Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam is dead. Long live Saddam.

I didn't really know how I felt about America's intervention in Iraq until now. I've always said that I'd rather have the pax Americana than the alternative, and I stand by that.


It sucks, actually.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Me? Time person of the year?

What bollocks. What shameless overeditorialising. What rediculocity. Time Magazine has clearly gone pearshaped. It's named me / you / anyone who looks at the latest cover (there's a foiled, mirror type, reflective panel), including my cats, person of the year.

Here are a couple of cycnical interpretations:

(1) It adds 23 extra pages to the edition in question
(2) More space = more advertising revenue (see number 1 above)
(3) Samsung placed a really boring, really big - and no doubt expensive - pull-out in this edition (see number 2 above)
(4) The editorial team have gone soft
(5) The managing editor's son came up with the idea
(6) They wanteed to test their new foil printing machine
(7) They're scared of stirring up controversy
(8) They really think it's a clever idea
(9) What-ever

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dear Father Christmas

What I really want for Christmas is a day off from work.