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I read the news today - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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I read the news today
Frankly, good riddance.

So despite the Current Financial Climate, one 'Stockbroker'[*] will be happy...

[*] completely unnecessary tenuous link
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barnacle From: barnacle Date: October 11th, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I can't imagine he'll be mourned by anyone except those in his own very carefully and rigidly defined minority.

When I skimmed that BBC report for the first time I thought it said that "his head came off," which I felt was unnecessarily graphic for daytime public broadcasting. But it actually says that he suffered "head... injuries" when "his car came off the road." Thank heavens for that, if you see what I mean. I wonder idly and largely irrelevantly if, being far-right-wing, he was wearing a seat-belt.

On this browser, by the way, that blip.fm embed is too fat for its surrounding div. I bet it's got something about Attila in it: that'll be the problem. Mind you, I do like the figure of a real stockbroker, with plenty of curves to hang on to. That's how you can tell I'm a feminist. Don't mandolin me, bro!
crouchinglynx From: crouchinglynx Date: October 11th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I skimmed that BBC report for the first time I thought it said that "his head came off,"

At a first glance, I thought the article mentioned a "severed head", when I'd actually been looking at the phrase "suffered severe head".
barnacle From: barnacle Date: October 14th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
"suffered severe head"


My word. No wonder he had an accident.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 11th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's definitely a subtext of severed head in that news story. Perhaps it's a metaphor[*].

I've un-embedded the blip thing. It doesn't actually make the song any better, I'm afraid, but I have a soft spot for Mister The Stockbroker.

Mind you, I do like the figure of a real stockbroker, with plenty of curves to hang on to. That's how you can tell I'm a feminist.

I think you have gort it vairy wrorng.

[*] a system of signalling using flags.
rbarclay From: rbarclay Date: October 11th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Frankly, good riddance
Yes. Though there's now even more danger that the far-right in Austria could consolidate again.
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: October 13th, 2008 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Great song. What's it about?
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Haider! [lyrics here]

... or am I missing the joke?

I totally need more coffee. I mean, I know everybody on the internet and/or between the age of 16 and 40 says "ha ha I totally need more coffee", instant human just add caffeine blah blah, but, like, I actually totally need more coffee.
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: October 13th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I was joking. In fact, I laughed at my own comment for about half an hour. Maybe I need more coffee as well.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2008 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry. I'm just so confused today.

Things I have failed to do so far this morning: find a desk for someone who's starting work for us today; find a computer for them; contact any of the people who are supposed to be responsible for things like finding desks and computers; get three people to agree on whether a meeting scheduled for "Tuesday 13th October" is meant to be today or tomorrow; talk to someone I don't know about a project I don't understand; actually do any useful work inbetween failing to do everything else. I give up. I want to start today again, please, with more coffee and cake, and fewer fail.
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: October 13th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Big sympathy and virtual cakes comin' atcha. I've had a lot of failsome days lately and I know what it's like.
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: October 13th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and I know it's too late now, but the meeting scheduled for "Tuesday 13th" was almost certainly meant to be on Tuesday 14th rather than Monday 13th.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 14th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
:-) Yeah, it was. Or rather is. Today, I mean. I hoped it was, because they'd done a 'meet-o-matic' to see whether Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday would be best, & waited till Monday morning to tell people the answer, & then I saw "Tuesday" and was relieved that the meeting wasn't, like, the same day, and also thought "right, so I can book this other meeting for Monday at 2pm", and then someone pointed out the confusion over dates so I was cross with myself for not reading the email properly, but fortunately I made the same mistake as the person who wrote it, so, er. The world of admin is really exciting, isn't it?
monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: October 14th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
The general rule is that most people are more aware of the day of the week than of the date, so if the date and the day don't match you can guess the mistake was with the date and not the day.

At least the person who wrote the email didn't say "Oh, you spotted my deliberate mistake. I put that there to catch you out." Or did they? If they do, you're legally allowed to kill them as long as you use a bow and arrow.
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