Sunday, December 27, 2009

Fare thee well Vic

Sad to learn today that one of my favourite song writers has shuffled off this mortal coil.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

". . . but some animals are more equal than others."

Bicycles good, private jets better!

"Comrades!" he cried. "You do not imagine, I hope, that we climate change delegates and officials are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of climate change delegates and officials. We delegates and officials are brainworkers. The whole management and organization of this earth depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we eat foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges."

Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. "We haven't got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand," she says. "We're having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden."

. . . The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers

. . . The top hotels – all fully booked at £650 a night – are readying their Climate Convention menus of (no doubt sustainable) scallops, foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges.

. . . The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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