thumping the tub
Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
I have noticed lots of other people doing a 'Sevens' thing so I will join in. Try and

Try it yourself as well.

There are also some new blogs in the blogs I look at section (more to follow soon).


Stop smoking
Live self-sufficiently somewhere unbelievably remote
Go to the 'Anthrax Castle' that is in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and 'face the peril'
Have a celebratory beer with the rest of the UK when Maggie Thatcher dies
Get on Democracy Now (commenting on the story - not being it!)
Buy a bike
Finish writing a book


Watch soap operas
Stop smoking
Vote the 'lesser evil'
Believe that the best way to liberate people is to bomb them
Believe almost anything politicians and corporations say
Go out for just one beer and then go home (on or off - no inbetweens)
Listen to the sanitised and shit music produced by most record companies


It's helped me learn a bit of HTML
You find out that there is always someone more insane than yourself
It keeps me out of the pub
You can do it while you are listening to music
I have found so many good blogs
A chance to put out some work that I probably wouldn't otherwise


"I don't have the rent money yet"
"That can't be right"
"Do I really owe that much?"
"No way"
"you're kidding"
"I'll have it next week"


The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Robert Tressel
Candide - Voltaire
Waiting for Godot (I know, I know - it's a play) - Samuel Beckett
The Threepenny Opera (ditto) - Bertolt Brecht
Notes From Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Complete Essays, Journalism and Letters Vols 1-4 - George Orwell
The Code of the Woosters - PG Wodehouse


La Haine
Rabbit Proof Fence
Land and Freedom
Dr Strangelove
Spinal Tap
Barry Lyndon
We Interrupt This Empire (get it for free here)

posted by michael the tubthumper @ 2:44 pm  
  • At 8:37 am, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    I just watched Rabbit Proof Fence not to long ago. Very good film

    Wasn't Thatcher hospitalized recently? Reagans gone, now one more to go and we can forget about the 80's

  • At 3:12 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    she isn't very well i believe.

    i know the thatcher one sounds harsh but so many people i know (and even ones i don't) have said that that is the plan when she dies. off to the pub - champagne all round.

  • At 3:23 pm, Blogger mikevotes said…

    Dude, thanks for the link on "We interrupt this empire." I didn't even know it existed.


  • At 3:41 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    did you see it yet? it's fantastic.

    remind me to a post with links to lots of similar.

    in the links section here you can find sites with lots of things like that on it.

  • At 4:47 pm, Blogger Michael Hawkins said…

    Well, we've got This Is Spinal Tap in common -- I've watched it at least once a year since it came out on video -- and now I have to check out the other books and movies on your list. Thanks for posting this, Michael. I'm adding Thumping the Tub to my blogroll right now...

    Hawk the Expendable

  • At 5:08 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    thanks hawk.

    let me know when you see or read one.

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About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
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I have made a few short movies. Here are links to free downloads for them all in the order that I made them (as far as I can remember). Please feel free to use, distribute, disagree with, shout at etc etc

  • Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
  • This was a REAL song from World War 2. I was so stunned by it I had to make a movie

  • How Far Is It From Here to Nuremberg
  • This is my attempt at a video for the excellent, if worrying, David Rovics (see links) song

  • What You Like
  • I believe the word for this is "splenetic". Only 20 seconds long.

  • Imperial Measures
  • What is going on in Iraq? Some things you knew, some you didn't. A couple of bits of info are out of date now.

  • Wish You Were Here
  • Wish You Were Here is a 6 minute film about the unprecendted rate of animal extinction we are currently experiencing

  • Gorillas and us
  • I don't like creationism, neither did Douglas Adams

    Recent Thumping
    Older Thumping

  • spinwatch
  • adbusters
  • internet archive
  • art not oil
  • blairwatch
  • bushflash
  • camcorder guerillas
  • corporate watch
  • campaign for press freedom
  • noam chomsky
  • common dreams
  • counterpunch
  • cost of war
  • david rovics
  • democracy now
  • dissident voice
  • the dossier
  • downing street says
  • etims
  • robert fisk
  • food not bombs
  • global research
  • gmwatch
  • impeach blair
  • indybay video
  • killing hope
  • lobbywatch
  • mediachannel
  • medialens
  • mickey z
  • mixed up records
  • george monbiot
  • mark thomas
  • john pilger
  • radio 4 all
  • schnews
  • snow shoe films
  • sourcewatch
  • tom englehardt
  • ukwatch
  • video activist network
  • howard zinn
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    some of the blogs I look at
    Arse of the month

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    The inaugural 'Arse of the month' award goes to our very own Scottish First Minister Jack (Joke) McConnell. He seems to spend a lot of his time sucking up to english politicians and yet it appears they don't even know his name. Follow the link to see..

    It's All Gone Scottish

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    A list of some other Scottish sites and blogs most of which, if not all, are pro-independence. I don't agree with content on all of them obviously. Some are Scots at home, others abroad.

  • The Scottish Patient
  • Kim Ayres
  • Our Scotland
  • average tosser
  • 1820
  • big stick small carrot
  • J. Arthur MacNumpty
  • World of Jack McConnell
  • The Firefox Chronicles
  • Independence 1st
  • Radio Free Scotland
  • Scots and independent
  • Scottish Independence Guide
  • Small Nation
  • Inveresk Street Ingrate
  • Radical Glasgow
  • Want to Swot?

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    If you like this site and think it is time to start getting informed here are a few real favourites of mine that will help you blow away the corporate and government propaganda you are constantly bombarded with. It is added to every so often.

  • politics and the english language
  • Beyond Hope
  • the gore exception
  • your tax dollars at work
  • a cultural chernobyl
  • choose life (not trainspotting)
  • shooting an elephant
  • a war crime within a war crime...
  • the menace of liberal scholarship
  • the modern era of law
  • naming the problem
  • the four ages of sand
  • a news revolution has begun
  • come september
  • money is the cause of poverty
  • countering corporate power
  • Other Stuff

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