Well, it’s one way to get more people to speak Welsh, isn’t it?
Still, given the teen pregnancy rates in Wales, isn’t the advice a bit superfluous? This may sound like a joke, but this conversation really happened to my (Welsh) wife when she was back in Wales just before we got married:
Person: “Oh, you’re getting married then? When’s the baby due?”
My wife: “It’s not”
Person: “Oh there’s posh then!”
I wondered how long it would be before Christopher Hitchens picked up on George Galloway’s suggestion that assassinating Tony Blair wouldn’t be all bad…
Just been reading the latest issue of Private Eye. Found a story about Barking’s BNP situation. Turns out one of the councillors is called “Robert Buckley”. How much did I need that? Precisely not at all. And the thing is, now I’ve written about it, I’m going to get all the Google hits for him. Curses.
The New York Times indulges in a popular American pastime – pointing out how rubbish British dentistry is. Personally, I think asking a bunch of English pensioners about dental hygiene is going to give you an unrepresentative impression of British teeth, but many of the points hit home.
A US government report shows what we should all know: immigrants are a good thing, whether they’re illegal or legal.
UPDATE: Greatreporter.com also has a piece about an official report explaining why migrants are a good thing for countries.
Who would have thought owls could have such an effect on crime rates?
How to use a gun safely in the form of a poem. Sweet.
A rather lovely piece, I think, by The Hitch on the current cartoon feud. Compulsory reading for anyone who thinks he’s re-aligned himself with the right-wing of late.
The people of America answer the burning question “Why is President Bush so awesome?” (QuickTime required). There’s a variety of answers, as you might imagine.
The Hitch has joined a group of people who are arguing that the NSA’s wiretapping has infringed their first amendment rights. I don’t think they have a huge chance of success, but it’s not totally pointless. It probably has a better chance of success than anything Congress will do.