||[May. 2nd, 2006|09:21 am]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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saw an engaging film about football hooliganism today
'the football factory'
chelsea wants you!
to be a brainless wanker!
i'm a liverpool supporter myself
so i don't really understand the rhyming slang;
lemon tart? victorian cart?
i was only having a bubble...(and squeak?)
you cheeky fucker.
so i hate his girlfriend
for taking him away from the crew
and i think in a straight up punch up
it would be pretty close...
because she's actually pretty hard.
like her dad said,
'hit him squarely in the balls...
and see who he goes home to...'
I take it you read Among the Thugs
by Bill Buford? I thought it was quite brilliant myself.
You should have seen when the Chicago Bulls won their championships back in the 90s. First couple of years was really violent in certain neighborhoods. Cabs being overturned, stores being looted. And they say that mob violence related to sports hasn't reached the states - yeah, right.
Really interesting movie. I'll have to keep an eye for it.
'...to learn what motivates their behavior. He discovered a group of violent, furiously nationalistic, xenophobic and racist young men, many employed in high-paying blue-collar jobs, who actively enjoy destroying property and hurting people, finding "absolute completeness" in the havoc they wreak. He also discerned strong elements of latent homosexuality in this destructive male bonding.'