OK, we’ll make this a quick one; I’m supposed to be doing home educating this morning. Here’s this week’s news roundup.
On lockdown at her home in Los Angeles, Karen Gillan finds an unorthodox way of celebrating Earth Day.
“Brannigan? I’m off to the supermarket. You want anything?”
“OK, this is where it gets complicated.”
“Yes, I know we’ve got a Cobra briefing, but Dipsy’s about to get on the scooter and the Noo Noo’s still hoovering up the custard.”
“Yeah, how do we clap again?”
“Bollocks. I knew there was something I’d forgotten to do this evening.”
See you in a few days, when we’ll have something very special. Well, a bit. Hopefully.
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Disclaimer: I’m not a blue collar American. I didn’t grow up with the right to bear arms, or healthcare you pay for without help from the state. I don’t pretend to really understand politics. I do have a rudimentary awareness of how the media works: that the best way to shift units is to pick the underdog (the more contemptible the better) and ridicule them to the extent that there is a tangible shift in public sympathy, evening the race and making it more interesting, and thus more newsworthy. That’s the way it goes. Deal with it.
There are those who suggest that choosing between Clinton and Trump is like choosing between crucifixion and being buried alive. There are others who suggest that of the two, Clinton is the lesser of two evils. There are those who suggest the opposite. Clinton’s past is supposedly murky, but the assassination conspiracies are the screaming rage of people who will see what they want to see. Of the two, Clinton – while far from the model of integrity that Obama appeared to be – is balanced, rational and compassionate. I can’t say the same for Trump.
Because Trump’s a bullying narcisstic egomaniac. Does that in itself make him a bad choice for President? Perhaps not. But it does make him a wildcard. I can’t understand why you’d publicly endorse a man who brings out the worst in people. Only a blinkered fool would look at him and see anything other than a liability. And nowhere does this make itself plainer than the vitriol that comes out of his mouth.
So I found a selection of quotes this week and I married them with images from Doctor Who. I don’t care that some of them are out of context, or have had their accuracy disputed. I won’t apologise for the occasional ickiness: Donald certainly never does.
And for those who’d say that, as a white British male, the election of the American President is none of my business, I’d suggest that if we’re talking about a man who has significant impact on the UK’s foreign policy and his finger on the big red button, I’d say that it darn well is.
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Out for a damp walk, and passing a big, security gated house out on the Ridgeway.
Me [conspiratorially]: Hey…d’you know who lives there?
Me [whispering]: Mister Saxon.
Joshua [incredulous]: What, you mean the actor who plays Mister Saxon?
Me: …No, the real Mister Saxon.
Joshua: You mean there’s a man called Mister Saxon in the real world as well, then?
Me [giving up]: Yes, probably.