Evidently, ridicule is something to be scared of. :(
Last night, during a discussion of how NCSoft sacked everyone on the City Of Heroes team in one day, with no notice, and then announced the players had 3 months to get out, the conversation turned to companies that actually treated staff and players with respect. Valve's name came up, and I remembered an article I'd read here… I told my friend "You know, Stuart Campbell may be an opinionated ass at times, but his opinions are always at least informed, and he's on your side. He's well worth reading in general…"
Stuart Campbell is on your side I said.
And yet, as we were both coincidentally reading the site, he posted this.
Why Stuart?! Why must you hurt us so?? As my ear membranes tore themselves from out of my head in agony, and my eyes lost focus as they rolled around my head desperately trying to find somewhere to rest that didn't outrage them, I thought it had to be some sort of practical joke. Stu has finally snapped and decided to take us all out of the world involuntarily hasn't he? This was pure murderous muppet level cover band cyanide!
Sure it said "Adam Ant" on the title, but I couldn't believe it. No, this is some sick form of journalistic abuse wasn't it? It had to be a lie. Why did you lie to us Stu?! You of all people! It's not really Adam Ant, no! The Ant music, whilst always simplistic, had at least had an undeniable style! No way was it just some fat booze-gobbed bodger who has to resort to standing next to young women in the pub in the hopes people will think he's still the life and soul of the party…. who… somehow… *the camera pans back to show he's got onto a stage at a festival somewhere*… Ok, it's maybe the roadies for the festival, having a laugh? It's some dribbling incompetent lads, taking a break from dropping Marshall Speakers onto each other's heads, wearing big BIG hats in the hopes you won't notice the paunches beneath or the fact that no one seems able to play or hold a note.
But unfortunately, it finally sank in. It really was Adam Ant up there. And he's now fucking awful. Stu was telling us the painful truth again. Damn you, you honest bastard. Just look at that mess on stage. LOOK AT IT. Where once you got the lout-mocking "Dandy Highwayman", now we've got the official backing band, and tour support too no less, basically being a Loaded soft porn marketing shit's wet dream, that Mr Ant is probably showing his Ant Member too? That's what's left of the infamous "standards"?!
There are not even faces in the world that can be punched to make up for this.
"Enough faces" that is. THERE MUST BE PUNCHING is the point, although I'm so enraged I can't even type it correctly.
did you ever see the "save the gorillas" video? it's on youtube. Save the gorilla Your money for their lives Hug a gorilla No bullet or a knife
Thanks for pointlessly destroying the image widget, WordPress dickheads!
"If you've got the crowd behind you, you're probably facing the wrong way."
- S. Munnery
"Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children, not Fate that butchers them or Destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us."