Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Way We Live Now

Rage and surveillance collide in this all too emblematic story. I'd always thought of the lollipop lady as a reassuring sign that a gentler, better-mannered, sweeter-natured Britain survived - and then 'lollipop rage' came along. The hellbound handcart trundles on.

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  1. You seem to be taking this article at face value. But, erm, exactly where do these remarkable-sounding statistics come from?

    It could just as easily be a case of (bogus stats + mention children) / (overfunding + self-righteous PC mania) = a Miami Vice stylee fantasy in which patrolling a zebra crossing puts you bang on the front line against Warren Terr and his mates.

    There's always enough money for the surveillance society.

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  2. The lollipop lady in the picture looks exactly like my sister, even the expression is the same. Disturbing.

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  3. elberry, which one, the big lass or the one that looks like Dr Strangelove, out of curiosity, of course, I'm definitely not like the Benny Hill character in The Italian Job.

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