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Wednesday, 01 May 2013


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An' as to how's I does what I does it's pretty elementary David.

As I've encountered ,er, "jovial voices" in the far-reaches of Cyberspace (who have the habit of going into predictive mode, usually wrongish) I make note of what looks to be some time hence, "apt" then place the tidbit into (in your case) a Word Doc titled Duff's Doofsterisms.

And then I wait. And I'm very patient.

Ah, yes, of course, JK, a "Doofsterism" being Arkie for a wise, prognostication, I take it?!

Right up there with, Romney will absolutely be the next President!

Absolutely, JK, but how could even I, wise as I am, know just how dumb the American electorate would be? Obviously not enough of them are reading D&N!

"Lord Downton"? Aargh! He's surely Lord Crawley, Earl of Grantham?

Disrespectful? Me? Never!

(“It's not lying when you do it to officers!”
― Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment )

My comment with regards to sixth formers was not a critique of your effort at mummery (of which I hear you are inordinately proud, although I think it has more to do with a penchant for dressing up in strange clothing, and make-up, without having the local constabulary caution you for 'deliberately and with offensive intent [and knees] wearing tights and declaiming in a public place') but, as all my concise, pithy, erudite and made-up-on-the-spur-of-the-moment-as-my-mouth-runs-round-the-world-before-my-brain-can-even-find-its-boots-let-alone-put-them-on comments, a sudden realisation that... that's exactly what 'senior officers' always 'do' sound like.

As to UKIP, criticise away, I'm a firm believer that all politicians should be taken out daily, laughed at and pelted with composting vegetables as means of reminding them just who they are supposed to work for. And 'the mandarins' may be in for a shock. Whilst I don't believe UKIPs representatives are either more or less capable, knowledgeable and experienced than any other parties (not counting those repeat 'experienced' MPs who have already been 'trained' by the civil service), they do have the 'apparent' benefit of approaching 'the mandarins' as a 'known threat' (and from one or two conversations, mandarins who may have to perform a 'full and in-depth analysis of the benefit system from the point of view of a recipient')

From my perspective, I would view it as a step in the right direction if we had a few more 'normal' 'characters' in Westminster and considerably less of 'the prepped from birth, to Poli-Sci graduate, to MPs dogsbody, to MP' political set (I'd trust a used car salesman further than them - ever thought of standing? If you play your cards right you'll eventually get a seat in The Lords and get free tights and a silly outfit!).

Since the mess we're in has, supposedly, no solutions:

“ is well know that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done.”
― Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

DM, you will, of course, convey my apologies to his Lordship but, alas, like so much that is popular on TV, I know *of* it but without knowing much *about* it! Of course, that excludes American gangster/police series with body counts never less than four per episode - them I know about! Incidentally, "Banshee" on Sky was simply too silly but I might just give it one more chance if only for the gratuitous sex!

Able, surely my mummery is beyond criticism! This Pratchett fella' sounds right for the job!

JK heads for the cave in the hills when the still's running dry.

Nope - my still is never dry - but the fire under it occasionally needs to've wood added.

Er, JK, we're not moving into double entendres here, are we?

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