The British former boss of GlaxoSmithKline in China will be deported back to the UK after pleading guilty to bribery-related charges and being handed a three-year suspended prison sentence…. GSK was alleged to have used a network of more than 700 middlemen and travel agencies to bribe doctors and lawyers with cash and even sexual favours. “There is always a big boss in criminal organisations, and in this case GSK is the big boss. In order to win the favour of GSK, some travel agencies don’t just offer money to their executives but also sexual bribes,” Gao said.

GlaxoSmithKline ex-boss to be deported back to UK from China | Business | The Guardian

As Phillip Ball says: “I can’t help feeling that GlaxoSmithKline are wanting to see how close they can get to the boundaries of downright evil before we begin to really care.”

Comparisons of mass-scale corporate evil with the transgressions of the dude selling weed on street corner are invited.

Me, playing this Saturday. It will be apocalypse-themed wiimote wrangling. Last hurrah before winter of discontent. See you there.


And if, on the other hand, you live in a share house such as the one we recently moved out of and your oven appears to have been there for as long as there have been ovens that don’t actually function by you building a fire inside them – and therefore any seal it ever had melted away decades ago – maybe just try turning the knob up as high as it goes. It’s not like you can read the numbers anymore anyway, they could be in Fahrenheit for all you know. —- The only scones | The Katechen

Kate is the best, and Fahrenheit is the monopoly money of temperature measurement.

And if, on the other hand, you live in a share house such as the one we recently moved out of and your oven appears to have been there for as long as there have been ovens that don’t actually function by you building a fire inside them – and therefore any seal it ever had melted away decades ago – maybe just try turning the knob up as high as it goes. It’s not like you can read the numbers anymore anyway, they could be in Fahrenheit for all you know. —- The only scones | The Katechen

Kate is the best, and Fahrenheit is the monopoly money of temperature measurement.

Have just used the phrase “mercilessly latin the shit out of them” in conversation. Bucket list shortens.

in post soviet bulgaria, you crush army

in post soviet bulgaria, you crush army

boss bulgarian fire truck

boss bulgarian fire truck

thank fuck, finally a vinyl-free flight. To enforce this rule though, Air Bulgaria had to eject 3 hipsters during the journey; they wouldn’t jump until we found them hand-stitched parachutes made of organic silk from collectivised silkworms.

thank fuck, finally a vinyl-free flight. To enforce this rule though, Air Bulgaria had to eject 3 hipsters during the journey; they wouldn’t jump until we found them hand-stitched parachutes made of organic silk from collectivised silkworms.

fondue saison

fondue saison

rigid hood hair dryer, technics electric organ and electric barbeque. the Wetzikon Brocki is the best brocki.

rigid hood hair dryer, technics electric organ and electric barbeque. the Wetzikon Brocki is the best brocki.

Urknall, Metamorphose und Apokalypse – Elektronische Musik Trilogie

Drei unterschiedliche Strategien elektronischer Musik- und Videoproduktion werden vorgestellt und aufgeführt. Eingebettet ist die Umsetzung in den Kontext der grossen Themen der Menschheit: Urknall, Metamorphose und Apokalypse. Jeweils drei freie Musikgruppen und Visual-Kollektive komponieren die einzelnen Akte.

I am also playing in Baden on Saturday night, choral glitch mash and some bağlama trap DJing. Pop in.

Ludicious - Zürich Game Festival/ Friday Night Game party

I’m playing live wiimote on Friday. Come and be confused!

turkish hotel border eagle

turkish hotel border eagle

a tiny fragment of the 10km semitrailer queue gently wasting lifetimes at the bulgarian/turkish border