Flying Squad - Ever Decreasing Relevance

Introduction

fictional vs the celebrity
identity vs role

Creating a fiction has limited value. Creatying realities based upon facts (how are these agreed?)
Leads up to augmented entertainment

Celebs eating celebs
Holy Moly et al

"Shoot to…"
Point and Click!

All good to speed up social networks
Bad if nothing is aquired through it - like at present
Would be good to see…..

Sweeney Tod

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mythical demon barber of Fleet Street

BBC: http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/weird/todd/index_1.html

"Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd
His skin was pale and his eye was odd
He shaved the faces of gentlemen
Who never thereafter were heard of again
He trod a path that few have trod
Did Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."

"The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" By Stephen Sondheim

There are no clear answers. No public records substantiate the existence of a London barber named Todd in the late 18th century or, for that matter, of a barber shop located on Fleet Street. But there were certainly enough bits and pieces of real-life horror floating around at the time, reported in "The Old Bailey" section of the London Times, as well as other daily newspapers. The public had an enormous appetite for all things gruesome and devoured local news accounts of wicked deeds and nefarious crimes. And because news commonly traveled by word of mouth (much of the population was still illiterate), stories of shocking criminal exploits passed from person to person (with probable embellishment along the way) and were asserted to be "true fact." http://www.pbs.org/kqed/demonbarber/penny/index.html

Based on Christopher Bond's retelling of the Victorian pennydreadful The String of Pearls, (which was itself a retelling of a British myth, possibly rooted in truth) this musical (with a book by Hugh Wheeler) tells the tale of Sweeney Todd, a murderous barber, and his partner in crime, Nellie Lovett, a baker who disposes of the bodies by baking them into her pies. Meanwhile, Anthony Hope, a sailor who saved Todd's life, falls in love with Todd's estranged daughter, Johanna, who is being brought up as the ward of the twisted Judge Turpin. Includes the songs "Not While I'm Around," "Pretty Women," and "A Little Priest." http://sondheim.com/shows/sweeney_todd/

I was with Stephen in his apartment, and he played "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd." He said, "Do you know the 'Mass of the Dead' in the Catholic Church?"
I said, "Yes, I'm Catholic."
He played the first line of the mass, and then the melody to "Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd…"
It was the notes of the mass in reverse. That was a little conceit of Stephen's. I'm sure nobody knows half of them. He has his own private humor. —Len Cariou, in It Happened on Broadway. (Frommer, 1998) http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1547090

paperazzi

http://www.x17online.com/

AOL data spill

Gawker Stalker

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http://www.gawker.com/stalker/

http://persistent.info/archives/2006/06/26/overplot

Lonely girl15

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banksy

"everyone in the future will be anonoumous for 15mins"

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Banksy is a world renowned, London-based graffiti artist whose artwork is often political and/or humorous in nature. Although he has attempted to hide his identity, his real name is Robert Banks [2], born in 1974[3] in Bristol, England. His artwork has appeared throughout London and various cities around the world. His street art, which combines graffiti with a distinctive stencilling technique, has garnered him underground notoriety and widespread coverage in the mainstream media. wikipedia

The Sweeny

The Sweeney is a British television police drama focusing on two crime-fighting members of the Flying Squad, an elite branch of the British police force specialising in armed robbery and violent crime. The programme title came from Cockney rhyming slang: Sweeney Todd = 'Flying Squad'.

"If I find out you're lying, I'm gonna drown you in your own sweat… "

Netochka Nezvanova

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Netochka Nezvanova is the enigmatic author of NATO.0+55+3d software, a set of QuickTime externals for Max. The name Netochka Nezvanova, which can be translated roughly as "nameless nobody", is widely believed to be a pseudonym taken from the name of the eponymous title character in Fyodor Dostoevsky's early unfinished novel. Alternate and retired aliases include "=cw4t7abs", "kr0p3ROM", "integer", and "antiorp". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netochka_Nezvanova

Tim Burton' Sweeney Todd movie

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Johnny Depp is going from woozy buccaneer to murderous barber.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/16/ap/entertainment/mainD8JHP2NG0.shtml

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber%27s_pole
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeny_Todd

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