Monday, 29 June 2009

Lilith's Hotties #3 or #4 in a series

Michael K Williams aka Omar Little in The Wire

From Wikipedia
For his portrayal of Omar, Michael K. Williams was named by USA Today as one of ten reasons they still love television. The character was praised for his uniqueness in the stale landscape of TV crime dramas and for the wit and humor that Williams brought to the portrayal.[10] Other commentators also applauded the many dimensions of the character with his appearances in various story lines as "...a sawed-off shotgun toting terror, a vulnerable jailbird whose life lies in the balance, and a double crossing mastermind who outsmarts Baltimore’s biggest drug dealers time and time again".[5] Omar was named as one of the first season's richest characters, not unlike the Robin Hood of Baltimore's west side projects, although his contradictory nature was questioned as a little too strange.[11] The Baltimore City Paper named the character one of their top ten reasons not to cancel the show and called him "arguably the show’s single greatest achievement."

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Lest we forget

I also found this footage of the Beast of Clerkenwell entertaining the folks at the office.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Sweet young things

The young man with the hat and the fiddle, Ben, used to sell me a baguette and a latte. He has been much missed at the Deli where he worked but he has clearly found something more rewarding to do.

Peoples String Foundation - Twins - More free videos are here

Update: I am away keeping an eye on things this week so see y'all when I get back.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Cowboy songs

Me and My Uncle is a favorite cowboy song. I couldn't find it by The Grateful Dead but I found this on youtube.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

John Bercow for Speaker? I think not.

This may be old news to my readers but I found this interesting letter on here.

A mystery solved
Tuesday, 26 May 2009

When the delegation of British MPs visited Sri Lanka earlier this month, the hostility of the Conservative Party representative was disconcerting. Reports in the Daily Mail indicating that John Bercow is Labour's favoured candidate for the vacant position of Speaker of the House may explain it, as the Peace Secretariat explains in a letter to the editor.

The Editor

Daily Mail


I must thank you for your article of May 24th entitled ‘Brown’s candidate for Speaker’, since it helps to explain something that had worried us in Sri Lanka.

Earlier this month the Hon. Des Browne led a cross-party delegation of MPs to Sri Lanka. He told us he had selected them carefully, to avoid any difficulties, and certainly the representatives of the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the SDLP seemed without preconceptions in their approach. The exception was the Conservative, John Bercow, who was extremely confrontational from the start, and provoked a strong reaction from our President.

This was surprising because we had assumed that the Conservative Party had a more positive approach to Sri Lanka in its struggle against terrorism. Certainly the pronouncements of those who have engaged closely with us, such as the Hon. Liam Fox and Lord Naseby indicated a sympathetic understanding of the position.

Now however we can understand the strange attitude of Mr Bercow. It would be sad if he were rewarded with the position of Speaker because of hostility to his own party. It would be peculiar if an added attraction for the government were his acting as their hatchet man on the visit to Sri Lanka in which his other colleagues behaved so admirably, asking questions but making clear they did this with goodwill rather than animosity.

Yours sincerely,

Prof Rajiva Wijesinha

Secretary General

Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process

Thursday, 18 June 2009

I know I'm a hippy but....

This just seems wrong.

White man's blues

Congratulations to my sister who has married her Indigenous Appalachian (formerly hill billy) to the delight of her family.

You may have come across his work...he sang on the Cold Mountain soundtrack and played the last track on Alison Krauss/Robert Plant's album.

Monday, 15 June 2009

One fewer Conservative voter.

I have never voted Conservative in my life, but in spite of this my friends think I am "right wing" (I come out slightly right of Ghandi). I was all geared up to support the gorgeous Annunziata

at the next general election when I read this.

I think this is the pronouncement that lost her my vote.
"I don't think anybody in Europe … is in the mood for any more tedious debates about treaties, which have gone on for far too long, which is why this needs to be resolved."

Thanks Ken, I was nearly a Conservative voter for a moment back there.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Jolly Morbid Thoughts

I would like these guys to sing this at my funeral.

It is a song The Grateful Dead used to finish with quite often. Such a jolly goodbye. It is Bahamian Gospel originally.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Desperation, desperation, desperation.

So, Sir Alan Sugar is Gordon Brown's kind of capitalist. Nice. "You're Fired" is the best catchphrase Brown could have brought to his recession.

This video is hilarious, found this morning on Guido, from the crownblogspot here

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Caption Competition

"Russian Sleeper Agent has his mask checked before the National Parade."

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Tom Watson MP

Tom Watson will be stepping down. Why? Has he:

a) "done something wrong"?

b) lost the thrill now McBride has gone?

c) decided to disassociate himself from the fall out with Brown and Balls (pictured below, lest we forget, on a NuLabour Day Acid Test)

d) been buried under a deluge of mail from his constituents and local party demanding his resignation?

e) realised that troughing off the tax payer at £4,800 pa food claims just makes him look like the porker he is and he has had a shame attack?

f) other