Monthly Archives: April 2006
Given John Prescott’s problems, it looks as one of my favourite Wiki userbox’s days are numbered. Poor two jags; undefeated by his general uselessness, and inability to speak the English language, he’s about to be laid low by that hoary old chestnut, sleeping with your secretary. Shame, he would have been just what the doctor ordered for the Conservative Party come 2009.
At this stage, it’s difficult to see how he’s going to get out of this one, unless he follows Cameron to the Arctic, prefixing his departure with the words “I am just going out…I may be some time…” As Armando Iannucci noted in today’s Observer (curiously missing from the website), most resignations are prefixed by people saying they should stay to clean up, or stay to finish the job. I think Armando missed the best target for that – how you’d apply it to Prescott!
It has a sliding door, which opens when you press a sensor. Only one problem: the sensor – and the explanatory sign! – is fitted at waist height. I gave the door a good thump (which you have to think can’t be great for its longevity), before realizing, and a half dozen people after me did the same.
What really made me smile was the woman who, after bashing and rattling the poor defenseless door, gave the whole shop a nasty look and walked across the street to the Starbucks opposite. I’m pretty sure they have a step and a push door.
Saw Brick this morning at a FACT members screening; think Philip Marlowe in high school, with dialogue to match. A teen movie worth watching – I think the ravens are leaving the tower – and the first time since Primer that I’ve left the cinema wanting to go straight out and buy the DVD. With any luck this time I won’t need to import it.