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2nd-May-2008 11:20 am
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The following is perhaps the most callous thing I'll say for a long time, but:

Dear Kate and Gerry,
    Get. The fuck. Over it.
         love, IB

I'm extra unsympathetic to them today because they've decided to cash in on the Fritzl case my wrangling themselves column inches just to say Maddie might be in a dungeon like Elisabeth. And it makes me callous and bitchy that they could be so disrespectful as to try and make someone else's tragedy about them. Yeah, it's probably media overexposure here, but just STOP IT ALREADY AND BE PROPER PARENTS TO YOUR SURVIVING CHILDREN.

OK, that's out of my system.

Yesterday was a bad day for me. A very bad day. Lack of sleep combined with painters in the flat ripping me out of my comfort zone, combined with not eating lunch, combined with the realisation that I fucked up on Important Stuff again (I still have to go back to Belgium: I hated it the first time, failed at organising it the second time, and need a passport RIGHT NOW), led to  -actually the first panic attack in some time.

But I'm able to write off the day as a bad day. I got myself through it, I recognised my wretchedness, I gave myself space, and I did finally sort out the trip. It's going to be OK.

Today I have an interview re: volunteering to teach children at the Natural History Museum. I'm not by any stretch giving up on the Grant, but hopefully this can be a weekend position, and it's TEACHING KIDS ABOUT SCIENCE.

I am also taking the day to sort my brain and my work out. Get my diary up to date. Make sure I know what I'm doing with my life, and generally calm the fuck down. 

But it's hard when, not only is the git wizard not dead of aspyxiation, but Johnny Vegas has not been arrested for serious sexual assault.

SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU VOTE CONSERVATIVE, PEOPLE?
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2nd-May-2008 11:51 am (UTC)
Yup.

(See my “Conservatives: wilfully Evil, or just really ignorant?” post).

I have this horrible feeling that too many people of voting age don't remember or know how bad it was under the Tories. This is Not Good.
2nd-May-2008 11:58 am (UTC)
I don't remember how bad it was under the Tories (I really don't. I never paid attention while under 16). I'm still not voting for them because of their policies.
2nd-May-2008 12:09 pm (UTC)
Well, there's that. But I still think there's this danger that they'll say nice things to get votes, and then once they're in revert to being unfathomably evil bastards. And too much of the population seem unaware of the historical Bastard-ness from last time.

It also pisses me off that the policies are stolen wholesale by Labour, meaning we haven't had anyone left of centre since I was old enough to notice.
2nd-May-2008 10:42 am (UTC)
That Johnny Vegas story just made me sick. I remember even more why I can't stand him.

But yay for the Conservatives. *G*
2nd-May-2008 10:47 am (UTC)
I just can't account for it in my worldview. What the fuck is wrong with him?

- you're turning into a mum.
2nd-May-2008 11:04 am (UTC)
I've never been able to bear him but in the past, it's mainly just because I find him the least funny 'comedian' I've ever come across. But this? This is just unacceptable, in every single way. I hope someone persuades that girl to go to the police.


NOOOOO! To be honest, I've never been anythign but Conservative. I've never liked Labour.
2nd-May-2008 11:08 am (UTC)
I've never actually like Vegas, I just think he is a stupid fat fool, but this takes the biscuit! I wasn't there so if this happened as stated, and I have no doubt that it did, then he should be arrested.

That is not comedy, it's an outrage!
2nd-May-2008 11:34 am (UTC)
I remember seeing one of his televised gigs a few years back, and basically his routine is "pathetic man in pub who alternates between letchery and bullying". He'll pick on a particular person and basically meke them really uncomfortable the whole night.

Its not as if its clearly a character like Al Murray. (Even if it was it still wouldn't be acceptable.)
2nd-May-2008 11:57 am (UTC)
If that Vegas thing was real, and she wasn't in on it, he needs to be very arrested.

I cannot take David Blaine seriously since Londoners proved themselves awesome:

Blaine crossed the Atlantic to London where in September 2003 he suspended himself above the Thames river in a clear 7ft by 7ft by 3ft case and starved himself for 44 days. Some Londoners, however, failed to embrace Blaines presencemany hurled taunts and insults, while some threw eggs or launched golf balls from a nearby course. A few even cooked hamburgers underneath his suspended cage, letting the delicious smells of grilled beef waft upwards to the starving artist.
2nd-May-2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
We ARE awesome, and I hope he got the message and never comes back.

But we should never miss the opportunity to use the phrase git wizard.
2nd-May-2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
I love how the page starts to load and then decides it can't be found.

Didn't someone dangle a hamburger from a remote controlled helicopter?
2nd-May-2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
WTF Vegas? I never got enough exposure of him to form much of an opinion before (I rarely find stand-up comedy entertaining), but even if that girl was a plant, the audience was lead to believe she wasn't and what he was doing was totally disgusting. I'm surprised they all just sat there and let him do it. It reminds me of a story I read the other day about a man being stabbed in the GTA IV queue, but nobody helping because they thought it was a publicity stunt.

I haven't yet worked out how this relates to the conservative party, not that I vote for them anyway despite their stranglehold on Nottingham.
2nd-May-2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
It's me being facetious. My reasoning goes:
- Johnny Vegas is still free.
- David Blaine isn't dead.
- Therefore the world sucks today.
- The country is also significantly bluer today then it was yesterday.
- Therefore the world sucking is the fault of the Tories.

Now, I know that Vegas was free and Blaine alive yesterday too. But why turn down an opportunity to bitch about the Tories?
2nd-May-2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Ah, I get it. And indeed, who needs an occasion?

I'm kinda disallusioned with politicians in general to be honest, though I don't actually mind Brown that much. Though that may change when I figure out who if anyone is responsible for the price of food going up.

What did Blaine do to contribute to the suckiness of the country?
2nd-May-2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
He's a git.

I just hate him a lot, for being a git.
2nd-May-2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
XD Fair enough. I was wondering if he'd done anything new; I'd forgotton he existed.

Then again I'm sadly lacking in newspapers most of the time here, and tend to miss things.

Completely off-topic whilst I remember: I've been checking out the housing thing. It looks like I'm going to be based some of the time in the centre of London, and on placement most likely in the south. I've been told I have a pretty good chance of getting halls, but the application for that hasn't even come through yet and I probably won't hear for months when they do. If that fails, there's a couple of medics planning to live down south, nearer where I'll be based.
So it's probably going to be a no from me, but thanks for the offer. I thought I should tell you this now so you can find someone else in time for your lease.
2nd-May-2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Seriously, totally ugh. Johnny Vegas... I almost liked him, at one point. Now, he's proven to actually be the creepy sleazeball he seems to be (which I thought was an act... but that account... ugh)
2nd-May-2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
See, I totally thought you were hoping that Jonny Vegas would asphyxiate there, which would save us the expense of imprisoning him...
2nd-May-2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
Johnny Vegas is a fat drunken boor - he isn't funny, he has never been funny and he won't ever be funny in the future.

I think he needs a sharp spike stuffed up him in the style of Vlad the Impaler - the vile, fat, useless sex offender.

I agree about the Mc Canns too - they appear to be working through their guilt in public and trying to make themselves feel better but it isn't ever going to go away. They shouldn't have left their kids just for a fucking meal.

Why didn't they get a babysitter? Why didn't they just give the meal a miss and stay at home?

If you have little kids - LOOK AFTER THEM.
3rd-May-2008 07:10 am (UTC)
That sounds like a fantastic job...
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