Blimey. A weblog devoted entirely to Boris Johnson. What can I possibly say?
Logged into the Sony Vaio this morning and was greeted by the following seasonally appropriate
Some of you … may have decided that, this year, you’re going to celebrate it the old-fashioned way, with your family sitting around stringing cranberries and exchanging humble, handmade gifts, like on ‘The Waltons’. Well, you can forget it. If everybody pulled that kind of subversive stunt, the economy would collapse overnight. The government would have to intervene: it would form a cabinet-level Department of Holiday Gift-Giving, which would spend billions and billions of tax dollars to buy Barbie dolls and electronic games, which it would drop on the populace from Air Force jets, killing and maiming thousands. So, for the good of the nation, you should go along with the Holiday Program. This means you should get a large sum of money and go to a mall.
— Dave Barry, ‘Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide’
Just thought I’d share that one with ya. Especially seeing as it was Buy Nothing Day a few days back. Get real, people
It seems that using a computer is more dangerous than you might think. The BBC covers a report in the European Respiratory Journal on the case of a bloke from New Zealand who nearly died as a result of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis after spending too much time in front of his computer.
I only hope that frequent trips to the kettle for a cuppa or the fridge for a beer count as “frequent leg and foot exercises”.
On a somewhat lighter note, I experienced my first Elvis Impersonator on Friday night. A pub in Parsons Green, Novellos, has Elvis drop by regularly. He was good. Not too sure about the suit, though.
Worth the three quid on the door for a good laugh. Apparently they do it Thurs, Fri and Sat, with a different Elvis each night, although that’s hearsay so I could be wrong.
From a London Evening Standard billboard:
Police Murder Suspect In Dock
Well, I’m sure some of them would like to…
TIME asks for readers’ views: Which country really poses the greatest danger to world peace in 2003?
Unscientific? Certainly. Amusing? Possibly. Makes good copy? Definitely!
(Thanks to Ryan for the image.)