- Today is Judgement Day. Watch and smile.
- Charlie nails the Labour politicians who sank all other prospects than a coalition with the tories
- Good dissection of the lies on a No to AV leaflet
- Hilarious comments thread
- Meeester Epps has decided that if the No campaign are going to go negative then so will he: "A NO vote is a vote for more expenses fraud. Let’s not beat about the bush. All the fraudsters were encouraged in their ways by a voting system that gave them a job for life. By raising the bar to get elected as an MP, under AV, you reduce the numbers of safe seats. A NO vote is also a vote for dishonest politics. The NO campaign has refused to name its donors, most of whom are the same egregious crowd that has bought unfair influence via the Tory party for years. So don’t vote NO unless you want more stories about dodgy donors."
- Bad Reputation on comedy's race to the bottom
Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Finally getting around to doing last week's fannish5: Name your five favourite fictional marriages.
- Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart and Sgt Benton (Doctor Who). Nobody is ever, EVER going to convince me that Doris is not a post-op Benton. Right from Benton's first appearance in The Invasion she is clearly in love with the Brig, and there are LOADS of bits of body language throughout the UNIT era between the two characters which suggest at something a lot more than a professional relationship. And then in Battlefield, where you get Doris with lots of screentime, the Brig actually refers to her as Benton in the garden centre. It's a very sweet relationship, and a victory for trans acceptance.
- Lady Sybil Ramkin and Sam Vimes and Carrot and Angua (Discworld). These two are one entry because they are essentially the same relationship dynamic, just with different specifics. Both feature a strong, powerful woman, and a man who is empowered, rather than emasculated, by having a relationship with a strong, powerful woman. Hollywood scriptwriters, take note.
- Bill Adama and President Roslin (new Battlestar Galactica). Shipped them from Season 1 of BSG, and my ship came in. Despite my issues with the ending of BSG, the relationship between these two characters is beautiful, complex, and well-realised.
- Sarah-Jane Smith and Peter (The Sarah-Jane Adventures). Although it was set up as a sham by the Trickster, Sarah-Jane and Peter's love for each other was very real, and Peter's moment of self-sacrifice at the end of the story is so quietly, understatedly noble... And, you know, Nigel Havers. I would.
- Spock and James T Kirk (Star Trek TOS). This is totally not just an excuse to post this (NSFW) video again: