Posts tagged: Radio

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 ›››

Spell-check Coincidence

I was using the Blogger spellchecker on the previous post. It had just decided that it didn’t like ‘couldn’t’ and suggested ‘coalition’ as an alternative at the very moment when there was a report about the Anti-war Coalition was mentioned on the radio. Makes you believe that there can be meaning in coincidence!