July 16th, 2009

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

A little Flanders & Swann is good for the soul.

With the names changed to incriminate the guilty, but otherwise it's just as originally published (well, a bit of Blackadder-esque humour derived from the name of the current Chancellor, but apart from that...). In times like these, it's helpful to remember that there have always been times like these...

There's a hole in my Budget, dear Gordon, dear Gordon,
There's a hole in my Budget, dear P.M. my dear.

Then mend it my Darling, my Darling, my Darling,
Then mend it my Darling, my Darling, my dear.

But how shall I mend it, dear Gordon, dear Gordon?
But how shall I mend it, dear Gordon, my dear?

By building up exports, my Darling, my Darling,
By increased production, my Darling, my dear.

But that means working harder, dear Gordon, dear Gordon,
And the workers must have more incentives, my dear.

Then decrease taxation, my Darling, my Darling,
And raise all their wages, my Darling, my dear.

And where is the money to come from, dear Gordon?
But where is the money to come from, my dear?

Why out of your Budget, my Darling, my Darling,
Out of your Budget, my Darling my dear.

But there's a hole in my Budget, dear Gordon, dear Gordon,
There's a hole in my Budget, dear P.M. my dear.

Then mend it my Darling, my Darling, my Darling,
Then mend it my Darling, my Darling, my dear.

But how shall...

This song is a dialogue between the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the day. The two performers wander round the stage or room in a slow inflationary spiral.

*g*
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Y'know?

The big problem I have with Cops with Cameras is that the guy doing the voiceover sounds incredibly like Steve Tompkinson. I don't think it is him, but it sounds like him...and it just makes me think of that Drop the Dead Donkey episode where Damian follows a police team on dawn raids and they accidentally break into the wrong house and kill a little girl's rabbit.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby...

So.

40 years since the first moon landing.

As a bit of a sci-fi geek, it's hard not to get a bit excited about it (albeit disappointed that the human race hasn't even returned there since the early 70s, never mind getting any further afield).

But anyway. 40th anniversaries are worth celebrating, right? So what - if anything - are you guys doing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing? I'm thinking Sarah and I really ought to do something significant, but I don't know what...