Sunday, May 14, 2006

1966 and all that


Dependable Renegade quotes Laura Bush’s refusal to believe George’s poll numbers because, “I travel around the country. I see people, I see their responses to my husband. I see their response to me... I see a lot of appreciation for him. A lot of people come up to me and say, ‘Stay the course’.” I commented that it’s the bubble phenomenon again: she travels around the country seeing only Bush supporters, and has convinced herself that that’s reality. For some people, travel narrows the mind.

And yes, it is such a slow news day that I’m looking to Laura Bush for material.

And to John Cleese, who is evidently the face of anti-football hooliganism for the World Cup. Here is a song he has written:
Don’t Mention The War

Don’t mention the war
That’s what football is for!
In 1966 we were the winning team
We’d rather not discuss what happened in-between
Don’t mention the war
Just get out there and score
At the glorious moment
When the lions roar
Don’t mention the war
Don’t mention the war
That’s what football is for!
They might have bombed our chipshop 60 years ago
But a billion pints of lager later, here we go (come on
then!)
Don’t call them rude names
It’s such a beautiful game
At the glorious moment
When the lions roar
Don’t mention the war
Don’t mention the war
Bend that ball round the wall Instead of saving
Poland we are scoring goals
After 40 years of extra time and bacon rolls (bacon
rolls!)

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