Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Earworms (good)

Mutterings continued.

Was tootling around the little supermarket next to the PO this afternoon and heard Joe Jackson's Stepping Out on the radio. Another of my all-time favourite songs. I bought the album on the strength of that one song. I've bought a LOT of albums on the strength of one song... So, ever since, I've had, "You babe, stepping ou-out, into the light, into the night..." going through my head. Most pleasant. Just taken Jethro Tull off the hi-fi and replaced them with Mr Jackson - I'd forgotten how good the album Night and Day is.

GRADS committee meeting tonight - hopefully UWA won't have doublebooked our room again. The new GRADS logo has been decided and is up on the website.

From The Guardian: "

"Congratulations to Rhodri Morgan, the Welsh first minister, for another political triumph. He will be honoured for the second time with the "foot in mouth" award at the 2005 Plain English Awards, in London tomorrow.

Morgan's winning howler, uttered during a policing debate, was: “The only thing which isn’t up for grabs is no change and I think it’s fair to say it’s all to play for, except for no change.”

He's yet to confirm his attendence but he shouldn't worry as he's in good company. Previous winners include Donald Rumsfeld for his insight into Pentagon thought, the now-famous "there are known knowns and known unknowns..."

Other gobbledygook winners include the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for their brain-melting definition of hot food in the new Licensing Act. But our favourite is non political and surely a joke email from UK2net to a customer: "YOUR EMAIL DID NOT REACH A HUMANOID. IT ONLY REACHED REPLICANT LEVEL 1. E-MAIL ARRIVING FROM HERE ARE SPOOLED FOR AUTOMATIC CHECKING AND WILL NOT BE READ BY HUMANOIDS."

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