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
Wednesday, February 5. 2014
Tuesday, February 4. 2014
Last September The New York Times ran a ridiculous article entitled 'Overpopulation Is Not The Problem' by one Erle C. Ellis. At the foot of this article it states that 'Erle C. Ellis is an associate professor of geography and environmental systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a visiting associate professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design'.
Sunday, February 2. 2014
Just reviewed the new Gangstagrass album on Amazon...
Friday, January 31. 2014
The new Gangstagrass album Broken Hearts & Stolen Money was released Tuesday, and it's awesome...
Sunday, January 26. 2014
Wednesday, January 22. 2014
Following a rather sensationalist and inaccurate article that was written by a budding young hack known as John Paul Breslin and published a couple of days ago in the tabloid rag know as The Sunday Post (with a somewhat unflattering photo of myself and fellow Bothy Culture star Dazbo smoking pipes with aviator sunglasses on), media underground's very own Stephen 'Sergeant Matron' Lewis gave an interview for Radio Scotland this afternoon that defended his beloved Kearvaig Pipe Club.
Tuesday, January 21. 2014
If you're a complete space geek like I am, have got 40-odd hours of free time to spare, and want to learn everything there is to know about the Space Shuttle (from its design to its operation), then this is the video series for you...
Sunday, January 19. 2014
This wonderful series of videos by Callum Sutherland is based on Carl Sagan's documentary series Cosmos and his book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space. Excerpts from the audiobook and documentary are edited together with pictures and videos set to a blend of different music. (YouTube playlist).
Thursday, January 16. 2014
Regular contributor to media underground, Stephen 'Sergeant Matron' Lewis, has just written a blazing review of my book Bothy Culture in the latest edition of Briar & Bothies - the official newsletter of the Kearvaig Pipe Club...
Monday, January 6. 2014
'Banshee Chapter is a 2013 horror film and the directorial debut of Blair Erickson. The film had its first screening at the Fantasy Filmfest on August 22, 2013 and released on video on demand on December 12 of the same year. Banshee Chapter stars Katia Winter as a journalist who is trying to discover what happened to a missing friend of hers. The film is loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft short story "From Beyond" and the 1986 film From Beyond.
Saturday, January 4. 2014
Monday, December 30. 2013
Sunday, December 29. 2013
'Kickstarter-funded, 80s-inspired action movie Kung Fury has released its first trailer, which gleefully throws realism out the window and has been described as "the greatest trailer of all time".
Saturday, December 28. 2013
'A study of how older teenagers use social media has found that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried” and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat, an expert has claimed.