Thursday, September 15, 2011

Internet troll jailed

Internet troll jailed after mocking deaths of teenagers:

Speaking outside court, Natasha MacBryde's father, Andrew, said: "He is a disturbed individual who caused the maximum of grief for his own satisfaction. "I think he must be a very lonely man who unfortunately tried to get attention through the most disgusting way possible. "In a way I feel sorry for him and I think he needs some sort of counselling as it is obviously very odd behaviour. "I hope his sentencing shows other trollers that they are not anonymous and they will be caught if they continue their vile games."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Pome Wot Oi Rote

What a hoot!
Paul Barford, burning bright,
In the woodlands of the night,
Machine in hand, and digging deep,
Excited by a bleep , bleep ,bleep,
It seems to me that a dunderhead detectorist must have come across Blake's "Tyger" at school but only managed to commit to memory the first line. He also missed the lesson on metre and register. Less frequently anthologised by English reading book authors is Blake's, The Voice of the Ancient Bard, from the same Songs of Experience - 1794, in which he writes:

Folly is an endless maze;
Tangled roots perplex her ways;
How many have fallen there!

Which seems quite an apposite comment on lowbrow artefacthuntual puerility.
Vignette: Tyger