Friday, April 28, 2006

Polly is a sensitive soul

Those rotten bloggers have been taking the mickey out of poor lickle Polly Toynbee over at Comment is free. Polly was so angwy she threw all the toys out of the pram and censored them.

Big mistake.


In the face of a barrage of critical comments from readers, they've now put the original comments back. They've also deleted all the ones slagging them off for the original deletions. They just don't get it do they?

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Is Cameron a Guardian reader?

The Earl of Onslow writes a must-read open letter to the Boy King Cameron demanding to know why the Conservatives are failing to defend the liberties of the British people.

The choice of the Observer to publish his missive is a strange one - or does he know something about Dave's reading habits we don't?

Monday, April 17, 2006

Song lyrics

According to the Times, the greatest song lyric of all time was written by a Mr Bono of U2 as follows:
“One life, with each other, sisters, brothers.”
Which is barking, because everyone knows that the greatest song lyric of all time was in fact penned by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Ironically it also seems to have been written about Mr Bono's lyric.
"The wise man breaks wind and is gone"
(From "Thick as a brick")

Sunday, April 02, 2006

V for Vendetta and LegReg

I chanced upon this posting by a blogger who has just discovered the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act (you know, the "Abolition of Parliament Act").

In particular this sentence stood out:
Mental note: Don't read this bill again for a while after seeing V is for Vendetta
Now while this is probably right in terms of preventing immediate acts of violence it really should be considered as a way of getting out the message that we are in deep doo-doo. I wonder if handing out flyers explaining the act and its implications to people leaving the movie would be a good idea.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Smoking ban in Scotland

The pub last night was very pleasant. Everyone agreed that the clear atmosphere was very nice, and (with one exception) that the ban was dangerously illiberal.

It was worryingly quiet for a Friday night though.

Thought for the day

Many on the left argue that there is a “freedom from being blown up on an underground train” and that this is the most important freedom of all.

This presumably means that they think that the people of the Soviet Union were secure in their most important freedoms.

Which of course is what most of them were telling us at the time.