Story of the week must surely be the tale about 55 year-old Ged Galvin, victim of a SMIDSY motorcycle crash, whose mangled body was repaired by the clever application of a remote controlled anal sphincter.
How long do you think it will be before the Gays demand the operation on the NHS?
The Glasgow NE election was heralded all over the place as the saviour of Gordon Brown and a threat to the Tories and the SNP. Not here it wasn't. Glasgow NE is a desolate pit of fag-wizened midgets with vitamin deficiencies and a lemming-like predilection for voting for Labour for the last 75 years. The consituency is an anomaly and has no bearing whatsoever on the national picture. It certainly won't save Gordon Brown from departing before the next election as I predicted a while back.
I wasted 1 and a half hours of my life this week watching the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" This dire wannabe Hollywood blockbuster had Keannu Reeves stomping through a movie bereft of charm, coherent narrative, acting and visual interest. I had to watch again the original 1951 version to rid myself of this travesty. When will they get it into their heads that space movies and monster movies are not about space and monsters? They are simply human interest stories. Get that bit wrong and you are spending a hundred million dollars on something with less dramatic impact than a Nike Advert.
I am please to report that Young Weasel is scheduled to fly back to the UK this weekend, after five weeks in Nepal. Despite illness, being a hostage for five hours at the hands of the local insurgents, he appears to have had a great time and got the material he needs to make a good film. As soon as he lets me have it, you shall have the opportunity to see his work. Thanks to those, (especially APF194) who took an interest in his well-being.
A visit to Tom Harris' blog is worthwhile, if only to measure how desperate Labour loyalists are to clutch at straws. I have a lot of time for Tom personally, but he is tribal Labour through and through, but articulate and witty, and that is why he so interesting. The current Labour mindset is Denial. What else can they do? They are going to lose the election to the biggest bunch of Clowns since the World Circus Championships.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for dropping by. My current condition is that I am obsessed with getting the multifuel cast iron stove to work at optimum levels, since it drives the central heating system too. I am running out of recipe ideas. The same old things seem to end up being cooked. Help!