Wednesday, 28 January 2009

No quiche for me boys . . . THAT bucket is ISRAEL

Darling unique hits!


"A protest and sit-in in the Asa Briggs lecture theatre ended peacefully last night (Tuesday 27 January), when the students involved agreed to a final statement which the University had presented earlier in the week in response to their original demands."

Is this a climb-down? I can't tell. The original demands, so they were wafted thru my rude hermeneutage (ta the pollen-fragrant zephyrs of Luke et. Al!) were that (a) the bookshop not stock Israeli books or weapons till Olmert adopt absolutely strict proportionality policy viz. a quasi-aimless doodlebug sort of lethally nosing in the vague direction of some Gaza depot or militant or kid or like bollard just as and when really, & (b) the University become the University of Zuzzex, & (c) the Ariel Sharon zombie not be included in the trust-building exercises scheduled for the morning, & (d) the totality of human relations to be seen as it would appear from the perspective not of redemption, but of damnation.

More action at QMU, LSE, etc. I am at Birkbeck, which is more suited to the needs of mature students!

My friend Steve Tarrant and I were shopping today and Steve was reaching to buy an air purifier. I said to him, "Steve, you know that's an Amcor air purifier right?"

Steve looked like I was an air raid and he was an exposed Palestinian urchin!

"And I suppose Orchard Mechanization do your power ladders Steve. My God Steve. When you're finished tipping out all the blood pooled in your basket, why don't we go out and grab some Hod Lavan turkey-burgers. Keep up the good work!"

Then Steve tried to compare it to me shopping at Primark! Idiot. Ornit blind rivets, they're nature's conflict diamonds! Primark is just a guilty pleasure, like Coldplay / scotch eggs!

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