Victorian Cliff House, San Francisco
"I’m not laughing. I haven’t laughed since my wife died."
"Why did you laugh when your wife died?"
A Touch of Cloth is Charlie Brooker’s “spoof of every British crime drama made in the last decade”, which packs more spot-on parody, visual gags and groan-inducing puns into the first five minutes of each episode than most comedies manage in an entire series. It’s both excellent and underrated.
It stars John Hannah as DCI Jack Cloth and Suranne Jones as DC Anne Oldman, along with regulars and guest-stars including Julian Rhind-Tutt, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower, Daisy Beaumont, Todd Carty, Anna Chancellor, Stephen Dillane, Karen Gillan.
There have been three two-episode series and I think you’ll all love it. If that winning argument hasn’t convinced you yet, check out this trailer for the first series or even better this awesome chase sequence.
In my quest to spread it’s spoof-tastic joy I’ve uploaded all six episodes to Mega, so they are available to download here [x]. Enjoy!
this was an amazing show
We are not interested in, and believe there to be no such thing as, common ground for dialogue with the rulers and exploiters of the world. Likewise, we have no interest in political maneuvers and schemes. We are indeed an “ungovernable force”, content with nothing less than a total social revolution with the aim of creating a new society
Pluto Scorpio Generation
Severino (Barricada Collective)
You wear strength so well, I forget that you have to take it off at the end of the day; still feeling the marks that it leaves on your soul.
T.B. LaBerge // Unwritten Letters to You (via prvails)
In the US police are shooting black people. Where as in the UK police are catching a whine off of black gyal
Tao is a Tunisian-born French artist based in Berlin. He makes collage prints and original paper collages.
He combines vintage and contemporary photographs, texts, symbols and mixed medias to create a surreal compositions.
Tao recomposes the images playing with symmetries, colors and dimensions.
His surreal juxtapositions usually comes from an unconscious process, or a conscious thoughts on metaphysics and on our modern society.
"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to."
1. (of a plant) growing in waste places, along roadsides or in rubbish; growing where the natural vegetational cover has been disturbed by humans.
2. amongst rubbish.
3. a ruderal plant.
Etymology: from Neo-Latin rūderālis, equivalent to Latin rūder-, stem of rūdus, “broken stone, rubble”.
OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).
Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and at the age of 12 his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.
On May 12, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The CSS Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.
Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.
After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-1870), the South Carolina Senate (1871-1874), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-1883 and the 7th District from 1884-1887. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.
Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.
And now you know Robert Smalls.
ROBERT SMALLS IS THE MAN.