Sunday, October 21, 2007

Morning After

Sacré bleu! Ou est Appleyard? Empty bottles, broken hearts, shattered dreams... Me I took adavantage of last night's rugby madness to dine out, all the restaurants being pleasingly empty. Having been obliged to play rugby at an impressionable age, I'm afraid I am unable to see it as anything more than institutionalised homoerotic sadism. No doubt I'm missing something...
Anyway, two stories have caught my eye this morning. When Lib Dems and Class A drugs collide, the result can only be top comedy - and so it proves here. The 'can't remember' defence has seldom been employed more elegantly and more plausibly. My previously undetectable admiration for Huhne has suddenly rocketed - and I could say much the same for the man who bored a generation into life-threatening stupor with Tubular Bells. That strikes me as a pretty good summing-up of (some of) what's wrong with this benighted country. Maybe Bryan's decided to emigrate too...

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  1. breaking news: one-hit-wonder billionaire uses one-man hardware shop! read it in the Mail on Sunday!

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    roll-ups are harmless! doctors got it wrong! read it in the Mail on Sunday!

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    Are UK window cleaners complete wimps?!! read it in the Mail on Sunday!

    Village people forced to dress up like Village People! read it in the Mail on Sunday!

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    200 years after invention, cameras STILL to reach Spain! read it in the Mail on Sunday!

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    worst dressed man 1970 still worst dressed man in 2007, despite billions! read it the Mail on Sunday!

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  2. How can anyone take the mainstream seriously-politics, media, whatever- with its infantile attitude towards drugs. These people think they are serious mature individuals with what is imagined to be highly realistic attitudes towards highly serious subjects like the necessity of good wars, or the more esoterically refined topics such as the value of money going up and down, and what do we do about money becoming worth more or less money. Something as genuinely real & immense a subject as hallucinogens comes up, and this mainstream society is revealed as having hte maturity of an insane five year-old, not that this hadn't already been revealed.

    Shay Man

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  3. No man who abandons his country because of a smoking ban is worthy of admiration.

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  4. If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. - Orwell

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  5. Nige, you francophile, you've inspired me. We're taking the remaining kid in the nest to Paris for his spring break. I've just been surfing apt. rentals there for late March. Oy, nothing is cheap, but the Marais district is way cheaper than the St. Germain (my favorite area). Any thoughts, Nigeux? I haven't been to Paris in 5 years, so any and all are welcome.

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  6. Ah Susan, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but my experience of Paris has been shockingly scant(I keep meaning to rectify this). It's more provincial France, countryside, smaller towns and a bit of seaside with me... All I know is that I greatly prefer the Left Bank to the Right. Well, who wouldn't?

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  7. I am unable to see it as anything more than institutionalised homoerotic sadism.

    And you have a problem with that?

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