wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Simon Cowell's proctologist.

The pressure must be immense to keep that voice in tip-top condition.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
I would most likely be The Swashbuckling Sarky Shark or Grumpy Gus.

I would be feared for my ability to drive my foes insane with a constant barrage of cold-hearted irony and cynicism.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Um, I should think so.
It would change the world dramatically.

I'm actually thinking what a great impact it would have on politics!

Bring it ON!
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Probably more effective than incorporeal punishment - unless the intention is to scare the crap out of the offender.

Seriously though, those who support the use of corporal punishment ought to thereby be willing to support the idea that law enforcement officers can pull their pants down and spank them in public the next time they are caught speeding.
If they can't accept that, then it follows that they obviously believe people younger than them have fewer human rights. 

Those supporters who say, "I was smacked and it did me no harm" are missing the point. The fact that they support violent acts to children is, in my opinion, evidence of quite considerable harm to their moral values.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
It was an horrific assault on USA sovereign soil, there's no denying that and my heart goes out to the families and friends of those who suffered loss. 

The title: "The Day the Earth Stood Still" reflects how shocking the realisation was that, for the first time, the impregnable, and all-powerful USA was actually shown to be vulnerable to attacks by fanatical, misguided individuals.

The British suffered the Blitz followed by countless terrorist atrocities and have realised that to have a national day of mourning for each and every event would probably require more days than the calendar posesses.

It's hard to say this without coming across as callous, (which is not my intention at all), but there have been, and still are, greater losses of life through atrocity going on in the world. Unfortunately, these atrocities are going on in places which have no significant resources nor any viable access to the world media. Therefore, they are mostly ignored.

As with any horrific event, it is not so much that it happened but more how positively we proceed from such events that counts in the long run.
Burning sacred texts, torturing, persecuting and denigrating innocent human beings who just happen to be of the same religious/cultural background as the lunatic perpetrators, curbing rights to freedom of expression, etc, are all acts which will simply perpetuate the cycle of fear, ignorance and reprisal; the "nyeh-nyeh nyeh-nyeh-nyeh!" scholl of international relations. 

Sure, retaliation is a right I would deny no-one - go ahead, get it out of your sysytem - It's cathartic, I'm sure. I'm no sandal-wearing liberal - as even a cursory scan of my journal will tell you - but nothing, I mean, nothing will be resolved until there is dialogue and, through that, understanding and tolerance. 
All the while international 'diplomacy' is really being decided by self-serving profiteers and international panic for future resources, we will never break the cycle.

Personally, I don't see a resolution any time soon. 
  
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
2011

wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
So long as the love is true (along with the understanding, patience and faithfulness that this presumes) on both sides, age should never be an issue.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Mary Poppins: Lose Dick Van Dyke fercryinoutloud and replace with Johnny Depp.

For obvious british reasons.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
I gave up the priesthood...
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Off the top of my head:
Abolish royalty and peerages.
Have an elected second house.
Ban fox hunting completely.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Indescribable.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Realising that, after forking out over a fiver to rent Daybreakers and Clash of The Titans, I actually threw away over three hours of my life watching them.

I'll never get that time back :(
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Personal Lingerie Shopper for Lucy Liu.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
The Conservative Party Manifesto.

"Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics"
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Ringmaster.
In the style of Jack Dee.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Make me coffee.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Possibly Robert Mugabe.
Failing that, maybe Lucy Liu.

For completely different reasons, of course.
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Because political bodies, despite the fact that marijuana is less addictive, think the populace is incapable of weighing risks for themselves.

A similar question would be: Why is alcohol legal?
It does far more harm to society than tobacco, costs the health services far more to deal with and, if it were rated today by British standards of drug classification, it would be a Class A drug.

Government loves to get on heir soap boxes and tell us how they are determined to make the 'hard' decisions - as long as they are the hard decisions that won't lose them votes.




wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
Hmm... hard one, this.

Being a bloke AND british, I avoid getting too openly emotional but here's three that get me 'intellectually' emotional: 

Chris Rea - Tell Me There's a Heaven.
Randy Newman - That's Why I Love Mankind.
The Levellers - A Man Is In Love. (My wedding song to C)
wsdante: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]
"Beware of random predictions."

Profile

wsdante: (Default)
wsdante

December 2011

S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
181920212223 24
25262728293031

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:42 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios