Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Two for the weekend, Sir?

I am not good at doing this leaving it alone thing, so two unconnected notes for you while I am away ...

Yes - you may take the piss out of Country & Western (and, frankly, some of them deserve all your bile and venom) but this says so much good about the American attitude to their troops (and I agree with them about the smirking chimp too):

And, as a bonus, Mark Knopfler's Falklands 25 remix of "Brothers in Arms" (h/t Rogue Gunner)

And (h/t Tom), something wrong with the States - apparently, if I was a book, I would be:

You're The Guns of August! by Barbara Tuchman

Though you're interested in war, what you really want to know is what causes war. You're out to expose imperialism, militarism, and nationalism for what they really are. Nevertheless, you're always living in the past and have a hard time dealing with what's going on today. You're also far more focused on Europe than anywhere else in the world. A fitting motto for you might be "Guns do kill, but so can diplomats."
(Take the Book Quiz at the Blue Pyramid.)

"Hang On", I hear you ask, "what is wrong with that?" Well, simple really. This - "You're also far more focused on Europe than anywhere else in the world." - was derived from one (or maybe two) questions:

Where is your focus? A - America; B - The World

and, just possibly,

Do you travel a lot? A - Yes; B - No.

It is a long step from two binary answers to that. Now, if they had stated that my focus was on getting the UK out of the EU ...

PS. And "Blog anzeigen (in einem neuen Fenster)" apparently.

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