Thursday, February 01, 2007

Coffins and Casinos

There's probably an unspoken rule in blogland about not combining 2 separate topics in 1 posting, but hey, I'm an Anglican so I'm used to breaking the rules.....

Northern readers will be delighted to find that they can be buried in a coffin shaped like the Angel of the North. Original story here , thanks to MadPriests blog for pointing me in this direction. (I also seem to have been added to his 'heroes of the blogosphere' list, not really sure what I've done to deserve that but it's nice to be noticed.) I like the idea, it's just that the coffin looks like the kind of thing you put people in to stop them getting out. Or a Doctor Who baddie...

Casinos, it's all been said by others and the Cartoon Blog has a nice summary of what people have to say about it, together with this cartoon, which just about sums it up.
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Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.

The great thing for the government about creating addictions and then taxing them is that you've got a pretty much guaranteed income stream. You've also got a guaranteed stream of extra debt, bankruptcy, divorce, domestic violence, suicide, organised crime, addictive behaviour and a host of other things, but hey, we've got so much of these already who's going to notice a bit more? And Manchester, why do you need it? The home of The Smiths, New Order, the Message Trust/Eden Project and Freddie Flintoff, why sell your image for a slot machine? Something else to numb our senses on the road to destruction.

1 comment:

  1. whoops, Freddie is from Preston, but he plays for Lancashire (once a year) who are based in Manchester, so it's close enough. Perhaps. Or not.