Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Chaos in Greece

Given the anarchy in Greece at the moment, shall we British take Lord Elgin a little bit further and take the Acropolis into protective custody? In the British Museum.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Willie Walsh wins game of chicken

It took a few seconds to twig that Willie Walsh has been playing a game of chicken with the Government over the re-opening of the airports today. The first plane to land (BA084 from Vancouver) must have taken off hours before the decision was made (even if it did circle the Isle of Man 5 times and Birmingham twice before landing!).

According to Pprune (an absolutely invaluable resource of accurate information and punditry) Willie Walsh launched 24 BA flights at London and waited to see what happened. Some diverted but the authorities then backed down ....

Monday, 19 April 2010

Friday, 16 April 2010

Not the best of timings

Given the unprecedented impact that the Icelandic unpronounceable volcano is having upon air traffic at the moment, one would have thought that the Facility for Airbourn Atmospheric Measurements who are a collaborative body between the Met Office and the National Environment Research Council, would be up there taking readings of the ash cloud, probing the density and all the other things that such people do to find out as much as possible as they can with their BAe 146 research aircraft.

Unfortunately it is being repainted at the moment and all its instruments have been removed

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Stephen Timms is a pillock

Stephen Timms is in charge of the government's Digital Britain's brief - in particular the dreadful, rushed Digital Economy bill that was passed through the Commons as part of the washup process that happened after Parliament was prorogued so I would have expected him to know the basics of how the Internet works so it was rather crass of him to send a letter where he states that "IP address" stands for "Intellectual Property" address.

And this guy is in charge of Digital Britain ...

Well with luck not for much longer ....

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Taking daddy back to Germany

Am I the only one who found the story of the two women attempting to take 91 year old Curt Willi Jarant onto the plane at John Lennon Airport absolutely hilarious?

For some reason it appealed to my warped sense of humour!

Bet they faced stiff questioning from the police ....

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Unfortunate names (part 83832)


Vienna Boys’ Choir caught up in sex abuse scandals