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Fri, May. 5th, 2006, 10:21 am

Last night I spent two and a half hours crafting a 3D model of Dexter Fletcher's face using the Michael 3.0 figure from www.daz3d.com. By the time I was done it was pretty good, pretty uncanny I thought actually. Then I put a texture on it so it was no longer a uniform pale pink and it looked nothing like Dexter Fletcher whatsoever. A little strange really.
It was still an interesting face but... y'know... sometimes you want Dexter Fletcher's face.

Those of you in london, if you fail to see this I will be horrified by your evil. And speaking of evil, today is the twenty fifth anniversary of Bobby Sands death. For those of you without a passing familiarity with the stupid shit going on in ireland for the past thousand years or so, Sands was a lovely wee fellah who joined the IRA and then got caught a week later and sent to jail for four years. Then he got out and went straight back in again for possession of a handgun. Then he went on hunger strike in protest of how the british government was not recognising the IRA prisoners as "prisoners of war" and died two months later aged 27. Unfortunately, Darwin Awards did not exist back then as they do now, so rather than submitting him for one of them, fans of murderous retards throughout the country decided to elevate him to a saintly level. My only regret is that a) I was too young at the time to truly relish what had happened and b) not enough of them did it. The best bit though is the "prisoners of war" bit, it still brings a smile to my face that some guy caused himself a slow and painful death in the name of semantics.
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Fri, May. 5th, 2006 09:54 am (UTC)

He made up for it with Band of Brothers, by association with Band of Brothers that season of Gamesmaster became the best one ever. Besides, everyone knows it was f*cking Jet who loused the whole thing up and made Patrick Moore cry.

Fri, May. 5th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)

'Twasn't about semantics, though. The British government according the IRA prisoners the status of PoWs would have been an acknowledgement that the IRA were fighting a legitimate war (by tactics like sticking bombs under family cars and blowing up pubs), rather than "just" being terrorists. An acknowledgement like that would mean that the Shinners could then act all righteous on the international scene, not to mention being able to pull in loads more money from 5th-generation Irish Americans.

Apparently Gerry Adams and the local Shinner councillor were up at our local library yesterday, opening some exhibition. I can only assume it was something to do with the hunger strikers - but if so, what the fcuk is taxpayers' money being spent on?!

Fri, May. 5th, 2006 10:50 am (UTC)

And of course they'd have additional rights under the geneva convention and I *think* would have been eligible for release upon a cessation of hostilities. How being a PoW gets you out early for say... blowing up a church full of regular citizens with enough explosives to leave a *crater* where it once stood.. is beyond me but I seem to live in a strange world. Would've been nice if they ended up being tried for war crimes though...
So yeah, you're right, not semantics in the strictest sense but (in my opinion) might as well be for all the difference the failure to get that recognition made to the Sinners being all self righteous on the international scene. Either way, it strikes me as wussing out - to join a group with the express intention of killing innocent people and then decide, once you're caught, that you want to change the rules from "Whatever it takes" to "Mommy, I want special tweatment".

Don't get me started about the taxpayer's money, it'll lead to that Fine Gael poster about "I work hard so it really annoys me when the government wastes my money" which will prompt the question "Well, instead of your billboard bitching, tell us what *you* plan on doing" and then I'll eventually start capitalising every third word, swearing every fourth and using the words insipid, useless, Enda, abysmal, Kenny and die as well as phrases like "wouldn't give them my ball sweat", "you've wasted years of opportunities and you're going to complain about wasted money", "If they come to my door I swear to god I won't be responsible for my actions" and "I hate FG more than any other party walking the lands, at least the shinners are competent - evil, but competent"

Fri, May. 5th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)

I've been subjected to the glorification of Mr Sands & co today as well. Actually, Bobby Sands seems to be following me: there used to be a lovely mural in Bundoran (probably still is) when I lived in Donegal.

*Note to Self: move further South*

Fri, May. 5th, 2006 11:45 am (UTC)

The guy has the status of a saint, even some of his pictures give him a halo. Me, if I were going to glorify *any* of them, the bloke who starved himself and achieved nothing would be lowest on the list but I'm not the best person to judge I guess.

Fri, May. 5th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)

But how can you say that? It was such a romantic gesture! A true martyr for the cause! Bobby Sands - our hero!

/sarcasm, just in case it wasn't obvious ;)