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Cartoon from the ever-excellent xkcd

Ok, so I know I should know better than to bite.  I know I should just move on.  I am trying to, honest.  There I was, innocently reading an eminently sensible and thought-provoking post by David Osler about how to today’s youth it is Labour who are the evil ones and the Tories who are to play at being the saviours, while to anyone who grew up slightly ahead of this generation, it will forever be the other way around.  Perhaps this is just the way the pendulum swings, I thought.  You grow up under one set of bastards, vowing never to vote for them as soon as you have the power.  Then the other lot gets in, they screw it up so badly that the next bunch of kids makes a similar vow and the cycle is repeated forever and ever and ever and ever and ever.

And then I got to the comments.

‘ZanuLiebour are like Nazis!’  ‘The Tories will put poor people in camps!’

‘You want to privatise the NHS!’  ‘Your lot already have!’

And I want to say, grow the fuck up.  I want to point out that people are being left behind, whole lives chucked on the scrapheap, just like the 80s, while a bunch of professional idiots scrap over who gets to play with the levers of power and their respective gangs of cheerleaders yelp encouragment across the ‘blogosphere’.  I want to, but it is impossible to get a word in edgeways.

Meanwhile, the news gets more ridiculous by the day: Alistair Campbell is tipped for a return; the Tories will sell the BBC when they get in; Gordon’s on the happy pills; Mandelson would work for a Conservative government if they tickled his chin when they asked. As if any rational human being outside of SW1 gives a flying one for any of it, they would rather just be left alone to try to clear their credit card debts before they lose their jobs.

And I don’t know if it is better to add to the chatter, or instead to ignore it all in the hope that it will go away and focus instead on nice things, like this:

(found via It’s Nice That, again)

So I can’t decide.  You tell me, in the comments below.  Just remember to play nice because, I promise, the first mention of Liebour and you’re banned…

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It’s Nice That

It's Nice That 2More It's Nice That 2Got home on Friday to discover It’s Nice That had arrived…

I very excitedly tore open the package to reveal my copy, screen print by Rob Ryan and a lovely postcard which to my eyes appears to be a handwritten ‘thanks!’ from editors, Will Hudson and Alex Bec.  I almost hope it was printed though, because I am going to recommend that everyone get themselves a copy – I’m not lending mine out, so tough – and if they have to hand sign too many they will be exhausted before they get to Issue 3!

That is a risk we will have to take because, believe me, you NEED a copy of It’s Nice That to restore your faith in  publishing with proper paper, gorgeous illustrations and clever words.  From first flick-through I can’t wait to read George Hardie on rulers, the interviews with photographer Peter Finch and genius accessories designer Fred Butler, not to mention spend all of a hungover Sunday morning gazing at the beautiful photographs and illustrations.

So while I am doing that, do yourself a favour and head over here to buy a copy.  The limited edition screenshots are available until midnight on 30 September.

Very average photographs, which in no way do it justice, by Julia

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