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Sutton & Cheam, Gay Exorcism and Quentin Crisp

Posted in British Empire, Change We Can Believe In, Diaspora, FreeSouthLondon, General Election 2010, Greater South London, South London, Tories with tags , , , , , , on May 2, 2010 by Wolfgang Moneypenny

Philippa Stroud. You silly bitch.

Philippa Stroud, of the Conservative & Unionist Party, parliamentary candidate in the Greater South London constituency of Sutton & Cheam, has had an interesting- and persumabluy cured – skeleton released from her closet. She was once involved in the exorcism of gayness from homosexuals in some rather eccentric Christian organisation. Read all about it.

Now, as you know, I am outspoken in declaring the brilliance of South London. But when it comes to Sutton & Cheam… I’m a little lost. I lived there briefly during my misspent teenagehood. Someone please tell me what the fuck this place has going for it?!

Well. There is one thing. The splendiferous Quentin Crisp was born there.

Which would on a very basic level be appalling. A ritualised-homophobic Tory representing the area of the birth of a Great Stately Homo?! But then my mind turns to his own sense that being gay was unnatural, something in need of a cure, the impossibility of having the great dark man oh-so-desired…. And his hatred of his birthplace. Yes, maybe Sutton with its greyness & Cheam with their mock Tudor bullshit can fuck off – missionary, of course – with this Tory. Goodbye.


The Pteranodon

Posted in Change We Can Believe In, Diaspora, FreeSouthLondon, Indigenous Culture, North London, Pteranodon, Revolution, South London, Wildlife with tags , , , on April 21, 2010 by Wolfgang Moneypenny

Comrades. A most wonderous thought struck my tired brainbox last night deep in the revolutionarium cellebellum. A staggering thought of equal poetic gorgeousness and political use-value.

Once-upon-a-time the mighty flying creature The Pteranodon flew above what is now our fantasplendid motherland of South London. Imagine this as you look outside your window, as you step outside you house, as you catch a bus. THIS used to be Pteranodon country!

And think deeper still. These brilliant beings used to shit over North London. A faecal future war of anti-imperialism ejected from the exit end of their digestive system.

Ladies, Gentlemen & Transvestite Streetwalkers, I present to you the latest iconoclastic symbol of South London…

South London's future freedom symbolised by The Pteranodon

JUST THINK!! Pteranodons used to fly over prehistoric South London. IMAGINE IT! Soaring high, then defecating fishy faeces over Finchley.


I am moved to beautiful, heroic, euphoric, indulgent tears at the thought of a Pteranodon unloading its waste-filled bowels over prehistoric Islington.


Westminster? More like WASTEminster after Mr. Ptreranodon, the renowned sexual beast, makes a visit to North London toiletry airspace.

"Have some of this, slaaaag!!"

Finsbury Park? More like Finsbumjuice Park. Go, Pteranodon, Go!

RIP my wonderful comrades. Until we meet again...

Nicholas James Albert McArthur

Posted in Art, Croydon, Diaspora, FreeSouthLondon, Indigenous Culture, Video with tags , , , , , on April 6, 2010 by Wolfgang Moneypenny

My good friend, the artist Nicholas James Albert McArthur, has produced a video of his artwork. We met at college, and have remained comrades ever since. His is one of the finest members of the South London diaspora. I salute him. And after viewing his work, I’m sure you will too.

Or, for a better hi-res version, view it on vimeo.