||[Jun. 27th, 2008|02:05 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
hoshuteki saying "Pub?" and met him 15 minutes or so later in the Shaston Arms. I was especially gratified to find out during our conversation that he reserves as much antipathy as I for the t-shirts sold off market stalls on Covent Garden's Earlham Street. They're supposedly humourous, and mostly lavatorial, which isn't a bad thing in itself but it means that the humour has to be any good. If a joke is good, pretty much anything is excusable, even if it might be wisest only to share it with those you know well. If the joke falls flat on these occasions, then it tends to give the impression that what you were going for first and foremost was to shock, and that's just rubbish really isn't it? This is why I dislike market stalls that sell t-shirts which, for example show a picture of a man sitting on a toilet, wearing a personal audio device and bear the slogan 'iPood'. Really? That's the best you could do? You sat, and you thought, and you decided to stop at that point? Wow. And these t-shirts are available in adult sizes, for grown ups to wear, and you haven't gone bankrupt investing in them? Then surely the world is broken?After leaving work last night I sent a message to |
There's a thing which makes me similarly despair at Turnpike Lane station at the moment. Someone's been putting stickers on some of the adverts by the side of the escalators saying something like "This advert is an unavoidable mind pollutant - you can sue if you want." Okay, so far, so sixth-form. I'm not saying there isn't an argument to be had about the nature and extent of advertising on the Underground, but that's just sh!t isn't it? What was even more sh!t though was where the sticker was, on an advert for the MS Society. Yeah, those bastards with their helplines, and their support networks. We don't want them spreading their messages of evil on our transport system do we?