A documentary directed by German filmmaker Wolfgang Büld featuring The Clash, X-Ray Spex, The Jam, and other bands at the forefront of the movement in London circa 1976. A slice of British punk life filmed in the late seventies while it was actually happening. Filled with lots of live footage and stupid punkers runnin’ their mouths. You get a real feel for the raw energy of that time in history before it was co-opted.
1. The Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes
2. Jimmy Pursey Interview
3. Chelsea Interview 1
4. Chelsea – Right To Work
5. Chelsea Interview 2
6. X-Ray Spex – Oh Bondage: Up Yours!
7. Poly-Styrene Interview Part 1
8. X-Ray Spex – Identity
9. Poly-Styrene Interview Part 2
10. Lurkers Interview
11. The Lurkers – Shadow
12. The Red Cow Club
13. The Jolt– Unknown
14. Jolt Interview
15. The Jolt – You’re Cold
16. Miles Copeland Interview
“Modern, large, office-type photocopiers are computers. The whole system is controlled by a computer, it has a hard disk. It scans images and they are stored on the disc,” said Hirst. “They are also networked computers, and they have all the same security issues that a computer does, so all the same security issues arise,” he said. Such as being targeted by hackers, said Beitner. Any web-savvy, techno-whiz kid could easily access the hard drive, or send all scans to email or, if they have the password, retrieve copies of confidential documents by simply hooking their laptop up to the copier. And, as a few Google searches will show you, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home. The activity of photocopiers linked to an unsecure network can be seen and tracked online. With a few clicks of a mouse, and no knowledge of how to hack, we could see the latest activity of a photocopier in Korea, which included copies of invoices and employee expenses.
Millions of dutiful city residents and tourists have pushed them over the years, thinking it would help speed them in their journeys. Many trusting souls might have believed they actually worked. Others, more cynical, might have suspected they were broken but pushed anyway, out of habit, or in the off chance they might bring a walk sign more quickly.
As it turns out, the cynics were right.
“On July 11, a text message began circulating in Jiangsu, claiming victims of full-blown AIDS were spreading the disease by using toothpicks at local restaurants and returning them to the containers on tables. The message warned recipients against using toothpicks in Jiangsu.”
The supposed originator of this 19th century scam was George C. Parker, although others have also laid claim to it, convincing suckers or “marks” that they could make a fortune charging tolls for bridge access. Parker, however, claimed to have sold the Brooklyn Bridge twice a week for years. Some of his victims even went so far as to erect traffic barriers.
First released in 1955, the Wooly Willy toy uses a “magic pen” (magnet in a stick) to move a small amount of iron filings around an illustration of a hairless floating head trapped behind a plastic window. You use the pen to draw hair, mustaches, beards, whiskers and eyebrows on Willy. It sounds simple, and truth be told, it is, but as anyone who’s familiar with the toy will tell you, it’s a surprising amount of fun.