"Shall I fetch you a coffee?" - You have too many children in your care and are plainly not coping. After I've fetched your coffee, I'm considering calling Social Services.
"Oh, don't worry, they all go through it." - Your child is definitely worse-behaved than mine.
"Are you friends with Kate?" - We have some juicy and possibly slanderous gossip about Kate to share.
31 July 2008
29 July 2008
Source: Spare Room
- Manawatu Standard, 29 July 2008
28 July 2008
'I did think of another way of bringing Britain to its knees,' he said. 'I considered investing the profits from my pharmaceutical company in the newspaper business. Suppose I had bought the most distinguished paper of your Establishment hypocrites, The Times. Then I could have put it in the hands of some malleable editor who shared my hatred of Britain and attacked the country from its own mouthpiece. I could have bought television channels, other papers ... I could have piped in pornography and propaganda through every inlet until ... But no, Bond. It would have taken too long'
19 July 2008
- Garrison Keillor, International Herald Tribune, 17 July 2008
09 July 2008
Would it be scurrilous and disingenuous to point out that that Vaughan's quote doesn't actually specify regime change in Harare, and that he could be talking about regime change in Wellington? Worth asking, I'd've thought.
- Source: NZ Herald, 9 July 2008
08 July 2008
Who art in Hendon
Harrow Road be thy name
Thy Kingston come
In Erith as it is in Hendon
Give us this day our Berkhampstead
And forgive us our Westminsters
As we forgive those who Westminster against us
Lead us not into Temple Station
But deliver us from Ealing
For thine is the Kingston
The Purley and the Crawley
For Iver and Iver
- "The Bus Drivers' Prayer", Ian Dury & The Blockheads, 1992
[Courtesy of Turbo]
05 July 2008
02 July 2008
"I stood there with my mouth open like an ape," Nanette Thompson said [...]Mrs Thompson said a previous building consent to erect a tennis pavilion on their property incurred an inspection fee of $857.25 excluding GST, so she was surprised to find staff weren't choosing the most efficient means of travel.