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This thing: hugely controversial mailer the gov’t has sent around to every household in Britain. Controversial not least because it cost umpty-ump million pounds to print (and the printer was German).

Excuse brevity. My keyboard was getting gummy, so I made the hugely boneheaded decision to try and clean it up Sunday afternoon. I have completely lost the period key (I’m using the one on the numpad) and intermittently missing right shift, comma, spacebar and enter. The rest of the keys work just fine if you bang them like a gorilla.

This makes typing ever so much fun. I have a new one on order, but it won’t be here before tomorrow, at the very earliest.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: April 11, 2016, 9:50 pm

As you might imagine, this one is going straight back to said gummint – Freepost to Conservative (ha!) HQ, so that it costs the ruling junta to receive it.

I believe the figure involved was 9.6 million pounds. A small price for an attempt to fix a referendum.

I believe Judas only received 30 pieces of silver.

Comment from Nina
Time: April 11, 2016, 11:47 pm

That sort of thing would never happen here.

(Okay, even I can’t keep a straight face at that whopper)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 12, 2016, 1:16 am

Phenomena such as this, govt lobbying in its own interest using extorted tax money, is why at heart I am an anarchist.

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 12, 2016, 2:31 am

govt lobbying in its own interest

Every Year we get a FAT booklet in the mail telling us the wondrous benefits of Social Security, and how to sign up for those benefits when we are already ON Social Security.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: April 12, 2016, 2:41 am

I recommend a special bonfire night set for Weds 22nd June during which huge piles of these booklets are set alight.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 12, 2016, 7:04 am

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none. Thomas Jefferson

So how is sentiment running? Stoaty—do you get to vote in the referendum?

Comment from mojo
Time: April 12, 2016, 3:47 pm

I can’t wait, I think an exit is inevitable – either now, or after the collapsing EU sucks you down with them.

I don’t think the EU Parliament (or the real bosses in Belgium) will accept an exit, and wonder how they will try and prevent it.

Sudden flood of refugees, I’d bet. Misery loves company.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 12, 2016, 5:32 pm

I’m really disappointed nobody’s asked me how often I bang a gorilla.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 12, 2016, 5:37 pm

It’s hard to tell, Deborah. Public opinion polls sometimes have exit ahead — which is pretty astonishing, as people are always scared to deviate from the status quo. I think the refugee crisis is moving the needle.

I think mojo is right: we will vote to stay in and the whole corrupt enterprise will collapse eventually.

I probably won’t get a vote as I haven’t gotten off my ass and applied for citizenship yet.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: April 12, 2016, 6:48 pm

Hey, stoatie, how often do you bang a gorilla?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 12, 2016, 7:03 pm

Thank you. I feel better now.

Comment from mojo
Time: April 12, 2016, 11:55 pm

check the sink trap

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