts out as drama these days – Who and Life on Mars aside. I’ve never quite fallen for Hustle for example, though I can see the case for it, and … Continue reading

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One of the most irritating things about waking up to the Today programme – BBC Radio 4 news magazine lasting from 6 to 9 – is that you sometimes find homophobic ranting obtruding into your dreams at just the point … Continue reading

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A good essay

This rather good essay makes useful philosophical links between the ‘transgender panic’ defence often used by the murderers of trans people and some of Janice Raymond’s crazier arguments.

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My review of Beowulf is now up here.

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Neccessary Silences

I was profoundly moved at today’s Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony in Bethnal Green today. Partly by Val’s speech about the unknown trans and gender-queer victims of the Third Reich of whom we know little more than that they existed; … Continue reading

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Is it my imagination?

Or is television just getting a lot more, well, perverse?

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Well, so now we know

Sullivan here is at his worst in the aftermath of the ENDA vote. His citation of the almost unfortunately named Wockner quotes him at his worst, and ignores Wockner’s vaguely anguished awareness that he might be being a dickhead. So … Continue reading

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