Friday, 7 November 2008

Thursday, 25 September 2008

US election humour

It's time for a round-up of the best election humour so far. Stepping back to pre-Convention days, this flow-chart gives a useful look inside the mind of Dick Cheney. This SNL sketch is quite amusing; I like the idea of the Republican ad voiceover man whose voice drips with sarcasm even in normal conversation. Jon Stewart skewers some GOP hypocrisy in this clip. And here you can watch David Letterman blasting McCain's no-show on his programme. (Surely McCain's 'suspension' of his campaign will backfire?)

And finally, to demonstrate this blog's entirely non-partisan nature, here is some gentle ribbing of Barack Obama's rhetoric, courtesy of The Onion, under the headline Obama Modifies 'Yes We Can' Message To Exclude Area Loser.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Tory posters online

I'm more happy than I can say that the Conservative Party Archive poster collection has now been digitised. What a brilliant resource! The poster above is from 1929. And to think that they still managed to lose the election ...

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Free Our Bills!

Here's a link to an important campaign to get Parliament to update the way it makes information on legislation available to the public. That may not sound awfully thrilling, but they do make an interesting and amusing case for it.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Gordon Brown's nightmare

Some words I never thought I'd type: here is a genuinely funny performance from William Hague in the House of Commons.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

A joke ...

Q. How many UN officials does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. Removing the old bulb is the responsibility of the dedicated agency UNSCREW. However, the agency for inserting new bulbs has not yet received its mandate. It has been provisionally entitled SCREWUP.