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09 December 2016

This is an painting on a stretched canvas called Big Sock Farm. This and other artworks by Monkles and Saramo are for sale in support of this non-profit website.

  #BigFeetBigSocks


5 Years Ago

This movie was first posted in 2010 on these pages and has somehow found an audience this last month.

 

 

Farmville Meat Is Murder

We Monks are not vegetarians but we are animal friendly, and we are so without discrimination of one specious over another.
All animals are equal with the possible exception of Tory homo sapiens, who are more equal than others.
These animals appeared on the kitchen table and were photographed by Mrs Monk and seemed to resonate with BSE and Farmville and Morrissey and of course Orwell.

This movie was the result.


06 December 2016

The Wakefield Brexiteers

#BBCbias #ToryLauraK #BBCQT #Brexit

The Wakefield audience of BBC Question Time were most concerned about Brexit voters being regarded as racist and stupid.

The audience were unrepresentative of the 48% Remain vote since they were overwhelmingly Brexit voters. The panel was also weighted with Brexiteers.

However the Brexiteers failed to belie the myth that Brexit voters are at all racist or stupid.

One audience member referred to the 2% margin that decided the referendum outcome as a "landslide"; this was either a failure of basic mathematics or the English language, or both.

A racist primary school teacher spoke of the parents of the children in his school, accusing them of being "divisive" because of their use of foreign languages. Pity the children who are educated by this extremely aggressive man who was determined to hammer home dogmatic racist slurs to somehow make the point that he was not a “racist” and he was not “stupid”.

Another young man complained about the "fascist" language of the debate and David Dimbleby had to ask him how he voted so he might understand who he was accusing of being fascist.  It turns out that he was referring to the minority of polite Remain voters in the audience who only spoke to complain about the tone of the debate.

A bad day for Wakefield and respect for the brave few the BBC invited to represent the 48%, the so called "metropolitan elite", much maligned by the right wing tabloids. The Mail and the Express stoke up and popularise racism on a daily basis.

David Dimbleby also allowed some unchallenged gratuitous abuse of Jeremy Corbyn who was not present and unrepresented. That seems to be the current ongoing BBC routine bias that is shaping British popular opinion through the platform of BBCQT and elsewhere.

#BBCbias #ToryLauraK #BBCQT #Brexit


02 December 2016

Leigh On Sea

recent pictures

#Photography #LeighOnSea


30 November 2016

Elucidate.

#BBCbias #ToryLauraK #bbctw #PMQS

These pages are dedicated to exposing lies and hypocrites. This is extremely easy work that can be done with the fingers of one hand.

You don't have to try to expose lies in 2016 UK and worldwide, post-Trump, because we are now in a post truth, sub-truth world; it is now officially true that nothing at all is now actually expected to be true and more to the point, required to be honest and truthful; no longer do we countenance doubt or fret about telling the complete truth and nothing but.. Nobody gives a crap.

Because truth is now redundant we little Britons rely upon commentators on the TV who are engaged by the public purse to facilitate a verity of their own or some other particular persuasion. Andrew Neil and Tory Laura are the chosen arbiters upon which we, the utterly stupefied Little Britons, are obliged to rely. We do so with an unreliable laissez-faire expectation of clarity.

Theresa May is perhaps the first PM, if not merely the current UK Prime Minister to be so brazenly enthusiastically nakedly knowing about it being OK to be economical with the complete truth. Theresa May likes to ape Thatcher albeit unconvincingly and theatrically so. Her  PMQS performances are measured by the quality of her sneering and her awkward "come up and see me sometime" jokes.

However, Jeremy Corbyn's Questions are determinedly fit for purpose particularly when they embarrass Theresa May into tautology-overdrive. The last two PMQS have done just that; mission accomplished.

When asked about chancellor Hammond's budget which ignored the crisis of Health and Social care with not a single mention of the crisis of Health and Social care, May changed the subject and blamed the last Labour government.

When asked about the new record borrowing of her government, she changed the subject and blamed the last Labour government. Yawn.

When asked about the affordability of Hammond's tax cuts for corporations, she thanked the corporations that fund the Tory party and have no interest in the crisis of Health and Social care.

Over to you Tory Laura and Andrew Neil. What is true and where exactly is the bull shit?

Elucidate.

#BBCbias #ToryLauraK #bbctw #PMQS


21 November 2016

 

No 1

#Tennis #MurrayDjokovic

I'm falling out of love with falling.

I fell down in the first set last Friday and fell on my left arm.

I fall over a lot playing tennis because I chase a lot of lost-cause balls, in the spirit of this man.

Subsequently I found out that I had a double fracture of my left wrist but since I am not left handed, I was able to continue playing and win a set. This gave me bragging rights with which to taunt my adversaries. They know who they are.

Murray knows better than to taunt his opponents with any more than the regulation fist pump which is of course mandatory in tennis, but a problem in any other context.

Andy Murray is not one of my adversaries. He is however now the "undisputed" World Number 1. Murray reaffirmed that status at the 02 by beating 5 top-8 players in 6 days, including an unexpectedly comfortable win against Novak Djokovic in the final.

When I say "undisputed" there remains some residual unexplained myopic disregard for Murray's achievements amongst some club players which I fail to understand. They know who they are.

Already I have heard from the Myopics that Murray had only won because Rafa and Federer were injured. This theory is not supported by the true statistical facts of course.

But have any of the players mentioned here won a set with a broken arm. Not even Andy Murray. It can’t be done, surely?!

