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If it wasn't for bad luck... - The Paranoid Android — LiveJournal
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
If it wasn't for bad luck...
Yesterday morning I decided to cut my hair. It's been a while and I was looking decidedly scruffy. I usually use a "number 2" guard on the clippers... but I couldn't find it anywhere. In my "early morning not quite with it" state I thought I could just use a "number 1" instead... it's only half as long right?

I now look a little like Ripley in Aliens 3... just with bigger boobs. I have had a lot of strange looks from my work colleagues... and some choice remarks about lawn mowers and losing bets.

My earphones broke yesterday evening. They are not super expensive or anything, but I liked them and so I was very sad. It also meant I had to listen to people on the train home... and that is enough to make the baby jesus cry.

On my way into work this morning I fell down a curb (and almost into a dustcart!) and landed heavily on my bad wrist and knee (with enough force to rip a hole in my trousers and my leg). My wrist is still feeling a little sore.

I did manage to find the same make of earphones in Currys - so that makes the morning okay... right?

I managed to get a copy of the Metro this morning, which is both good and bad. On the plus side, I can do the Sudoku and read Nemi. On the negative side I can also read what passes for news in the free press.

Seems the big GB made a gaff yesterday because he called a nice old lady a bigot. Of course you have to read to the end of the article to find out he didn't say that to her... but to an aide in the back of a car. It seems that someone in the Sky News corporation who leaked this is backing one of the other parties!

Ms Duffy may not be a bigot, but she's certainly not the brightest crayon in the box. Her question was "all these eastern Europeans what are coming in, where are they flocking from?" ... I'm no immigration expert, but I'd bet they're coming from Europe... Eastern Europe at that.

I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb here... and this is not a popular view... but I think democracy isn't working. For every smart informed voter there are at least 100 dumb uninformed voters (I just made that ratio up - but I think if there was ever a proper study you'd find I was being very generous there). We'll end up with the party that the press favours just as we have in the previous elections I can recall. The press will tell you that they are just echoing popular views... but I get the feeling that they are not so much reporting what popular views are, but reporting what they want popular views to be.

Democracy means that guy at the end of the street who thinks anyone with a tan or who speaks with a funny accent should be "sent home" has the same amount of say in who runs the country as you or I do. Scary isn't it?

What we really need is a benevolent dictator. (Of course finding one is going to be the hard part.) I suggest an X-Factor like TV program... and let Simon Cowell determine who runs the country... ahh... I see a problem with this approach too. Perhaps we should let a computer run the country?

In other (less serious?) news - we all survived boobquake. Reading Jen McCreight's blog before and after the "experiment" I was saddened to see the comments descend into religion vs. science arguments at primary school levels of intelligence. I like a good argument/debate - but name calling and logical fallacies are so 1995. If you are a little geeky and like statistics used for non serious purposes you should check out Jen's experimental results post.

In other-other news my good friend Jim gets married on Saturday... and I am his "best man." I have yet to work out what my speech should be and am a little nervous about the whole thing. Do you know any good (clean) jokes?

Current Mood: sore sore
Current Music: Astradyne - Ultravox

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