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Fear Of A Blank Planet
10. Aug 2011 at 11:58
 
The riots in UK are a stark reminder that the Blank Planet is truly with us, in case we ever doubted it....
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Reply #1 - 10. Aug 2011 at 13:00
 
I was just thinking about this the other day.
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Reply #2 - 10. Aug 2011 at 13:01
 
Quote from Paulus on 10. Aug 2011 at 11:58:
The riots in UK are a stark reminder that the Blank Planet is truly with us, in case we ever doubted it....

...and I really like your avatar, Paulus. Grin Where do you people get these crazy cat avatars?
 
On a more serious note, to me the theme of FOABP is not so much social disorder and civil disobedience, but rather certain people simply apathetically tuning out of life as it were, retreating into the cyberworld and failing to find inspiration or fulfillment in their everyday existence.
 
As for the riots, I believe The Sex Pistols and The Clash nailed it, with Anarchy In the UK and White Riot, respectively.
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Reply #3 - 20. Aug 2011 at 19:31
 
Yes indeed.  I couldn't help but think of FOABP as well.
 
Although if it's a mix of apathy and social disorder then you need to see the following clip showing the riots hitting my home town of Edinburgh...
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG-XWBVdonQ
 
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Reply #4 - 20. Jan 2012 at 08:36
 
is here an extra thread for the dvd dts version ?
same question for deadwing?
 
thanks
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