There are people who observe the rules of honour as one observes the stars, from a great distance - Victor Hugo
A few years ago, the boss of a company hoping to drill for oil in the UK - I think it was Cuadrilla, at Balcombe - criticised protesters at the site by pointing out that most of them had driven cars to get there. Entirely reasonable and entirely obvious, I thought, and moreover quite measured. Protesters are after all attempting to destroy his business and put his employees on the dole. But he was very quickly in front of the media apologising for saying it. That was, for me, one of those "something odd is going on" moments. That's something you just can't say. But I wonder who decides such things and enforces them.
And they couldn't have their kayaks and heat them either...
Sam - it sounds as if he was reeled in by his own PR people. Those "something odd is going on" moments do seem to be connected with PR and media. It's as if there is a general PR consensus about these things and however absurd they are objectively, PR takes precedence. Completely cynical.Scrobs - very good, you are on form this morning!DJ - :) x 2
You can't catch me, Scrobs. Muir and Norden, wasn't it? Golly, comedy on the wireless was good when I was but a lad. Round the Horne, The Navy Lark, ...
dearieme - "If you wake up in the morning to find all of your grass has disappeared, do you look forlorn?" That's one I remember from the wireless.
'Fraid so, Dearie...It came from 'My word' when they had to make up an unlikely story to suit a particular phrase!A sizeable chunk of comedy was lost when Frank Muir died, we never got it back!Like the forlorn quote, AK!
Rambling Sid Rumpo: A young swain stands beneath his sweetheart’s window, plighting his troth.Kenneth Horne : I’ve often wondered. What is a troth ?Sid : It’s a cross between a trout and a sloth.Horne : An unusual combination.Sid : I don’t know what they saw in each other, to be honest.
dearieme - Rambling Sid Rumpo certainly rings a bell - bring back wall to wall innuendo.
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