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Friday, May 18, 2007

If you want to read 60-page supplements in every newpaper and magazine up and down the land feel free to do so. I’ll be doing the Blair Years review in short chunks instead. Here’s a good little starter which is, all things considered, typical Blair.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

It can be painful to watch people who don't know how to look the height of fashion. It looks like the folks at the Center for Security Policy have not quite learnt this lesson yet, for they inform us that:

LOST has long been the crown-jewel of a community known as the transnational progressives ("transies") found in various quarters of this and foreign governments, international bureaucrats and non-governmental organizations. The transies seek to have supranational institutions govern world affairs, circumscribing the freedom of action and undermining the sovereignty of the American people and those of other freedom-loving nations.[my emphasis]

So, of course, have a look at this posting, the cool kids’ term is tranzies not "transies". And I note the spectre of the "community" also appears, though one might hope that in this case slightly tongue in cheek.


Friday, May 11, 2007

I know I'm posting this fairly randomly as today is no specific anniversary of the Falklands War that was on 25 years ago - just to point you to the British Legion's Falklands site.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

I know I'm not updating this blog quite as regularly as I would like to, but unfortuntaly I have a life beyond bloggin. Ok, that's possibly not quite right, as I reckon I have enough time to do my blogging - after all in the real world I have to stay up-to-date with current affairs, so spending an extra 10mins or so jotting down my thoughts isn't exactly going to make me sweat. I just find I don't have the necessary peace of mind.
Anyways, during a little tea break today I was enjoying some vintage Meat Loaf (yeah!), especially the wonderfully "Paradise by the Dashboard Light". I couldn't quite figure out the lyrics and whilst looking around I found this blog entry which makes some good observations on pop music. I particularly liked this bit on old Meaty:

Perhaps the most disturbing image from the night, however, was old friend Meat Loaf reprising his hit song "Paradise By The Dashboard Light." Unfortunately for the Meatster his former in-concert duet partner Karla DeVito was not available - rumor has it she was stuck at home babysitting her granddaughter for the evening. Instead they paired the Meat Man - who turns 60 this year - with a female singer who seemed, ironically, to be "barely 17" and, I might add, "barely dressed." The contrast was striking and creepy. Instead of "Let me sleep on it" I half- expected to hear his Meatness sing, "Young lady, you behave yourself or you’ll be grounded for a month."

Right, back to work....
Update: Here is the performance mentioned above (I think): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxMXhIWbJc. The singer is an Aspen Miller(?). Whilst the contrast between the two is indeed noteworthy -if this was indeed supposed a tale of lust, our Meat Loaf should surely be on his way to prison- but the real question for me is Meaty’s shirt: I mean wth!?! How the mighty have fallen.


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