My parents-in-law own a garden centre, and nothing enlivens my visits to see them more than to see a tray of fat balls for sale in the shop (yes, I know I have a juvenile sense of humour!)
Thus I particularly enjoyed this post (with the superb picture above) by master satirist The Lakelander on semi-professional Piers Fletcher-Dervish impersonator Ed Balls.
Bookmark The Lakelander’s blog. It’s great.
Gordon Brown, Prime Mentalist of the United Kingdom (pictured left looking statesmanlike), despite being the most utterly incompetent holder of his office in history, has managed to be named Statesman of the Year by these people. Obviously the presence of Bono will be setting the alarm bells ringing for anyone reading this, but to highlight the stiff competition Gordo faced, I thought I would share the other members of the shortlist:
Gonzo the Great
A small Edam cheese
A Death Watch Beetle.
My understanding is that the early voting favoured the Edam Cheese, but unfortunately due to a misunderstanding about the lunch arrangements Henry Kissinger ate it. Someone then trod on the death watch beetle, and Gonzo the Great was discovered in flagrante with a chicken in the stationery cupboard.
I am sure all patriotic British people will join with me in congratulating the Prime
Numbnuts Minister on this singular honour, which will no doubt be of great comfort to him in his enforced retirement at a remote secure hospital in the Highlands.
Martin Day, whose enthusiasm for the noble art of photoshop knows no bounds and who usually deploys his art in the cause of making Gordon Brown look stupid, has excelled himself with this latest offering, on display in its original setting here.
Apparently Prime Mentalist Gordon Brown could ‘walk away from all this tomorrow’, a line which has no doubt caused people all over the country to cry “we just wish you would Gordon – please don’t hang around on our behalf”.
Apparently he wants to become a teacher after he leaves office (and presumably after the men in white coats have given him the all clear). Children of Scotland – be very afraid.
Quote of the day, from pb.com, by ‘James’
What Peter Viggers’ critics are failing to answer is where do they expect his ducks to live now? The ducks who will be made homeless are the forgotten victims of this sorry affair.
The great Bryan Appleyard posts as follows on his unmissable blog, Thought Experiments:-
With Speaker Martin about to resign, it is a good time to list some of the achievements of New Labour since 1997.