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Storm the reality studio
Re-take the universe

Black and White!
Unite and Fight!


Far out

See: too much

Hey Hey LBJ ... How many kids have you killed today?


Ho Ho ... Ho Chi Minh

Toe Toe ... Toe Knee Blair

Ho Ho ... Ho Ho Ho

The festive or situationist version

Keep on trucking

Meaning unclear but it has some thing to do with Doc. Marten’s boots and Robert Crumb comics.

Marx, Engels, Mao, Clauswitz

The text of a statement fixed by Charles Posner to the door of his office in the Sociology Dept.

No Arrests!


Petit-bourgeois individualism

Others having fun.

Proletarian culture.

Me trying to have fun.

Really nice

See: Too much

Really weird

How bizarre

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.


Right ...

Pronounced languidly. It means: I couldn’t agree with you more, Old Boy (or Girl).

Right on!

Ditto, more emphatic. Used on public occasions


To the right of me

Soggy centrist

To the right of the party line.

Take it easy... but take it!

My favourite.

The pigs! The pigs! We gotta get rid of the pigs!

This is a multi-purpose model, as any object of negative desire can be substituted for "pigs" (e.g. Bill, men, rich, etc.)

The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

W. Blake.

To do is to be. Descartes

To be is to do. Sartre

Do be do be do. Sinatra

A graffito spotted in the gents at a Cambridge college, whilst on a brief guided tour led by Chris Russell after a demo. I remember we all committed sacrilege by walking across the lawn in the middle of the quad rather than round the edge.

To freak out

A verb meaning to disorientate or annoy.

Today’s pigs! Tomorrow’s bacon!

Ex libris, the Black Panther Party. It normally meant, "There are a lot of us and not many of you, officer."

Too much


Too right


Up against the wall, motherfuckers!

This expression is the very epitome of right-onism. Also with it origin in the Black Panther Party, although this expression appears to be an order or challenge, it is in fact merely a generalised and unfocussed expression of real or feigned rage.

Victory to... the Vietcong


What do we want? Everything! When do we want it? Now!

Thank you Dr. Spock

Workers! Students! Unite and Fight!

Not each other.

You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem.

Eldridge Cleaver, who after his exile in Algeria, opened a male boutique specialising in codpieces, (in Soul on Ice?)


A novel worldview (weltanschaung we used to call them) or socio-political analysis, was originated, I think, by Chris Mullins. According to this analysis, the agents inserted in social formations are stratified into social classes according to their stature.

According to this school of thought, the main classes in society are the largeoisie, the petit-largeoisie and the tinytariat. There is very little upward mobility in such systems. The ideology of the ruling class is termed sizeism.


  • 1968 as Prehistory
  • Before:

    The real impact of the women's movement

    The Web


    The PC


    The collapse of the Soviet Empire

    The Mobile Telephone

    Alcohol-free beer

    Real Ale

    Personal Organisers


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