Tanguy de Lamotte, "Smoke on the Water" (extended version)
"Air guitar sur "Smoke on the water" de Deep Purple à 45 noeuds de vent ça fume pour Tanguy de Lamotte sur Initiatives Coeur durant son Vendée Globe 2012."
And he's back.
Vendee Globe, 2016
The story of an attempt to extract public information from the Department of National Defence. Original application: 14 December 2006. This blog is just biding its time, waiting for the last Canadian soldier to leave Afghanistan.
George Orwell, Politics and the English Language"Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread by imitation and which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly, and to think clearly is a necessary first step towards political regeneration: so that the fight against bad English is not frivolous and is not the exclusive concern of professional writers."
Man accidentally comes up with perfect metaphor for 14 years of the "War On Terror." https://t.co/UHAES3twc1— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) October 14, 2015
Man tries to put out garbage fire by driving over it in a van loaded with ammunition: http://t.co/EZ73JB1r18 pic.twitter.com/SFdB9csm72— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) October 14, 2015
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called PACIFICATION. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called TRANSFER OF POPULATION or RECTIFICATION OF FRONTIERS. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called ELIMINATION OF UNRELIABLE ELEMENTS. Such phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up mental pictures of them.