It Can’t Happen here

Contaminated fish and micro chips
Huge supertankers on Arabian trips
Oily propaganda from the leaders’ lips
All about the future
There’s people over here, people over there
Everybody’s looking for a little more air
Crossing all the borders just to take their share
Planning for the future

And we’re so abused, and we’re so confused
It’s easy to believe that someone’s gonna light the fuse
Can’t happen here, can’t happen here
All that you fear they’re telling you, can’t happen here

Supersonic planes for a holiday boom
Rio de Janeiro in an afternoon
People out of work but there’s people on the moon
Looking for the future
Concrete racktracks nationwide
Juggernauts carving up the countryside
Cars by the million on a one way ride
Using up the future

And we’re so abused, and we’re so confused
It’s easy to believe that someone’s gonna light the fuse
Can’t happen here, can’t happen here
All that you fear they’re telling you, can’t happen here

Satellites spying for the CIA
The KGB and the men in grey
Wonder if I’m gonna see another day
Somewhere in the future
We got everything we need for a peaceful time
Take what you want but you can’t take mine
Everybody’s living on the Siegfried line
Worried ’bout the future
And we’re so abused, and we’re so confused
It’s so easy to believe that someone’s gonna light it
Easy to believe someone’s gonna light the fuse
Can’t happen here, can’t happen here
All that you fear they’re telling you, can’t happen here can it?

-Rainbow

 

Although the lyrics are ages-old, they’re still not outdated. Except for the KGB bit, of course. Or did they ever really disband….?

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How I intend to live my life

I have a saying –

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well”

But then I also have a saying –

“Nahh, it’s not really worth doing mate”

Boris Yeltsin

I wanted to videoblog about Yeltsin to commemorate his passing away on the 23rd. I found a video clip on youtube where he was rocking on a stage.

Unfortunately technical problems did not allow this. WordPress, get it fixed you muppets!!

You can see the clip I’ve mention here: Yeltsin’s drunk dance.

Bye bye Boris!

Death in the Marathon

A man died a day after running the London Marathon.

This does not mean necessarily that his death was marathon-related. But, as Russ-from-the-office so elegantly (and compassionately) put it, if it was related then that’s a hell of a case of Athlete’s Foot.

P.s. I have the feeling you may be hearing a lot about Russ-from-the-office. He’s Johnny’s housemate, system designer for the company and a real funny nutter.

Money-back Guarantee

“So you’ve got all your ducks in a row
Have you figured out what you owe
Until you settle your bill
It won’t let you go

Careful what you’ve bought
And don’t you look to no warranties
You own what you have wrought
Ain’t no money-back
Money-back guarantee”

-Blues Traveler

Internet Theft – The theft of Internet

Ali told me two people were cautioned by police in the UK for stealing wireless connections. He didn’t have all the details of the story, so I had to log on to the BBC by piggybacking on my neighbour’s connection.

A means to an end.

Here it is – Internet Theft

It’s a victimless crime!!

Old Kebab

Can’t beat a bit of old kebab in the morning!!

(not an euphemism for the old lady)

The Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

I spoke to the Kazakh Embassy in Almaty today. ‘Twas weird talking formal Russian, I was always more of a street-lingo speaker. Guess I’ll have to brush up my skills a bit.

Work status

I see the web is buzzing with questions about my work status.

Is he employed???

Is he even employable????

Hmm…..

Shall I tell them?

After all, they’ve got precious little else to talk about.

Facebook

I’m quite enjoying it actually.You can see me here and write summat on my wall. Still trying to figure out the optimal way to use it. And one complaint; I can never log in, so I have to keep emailing myself and resetting my password.

Oh well…

p.s. my photo does rather look like I have a friendly hobbit next to me. I like it.