Realsociology

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Archive for July, 2011

Le Tour and La Famine

Posted by Realsociology on 24th July 2011

I love watching Le Tour – it starts just as the students disappear and ends just as the holiday proper begins. Not only is there something rather noble about it – You don’t attack if one of the main contendors has a crash or a mechanical fault, rather you slow down and let them catch [...]

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Communique to Earthlings

Posted by Realsociology on 23rd July 2011

Nice series of cartoons from the Transition Network – Gort and Klattu’s communique with earthlings – in which aliens try to reason with a representative of humanity over the damage being done to the planet.   Incidentally, one reason I’ve been holding off blogging for a month is to reflect on whether I want my posts to [...]

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Graffiti – a proportionate response to a society obsessed with status

Posted by Realsociology on 1st July 2011

Nice quote by Banksy 2010 – in the intro to Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art ‘To some people breaking into property and painting it might seem a little inconsiderate, but in reality the 30 square centimetres of your brain are trespassed upon every day by teams of marketing experts. Graffiti is a perfectly proportionate [...]

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