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This afternoon.

KN writes:

‘I know this phenomonen was ‘debunked’ by the hard-working independent fact-checkers, but why not try this yourself as I have done repeatedly. Put your (Android) phone’s settings on to Bluetooth with a group of vaccinated people, a rake of  odd 12-digit numbers/letters will come up (as above) waiting to connect to a device.. Then do the same with an unvaccinated group (if you can find them). Those numbers do not appear. Try it or better still can you explain it?

Anyone?

Update: Android 6 or earlier

Johnny Marr (left)  and Morrissey in 1984

‘This is not a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a polite and calmly measured request: Would you please stop mentioning my name in your interviews? Would you please, instead, discuss your own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music?

‘If you can, would you please just leave me out of it?’

Extract from an open letter to Johnny Marr from Morrissey

Yesterday.

Meanwhile…

Twang!

This morning.

An Open letter To Johnny Marr (Messages from Morrissey)

Pic: NME

“The worst year of my life concludes with the best album of my life.”

Morrissey.

Via Morrissey Central:

Morrissey’s new album, Bonfire of the Teenagers has been completed in Los Angeles.

Morrissey is unsigned. The album is available to the highest (or lowest) bidder.

Morrissey’s 5 nights at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas start on August 28, and there are no anti-social distancing or facial concealment rules in place.

Ratlickers of the world unite.

Fight!

(Morrissey Central)

Morrissey as depicted in ‘The Simpsons’

Further to ‘The Simpsons’ gut-busting take-down of Morrissey….

‘…The Smiths’ “Panic” is an evergreen song about the effects of the political tyranny — it’s strikingly relevant today. But The Simpsons avoids noting the song’s prescience and chooses cheap mockery.

Unlike past Simpsons celebrity parodies (Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith), this pointedly political offense exposes today’s craven showbiz practices. Not surprisingly, Quilloughby was voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor who ironically won fame and an Oscar nomination (for playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game) through Harvey Weinstein’s influence.

The Simpsons slams Morrissey by ridiculing and misrepresenting his animal-rights stance and repeating media calumny that accuses him of racism. Lisa comes out and says it: “You’re a huge racist!” Lisa’s fractured psyche compels her need to attack others.

When the empowered Left eats itself, no hypocrisy is out of bounds. One cultural institution viciously attacks another. Instead of teaching the complex moral lessons in Morrissey’s art, The Simpsons continues its practice of PC superiority.

….Don’t let press chuckling over this episode get in the way of recognizing its offense. None of the Internet writers are informed enough to mention that Morrissey has had a long battle with the media, at least since the right-on 1991 song “Journalists Who Lie.”

Morrissey won pop-star status — and enemies — for romanticizing unconventional, misunderstood passions. His songs for the Smiths were trailblazing inspiration for the acceptance of social perspectives and emotional sensitivity that cool hipster rock had forbidden….

The Simpsons Tries to Cancel Morrissey (Armond White, Yahoo)

Image via Fox

Flowers for Dublin-born Elizabeth Dwyer, Morrissey’s mother, outside her home in Altrincham, Cheshire, England

Morrissey writes:

“The flowers of solace, comfort and consolation that have arrived at Beechmount – my mother’s home for over 30 years, and now, her premature place of rest, are all so Hindu sundar; so beautiful; so expensive; so lavish; so glamorous; so much more than I ever expected that anyone anywhere would bestow on my mother.

For my own life I don’t care anything, but how my worldwide friends have regarded my mother with such great respect and faithful love is a gift to me that no success, triumphs or riches could match.

I send you what remains of my love, and I hope that we all survive so that one day, one way, the halls of music and free expression will never again hold the power to exercise their malicious deception that keeps us apart.”

Messages from Morrissey

Friday: ‘A Service Will Be Held In Dublin Where Elizabeth Was Born. All Welcome’