Friday, May 04, 2007

Earnest Political Post About the Local Elections

Nothing happened in the local elections. However, in South Africa a naked man was superglued to his exercise bike and, in Norfolk, Thought Experiments has concluded that the best joke in any novel occurs in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop when Priscilla, William Boot's sister, substitutes the words 'the crested grebe' for 'badger' in his nature column for The Daily Beast.
'One lady wrote to ask whether she read him aright in thinking he condoned the practice of baiting these rare and beautiful birds with terriers and deliberately destroying their earthy homes; how could this be tolerated in the so-called twentieth century?'

4 comments:

  1. Ministerpräsident von England Anton BlairMay 04, 2007 11:49 am

    I can confidently state that this thread will be dein first to reach the hundert mark in terms of responses, thus making a mockery of your felt need to sex up a post about local elections with a misleading title.

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  2. Ministerpräsident von England Anton BlairMay 04, 2007 1:33 pm

    Any minute now it'll kick off.

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  3. Finanzminister von england gordon braunMay 04, 2007 2:43 pm

    It ist not quite kicking off, Anton.

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  4. Ministerpräsident von England Anton BlairMay 04, 2007 4:39 pm

    No, Finanzminister Gordon Braun, it is not. And in the future, call me Ministerpräsident or there will be the shit to pay.

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