Monday, 26 April 2010


Seems like the Canucks have won their round - or whatever you call it. So, no more 'Louououou' for a while. This seems to have been in spite of some sports commentator saying publicly how it would be nice to see the LA Kings (whom the Canucks have been playing) win the Stanley Cup.

I have to say something about the new Doctor Who. I mean, they, the Doctor and the new assistant, seem fine. But fine doesn't cut the mustard. David Tenant, Catherine Tate and Russell T Davis were a phenomenon. This was new, it was ground-breaking, it was inspired. Perhaps it's too early to tell, but so far, it just seems, well, fine.

I had one of those e-mails you get that starts with, 'You'll only understand this if you're over 40' and then goes on to enumerate the ridiculousness of modern practices. You know the sort of thing,

"My Mum used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.

My Mum used to defrost hamburger (meat) on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in waxed paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e..coli...."

Ok, well firstly, the reason we know about e coli and food poisoning in general is because many, many people did get sick from those things, and the other things the e-mail went on about at length. It seems people didn't get traumatised and suffer emotionally, but in fact, small children were abused by adults and no-one talked about it, women not only WERE paid less than men for the same job, but it was allowed by law. The idea that the U.S. might ever have a black president would have been laughed at. No-one could live openly in same-sex relationships.

People not much older than me had polio, and were crippled or had to spend time in an iron lung.
People drove inefficient cars and didn't recycle, we ran the tap whilst we cleaned our teeth. We burnt coal and pumped chemicals into our streams - ok, well I guess we still do that.

There are definitely things that were better when we were younger, for example, um, for example, er...well, those third of a pint bottles of milk we had at school and...well, our parents were alive, but mostly, I wouldn't want to go back. Except, I wouldn't mind not having things in general droop.
Ah well.


Sleepy said...
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Sleepy said...

Don't worry, you'll forget all about that once the Aluminium from the 'old' saucepans kicks in and starts the Alzheimer's!

Karemay said...

I remember when we were in the infants class at the methodist church annexe, the milk bottles were put on the big heaters in the winter for us to drink warm! Yuk!

Sleepy said...

Karemay... Or left in the playground to curdle in the sun!

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