14 May 2011

A screenshot from the documentary 'American: The Bill Hicks Story' (27 min). 'Only Bill would try Hallucinogenics before he tried alcohol'

American: The Bill Hicks Story (imdb) is a fine, must see documentary for all comedy fans and People of Counterculture. The movie shows us a man who during his own lifetime lived and breathed relentless dedication to speaking hurtful truths to barely receptive small-town comedy club audiences, but was privileged enough to witness the early days of his persona’s journey towards cult-like status.

You can buy your own copy or rent a stream (HD quality available) on the film’s site. A 720p copy can be downloaded illegally over bittorrent.

The documentary is definitely worth its weight in HD bandwidth thanks to a ton of gorgeous animations made from photo cutouts. Lazy, white-trash Finnish fans might however enjoy the free, subtitled low-res copy of the movie on The Finnish Broadcasting Company’s Areena streaming site (25 days of geographically restricted availability left at the time of posting).

[via:Linda Rajalin]

7 November 2010

British long-term jobless to face compulsory manual slave labour

The Daily Telegraph has a longer interview with Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.

“Play ball or it’s going to be difficult”

Related: The Tories are keeping their promises.

[via:Keijo Lakkala]

21 June 2010

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Live train map for the London Underground

[via:Hacker News]

14 June 2010

UK music industry lobbyist Fran Nevrkla calls for death penalty for piracy

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[via:Tero Inha]

27 May 2010

Polari, the secret language of British gay men

[via:Give Me Something To Read]

14 May 2010

Actor/comedian Peter Serafinowicz on why he illegally downloads copyrighted material

[via:Peter Serafinowicz]

5 May 2010

Antarctic Research Bases Are Seriously Self-Sustaining

[via:Laughing Squid]

20 April 2010

New Tory campaign poster – let’s cut benefits

[via:humblefool]

13 March 2010

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A modern adaptation of world war II for the american teenager. Backup copy.

Related: I have eliminated all the juice.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

30 January 2010

UK sceptics to arrange “mass overdose” outside homeopathic stores

[via:William Gibson]

7 January 2010

UK pensioners burning books to keep warm

[via:William Gibson]

19 November 2009

Leaked news: UK Secretary of State to propose beyond fucked up changes to copyright law?

…including new, undemocratic, unparliamentary powers for the Secretary of State and prison sentences for file sharing.

[via:Waino]

4 November 2009

London mayor rescues film director, chases 3 feral girls away on his bike

[via:Roger Ebert]

25 October 2009

Selection of immigration related front page headlines in British tabloids

[via:Lehti]

13 October 2009

Guardian gagged from reporting parliament

According to Wikileaks, the gag order may be about toxic waste dumping outside the Ivory Coast.

[via:zzorn]

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