Following up from yesterday, this morning's best radio show award goes to Stewart Lee proclaiming the Devil gets the best tunes. Lee of course is co-creator of Jerry Springer: The Opera, and the show, available on Listen Again, has interviews with Andy Hamilton about [livejournal.com profile] oldharrysgame and a bit about the Faustian elements of the Charlie Daniels Band song Devil Went Down To Georgia (which is one of the most played MP3s on my phone). I commend it to you all as a damn good listen.

Unfortunately, Media Watch Watch is less positive about yesterdays court decision:
As it stands, the two judges concluded that the play could not be considered blasphemous “in context”, and as a whole was not and could not reasonably be regarded as aimed at, or an attack on, Christianity or what Christians held sacred. This leaves open the possibility that if some other work could be considered as being - in context - an attack on “Christianity or what Christians held sacred”, then its creators might still be prosecuted under this stupid law.
and Green's bunch of extremist lunatics are going to appeal--here's hoping the Lords really quashes this silly outdated law and tells Green to go get a life. Money quote from the loon himself?
I’m really sympathetic to the freedom of speech argument. But blasphemy is not a matter of free speech, it’s people going out of their way to offend almighty God.
I'm in favour of free speech, except when it's not convenient to me. Mr Green? That's not the point.

Ah well, in more lighthearted news, this map of the world's transit sytems is absolutely brilliant (via).
OK, anyone paying attention will have seen me mention the awesome [livejournal.com profile] radio4comedy that is [livejournal.com profile] oldharrysgame a few times, and I've linked to [livejournal.com profile] ginasketch's trailer for it before. but she's finally finished it, so go tell her how cool this is:

Prof: People are fundamentally decent and moral
Satan: *chuckles* Oh, I'm sorry, you were serious...
*puts CD of series 1 back into player*
OK, more answers to the interests meme. [livejournal.com profile] two_brains asked me:
Old Harry's game
the checkbox tyranny resistance
thursday next
And then [livejournal.com profile] the_vin proposed:
Devon, Germany, Single transferable vote
So here we go:
Old Harry's Game - (and how I met Jennie) )
The Checkbox Tyranny Resistance - and more on how Six Apart sucks )
Thursday Next - books by Jasper Fforde )
Devon - I was born there )
Germany - I wouldn't mind living there )
Single Transferable Vote - the Best Electoral System in the World )

Well, Doctor Who is now at 70% complete on the download, in the meantime, anyone else want to ask me about my interests, or want me to ask about theirs?
How smart are you? I reckon my worthy friends list could take that test and bump the avarages up a bit, right? Good good.

Went to [livejournal.com profile] oldharrysgame recording last night after work, was good, weirdly, episodes 4 & 6 were recorded, not 3&4, cast availability or something (Gina's full report here. Day off today, have a job interview for a permanent job later, looks good on paper. Might write full report for last night on the community this afternoon/evening. Or I might just do something else, not sure.
Busy busy busy. Quick question, why had no one told me how cool The Intrepid Fox is before? Be going back there again methinks.

Reasons to renew your UK passport (or get one) early from [livejournal.com profile] purplecthulhu. Seriously, mines got years on it, but those interview centres just freak me out.

YouTube - Sexy little panda bear. Does exactly what it says on the link. Freaky, but somehow compelling...

More importantly, [livejournal.com profile] ginasketch has posted her most up to date version of the trailer she's working on for [livejournal.com profile] oldharrysgame. So very cool (and I'm meeting her for lunch having just missed them at the Fox last night).

Last up, [livejournal.com profile] rhythmaning has posted the Piano Playing Cat. See, I don't need to read [livejournal.com profile] boing_boing, someone always posts the good stuff...

Which Character from Old Harry's Game are you?

You are The Professor
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And if the art looks familiar, it's because it's by [livejournal.com profile] ginasketch, and I get to be the atheist in hell. Sounds about right...

Oh yeah, Les Mis was great, although agree with [livejournal.com profile] jantshira, some of the cast weren't quite up to their role, although the lead male was very good. Also spent much more time wandering London and chatting, I may get to a point where I can walk from A to B in the centre without having to look at a map or go via a pointless diversion to one of the squares I know soon.

Today, went into Waterloo to meet with [livejournal.com profile] nadriel and [livejournal.com profile] the_emster for a drink in, I think, the Duke of Sussex, very close to the Old Vic and the IWM. Nice place actually, worth a walk out to if stuck in Waterloo for longer than desired.
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