So, you’ve hacked into Nigel Farage’s Twitter account

Hypothetically speaking, of course, if you managed to hack into Nigel Farage’s Twitter account, what would you have written? There is a constraint though – you have covered your tracks enough for it to be hard to be found, but if you do something bad enough that results in warrants / subpoenas to IP providers then you’re going to get caught. So, you want to do something bad but not too bad that $$$ lawyers are involved.

Once the initial excitement of hacking in wears off, you are left with the common problem of “how to intelligently frape”. Nigel Farage liking bums, willies, he smells just doesn’t cut the mustard. Maybe something nearly-racist that he could possibly say? Maybe something stupid about the economy? Something sly about other UKIP members? Then you realise that the man is just a fool and fools always have followers regardless.

Maybe causing them a slight 5 minute inconvenience of resetting the password will suffice. *Slowly backs away*


Plato, a B-movie and a sad song

I like the idea of soul-mates. Plato’s Symposium (360 BC) introduced the story of split-souls who forever try to find their other half. Do you desire to be wholly one; always day and night to be in one another’s company? for if this is what you desire, I am ready to melt you into one and let you grow together, so that being two you shall become one, and while you live a common life as if you were a single man…..

This leads me to one of my favourite B-movies, The Butcher’s Wife. Marina (Demi Moore) is a clairvoyant and follows signs from beyond to try and find her true love. There are so many happy endings in this film that I loved it. It’s a rubbish film that fills you with some strange romantic hope. I even preferred the film’s “corrupted” split-aparts version of Plato’s Symposium split-souls.

So now for the sad song. I was listening to First Aid Kit’s song Blue and it has a line And the only man you ever loved, You thought was gonna marry you, Died in a car accident when he was only 22, Then you just decided, love wasn’t for you…

I wonder what happens if your split-apart has already died?