April 05, 2007

Madanarchy in the UK

I know it's bad form to write two different stories in a single post, but I'm feeling lazy. Besides, they are both linked - both appeared in last night's Evening Standard (London's evening newspaper).
This one explains itself - it's a beauty. More's the pity that I can't find a decent pic of the Weeping Madonna of Shoreditch, but from this poor image it appears that the vandals did a cracking job.
Madonna's getting rather tiresome. I lost interest in her when she murdered the last James Bond soundtrack (Pierce Brosnan's final outing) and "acted" in the movie.

A gang of anarchists have been replacing the street benches uprooted by a London council, and have been sneakily planting trees and flowers in neglected public places. In my day, anarchists wore red scarves over their faces, didn't wash, and threw babies at policemen.
It's good to see they've become more benign - but they're not imaginative enough. I wonder if there are any anarchist-friendly brands out there who could sponsor these guys?

2 comments:

mediawasp said...

You've just reminded me of something I saw in the paper yesterday but forgot to blog about. Apparently kids are setting fire to plastic bins and gathering round to breath in the fumes. This is the new drug craze.

What is the world coming to?

We need jolly village policemen, with fat rosy cheeks, to clip these little bastards round the ear.

FishNChimps said...

Yes - I saw that too! The police should leave them to it. The fumes are highly toxic. It's Darwinism in action.