Attention regular readers

The posts are going to be scheduled at regular intervals for a few days [apart from this one]:

0600 Political post 1
0900 Gallery
1200 Political post 2
1500 Women on bicycles
1800 Quiz
2100 Evening listening

It’s the only way I can cope. If I can schedule them, then I can use the time after work to visit a bit. Today, about 15:00, the three of us sat down at work, absolutely knackered and it was the boss who said she was getting an early night. There’s a virus going about and we’re on the Lemsip. We other two agreed. You know that type of weariness where your very bones are aching and you can’t think straight anymore?

We scheduled this afternoon’s jobs for tomorrow morning and had a cup of tea. When I got home, I cooked, washed, ironed yesterday’s and now I’m writing to you.

Soon I’m off to zzzzzland.

Monday quiz


1.  Which American state passed a law in May authorizing officials to ignore repeated requests for birth certificates?
2.  Which company did Mark Hurd work for?
3.  Who recently departed on a round-the-world voyage?
4.  In which city will the next G20 meeting be held?
5.  Who’s the main opposition leader in Canada?

Answers:  Hawaii,  Hewlett-Packard, Laura Dekker, Seoul, Ignatieff

Audrey Hepburn attacked by Feminazi


Aaaaaaggghh!   I’ve just recovered my faculties after reading one of the most amazingly crass statements in a long, long while:

I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee,” Thompson said. “Twee is whimsy without wit. It’s mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that’s not for me. She can’t sing and she can’t really act, I’m afraid. I’m sure she was a delightful woman – and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don’t and I didn’t, so that’s all there is to it, really.”

Lindy Chamberlain has not been cleared

lindychamberlainThere was much evidence in the various Lindy Chamberlain trials and hearings and just as the media and the majority of the public  got behind the conviction on October 29th, 1982 and then turned against the conviction after the matinee jacket was found, so it became anathema to question the perceived wisdom that Mrs. Chamberlain was stitched up.

Interesting then that the Herald Sun is running the story again [silly season there too, it seems] and they ran a poll on what people believe.  I would have expected the vast majority to say she was innocent but actually just over half do.  Personally, I don’t think she’s exonerated in any way because acquittal by media is just as bad as conviction by media.