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can't believe there hasn't been a thread on this yet.
b) politicians/policy makers
c) the public
No mean feat. Really big loss.
And this one's dead serious about going to Itchy and Scratchy Land.
If you haven't seen last year's documentary about him it's well worth a watch.
*crab walks away*
Are we expecting various confused people on Twitter to start saying 'hooray, the fucking paedo is dead' or something
when someone like this dies, everyone suddenly pretends that they knew who he was. same as when the shins brought out their third album
I'd probably pick British middle class humanities graduates posting on the forum of a music website.
Although ageing lefties would be another group firmly aware of him. Anyone who uses/misuses the word `hegemony` is probably doing so owing to his and his colleagues' popularisation of the term.
'everyone' who suddenly knows who he is
It's ok to not know everything c_r
i'm admitting to not knowing who he is. it's like everyone pretending to like prince just because he's in town
he was hardly unheard of, hence why it is news.
it isn't news. only one person on dis actually knew who he was. now everyone does
no, you're right, but knowing who someone is doesn't mean you have a 6th sense about when they are in peril or die.
Myself, like others here, probably don't check the news all the time while at work. (in fact I normally wait for things to actually pop up here and then look for them afterwards)
it's just very convenient
I just didn't see the necessity of your post, as has been pointed out a few times, plenty of people would have a variety of reasons for hearing of him.
slash have an opinion that is different to his
slash the possibility of the existence of other minds
... I'm sure this equally applies to politics and, as noted above, humanities graduates in general.
Aren't you getting a bit old for this?
Yes, for that.
The Guardian link above (which i'm not going to click on, obviously) tells me everything I need to know though.
sociology or cultural studies, it'd be pretty unlikely you'd have had reason to have heard of him.
but i've never heard of him. fair play to the guy like, but you lot are weird
i AM under 50!!
if any group of people are going to know about him, it'll be web-savvy, social media-using people in the arts, social sciences and political spheres. And to be honest, like GOML, I'd be surprised if you fell into one of those groups and hadn't heard of Stuart Hall.
That probably explains why things like twitter and newspaper journalists are mentioning it, and why you're reading about it.
Which is trolling is it not?
You're being weird.
Mine was factual.
that's how I know who he is anyway