Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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miss_s_b: (feminist heroes: Steph Brown Batgirl)
I still need to do a comics catch-up post but for a quick hit, of all the various advent things going around, my favourite is the Phoenix's Santa-Thon. This is not JUST because Miss Holly's suggestion got chosen to be drawn by Art Monkey (after all, she has form for suggesting curious Santas for Santathons) but because this year, as in previous years, it is shaping up that there will be some wonderfully weird and hilarious suggestions.

I genuinely recommend the Phoenix as a great, broad-ranging comic for kids. It has the funny, but also the emotional, the educational, and the interactive. It's a bit of a bugger to get hold of - my nearest stockist is OK Comics in Leeds - but it's well worth it for kids of any age up to adolescence. They have some great subscription options if you trust me enough to plump for that.

Or if you just want crazy Santas you can get em direct from the struggling artist here.
miss_s_b: (Politics: FU)
Eric Pickles is apparently going on Desert Island Discs this week. We know this because he tweeted such, and asked for song suggestions. Leaving aside the fact that one is supposed to choose songs which have some special personal meaning, not crowdsoure it, many people have been making suggestions to him, some less polite than others. I can think of none more appropriate than this one, from my beloved father. I've bolded the most appropriat passage, in my view:
I am the man, the very fat man,
That waters the workers' beer
I am the man, the very fat man,
That waters the workers' beer
And what do I care if it makes them ill,
If it makes them terribly queer
I've a car, a yacht, and an aeroplane,
And I waters the workers' beer

Now when I waters the workers' beer,
I puts in strychnine
Some methylated spirits,
And a can of kerosine
Ah, but such a brew so terribly strong,
It would make them terribly queer
So I reaches my hand for the watering-can
And I waters the workers' beer

Now a drop of good beer is good for a man
When he's tired, thirsty and hot
And I sometimes have a drop myself,
From a very special pot
For a strong and healthy working class
Is the thing that I most fear
So I reaches my hand for the watering-can
And I waters the workers' beer


Now ladies fair, beyond compare,
Be you maiden or wife
Spare a thought for such a man
Who leads such a lonely life
For the water rates are frightfully high,
And the meths is terribly dear
And there ain't the profit there used to be
In watering workers' beer
Any of you lot got a better suggestion?

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