Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The state of the nation

Scene: A stream of workers going into a City office block, opposite Blackfriars station in London

Time: 08:55am Wednesday 6 February 2008

A lady in her early 60s, nicely dressed and coiffured is talking to a younger female companion.

Lady: I think this country started going to the dogs when they got rid of Margaret Thatcher

Man, turning aroung quickly, aged 38, blue jeans, berghaus mac and black rucksack: I'm sorry but I couldn't possibly agree with that

Lady: I wasn't talking to you

Man: I know, but I heard what you said and it went through me like a knife

Lady: Tough

Lady's companion: (in a reassuring voice, as they move away from the man in jeans towards the lift): 'It is obviously a topic that people have strong views about'

Monday, February 04, 2008

Star Wars and Fulham

I saw this post on the Fulham Independent Forum today:

Star Wars: Part VII: The battle for the soul of Fulham Football Club -- George Lucas, Monday, February 04, 11:49:09am (

Glad this battle is now beginning to be won by Roy "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Hodgson and Jimmy "Luke Skywalker" Bullard rather than Lawrie "Darth Vader" Sanchez and the horrendous Death Star he was building at Craven Cottage.

I've got a feeling that, for the rest of the season, the force will be with us...

'Daddy I think you secretly play for Fulham...

...and you don't tell anyone because you don't want to be transfered to another club'

Anna (age 5) to James (aged 38) an hour before Fulham beat Aston Villa 2-1.