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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 11:33 am
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Fresh Squeezings From the Veins of the Internet

  • Y'all know how Nestlé are evil, right? Now they are killing The Librarian. Unleash the Sender of Eight!

  • Andrew Hickey tells us what could persuade him to vote for Labour or the Tories:
    here’s something that could make me vote for either of them: If they’d just promise to *DO NOTHING* for five years.

    I would gladly vote for a government that I knew was – unlike every government of my lifetime – not going to actively make things worse. Even if things stayed just as bad as they are, just *NOT MAKING THEM WORSE* would be good enough for me. No new legislation passed, no big organisational changes, just let everyone get on with it for five years.

    A government that would say “We’re not going to start any more wars of aggression, or torture any more people. We’ll keep the current ridiculous drug laws, but if someone discovers a slightly different method of getting off their tits, good for them. If the DEBill gets passed before the election, we’ll keep it, but not criminalise all the trivial technical ways round it that will become popular two days after it passes. We’ll keep all the laws against ‘extreme pornography’, but if someone somewhere discovers a new way of getting themselves off, we won’t stop them. The schools and hospitals will continue to be crap, but we won’t, for example, get rid of two more mental health beds every single day on average, like Labour have since 1997, so they won’t get any crapper. The BBC will keep producing crap that you don’t watch, but it’ll still be there for at least another five years and its executives won’t have to grovel to us and chop bits off in order to keep the service going. We won’t deliberately inflate any massive economic bubbles that take money from the poor and give it to the rich in the name of ‘growth’, and if any bubbles happen and then burst, we won’t take money from the poor and give it to the rich in the name of ‘recovery’. Things will still be bad in five years – but they won’t be *WORSE*”

    If either of the two main parties were to say that – and mean it – they’d get my vote.

    But as it is, I’ll be voting for a party which not only won’t make things worse, it might even make things slightly better if it’s given the choice. Why not join me?
    Yes, Andrew is a Lib Dem.

  • French telly re-enacts the Milgram experiment. Video here on the BBC website.

  • Want to make someone suffer? REALLY suffer? Nominate them to Number 10 as a pillar of the community and if you're lucky, Gordon Brown will come round and have tea with them. I can't imagine anything more excruciatingly embarrassing.
And today's meme is via Split Horizons and Septicisle, among others: If your blog had a theme tune, what would it be?

Oh, I think it has to be this, which unfortunately has embedding disabled. What would YOUR theme tune be?

My March sponsor is Mark Reckons, and I can't think of a witty comment today.

Date: Thursday, March 18th, 2010 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had not heard of Bowling For Soup before. I have now spent the best part of forty minutes watching their stuff on YouTube and am determined to get all their albums.

Date: Thursday, March 18th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
telegramsam: John Byers Disapproves (Disapproving Byers)
From: [personal profile] telegramsam
What kind of idiot puts palm oil in chocolate anyway? COCOA BUTTER, PEOPLE. Otherwise it's just "cocoa-flavored candy" not chocolate dammit!

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