Saturday, March 03, 2007

[blogfocus saturday] mainly britsphere this evening

Only one non-Brit this evening but this situation will be reversed on Tuesday.

1 It's very, very difficult to access Lord Nazh's blog but it's worth persevering a few minutes for he's always unpredictable and to the point. Besides, a man who heads his blog with an ever changing toon, [such as the one I've swiped above, which you can't read, as the print's too small here and thus will have to go to the site], is OK by me. Here he reports that recent, dangerous, international incident few might have been aware of:

What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein. According to Swiss daily Blick, the 170 infantry soldiers from the neutral country wandered more than a mile across an unmarked border into the tiny principality early Thursday before realizing their mistake and turning back.

2 This wonderful curmudgeonly piece from The Man from Islington had me falling off my mobility scooter:

I do not like young people much. They have far too good a time. I shuffle to work everyday like a miserable Monk, being harvested by the State for my life force, while they skip and cavort with sexy new media projects and have "vibrant" web communities of smarmy Conservative Future members. I see them laughing in that revoltingly carefree way and the bile rises in my throat, the bitter acrid fumes sting my nostrils. I crush a paper cup with silent disgust. “Oh bugger off and have a Craveor whatever it is you do,” I shout, waving an imaginary stick and expectorating …

And so on.

3 The intriguing, enigmatic and sartorial Benedict White [born in march 1968 in a small village in Hertfordshire, just north of London.] has this to say about an event to be held this coming Monday:

The Adam Smith Institute (as in the free market think tank named after the author of the Wealth of nations, rather than the Sith Institute) has an event organised for Monday March the 5th, in London, with Stephan Shakespeare [founder of 18 Doughty Street] and Fraser Nelson [Political Editor of The Spectator] as speakers. Should be good. I will be there. If you are wondering who I am, I will be the twit charming man with the beard and ponytail. Possibly handing out business cards as well as cards with my blog address on it as I am as always a shameless self publicist!

Another nine bloggers here.


  1. Not sure if you've used a Nintendo Wii, but check out my political Mii competition. I've taken a crack at the party leaders.


  2. Hi, Great to see Newmania getting a mention, he says what he wants and doesn't give a damn, he is one of life's characters.

    And I am looking forward to meeting Benedict on Monday evening.

    Thanks for another inspired Blogfocus. (please don't feel you have to go over the top when mentioning me, I feel embarrassed by it).

  3. Thanks for the mention :) I'll post more tonite/tomorrow (been working).

    Is it still hard to load my site? I've removed almost all the 'frills' from it (even my banners) in hopes of helping with load times (the only thing left will be to get rid of haloscan, but not until I've fixed up a message system).

    Love the blog and thanks again for the mention

  4. *
    "It's not like they stormed over here with attack helicopters or something," he said.

    i love it...



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