Tag: Charlie Brooker

Banksy in Venice

Friday, 24 May, 2019

“If you don’t own a train company then you go and paint on one instead,” said Banksy in the book Banksy: You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat. The street artist was referring to the British government’s decision to privatize rail networks “to make millions for a cabal of financiers, largely at the taxpayers expense.” Is Banksy a genius? Some have criticized the “obviousness” of his work and accused it of being “anarchy-lite” geared towards a middle-class hipster audience, while the satirist Charlie Brooker wrote in the Guardian that “…his work looks dazzlingly clever to idiots.”

Still, if you don’t own a cruise ship, you go and paint one in Venice instead. Hilarious.

Dennis and Pamela People are affected by numbers

Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 0 Comments

Today’s numbers: One in ten 12-13 year-olds worried they are addicted to porn; Russia’s Gazprom Says Net Profit Plummeted 70% in 2014; Latest YouGov / The Sun poll results 30th March: Con 35%, Lab 35%, LD 8%, UKIP 12%, GRN 5%; Bayern finance chief: ‘We could spend 100 million on a player’; US federal agents stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin during infamous ‘Silk Road’ probe.

Charlie Brooker, the creator of Black Mirror, looks at how television runs the numbers.

QUOTE: “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.” Nikola Tesla