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I havn't, only realised today.
I do own a Che mug mug
but i never went to university.
with a Che tattoo...
with a Snow Patrol lyrics tatoo.
when you expand your social circle.
and I never would.
Apart from anything else he was possibly the world's most inept revolutionary although much like the majority of people who seem to worship him he was essentially a middle class boy trying to be something he was not.
Also, that was a really good Banksy of him.
but, whilst he could sympathise with those he thought he was helping he was never really in a position to truly empathise having walked away from a comfortable life in order to join the struggle for revolutionary socialism.
His motivation was primarily romantic.
I know nothing about him. or next to. what happened between him and castro, anyway?
then they went on a break, and he went to the Congo, but got back together.
Only then he died in Bolivia, or something.
Everyone loves a romantic.
I trusted that link. MY MISTAKE.
if you could fuck off and die now that would be fantastic
it's *not* clever, dammit.
It would be like wearing a band t-shirt for a band I didn't know anything about.
I have to confess.
My brother owns a Che t-shirt, though.
i think it was a gift from one of the politics classes he taught
mum bought me a che guevara coaster one time, though
I think even the most clueless of first years know it's more than a bit naff now.
I've been wearing mine since primary school and love love love it.
i dont have one personally but i dont understand your point
but only cos my dad got me a t shirt from when he went to cuba.
I think che guevara's cool, anyway. Makes for a good t shirt. Just over-worn.
I've learned that not only do you wear eye-liner, but also Che Geuvara tshirts.
The marriage is off.
And if you saw me in eyeliner you'd probably cry and beg me for forgiveness.
...from my sister. It's not the "classic" full picture one though. I only wear it round the house or under stuff.
nor have i frequented the bar 'che' in manchester city centre.
it just seems wrong
...it markets itself as a the world's only Cuban/Irish fusion pub!
I wish I was joking.
What next? Hitlerbucks? THE STALIN LOUNGE? IT'S POLITICAL CORRECTNESS NOT GONE MAD ENOUGH, I TELL YOU!
I would fully support Hitlerbucks.
and Mumbai has a Nazi-themed restaurant called "Hitler's Cross"
somewhere in India. Complete with Swastikas on the awning outside.
The ironic use of "political correctness gone mad!".
And as Mao was worse than Hitler and Stalin *combined*, I don't see why it couldn't be done...
It was on a stag do. We got drunk with a couple of netball teams. Good times.
but i won a che guevara banner 2 years ago at one of those shooting toothpicks thing. Dunno where it is now.
I think kids do it when they first start learning about politics.
They learn the ultra-basics: "communisum is where everyone is equal, but capitalism's about shitting on everyone to get to the top." and run out to let the world know they're more atuned to the former. I doubt the majority of them know anything about him apart from his name.
to gauge an educated opinion.
watched the motorcycle diaries. che rides a bike?!
24 cool points!!
but I feel like a twat wearing it now...even as a revolutionary I think his means (guerilla warfare) to the end (a socialist republic of sorts) were wrong.
I went to see Motorcycle Diaries with a friend and there was a stall at the cinema selling Che consumer items - I had to warn my friend that if she dared buy a badge then we'd never speak again. It's just a face that makes you want to punch the wearer, really.
Incidentally, I was reading one of those "Is it me or is everything shit?" -type books in fopp a good few years ago and remember there being quite a good entry on this...
I'd love to get hold of the copyright to the use of his image, and make millions and millions of pounds by lending it out to people.
the guy who took *that* photo only ever got a couple of quid from it. So you wouldn't be the first to have that idea...
mainly for not liking Sonic Youth
In fairness, Teen Age Riot is a great song. But the rest of the album has never grabbed me, and I've never bothered listening to any more...
Arcade Fire, Radiohead *and* MBV all rated 10? It would be too easy...
substitute 'punch' with 'shoot'
The pinnacle of my achievements to date
Honestly, would you leave him alone with your kids?
Are they hott?
I still sleep in it sometimes.
I think he's pretty fascinating, despite the massive contradictions throughout his life. And no, I'm not a middle class communist, I just think he's an interesting figure.
Prince Harry has one (a che t shirt).
Do I win?
though i have printed out ClicheGuevara's profile picture, stuck it on a dartboard, and used it for target practice.
DISCLAIMER: I HAVEN'T REALLY
and i never would!
This is in some cases irrational annoyance but there seems to be a hell of a lot people who just know he was some sort of revolutionary figure but have no actual idea what he did (this is particularly apparent in cases where pacifists where Che Guevara T-shirts).
It's become just a sort of shorthand for "hey, look at me, I'm alternative and edgy". I knew a guy at school & university who wore one despite being a Pro-American Capitalist. It was just silly really.
Mostly because I'm not really keen on big flashy designs on clothes and secondly because I'm blatantly an evil, money-grabbing, would-suck-Thatcher's-cock-if-she-had-one Tory
I don't really know/care who he is and what exactly he did.
We have to stick together.
i'm not sure where, probably reading festival or something. it's on a trucker hat which i also found at a festival somewhere and took home and disinfected. i doubt i've ever worn it in public, but i've probably pranced around my room wearing it thinking about how cool i would appear to anyone who saw me in it.
having a massive Che banner behind their stall at a festival. This being a man who wanted to start World War III, lobbied for a nuclear war during the missile crisis, started/contributed to guerrilla wars on a couple of continents and ran an execution programme of political prisoners. What next? insert your own child charity/Ian Huntley, old ladies/Shipman joke.
does that count?
with a picture of Ken Livingstone wearing a beret. It said 'KEN'.