Thursday, 30 October 2008

Monday, 27 October 2008

Dog Spoils Trophy Photo

Trust a runty small dog to bugger up this stalker's Kodak moment.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Do you like them any better like this?

A mural in Los Angeles. Banksy's cousin, presumably. From The First Post

McCain looks like Barbara Cartland, Palin like that irritating scouse actress from Educating Rita, and the Dems don't look too scary. Just as well, as they are nailed on victors, barring assassination. If you want scary, any undoctored photograph of Mrs Obama would do.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

2008 Blogger Clerihew Open Championship

Edmund Clerihew Bentley (July 10, 1875 – March 30, 1956) Popular English novelist and humorist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse on biographical topics.

I'll start you off:

Osborne (George)
Attempted to forge
Relationships with billionaire Russians
But there were repercussions

Tuscan Tony
Is quite bony
But it's very hard to tell
Since he drank all that Moscatel

The Beast
To make any sense
When they converted from lsd to pence

Would still
Lighten the gloom
On a fogbound day in Frome

Guido Fawkes
A good game
But he's really quite tame

Nick Drew
To the Gold Medal with a poem to remember
In Idle's competition a year ago last September

Monday, 20 October 2008

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Know Your Enemy

When Obama becomes president, as he surely will, he will have to deliver on his Troops Out promise in Iraq. Unhelpful comments from our commander in Afghanistan, that it's all going pear-shaped, will doubtless encourage Obama to disengage from that country as well, and quickly. In which case the whole seven-year affair will have been a complete waste of blood and treasure. A corrupt and compromised Afghan "government", whose writ extends no further than the inner ring-road of Kabul. An Afghanistan/Pakistan nexus of frothing-mouthed malcontents, reverting to gentle, caring, progressive Taliban ideology, will have its usual easy route into Britain, due to our puzzling, continued accommodation of Pakistani immigrants.

The ragheads in the dust of Karachi and Kandahar will claim a great victory, actual and moral, over the soft, decadent West. And much of our media will assist in this, and many of our politicians will advise that we should allow towns in the midlands and the north west to have a qualified form of sharia law, where a majority votes for it.
Perhaps Bill Clinton was right, that one should engage regimes like the Taliban only from 30,000 feet and be careless about collateral damage.

This is what they look like, my friends. Arm yourselves.

Pic from The First Post

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Where were YOU......

.... on the day of the stockmarket meltdown?

Given the choice, idle chose an estate above Skipton in the high Pennines. Sunshine nearly all day and a helping breeze for the partridge, 256 of which didn't make it to sunset, but they did not die in vain, contributing as they did to the economy of West Yorkshire and now the deep freeze of the lady idle.

A memorable day's sport. View captured by the not-very-good nokia E61i.