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Matthew
14 November 2011 @ 05:29 pm
Yesterday evening I started making a spoof news page about Silvio Berlusconi making a Bloefeld/Dreyfuss-style broadcast on all Italian channels threatening revenge on the entire country. However I got tired and went to bed thinking I could always finish it today if I'm bothered.

Well as it turns out I'm not bothered, because today's Guardian reports this (look, you can still go to newspaper pages from LJ without an annoying interface interposing itself like on Facebook! For now...)

As Monti was arriving at the presidential palace for his first big moment on the national stage, television stations began showing a video message from Berlusconi, who had been jeered from office by a raucous crowd on Saturday. He declared: "To those who celebrated what has been described as my exit from the scene, I say that from tomorrow I shall be redoubling my efforts to reform tax, justice and the institutions of Italy (...) His video message, criticised by one opposition leader as recalling the communication methods of the late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, did not reverse that position. "

And here:
But in a message sent to a meeting of a party of neofascist diehards, La Destra, the TV magnate said: "I share your spirit and I hope to resume with you the path of government."

All I was gonna do was add a cat really. Some people are unspoofable.
 
 
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Matthew
09 June 2011 @ 06:35 pm
This is how useful the weather forecast on the BBC is (screencapped early this morning):

 
 
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03 June 2011 @ 06:38 pm
 
 
Matthew
13 April 2011 @ 09:13 pm
I am getting the strangest spam. Empty accounts are leaving comments on entries in other LJs (comedy or special interests) I abandonned long ago, praising the journal in generic terms. That's it, no links, not even hidden. Why are they doing this?
 
 
Matthew
25 January 2011 @ 05:35 pm
Apologies to everyone who's received spam from my old Yahoo account. I am quite rattled by this because the password is considered "strong" by the system. Must have been a Dalek. Anyway I have deleted all contacts from it so even if it's hacked again it should be fruitkless.
 
 
 
Matthew
08 November 2010 @ 05:58 pm
The BBC's iPlayer is ace in all sorts of ways, but I've noticed that every time you use it, it checks whether it is included in your list of programs that trigger at start-up, and if not puts itself back. As far as I'm concerned that is malware behaviour.
 
 
Matthew
19 October 2010 @ 07:12 pm
 
 
Matthew
29 September 2010 @ 01:03 am
I can't believe wee Ed Miliband is now running the Labour Party! It feels like only yesterday he was hosting his telly show:

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Matthew
16 September 2010 @ 05:48 pm
My humble suggestion to root out sex abuse within the Catholic Church: get all novices to sit in front of a picture of the Pope for a full hour under discreet supervision. Those whose faith is genuine will be inspired and pleased by the exercise. Those on the other hand who are paedophiles or sex pests trying to con the church into giving them access to children, will probably get the giggles.

I call this the Pope Hilarity Con Test.
 
 
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Matthew
07 September 2010 @ 05:49 pm