Linkblogging for 18/01/09

Off to see Richard Thompson perform 1000 Years Of Popular Music tonight, so I may do an Albums You Should Own on that when we get back. In the meantime, some links…


RAB
posts a great video of XTC as a tribute to two great people who died recently – Patrick McGoohan and John Mortimer. As well as being a great song (The Man Who Murdered Love) the post itself is very good and worth reading, especially the last couple of sentences.

Mention of Patrick McGoohan reminds me that because of the remake (which will undoubtedly be dreadful) you can currently stream every episode of The Prisoner, one of the greatest TV series of all time, legally and for free.

Alix at Lib Dem Voice has a good summing up of Prime Minister’s Questions.

Amypoodle at Mindless Ones has a good review of the latest Final Crisis (which I’ll be writing about soonish mysef). Have you noticed how certain ‘net critics (not Amypoodle, who like myself has loved the series from the start) are starting to revise their opinion of this story now it’s turned into a big fight scene and they don’t have to think any more? Jog, on the other hand, dislikes the issue for pretty much that reason. I loved it, myself…

ETA this was taken down (as some of the comments below note) then came back up again, greatly expanded. Some of the comments in the expanded version are very like my own review, written between it going down and coming up, making mine look rather like an ‘edited highlights’ version of theirs.

And Chris Bird looks at the environmental case for eating meat

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8 Responses to Linkblogging for 18/01/09

  1. Rachel K says:

    Hm… Mindless Ones link seems to be kaput.

  2. David says:

    Hope you enjoy the Richard Thompson gig. I’m going to the Glasgow show on Wednesday, and I can’t wait!

    And yeah, that Mindless Ones link seems to be gone — maybe it’s being revised? the message on their front page makes me think yes…

  3. RAB says:

    Many thanks for the kind words! I would have mentioned the AMC Prisoner site, but I didn’t think it was available to visitors outside the States.

  4. I don’t know the details of how the Mindless link was up and then down, but Zom and I are bolstering it up a bit – it could’ve served and still links direct for me, but then I have the codes – ’twill be done this very night, anyway.

  5. Zak says:

    I’m a fan of Final Crisis, but I haven’t noticed criticism of it go down this issue.

  6. Mmm, I think it has a bit – #5 was probably the best in the series, I think – certainly Jog and TFO, and quite possibly Smartremarks and Every Day is like Wednesday (not so sure on the lasty there, ‘cos he’s hated it all along) have all given out worser reviews.

    http://mindlessones.com/2009/01/18/final-crisis-6-so-thats-how-the-dark-knight-returns/ – ‘sup now, anyway.

  7. Zom says:

    Pretty sure Jog preferred the last one

  8. Jog says:

    Yeah, I agree that #5 was the series’ best, actually…

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