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What a funny life we sometimes lead...

Today has been an unusual day indeed. I started by being brave and buying a Berliner Grauniad. I didn't mind the format when they introduced it, but I wrote to them and informed them then that their graphics people need heads checking, since the fact the titles hug a top line like Hindi makes me wretch. Such a waste of white space beneath. Anyway, besides the bad graphics, and bad journalism, there were a couple of interesting stories in there that turned me. The ID Card bill being rushed through, the anti-terrorism and freedom of speach laws causing Liberty to take out a full page ad against the bill. When the world is coming to that, we wonder why people bothered fighting the Nazi's for freedom, when all we get is an inevitable crawl back to facism (albeit in a nice cream cake sort of guise).

Then I get to work to find that there are political knives out, and lo and behold, two are destined for me (cue John Lee Hooker!) Oh what an interesting experience this has turned out to be. Still, I shall watch events unfold with interest, and see just what issues we would face in the midst of the stabbing.

Tomorrow I shall be attending Icy's Asian Achievers 2005 awards. It was pretty weird last time around, and I suspect that it will be so this time (apols Icy). To have Piers Morgan as the top bill kinda gives it a different kind of slant no?

I met up with an old friend from the USA (cincinati) and he and his wife were enjoying the chatter with me and the old froggy (who hasn't changed a bit, other than the procurement of a Honda S2000 sports vehicle). I'm now cordially invied to the East Coast if I should ever decide that NY is a place worth visiting.

I've decided that no matter what else work throws at me (dagger, hatched, chainsaw wise) I shall endeavour to make time to do the things I want to. This includes frequent updates to this here cyberblogings.

Whether I have a job (well project) next week, will be up to the powers that be that are looking to knife me out, but to be honest, I'm beyond caring. You only value criticism and the like from people who know what they are talking about - and in this case...the less said the better ;-)


  1. Blogger Damo says @ 10:22 pm
    Knowing you as a man of genuine integrity, I don't need the other side of the story to know that you work amongst cretins and deserve better.

    And talking of cretins... Piers Morgan... hmmm. The stories of his idiocy are legendary. The worst was when he apparently suggested that they should do a memorial to the headmaster that was stabbed at school by having a knife amnesty, melting down the knives and making a statue of him from it. Private Eye didn't have him nicknamed as Piers Moron for no reason.

    If you actually know him (as far as I know you don't) and like him, I apologise. But he's a gimp.
  2. Blogger B1RDIE Num Num says @ 8:28 am
    True to word, this weeks Eye has a small quote of the week:

    "Mr morgan was the man fundamentally in charge. Mr morgan is not here, having been cleared by his own inquiry and by his own inquiry I mean the Mirror's inquiry. You may think that is very important."
    - Michael Beckman QC, defence counsil in the City Slickers Trial, 19th October

    I honestly don't know the man. All I know is that he's richer than I'll ever be, so I guess he deserves the kudos. We live in capitalism after all, where money is king.
  3. Blogger Damo says @ 10:41 am
    If you follow that to its logical conclusion then someone like Nicholas van Hoogstraten (I think I've got the name right) is a saint.


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