Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Briefly Encountering a Kettled Manson in the Clink

Charles Manson to be Next PM Under AV

Using impeccable logic, the ‘No to AV’ campaign alleges that, in an election comprising:

• Beelzebub,
• Hitler,
• Nick Griffin,
• Nick Clegg and
• Charles Manson,

Charles Manson would become the Prime Minister if the Alternative Vote system were to be used, despite Beelzebub getting more votes than anyone.

Our next Prime Minister?

V&A Museum Rips off Public

Hay bought some thank you cards from the V&A Museum a while ago.

This weekend she had cause to use them, only to discover that the cards are too large for the envelopes.

Were things like this in Victoria and Albert’s day?

Police Kettling

Chairman Bill wonders whether the Metropolitan Police’s assurance that the policing of the Royal wedding will be robust means the foreign dignitaries will be kettled.

The Clink

The Chairman’s faith in restorative justice has been boosted by a story concerning a gourmet restaurant in a British prison, which is turning out fully qualified chefs.

Restorative justice is not for everyone, but for many it can be an avenue of escape from a vicious circle of crime, with benefits for society. A win-win scenario.

Philistines Vote Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 as Favourite Classical Track

A bunch of Philistines who wouldn’t know a Rachmaninov from a Lady Gaga, unless it was in a film, have voted Rachmaninov piano concerto 2 – known to them as the theme from Brief Encounter – as their favourite classical piece.

Apropos of which:

Leading to:


  1. I wonder what voting system the Philistines used? I suspect the Hovis advert music would have won if they had used First Past The Doorstep.

  2. Apparently it was an urban myth that Charles Manson auditioned for the Monkees. he was in "the Clink" at the time. (wonder why they call it that)

  3. I'd vote for Beelzebub every time clearly the most famous one in the list, I love all his movies..