#Tennis #MurrayDjokovic


20 November 2016

The one man responsible for Brexit is nowhere to be seen.

We cannot call upon Cameron to account for his pledge to deal with the Brexit outcome, and to “not resign, .. because... he resigned.

#Brexit #MayDay #Trump #Farage

 


 

18 November 2016

 

Who is the lamest of these

Two Lame Ducks?
Both are reckless anarchists prepared to deceive and ignite fires. Neither have a remedy or the means, nor indeed the will or capability to deal with the additional problems they have created.
The world certainly needs fixing but that is not on the agenda of the Two Lame Ducks.

#Brexit #MayDay #Trump #Farage

 


15 November 2016

 

The TATE Galleries are frequently photographed by Monks

WOW is the last movie to be posted and was filmed by Saramo from a wheelchair around and about the Ai Weiwei room at Tate Modern in London 6 November 2016. Thank you old Neil Young.
Tate Shadows was the first movie created and posted on Vimeo and features the homespun music of Monkles.

#Movies  #Art  #Tate


10 November 2016

This is an abstract of a painting called Bike Riding with Mom. This and other artworks by Saramo are for sale in support of this non-profit website.

  #BigFeetBigSocks


10 November 2016

The Fool on the Hill

Donald Trump is the love child of Judge Judy and Oswald Mosley. He is the spoilt man child, prepared to say anything to get noticed and promise anything to get elected. He courted blue collar white men with promises he will not keep.

He will become the lamest of all lame duck presidents.

He called the system “rigged” when he was confronted by his sociopathic fault lines, but with staggering hypocrisy, as he formerly accepted the Presidency, he feigned love for all the Americans he had insulted in order to become president,

He borrowed the line from the late Hughie Green who, like Trump was also a misunderstood sociopath who failed to resist applying fake sincerity in thick layers.

“I mean this most sincerely folks” Trump said again and again and again.

#Trump #Politics


8 November 2016

 

No 42

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Brexit

#MayDay #Hippo #sameoldtories #Brexit

If Brexit is Brexit, what is Brexit?

 


 

THE LOVE CHANNEL

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Love is a very splendid thing. A movie called "Love" was created by us Monks at Shoestringonline. We then discovered that there were 10,729 movies on vimeo with the same title. Most seem to be syrup, or church, or just bad, or all three. Surely there would be enough to start a Love Channel. Love Channel was born, or was there already a Love Channel. Apparently not.


3 Most Read Stories   last Two Month. as follows...

 

Yo’ mama
says the NHS is underfunded and you should do better.

Yo’ mama
says don’t be a petulant brat.

#answerthequestiondave #pmqs

17 March  2015

Goldfish AV and Amnesia

A fish called Colin

#PR #AV #SameOldTories

 

9 July 2016

Trump the Blonde with Penis Envy

The billionaire with "no problem with women" and gun-toting violence.

#knob #trump #dallas #orlando #etc


3 Most Read Stories   last 12 Months..  as follows...

10 January 2016

Machiavellian Kuenssberg News

Laura Kuenssberg’s spurious “news” about Jeremy Corbyn.

#Kuenssberg #Corbyn #BBC

29 January 2016

Osborne's Lesser Britain

The catalyst for the Great Britain sell off

#sameoldtories #Britainforsale #Osborne

 22 March  2015

NHS For Sale

The Special relationship and  where money is the object.

#Hunt #NHS #SameOldTories


 

THE LOVE CHANNEL

subscribe, no charge...

Love is a very splendid thing. A movie called "Love" was created by us Monks at Shoestringonline. We then discovered that there were 10,729 movies on vimeo with the same title. Most seem to be syrup, or church, or just bad, or all three. Surely there would be enough to start a Love Channel. Love Channel was born, or was there already a Love Channel. Apparently not.


Other Popular Stories  last 12 Months..  as follows...  

16 Aug 2016

 

Very Little Britain Beckons

12 months Ago

#GordonBrown #OwenSmith #ImWithCorbyn

21 July 2015

The Hard Disc

GPs follow procedures informed by a computer programme #alzheimers #NeverForget #NHS

Sand Dollars

5 Years Ago

 

“Who gives a shit?”

#Florida #Seashells

12 March 2013

The Filthy Rich

 

make the "market economy",  look extremely foolish.

 #SameOldTories

Cash for Votes

Dear Alan Mabott

Conservative Director of Organisation

#sameoldtories  #cashforvotes #electionexpenses

23 January 2016

Michael Fallon MP Secretary of State for Defence

Stranger than Strangelove

When should we duck and cover under the table?

#sameoldtories #Fallon #Trump

9 March 2006

British Gas, You’re Fired

A strangely popular but very old story. #Gas #Consumer

18 May 2015

Toxic Tories

So why are Tories so determined to find fault with the NHS?

#Hunt #NHS #SameOldTories

12 December 2009

Revenge of the Telephobic Revisited

#coldcalling #telephobic

The Untouchables

27 June 2013

George Osborne would rather choke on a pheasant than......

hard working privileges

29 September 2014

Pride and Privilege.

Osborne’s contrary rhetoric.

6 Aug 2015

Corbyn and The Processed Peas

Jeremy Corbyn is uniquely able to oppose the Tories.#Corbyn  #ProcessedPeas #BrianEno

27 December 2015

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I could not sleep and I could not stay awake

 

Miss Putupon’s Last Lesson

21 December 2011 It was the last lesson of the afternoon before Christmas.

#Education #DHLawrence


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