Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2008-05-13 22:20
Very nice. I particularly like the last shot.
Posted by ats at 2008-05-13 22:19
"The notes - at the front of a see-through plastic folder - were caught on camera as Ms Flint emerged from a Cabinet meeting at Number 10."
The dangers of plastic folders.
Of course, the notes are eminently sensible; the article sounds a bit disappointed that they didn't reveal anything surprising.
Posted by ats at 2008-05-13 22:18
"... petition the Prime Minister to encourage supermarkets to use recyclable contaienrs for foods and stop canning foods."
I would imagine there are very few things easier to recycle than steel cans.
"surely containers like the ones used for fruit juices are a better iea ?"
Tetra-Paks aren't recyclable in Canterbury. Cans are, being, you know, LUMPS OF METAL.
Posted by David at 2008-05-13 08:37
"Sir Terry Wogan's irreverent presentation has been criticised by the man in charge for making the annual event look 'ridiculous'."
"Bjorn Erichsen, director of Eurovision television, has claimed that Wogan's commentary is a 'problem' which undermines the contest's reputation."
"The Dane accused the BBC and the British public of failing to treat the extravaganza with the seriousness it 'deserved'."
No, no, Terry gives it exactly the level of seriousness that it deserves. Eurovision is a joke, a very big, very funny joke. You can't take music that bad seriously unless you are being paid lots of money by Radio 1.
"He said: 'The UK has double standards in the contest. It is something you love to hate. It's something to laugh at. It's something continental. It's a scam. It's ridiculous. The British like to distance themselves from it.'"
I agree with all of that except the first sentence - it looks very single standard to me.
Perhaps we should get Cliff Richard to enter again, since I guess Spain would have to vote for him now...
My second and third choices are Show of Hands and Billy Bragg, incidentally.