Heh. Want to hear me singing?
Tim recorded our attempt at an anti-Carol concert last night ([livejournal.com profile] bloggerheads):
Bah, Humbug!
(to the tune of 'Jingle Bells')

Ebenezer Scrooge
Wasn't all that dumb
Until he met the Ghost
Of Christmas Yet to Come
Then he lost the plot, and woke up with a scream
Then foolishly made life decisions based upon a dream!

Oh, bah-humbug, bah-humbug, bah-humbug, I say
We are demonstrating here
Protesting Christmas Day... hey!
Also present included Justin ([livejournal.com profile] chickenyoghurt ),Gareth ([livejournal.com profile] d_notice_fd), Davide ([livejournal.com profile] nether_world_fd), a bloke called John with a saxophone from the Strawberry Theives and most impressively Garry ([livejournal.com profile] bssc_world), who'd travelled down from Aberdeen for the occasion—his first time in London as well.

We have succesfully established that SOCPA is an arse, the police think that demonstrating in favour of something doesn't require permission, but to demonstrate against something does. This is interesting to know, and Tim is working on ways to test this in the future, because, well, we're in favour of keeping the detention-without-charge limit to 28 days or lower, right? We're in favour of getting the Govt to change its policies on a large number of issues.

After the event, naturally, we went to the Westminster Arms which, scarily, doesn't have a menu—it has a Food Agenda. Much beer was consumed. Much much beer. I think I should've eaten more food earlier.
Someone on my reading list linked to this but I unfortunately didn't note who. To whoever it was, thank you for eating up a fair chunk of reading time. Regret the Error » Crunks 2007: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections. Genius, the best of the daft mistakes made by the media. I especially like the Titanic story, Teh Grauniads misspelling of misspell and the LA times fire hazard map.

Also? Tim at [livejournal.com profile] bloggerheads is organising another demonstration 'anti-Christmas' Carol Service in Parliament Square next Thursday. I'll be back down next week (travelling tomorrow) to do some packing and move planning, and hopefully meeting up with people, etc. Anyone want to join us?
Public Carol Service

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British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

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