Hello again iiwiiers
It would be a dull world, indeed, if we all liked the same things. But I've been looking at Europe's Sexy New Gravity Satellite - and I'm just not aroused at all. Is there something wrong with me, or just healthy difference? Maybe I'd feel differently if I took it to dinner, candles, soft music... but let's face it. That's never going to happen. I suppose I should just stick with my human girlfriend. I like humans. Sorry if that makes me some sort of prude, Wired Science. But that's just how I am.
Gordon Brown says the goverment is going to fight the recession "every weapon at its disposal" - eeeek!! eek! eek! aaaaargh! they've got nuclear bombs and big guns and they control the police and everything! What on earth does he think he's doing? I get annoyed when people blame him for things that aren't his fault, but if he's going to start trying to get SAS men in balaclavas and Milk Tray catsuits to leap out at the recession and stab it in the neck, I don't think I'll be able to keep defending him.
The car of the Future Promised for October - well, October's in the future isn't it? Fair enough. Best just to move on, I think. Does the phrase even really mean much? If we assume that I will still be here in October, does that make me the man of the future? Or a man of the future? If that is the car of a future rather than a car of the future does that mean all other cars will have been got rid of by then? I didn't make a very good job of moving on there. Better do it now, I suppose.
Just heard about Jah Wobble's documentary about Sid Vicious that was on Radio 4 earlier in the week, which is available to listen to here until Tuesday or so. Musician Jah Wobble discovers the real Sid Vicious, 30 years after the Sex Pistols bassist's death. Jah formed his own opinion of his friend Sid as they grew up together, but has since met other people who knew him that held contrasting impressions of him. Talking to some of these people, Jah reflects on the boy he used to know and re-evaluates the man that he became. I'll be checking that out this weekend, sounds interesting. Annoying how the blurb keeps calling him Jah, though, it should be calling him Wobble. But, couldn't expect them to know that, I suppose. I heard him talking about it on The Guardian's music podcast, he sounds very together, it sounds like it will be good. Poor old Sid.
BT is planning a dramatic hike in the price it charges its 14 million telephone customers, at a time when cash-strapped consumers are feeling the pinch as the recession bites across Britain. Aaaaaargh!!!!! Dramatic hike!!!!! Help me someone, pleeeeeeese!!!! OK John, what's the damage? A pound a month. Dramatic? That's you, that is, The Guardian. How dare you. I'm much poorer than most people in this country and I can manage a pound a month easily. What with the prices of power and food shooting up and people losing their jobs and all that, they've got a ruddy nerve with their 'dramatic hike'.
The company is increasing the cost of line rental by £1 to £12.50 from 1 April, an increase of more than 8% at a time when inflation is just 3.1% and British Gas is announcing a 10% cut in prices. Has Richard Wray got a bet on to see how much he can distort this story? Not going to mention all the gas suppliers not cutting their prices then? Or how much British Gas put their prices up in the last couple of years before that cut? If percentages make drama, would he have had a nervous breakdown if the line rental was three pence before and they had doubled it so six pence?
I think the next move is clear. The Guardian should completely withdraw his salary. Then double it every year for the rest of his life. What more could he wish for?
that's all from me for now
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