Afternoon Doubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Lucy Liu will play Dr Watson in American TV Sherlock Holmes series called Elementary…surprisingly this isn’t a joke – (Empire Magazine)

Great story about infamous punk band MC5 playing at a Catholic high school back in 1969 – (Just Kill Yourself)

Wikileaks and Anonymous have teamed up to publish some fascinating information about an intelligence firm’s dirty little secrets – (Wired)

Apple nerds get themselves in a tizzy over a picture of a cargo plane which may or may not be full of iPad 3s – (9 to 5 Mac)


WTF! The Met police ‘loaned’ Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, a horse! – (The Guardian)

Of course there’s an obligatory Twitter account now For Rebekah Brooks’ horse – (@RebekahsHorse)

Google doesn’t take it’s own advice – (College Humor)

Google’s new privacy settings may breach EU data protection laws – (N Europe)

Manly Feeling Prof Calls For Assassangation!

I'm feeling manly today. Look at how manly I feel. Look at it!

Here’s footage of a Canadian news programme recorded yesterday which shows Prof Tom Flanagan,  ex-senior advisor and strategist to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling for the assassination of Wikileaks director Julian Assange.  Flanagan, a professor of political science, suggests that president Obama should take a contract out on Assange and have a drone kill him. Flanagan, who’s political leanings are well known in Canada as being decidedly conservative, is now being accused of announcing the first  televised “fatwa” since  the late Ayatollah Khomeini declared one against British writer Salman Rushdie in February 1989.

N.B. Here’s a little nugget of future advice from the crew of HMS Friday to all these overweight, over privileged, rich, powerful men in suits who seem to have collectively managed to frantically tangle up their panties in a tight sweaty bunch over these Wikileak documents. If you don’t really want people to know what you think, said or did, don’t leave a trace. (Cue generic catchphrase from a meerkat with a Russian accent).

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