Monday, 27 October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
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.
création d' idle at 10:25 am
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
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:
Attempted to forge
Relationships with billionaire Russians
But there were repercussions
Is quite bony
But it's very hard to tell
Since he drank all that Moscatel
To make any sense
When they converted from lsd to pence
Lighten the gloom
On a fogbound day in Frome
A good game
But he's really quite tame
To the Gold Medal with a poem to remember
In Idle's competition a year ago last September
création d' idle at 6:33 pm
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
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
création d' idle at 9:02 am
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
.... 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.
création d' idle at 4:00 pm