Re: contact from donkey web log

Re: contact from donkey web log

Got this interesting comment in the post today re the Sony shock and awe story from outlaw.com

hi dug–re your post on sony withdrawing application for ‘shock & awe’ line–what i find offensive is that a modern-day president would use such a flippant, sensationalist, rabble-rousing phrase about his plans to invade another country. And that’s whether you agree with the war or not - let’s have a little decency and respect for the soldiers & civilians on both sides, eh, and treat the subject with the solemnity that is due?

sony using it? i have no problem with. it’s the kind of phrase I would expect from a company making games. shame the media didn’t focus on the original use of it, rather than the rehash. catherine.

I couldn’t agree more. I had started writing a post about the Salam Pax article in The Guardian but found myself getting all frothed up again so decided to stop. In a nutshell, the interesting point of the article isn’t so much that Salam is gay, or middle-class or even a geek–the beauty of the piece (and by extension his blog) is that it reminds us that Iraq is a proper country with decent, ordinary people who care about the same things we do and go about their lives in a broadly similar way to us. We invaded a sovereign nation, and there just isn’t any way around that. Finally (as I’ve drifted a bit here) I just wanted to add that Catherine does not agree with me here and it isn’t my intention to speak for her – her point was about the behaviour of the US executive, not the right-or-wrong of the war itself…

Catherine has also reminded me that I need to fix the picture-uploader as I have no recent pics of CLF in the scrapbook – Thanks Catherine:-)