2007 — fuck off and die

Here’s to 2008, mate.

And following on from Rosario Dawson in This Revolution and Charlize Theron in Battle in Seattle comes Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago Seven: “Sacha Baron Cohen will portray Abbie Hoffman, a figure from the 1960s counterculture who used a series of pranks to campaign against the war. Baron Cohen is expected to be paid about £3m for the film” (John Harlow, No more jokes as Borat turns war protester, The Sunday Times, December 30, 2007). The article gives a typically garbled account of the trial, Hoffman, and his significance; a better account may be found elsewhere (including the period he spent underground from 1973–1980, re-emerging to give an interview with Barbara Fucking Walters / 60 Minutes!) in Marty Jezer’s Abbie Hoffman: American Rebel.

On a slightly more modest scale, the life and times of Ian Bone, another troublemaker (still making trouble), is being made into a film:

Anarchist’s life to be filmed
James McCarthy
Wales On Sunday
December 30, 2007

AN anarchist once dubbed “the most dangerous man in Britain” is to have his life story turned into a film. Swansea University graduate Ian Bone’s father used to be a butler to a member of the aristocracy. But his son went on to found outrageous newspaper Class War in 1983, which campaigned for the overthrow of capitalism. It supported strikers, carried snaps of beaten policemen and once ran a picture of Margaret Thatcher with an axe in her head on its front cover. It led to The Sunday People newspaper labelling Mr Bone Britain’s most dangerous man and he even appeared on the Jonathan Ross show…

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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8 Responses to 2007 — fuck off and die

  1. vents says:

    2007 you were a right cunt

  2. Lumpen says:

    Hey, 2007 did alright by me. I blame rap music.

  3. vents says:

    Yeah 07 was actually pretty sweet I’m just trying to make Andy feel better.

  4. Bronwyn says:

    I think lying on a mattress stuffed with $100 bills with three blonde Swedish models is the only thing that makes Andy feel better.

    (Although I hear that he prefers to have four of them chicks, the greedy bastard.)

  5. @ndy says:

    An outrageously false allegation by Bronwyn.

    I prefer brunettes.

  6. Kakariki says:

    There seems to be a general consensus that 2007 sucked, I wonder why.

    I quite liked it, I became a mama. Clever eh?

  7. Bronwyn says:

    I liked it for the Australian election, particularly the end result. 2008 I’m going to enjoy, for the American election. Go Obama!

  8. @ndy says:

    Don’t you mean Osama?

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