elisi: Five and his teeny companions (Cute)

SO. Instead of dwelling on that, I bring you one of the single most delightful things in existence. The sort of thing you don't know you need until you come across it - the Fifth Doctor & companions to Last Friday Night. Enjoy:

elisi: (Democracy)
Now: The Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU petition has just passed 5 million.

Yesterday: The Guardian: Put it to the People march: a formidable sea of humanity and powerful strength of feeling
They came to London from across Britain and Europe, filled with enthusiasm for the new three Rs: revoke, remain, reform

Last week: Christchurch shootings: The people killed as they prayed
In order to remember the victims, not the killer.
elisi: Five (The future's shit) (Darkest timeline)
I sort of want to write something about Brexit, but it'll probably be outdated within the hour, and ancient news by tomorrow.

(Not to mention all the other news from around the world. *hands*)

On the other hand, The Umbrella Academy is a thing that exists in the world, so not everything is bad. I am watching it for the second time, remembering what it's like to fall in love with a show and a [weird and wonderful] world and a whole bunch of characters. And what characters!! I can't even. There are SO MANY, and I love them all. (Even the stupid/annoying ones.) Although Five and Klaus were basically custom-made to hit alllll my buttons. Like ticking off everything on a list of 'Stuff that elisi loves'. That hasn't happened in a long, long time.

There are many excellent shows out there, but there are very, very few that hit me in that way, so this was a most wonderful surprise. ♥

ETA: There will likely be spoilers in the comments...

ETA2: THE MUSIC! I can't believe I forgot to mention the music. The music (and how it's used) is just incredible!


20 March 2019 09:01 am
elisi: (Vote Saxon by diapadme)
Worth watching, May as Hitler (you know the one):

May vs Bercow
elisi: (Tea)

Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

(Not that I expected this to pass, but ye gods, the incompetence of... everything.)

ETA: Nice summary:

elisi: (Zim)

And props to Blade Runner, that's fairly accurate.

Anyway - thank you all for being awesome in 2018, and here's to 2019, a No Deal Brexit and all the other joys. But hey, I get to use the quixotic mood! :D

elisi: (wtf)
Mr Blobby appeared on Loose Women to discuss Brexit

[profile] classics_lover - you totally called it.

From the article: This was obviously just a bit of fun, but there was something weirdly dystopian about this segment. Almost as if we had already plunged out of the EU years ago and have been reduced to nostalgia acts who masquerade as political experts in an attempt to make the nation feel better about their impending doom.
elisi: (Women's March)

elisi: (Democracy)

elisi: (wtf)
The British among you will know him. Americans - look out. Here he is (13 years ago?) in his Ali G persona interviewing Donald Trump.

But he has moved away from just making fun of people. (And to be honest, Borat must have been ten years ago, have no idea what he's been doing in the mean time...) But NOW? Now, he's gone after American politics. Please watch the clip below, where Republicans Endorse Arming Preschoolers. Yes really. YES REALLY.

For this new show (Who Is America) he has also interviewed Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, that pedophile (I can't remember his name, and can't be bothered to look it up).

America, you're welcome. :)

Omg. He also interviewed Bernie Sanders! Poor Bernie, the look he shoots the camera when his 'interviewer' starts sprouting complete nonsense is amazing.
elisi: (Fannish Inquisition by scarah2)
So, all European (EU) friends:

(If you’re European, in a couple of weeks you will be denied any and all access to fandom contents on Tumblr and everywhere else on the internet. Here’s why.
From this Tumblr post <- obviously the internet won't DISAPPEAR. However, it could be the very slow start...)

More info:

Why You Need to act NOW! To save the internet.

I hate 2018. There's never a 'Surely it's not that bad' option. :( I mean, maybe everything will be fine, but WHAT IF?

(As an EU citizen living in the UK, my rights are already questionable.)

ETA: Bless the OTW (with thanks to my flist): EU Copyright Developments and Fans

And they say basically the same as the links above: Contact your MEP! Make your voice heard!

Good news

1 May 2017 04:55 pm
elisi: (Democracy)
Congress just reached a funding deal to keep the government open
No wall, no Planned Parenthood cuts — it’s a huge win for Democrats
elisi: (Nice)
EW: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion: Exclusive Photos
Lots of gorgeous pictures. And v. helpful for anyone wanting to do banner or anything else with the characters having aged. :)

Vox: 70 days in, Donald Trump’s presidency is flailing
Trump’s campaign rewarded him for breaking the rules. His presidency has punished him for it.
elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (Bill)
Kellyanne Conway suggests Obama could have spied on Donald Trump through a microwave

And although it looks like an Onion headline, it's 2017 and the link goes to The Independent...

In far happier news (I'm pointedly ignoring British politics) here is the new Doctor Who trailer:

elisi: (Democracy)
First of all, the Best Picture Oscar mix up made my day! :D

ETA: Lovely post here with MORE: 10 Beautiful Moments at the Oscars That Were Basically “Fuck Yous” to Donald Trump

Also, this website, via [profile] lynnene:

President Hillary Rodham Clinton
News from the Real America, Where the Majority Rules

It's hilarious, and apparently makes Trump supporters really mad!!

So many links, I'm sure a lot are out of date by now... )


elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (Default)elisi
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