Monday, 6 April 2009

Dear, lovely Jade

Gone, but not forgotten. For the moment anyway. How could she be, when her family wittily tipped their hats to her lack of, er, intellectual rigour with this amusing floral display?

Meanwhile her husband may be taking some small comfort from the blonde Essex girls offering him an eyeful as they come over to give him, in Mail-ese, 'a kiss and condolences' as he has 'a quiet drink in the pub'. Just him, a mate, and a photographer or two.

In other news, young Mr Obama, a celebrity almost of the scale of Dear Lovely Jade, apparently thinks that Austrians don't speak German - but, erm, Austrain. Speaking at a news conference after the NATO summit he said -

"There’s a lot of -- I don’t know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing, and people are pursuing their interests...


Finally, if you want a laugh, read the comments at the end of this Socialist Unity article on the North Korean whatever-it-was launch. Commenter little black sister's post - the first on the article - that

For all its degenerated character, North Korea remains a workers’ state.

may be my favourite SU comment yet. What does it mean? That the starvation and torture in that vast open-air gulag are somehow at least partly excusable because they are done by a nominally socialist state? No-one knows. As that 80s song so memorably put it, 'It's a mys - ter - ee, oh it's a mys -ter -ee'...

1 comment:

Daf said...

'Tis a shame that Tony wasn't on hand to capture the moment: "Jade was, I think, the people's pikey ..."