Tuesday, May 20. 2014
'Here we go again. The latest IPCC report, the US National Climate Assessment report, and a report published by US military researchers all recently warned us yet again about the risks associated with human-caused climate change. While the planet continues to warm, ice continues to melt, and sea levels continue to rise, the conservative media are trying to distract everyone from these scientific realities with a shiny quarter named Lennart Bengtsson.
Tuesday, May 13. 2014
NASA's High Definition Earth Viewing Experiment places four commercially available HD cameras on the exterior of the space station and uses them to stream live video of Earth for viewing online. The cameras are enclosed in a temperature specific housing and are exposed to the harsh radiation of space. Analysis of the effect of space on the video quality, over the time HDEV is operational, may help engineers decide which cameras are the best types to use on future missions. High school students helped design some of the cameras' components, through the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program, and student teams operate the experiment...
Sunday, May 11. 2014
I've always been a sucker for a good doomy Black Sabbath-esque riff, especially when it's accompanied with powerful female vocals (the greatly underrated Sumo album by The Superjesus springs instantly to mind), but what makes Rooftop Revolutionaries unique is the air of political activism that is present at the forefront of all of the band's lyrics.
Wednesday, May 7. 2014
Now I know why I quit watching TV entirely...
Saturday, May 3. 2014
Media Underground's very own James Inman was recently interviewed by Doug Stanhope for his podcast.
Friday, May 2. 2014
Tuesday, April 29. 2014
Saturday, April 26. 2014
A fine documentary about how the 'Me, Me, Me Generation' are little more than a bunch of unintentional corporate shills being exploited through their use of social media...
Friday, April 25. 2014
'Biologist & writer Rupert Sheldrake explains how each species of animal has a collective memory, his definition of the Science Delusion, how living in India helped develop his theories, why he particularly enjoys 3-way conversations, and how he's never met anyone as lively and fun to be with as Terence McKenna.'
Thursday, April 24. 2014
You just know that some idiot is going to try snorting this...
Thursday, April 17. 2014
Brian Limond is probably one of the most underrated comedians on the planet. Here's a playlist of just about everything he's done to date as far as his series Limmy's Show is concerned.
Sunday, April 6. 2014
Saturday, March 22. 2014
Myself and good friend Dazbo (one of the true-life characters in my book Bothy Culture), are heading off-grid for a week-long bothy bagging cycle tour around the Scottish Central Highlands. As a result there will be no updates to media underground during that period.
Friday, March 21. 2014
'The world's first Cosmonaut; everyone knows his name, but few people ever knew the man. Some say Yuri Gagarin's iconic first spaceflight was the product of immense good fortune. Others believe he was destined for greatness. With the 80th anniversary of his birth drawing near, RT meets some of Gagarin's friends and family, who tell the more personal and untold story of the first man ever to venture into space.' (Russia Today documentary).
Thursday, March 20. 2014
Wednesday, March 19. 2014
The recent promises delivered by the beastly Johann Lamont (of the Labour Party) remind me of those made by the nitwit Alec Douglas-Home (of the Tory Party) during the 1979 referendum on devolution. One only hopes that the people of Scotland remember these failed promises and vote accordingly...
Tuesday, March 18. 2014
'Abby Martin takes a look the state of media today, highlighting instances of journalists who have gone against the editorial lines of their respective networks. Abby also speaks with investigative journalist and former CNN reporter Amber Lyon, about her experience with media censorship and the topic of journalist integrity in a time when disinformation is abound.'
Monday, March 17. 2014
Monday, March 10. 2014
I've been anticipating the arrival of this documentary series for months now. Finally it is here...
Saturday, March 8. 2014
Tuesday, March 4. 2014
Mark Steel of The Independent has written an excellent article on the idiocy of the Unionist plight...
Sunday, March 2. 2014
Friday, February 28. 2014
You've got to hand it to NASA for taking the time to answer this little kid's questions and potentially inspiring him to pursue a path of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the future. That said, the NASA engineer - at the end of the video - doesn't explain how to get on with your classmates if all your classmates are fucking assholes. But otherwise this is a very inspiring video methinks.
That said, the NASA engineer - at the end of the video - doesn't explain how to get on with your classmates if all your classmates are fucking assholes. But otherwise this is a very inspiring video methinks.
Friday, February 14. 2014
Richard Happer - author of the wonderful The Hills Are Stuffed With Swedish Girls - has just reviewed my book Bothy Culture on Amazon...
Thursday, February 13. 2014
Hilarious stand-up comic and regular contributor to media underground, James Inman, has just written a highly amusing review of my book Bothy Culture on his blog Utterly Worthless, where he compares me and my book to Lao Tzu and The Tao Te Ching of all things.
Wednesday, February 12. 2014
Hold onto your balls kids! Here we go - just as predicted. It's about time the whole damned thing came crashing down to a grinding halt anyway...
Monday, February 10. 2014
Probably one of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. If you haven't seen Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa yet then you're in for a treat. Some of the pranks are bust-a-gut hilarious, particularly the 'Beauty Pageant' scene, which takes everything that is wrong with child beauty pageants and adds a whole lot more 'wrong' to it in a way that had me on the floor in tears of laughter at the weekend. (The Pirate Bay magnet link).
Sunday, February 9. 2014
My book Bothy Culture has been getting some great reviews on Amazon. I guess people like brutal honesty and scathing social commentary. Here's some excerpts from a number of recent reviews...
Thursday, February 6. 2014