Effect Measure

This little rant has been around for a while, but since it can’t be said too often, I’ll let Marcus Brigstocke say it again. Seven minutes of Truth:


  1. #1 Corvus
    September 16, 2007

    I had never heard of this man. Now I must hear more. Thanks!

  2. #2 M. Randolph Kruger
    September 16, 2007

    This is P R I C E L E S S !

    First answer to a problem is to define it……….

    All sorts of valid points and too close to home for some. I am sure he will be gunned down from three sides at the earliest opportunity. Rushdie’s security team needs to be transferred over to him.

  3. #3 MAJeff
    September 16, 2007

    I never tire of hearing this rant. It’s a keeper.

  4. #4 fred
    September 16, 2007

    The rant itself is great. I find it disturbing, however, that almost all the images of violence are confined to depictions of Muslims and Arabs.

  5. #5 Willo the Wisp
    September 16, 2007

    “I find it disturbing, however, that almost all the images of violence are confined to depictions of Muslims and Arabs.”

    Yeah well, if the shoe fits…

  6. #6 caia
    September 16, 2007

    I agree with Fred. Whoever applied the graphics to the rant apparently didn’t want to show Israeli bulldozers taking down Palestinian houses, or cross burnings on the lawns of homes and synagogues. But then, I suppose it’s harder to find good graphics for leaving millions of unexploded cluster bombs lying around for Lebanese children to find than to show some cranky Muslims chanting.

    For the record, I am neither Muslim, Christian, nor Jewish, and I still noticed the uneven choice of violent imagery. (Marcus Brigstocke, however, was correct in stating that he treated all three with pretty much equal disdain.)

  7. #7 chriss
    September 17, 2007

    …cranky Muslims chanting is as good an example of cranky (insert your preferred religious persuasion here)chanting as can be found…fundamentally they’re all the same…

  8. #8 Gary
    April 29, 2008

    Hi Fred, Caia, I’m the guy who put together the graphics for the Brigstocke rant (my youtube name is alien8ted). I tried to be as even-handed as Marcus was in showing the violence in all the Abrahamic religions, but the graphic images I found were only of Muslim extremists. I included the hateful Westboro Baptist Church, and I agree I should have thought of using the KKK burning crosses and Israelis bulldozing Palestinian houses, but the idea hit me so suddenly while I was listening to the sketch and I wanted to get it up on youtube as quickly as possible.