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First, the linkage:
  • The Yorksher Gob has been awarded what I assume will be it's final Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice. Farewell, the good ship Gob. You did me proud and got me noticed, but today is the day you will be packed away for good.
  • Charlotte Gore posts something I am in complete agreement with shocker!
  • The Hathor Legacy has a marvellous post on Margaret Meldrew. Yes, THAT Margaret Meldrew.
  • Next time someone asks you where all the female bloggers are in that patronising way the male bloggers who ignore us do? Point them here. LJ, the blog platform I grew up on, has a similar profile AFAIK. It's not that we're not here, boys. It's that you're not looking at us. However, with bloggers like [personal profile] innerbrat and the Award-winning Mortimer and [personal profile] awesomegore among our ranks this is going to get harder and harder for you to do. Don't say you weren't warned.
  • A kid's book I would NEVER buy for Shrubby, but possibly one I will show her in a few years' time so she can gaze at it in absolute horror. (thanks for the link, Steph)
  • Those lots of you who are migrating over to Dreamwidth at the moment might want to look at my profile for lots of communities to join and feeds to add. There's a limit on community creation at the moment because of cybersquatters, but I got in there before the limit was put in ;)
And now, for meme! The Evil One challenged me to name ten people who would make a better prime minister than Gordon Brown. This will be easy, I thought! I should warn everyone, though: like Spinal Tap, my dial goes up to 11:

  1. Holly from Red Dwarf.

    Holly famously has an IQ of 6,000: the same as approximately 12,000 Gordon Browns.

  2. Dave Screaming Lord Sutch.

    Yes, OK, Dave Sutch is dead. But he understood two things that Gordon clearly doesn't: politics is better when you're taking the piss out of it; and it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n' roll. And OK, he wouldn't be a very active PM; but this would mean he couldn't cock things up as much as Gordon has

  3. Brian Blessed.

    Because, as I have said many times before, you can never have too many huge beardy Yorkshiremen, who swear deafeningly at the drop of a hat and call everyone luvvie. You've got to admit, imagining Brian at an EU summit brings a smile to the face: YOU WANT TO DO WHAAAAAAAAAAT TO THE FARMING SUBSIDY?!?!?eleventy?!!

  4. Nanny Ogg.

    She might be fictional, but she runs an enormous family (and most of a country) already. And she has appropriately Liberal attitudes to sex.

  5. Brian May.

    He has the proper respect for Skience, and he has the first decently Prime Ministerial hairstyle we will have seen in well over a century.

  6. Paddy Pantsdown Ashdown.

    Paddy used to be James Bond, as near as dammit, which means he will be valuable on the international scene. And he can kill a man with one finger. And he'll be a hit with all these lay-dee world leaders that are appearing on the scene recently. Except maybe the Icelandic one.

  7. My Daughter

    Shrubby would subject us all to daily state broadcasts of Batman, and would make reading for several hours a day and going to sleep listening to radio 3 compulsory for all. The IQ of the nation would increase inexorably as a result, and we'd be back to ruling the world. And her party political broadcasts would be AWESOME!

  8. Servalan.

    She might be crazy, scheming, and evil, but at least she doesn't pretend she's not.

  9. Joanna Lumley

    Yes, I know Charlotte already picked her, but she is awesome. Imagine her unleashing her Gurkha War Cry on our enemies? Oh yeah! And she was the first female Doctor Who, so she wins automatically.

  10. Liz, my boss.

    There would be some pretty radical changes to the tax structure if Liz was in charge (free beer and fags for all, and 500% tax on crap food, I suspect) but I reckon Liz could be a success along Churchillian lines if she put her mind to it.

  11. My dog Roxy.

    She's got media-friendly looks, she's enthusiastic about EVERYTHING, and she understands the value of a Mini Cheddar, therefore giving her a better grasp of the economy than Gordon Brown. And she has Byron to back her up if things get hairy.

And because no meme is complete without tagging people who would really rather you didn't to complete it, I hereby nominate The Award-Winning Mortimer to give her picks. And anyone else who wants to, really.

# of emails still to read: 97
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# of logos to design: 3
Amount of shit to put up on eBay: approx 1 million metric fucktonnes.

Best get back to it then...

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
etoile: (Matt Bellamy)
From: [personal profile] etoile
I'd vote for Roxy!

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
etoile: (Matt Bellamy)
From: [personal profile] etoile
She's just crazy enough to do the job properly :)

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] awesomegore
Brian Blessed!!!!!

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkesworks
you can never have too many huge beardy Yorkshiremen, who swear deafeningly at the drop of a hat and call everyone luvvie

I love you, Jennie.

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
ginasketch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ginasketch
mmm Joanna Lumley.

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 04:55 pm (UTC)
purplecthulhu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] purplecthulhu
I'd have to go for Brian (May - you have a lot of Brians!). He'd make sure the cuts to astronomy funding stop and it's not often I get to suggest someone I've gone drinking with to be PM :-)

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
el_staplador: (Default)
From: [personal profile] el_staplador
Owwww that book my eyes my brain my brain aaaaaaargh!

*has been reading Dorothy L. Sayers being sensible, and is not in the mood for gender stereotyping*

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
thette: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thette
I can't tell, since I don't exist, being a girl doctor and all.

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
thette: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thette
Better find a boy who can fix something I break! Ooops!

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muffin-nuffin.livejournal.com

He has my vote now and forever. But at some point in his Prime Minister-ship I want him to say "Gordon's alive?!". That is my only request.

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] heliumflash
Ah, not so long ago my best friend said I looked like Servalan, in the company of my then-boyfriend who got a very... strange look on his face at that point and explained about how much he'd likd Blake's 7 when he was younger. :) I see now what my friend means but I actually look more like her now that my hair's longer.

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] heliumflash
Also, I'm voting for Brian Blessed. Did you hear him talk about yetis on the Museum of Curiosity last series? It was completely awesome.

Date: Monday, May 4th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] heliumflash
Well I only did because Andrew bought it me on CD so I can make you a copy of the series if you'd like?

Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy
I think I would prefer any of your candidates to Brown.

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