Res non verba
"The great thing about blogging is plagiarising is encouraged
So said Simon of the East Meets Westerner blog in an article
I linked to at the beginning of this week.
I am, therefore, indebted to Amblongus in America
, another Brit abroad, for today's posting.
Who do you think Sen. Zell Miller was referring to in the following? "I have knocked on the door of this man's soul and found someone home, a God-fearing man with a good heart and a spine of tempered steel.
And there was more, lots more
"He is not a slick talker but he is a straight shooter and, where I come from, deeds mean a lot more than words
"? Not according to former family friends
of the Bush family. Apparently, George Junior was a drunken liability and probably never even touched a rifle when he was supposedly in the National Guard.
in the Guardian quotes a survey which suggests that voters associate him with the downmarket Dunkin' Donuts while they think John Kerry is a smooth Starbucks man.
Inevitably that led to me conducting a similar survey of Indonesian voters' perceptions of the presidential candidates Megawati
. The most creative minds were put to work and the unanimous opinion was that the candidates had no opinions and would not, nay, should not, be associated with any brand except, possibly for their own good, Ajinomoto
, the flavour enhancer.
Further suggestions would be more than welcome.
*Res non verba
(Deeds, not words) was the motto of my primary school, Charlton Manor. There's a photo here
of a couple of lads
who were still in the infant school when I left to go to grammar school.
Talking of Charlton, there are now so many fans who've dispensed with watching the matches in order to set up blogs, that I'm giving them a link
on the right to a sub-page. I'm setting the list down here pro tem
Addickted to blogs
The Missing Page
Wyn Grant's Diary
David's Photo Pages
All Quiet In The East Stand
Another great result !!