Hello again iiwiiers
I had a great idea a couple of days ago. I got it when hearing the latest about one of the main fronts on which the Daily Mail is currently fighting its war to turn the country into something that would be more to Sauron's liking than it is at the moment, which is trying to get people to think that the BBC needs to be butchered, and to make it look like lots of people think that. I was reading about how many thousands of people had complained about the latest thing they're whipping up outrage about, and also a smaller, two-digit figure of people who gave the BBC their support. Obviously in the general population 95% aren't on the wrong side, the clinically irate are obviously over-represented in the complainers compared to the calm rational. So, I thought, I should try to help redress the balance a bit and make a 'complaint' of support. I did this by going to the BBC's complaints form here and selecting 'make a complaint' to ensure that my message got to the complaints office, that way I knew it would go straight on the figures. Other people must have had the same idea as yesterday I read that the number of people who had contacted them to give their support had more than doubled while the number of complainers had gone up a lot less. And I got a reply from BBC Complaints starting Thank you for your message of support which suggests that it would have been correctly counted.
In other news, Abba tribute band Bjorn Again gave a detailed account of a private show they performed a couple of weeks ago for Vladimir Putin. Putin's people deny it. Another of those stories that beats any comment I could make about it. The Guardian's piece handled the story very nicely, I feel. For all its frequent stupidity and rubbishness it does sometimes have a lovely delicate way of doing pieces like this just a little archly but not too much. Well done Luke Harding.
It's strange getting to this point of an It Is What It Is and realising that I can't do my usual stuff in this edition because the tone would be jarring. Tomorrow there will be adventures, possibly. And maybe a story involving coffee which is nothing to do with God or The Chuckle Brothers. But for now I shall bid you farewell, even if today's is a little shorter than I'd like. (By the way, thanks to the thousands of eagle-eyed readers who pointed out that due to an error yesterday's It Is What It Is ended with a repeat of the previous day's Heino Song Of The Day instead of the expected Pop Song Of The Day - this has been fixed).
that's all from me for now
see you around
Car Of The Day Film For Historians Of The Day: Chery A1
I don't know... looks a bit small to me.