You smell! No, YOU smell! Yes, election fever is hotting up. The candidates are trying all kinds of oblique strategies, even though Brian Eno isn't standing. David Cameron is complaining about how terrible rules for tomorrow's telly debate are, which were negotiated on his behalf although he's not mentioning that. Labour are under the impression that they can win via the power of Doctor Who, as three Doctors come out for Labour including a dead one, which is quite something. For Peter Davison has told a paper he will be voting Labour, and David Tennant does a bit of voiceover at the end of a new party political broadcast for them, which a party political broadcast which mainly consists of Sean Pertwee walking along a country road not being keen on turning off down a Tory visual metaphor, partly because his Dad said "don't give up". The prime minister, meanwhile, a serious fellow who's not one for frivolity, tells the Radio Times that his favourite Doctor Who is David Tennant. I think this is a bit of a wasted opportunity - Tennant was already in the bag, he missed a chance to co-opt another of the dead ones there. But Nick Clegg has made the most cunning move of all.
Nick Clegg has said the his party is the fair and honest party. That's a good niche, isn't it? How the blatantly inequitous party and the pretending to be just party must be kicking themselves now, wishing they'd thought of that angle. Because, fair and honest, you can't really beat that.
Unless you add a third thing. If one of the other parties comes out as the fair, honest and witty party, or the fair, honest and good at playing the cello party, or something like that, Nick Clegg will have to up his game. Who knows how far it will go? He could end up saying his party is the fair, honest, charming, sexy, handsome, witty, sporty, posh, baby, scary, ginger party that's good at playing the cello. And then he would have fallen into a trap, because the Spice Girls aren't popular any more.
I answered two questions today:
Q: What do people in China call the good plates?
Q: Who put you in charge?
A: I'm not in charge, generally. Of the things which I am in charge of, the answer would vary depending on what it was. Here at It Is What It Is Towers, for instance, all the staff voted to put me in charge because they think I'm so great. There was only one abstention, which came from me, because I am so humble. If you're asking about something else in particular ask again, and I will probably answer.
that's all from me for now
see you around
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