Posts tagged: Mirror

World in Motion with Vindaloo

World Cup fever the media calls it — how to fill up the footie free days before the big kick-off on Friday. On Sunday it was Soccer Aid and  the surreal sight of Woody from Cheers scoring the winner in a 7-6 penalty shoot-out for the Rest of the World.

Yesterday, the non-event of England versus Platinum Stars and the Mirror’s poll on which is the best World Cup song Anthem. My vote goes for Vindaloo which isn’t twee or sentimental and works on the basic premise that we’re going to score one more than you. I can also remember the words. Read more ›››

Smoke and the Mirror

When I first saw the photos alledgedly showing UK soldiers torturing an Iraqi prisoner, I thought they looked odd. The most obvious anomoly is that they were in black and white. Why? Because they look more dramatic that way? Or because it makes it harder to recognise skin colour and tone?

Second, these were meant to be sneaked shots, so how come they look so well posed? And the quality is so sharp. In the shot supposedly of a soldier urinating on the prisoner, you can see individual droplets in the air. I don’t know about you, but pee doesn’t look like that. Now it seems there were lots of other things technically wrong with the uniform, weapons etc. Read more ›››