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March 2013
By Akira The Don on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Bleeding Cool reports that “Australian cartoonist Rolf Harris, who became one of Britain’s best known entertainers, has been reportedly arrested as part of the Operation Yewtree investigations on suspicion of sexual offenses.

Today the British press are reporting that an 82 year old man living in Berkshire was arrested, theAustralian press have named him as Australian and the Daily Star On Star journalist Tom Savage has named the individual as Harris.”

Rolf Harris was first questioned as part of Operation Yewtree last November . Curiously “the news” chose not to report on it, despite there being no legal reason not to.

I was reminded of a queer incident from 12 years ago, when I was writing for PlayLouder (RIP). A press officer friend of mine had told me about an old acquaintance of his who said he’d burgled Rolf Harris’ house and found a box of child porn. I included this anecdote, along with another about The Chuckle Brothers fondling each others’ balls beneath a cafe table, in my weekly column. Not long after the article went live (and remember this was before Google alerts) we were contacted by Rolf’s lawyers who threatened to go nuclear and destroy us unless we took it down immediately.

I was rapped on the knuckles, and the article was deaded. The Chuckle Brothers never got in touch.

EDIT (July 4 2014): 13 years later, Harris has been charged with four counts of making indecent images of children

EDIT 2  (July 4 2014): Following the publication of this post, I was contacted (again) by Harris’ lawyers, demanding I take the article down, and threatening me with libel. I ignored it, heard nothing else, and about a year later he was convicted on 12 counts of indecent assault, along with the aforementioned indecent images charges.

Rolf Harris lawyers' letter

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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— Saturday, March 30th, 2013

By Akira The Don on Friday, March 29th, 2013

From naturalsociety.com

It should come as no surprise to many of you to find out that Monsanto actually authored the wording of its own Monsanto Protection Act hidden in the recently passed and signed Continuing Resolution spending bill. How could a major corporation write its own laws and regulations, you ask?

Quite frankly I think it’s important to understand that the entire Senate passed the bill containing the Protection Act, but the politician who actually gave Monsanto the pen in order to write their very own legislation is no others than Roy Blunt — a Republican Senator from Missouri. As the latest IB Times article reveals, the Missouri politician worked with Monsanto to write the Monsanto Protection Act. This was confirmed by a New York news report I will get to shortly.

As you probably know I do not play the political clown game of left verses right, and instead highlight corruption and wrongdoing wherever it is found — regardless of party affiliation. In the case of Senator Blunt, he admits to colluding with Monsanto, a corporation that has literally been caught running ‘slave-like’ working conditions in which workers are unable to leave or eat (among many worse misdeeds).

This is one of the most blatant offenses against the citizens of the United States I’ve seen in a long time. A population that Blunt swore to serve. It’s not for the United States public at all, and it’s a serious matter that I don’t think is properly understood. The passing of this bill into law means that Monsanto is now immune from federal courts regarding any suspension or action on their crops that have been deemed to be dangerous to the people (or the environment).

Read the full article at: naturalsociety.com

— By Akira The Don on Friday, March 29th, 2013

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

OH YEEEEAH!

It’s the video me and BJ Deacon made the other week during which I inadvertently sacrificed my fourth (4th) HTC One X beneath the wheels of a lorry! BJ’s first time behind the camera! And very nice it is too! WHOOOO!

SHout out the armed poleeces protecting the rich folks for appearing in our video and not shooting us. Also shout out the lady who kept kicking us out of Trafalgar Square because according to her it’s not a public place and its owners, The Greater London Authority, have something against pop videos and dancing on podiums. LOVE YOU!

DOWNLOAD on Itunes
GET THE DOWNLOAD, CD & PRINT from the DONSHOP

RIP THAT PHONE :)

— Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

OH YEEEEAH!

It’s the video me and BJ Deacon made the other week during which I inadvertently sacrificed my fourth (4th) HTC One X beneath the wheels of a lorry! BJ’s first time behind the camera! And very nice it is too! WHOOOO!

SHout out the armed poleeces protecting the rich folks for appearing in our video and not shooting us. Also shout out the lady who kept kicking us out of Trafalgar Square because according to her it’s not a public place and its owners, The Greater London Authority, have something against pop videos and dancing on podiums. LOVE YOU!

DOWNLOAD on Itunes
GET THE DOWNLOAD, CD & PRINT from the DONSHOP

RIP THAT PHONE :)

— Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

So I was listening to old Chris Morris radio shows on Friday, then this came on, and I fpound it on Yotube and played it about 5 times in a row. Then today John Doran dropped a lovely new piece of writing on the same subject, so let us BOOGIE my friends, in honour of SHINY FLAPPY MEATY CREATURES. Amen.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013