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Not sayin anything bad about said gutter, you might have very good company. Just people can really suck. Guess that's why I want to see that movie, bout time humans get their 'azzes' kicked.
The British army got pretty good at dealing with urban unrest in Ulster. Just sayin'...
Or they could give Wilson Goode a call
Spurs do stink. Signed, Arsenal fan
Lizzy Davies is with a couple of dozen people who are standing with gloves in their hands and binbags in their pockets outside Hackney town hall. She reports:They've come from all over London for the #riotcleanup, which has been publicised on Twitter this morning.But they've come up against an unexpected problem: the clean-up's already been done. The streets in the area have been hosed down, the glass swept up and bins re-erected in their proper places."It feels a bit like we've got an overefficient council," said Andrew Knight, who had come from Finsbury Park via Homebase in order to try to help out."I guess I felt it's not good enough not to do it. I've lived in London for 10 years and finally my moral conscience has woken up," he laughed.
Just so you guys know, I'm okay and safe on a secure college campus. My neighborhood is largely calm, but my corner grocery store's glass front doors were completely destroyed this evening and there was a cruel arc of glass shards across the sidewalk.I hear lots of sirens. Until tonight, the problem areas were all in very far away bits of London, but apparently the neighborhood next to mine (Bethnal Green) is now a flashpoint.
Reading the morning news. Violence spreads to Birmingham, Bristol, and Liverpool. Whoever said Brixton likes to riot got that one right. But there is this inspiring story:http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2011/aug/09/london-riots-violence-looting-live
For some reason, I had angry Clash songs like "The Guns of Brixton" running through my head when I heard about the riots.
The song is short and intense, drawing influence from the Ramones' style of three chords played very fast. Mick Jones counts off "1-2-3-4" at the start of the album version (in the single version, it instead begins with the sound of a police siren).Lyrically, the song is about class economics and race and thus proved controversial: many people thought it was advocating a kind of race war. Rather, lyricist Joe Strummer was trying to appeal to white youths to find a worthy cause to riot, as he felt blacks in the UK already had. It contains a positive message in the lines "Are you taking over / Or are you taking orders? / Are you going backwards / Or are you going forwards?"The song was written after Joe Strummer and bassist Paul Simonon were involved in the riots at the Notting Hill Carnival of 1976.
Thanks for the inspiring story, though. I'm glad not all of the Brits have gone mad! Hopefully things will quiet down tonight with more police on the streets.
Do they think the Nats are going to sweep Chicago?
The calm before the storm?
Levi's jeans had been running a TV ad featuring a line of riot police being stared down by a sole, "brave" Levi's-wearing dude. They've only just now awkwardly realized that they should probably stop using the ad.
They should run a version of the commercial involving the "flash mob moved to 12:30" message that the guy gets too late, only instead of dancing in Grand Central Station, he should be throwing a rock at Harrods and trying to clean out a window display.
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