July 8th, 2010

Blake's 7 - Maximum Power!

Maximum logistics!!!

I'd love to think that the person who came up with the name for this company was a Blake's 7 fan, given the way it almost-but-not-quite manages to blend the name of the Supreme Commander and a certain Space Commander (indeed, it'd be quite a decent portmanteau name for shipping the pair of 'em...).

I suspect the sad reality is that it's just a coincidence... *shrug*
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Oh, please...

I mean, on the bright side, it's good news that those two asylum seekers had their deportation overturned.

The judge's comments? Erm...less good. "Just as male hetero­sexuals are free to enjoy themselves playing rugby, drinking beer and talking about girls with their mates, so male homosexuals are to be free to enjoy themselves going to Kylie concerts, drinking exotically-coloured cocktails and talking about boys with their straight female mates." Right. How many stereotypes and clichés can you get into one sentence? Still, your heart's obviously in the right place.

Conservative MP Philip Davies also loses points for his comments: "...it’s quite feasible that this could offer an ideal line of defence for someone who wants to try to avoid being kicked out of the country, whether it is true or not that they are gay. By its very nature, it’s very difficult to prove one way or another."

Yeah, well, homosexuality was illegal in this country until the '60s. I'm guessing it was just as difficult then as it is now to prove that someone's gay, but that didn't stop people trying...

But the thing that really really disturbs me about all this?

Learning that there's an organisation called MigrationWatchUK.

I mean, maybe I'm just too much of a bleeding-heart lefty liberal, but really? It just makes me feel faintly disgusted with the state of the world.

[I would link to the source, but it's the Daily Express webpage and they don't need any more publicity...I've no doubt there was some equally disturbing reportage of this story in the Mail, but it didn't make the front page there...]
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Thursday 8th July 2010

Let me see. Had a late start, which was annoying, but made up for that by leaving work late. We had a conference call regarding the Luton project, on which (so far) I've done absolutely no work.

Personal news - on the negative side, still no sign of that prescription. Sarah 'phoned up the surgery, and apparently the prescription request was separated from the SAE we enclosed with it, but they've said they'll send it out to us. Although we won't be able to do that again as we moved away from the area too long ago.

Still, on the positive side, that may not be an issue - apparently, there's a real possibility of us having exchanged on Barking by the end of next week, and completion within a week after that. Still no word on a time frame for Hemel Hempstead, but as the guy there is apparently pretty eager to sell, hopefully that won't take too long.

Had pizza for dinner tonight, which was nice. Didn't get round to having lunch at work, so I'll have that tomorrow.

Still no word on whether or not Sarah will be going to Singapore, but that should mean that at least we get this weekend together, if nothing else, and the house sale/purchase can be done when she's out of the country - any documents she needs to sign can be emailed over to her.

I did a bit more DVD burning tonight - Pulse (which I'm hoping I'll get round to watching at some point) and Doctor Who Season 5, Disc 1, with a few extras - trailers, interviews, etc.

Unfortunately, despite the good news on the house front Sarah was in a bit of a bad mood with me tonight and we had a bit of a row, but that was cleared up by the time we went to bed. Indeed, she mentioned an episode of The A-Team which featured both Robert Vaughan and David McCallum, and I was so curious that, well, I had to d/l it before settling down to sleep for the night..!