May 12th, 2010


won't somebody think of the politicians' children?

Just been watching the BBC slideshow of yesterday's government change. The naked delight on the Queen's face as she welcomes her new PM (old Etonian and all round Tory posh boy) is a sight to behold. Speaking of which, did you hear about the rooftop protest at Witney* Polling Station? Nice touch with the boater and the champagne, although it's entirely possible (as the men later claimed) that they were not protesting, but celebrating. Someone, somewhere must have photos, but I'm not finding them. Apparently the banner had Cameron shopped up as Lord Kitchener on it. (though here's the wrong shop, and a similar protest earlier, and proportional representation cupcakes). Currently seeking a "I didn't vote for this" badge -- j4 has one, although apparently that referred not to politics, but to having large, cumbersome, barely-functional IT system foisted upon her workplace. A truly good badge is properly applicable to many situations, though.

*Spelsbury, actually, which does explain why no-one got any photos. Or did they????. Yes, yes they did. Wow, they look bored. I love the shot of all the papparazi not photographing them.

Enough of our antiquated parliamentary system, though. Check this out! Appliqué! Poll for the next theme to follow tomorrow, comps to be posted out next week. And to everyone thinking I WANT THAT ONE, it all depends on the dice.


oxford punt new band festival by twitter

This also happened today:

  • 20:04 Drinking crimethemed coctails, listening to acidhouse chopped with religious polemic, in a very comfy sofa. Off to a good start! #oxfordpunt
  • 21:05 Look like the posh boys I used to go to school with; play like a hurricain; out in time for the last two burritos at the mission #oxfordpunt
  • 21:32 This band have fused pop, showtunes and oxford wall of noise! I'm impressed. And slightly aroused. I mean disturbed! Nice shoes. #oxfordpunt
  • 22:26 Angry acoustic murder ballads and lovesoftings! This should be everything I hate but it is all so well arranged and virtuosic! #oxfordpunt
  • 22:32 A woman singing opera drifts by on her bike, as revellers stumble into her path she switches to an imitation of a bike bell #oxfordpunt
  • 22:57 It's all about anguish, authenticity and close harmonies! But which will win? Must be the one pioneering the 3movement pop song! # oxfordpunt
  • 23:16 Death clowns wearing all the white jeans in town are pretending to be german at us- ah! We have electro. Overdressed and awesome #oxfordpunt
  • 23:26 Someone just invented slam-waltzing. I'm speechless. Wait, no I'm not. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! #oxfordpunt


7.45 We Are Ugly But We Have The Music
8.15 Dead Jerichos
9pm Fixers
9.45 Ute
10.30 Spring Offensive vs. 10.30 Scholars
11.15 Barbare11a