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Election fever

Posted on 2010.04.19 at 19:10
I haven't written anything at all in ages. So I thought I would.

Living in Watford is usually not a very riveting subject. After all we're only really famous for our gap ( which incidentally isn't even ours but a tiny village called Watford up in Northamptonshire).

But living here right now is pretty exciting. You see Watford is politically a 3 way marginal. Less than 300 votes seperated the 3 main party's at the last election. So there is a lot of media attention on my little town. When you factor in the fact that since the early 70's the MP from Watford has always belonged to the party in power Watford is quite the political gem at the moment.

In the last few days whilst walking around the town on my lunch break I have spoken to the Conservative candidate, been interviewed by The Independent as to how I'm going to vote and seen the BBC interviewing people for the 6 O'Clock news (Shown just about an hour ago on TV).

So watch this space and keep an eye out for my little town over the next couple of weeks.

I stole it because it's good !

Posted on 2009.12.13 at 13:25

I'm not trying to cause a big sensation,
I'm just talkin' 'bout my Dave Hodder.

Which song was this lyric from?

Get your own lyrics:

I'm gonna make this work dammit

Posted on 2009.07.13 at 12:45
So I found this amazing clip on you tube but each time I try and post it here the link just refuses to show itself or even link to the clip, which as it's a LINK is a bit poor.

This is the url http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EYAUazLI9k Copy and paste. It's so worth it !

(Edit)
NOW THE LINK WORKS !!!!!


AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Innocent

Posted on 2009.05.13 at 11:33
After sitting quietly on this for a few weeks and observing some of my friends communication with Innocent I have made the following conclusions.

Firstly. Innocent do seem happy to engage in debate regarding the Coke issue which is to their credit. However what I have noticed from the various responses I heave read is that they are somewhat generic, but to be fair if a lot of people are asking the same sort of questions then I guess the same sort of answers will be given.

Secondly. In their communications Innocent state that they are not here to defend Coke but then go on to do just that.


So I decided to take a different tack on this one.

Innocent are currently preparing for their AGM and have opened up an online AGM forum. http://innocentdrinks.typepad.com/innocent_drinks/2009/05/ou.html

It seems that quite a few people have taken this opportunity to express their views on the Coke deal. As a result of this Innocent have asked that all these comments be directed to the open blogs on their site regarding this matter.

So I did a little more searching and found a thread that says “What next in the world of smoothies” which is the link above.

This it what I wrote.

“In light of your recent acceptance of an investment from Coke may I suggest the following two flavours for new smoothies.

1. The Columbian. You could colour it Blood Red in remembrance of the trade union workers murdered at Cokes Columbian bottling plants.
2. The Villager You could lace this with all manner of chemicals in recognition of Cokes pollution of the rivers that feed Indian villages and Cokes manufacture of a water intensive product in a water deficient area”

This did in fact make it to the thread which I was pleased about. However it didn’t last long and this morning it was gone.

I feel that I kept on topic. They obviously had other ideas.

There goes another one.....

Posted on 2009.04.07 at 11:34
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7986901.stm


Good Good

Posted on 2009.04.03 at 12:26
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7980871.stm

Airplot

Posted on 2009.01.16 at 22:04



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Star Trek related momentous descision

Posted on 2009.01.15 at 13:23
I have come to a descision that has taken at least a year to reach. It is time to massively de-clutter and therefore I shall be getting rid of my Star Trek Videos. These comprise of all 7 seasons of DS9 and Voyager, the First 6 movies, most of season 7 of TNG and a handful of the original series.

If anybody wants these they are up for grabs, free of charge because lets face it they're not worth much anyway.

Let me know if you're interested

Commercial Break

Posted on 2008.11.22 at 23:00
Adverts.

Some you love, eg the new Barclaycard Advert, now who out there doesn't want their own personal waterslide and a song from the 70's that just grows and grows on you. Thank you itunes !!

Some you hate, and this is the point of this ranty post.

Coca Cola. Now I have, for as long as I can remember, detested Coca Cola adverts. Even before I found out that the Coca Cola company supported the Hitler Youth, drained much needed water from villages in India just to make more of their product and turned a blind eye to violence used against Columbian union members.

What has always bothered me is the claim that your life will be better if you drink Coca Cola, you will be a better person, your friends will like you more and you will be, in general, happier. Of courseI know that is the whole point of advertising but I am wise enough to know that a mixture of sugar, carbonated water and various flavours will not do any of the above for me.

But, and I'm arriving at my point, what really hacks me off is the Christmas Coca Cola advert. The one with the fleet of trucks and lots of smiley happy families rejoicing that their most favourite beverage in the world is arriving in their town.there they are lining the road as they watch the trucks with Santa holding a bottle of Coke pictured on the side.

And this year it's even worse. They're showing 5 second clips in between the ads that are on during a commercial break and playing their annoying jingle. So in fact each commercial break you get 2 maybe 3 showings of it.

Again I'm wise enough to change the channel or mute the sound as I frequently find myself doing but others are not and my fear is that they will associate this time of year with a sugary carbonated drink and not what they should be celebrating and that's a religious holiday. And I'm not just talking Christainity here, there are many religious significances aroung this time of year that are in danger of being overlooked because, as the Jingle says "Holidays are coming" ooh look and what happens when the holidays come. Big trucks full of Coke. Not a Winter solstice, Birth of Jesus, Diwali, Ede or any other you care to mention in sight.

I've picked up a book in stores and put it back a couple of times. It's the new Mark Thomas and it's an expose on the Coca Cola Company. Tomorrow I'm buying it. He's on my wavelength.

Thank Goodness someone is. I fear there aren't many of us left.

Too funny by far !

Posted on 2008.10.15 at 16:54


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