Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Lessons of History

We haven't been watching Aaro much lately. FWIW, he's been pretty good, writing informed commentary on stuff he knows about in his token liberal role on the Thunderer. I think The story of a happy wedding and a sad magazine was especially good, and I did mean to write about it, even if only in a sort of nodding dog role.

This is older now, but The lessons of history? That's a lot of bunk wasn't such a good piece. However, I can't be bothered with the whole Watch thing this morning, so here are two Australians on the same topic.


Blogger Justin said...

FWIW, he's been pretty good, writing informed commentary on stuff he knows

Apart from the stuff about the 7/7 survivors wanting a public inquiry. I'll bet my left plum that that piece was written from supreme ignorance. It certainly read like it. Why doesn't he just go round and piss through their letterboxes?

9/16/2007 04:44:00 PM  
Blogger ejh said...

So what's on the clip?

(I may be the last computer user in the world not connected to sound. Partly due to techological ineptitude, partly due to the fear that if it happens I shall spend the next twenty years watching YouTube clips and listening to Test Match Special and the football commentaries from Radio Oxford.)

9/17/2007 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Chardonnay Chap said...

Justin (first comment): welcome to the crazy world of the watchmen! Just when you think it's safe to praise a watchee (?) they reinsert their foot in their mouth. I must have missed that one. I do think Aaro is predictably terrible regarding Iraq, TWAT, etc.

Justin (second comment): it's called "The Lessons from History" and it's from an Australian comedy show called "The Chase" IIRC. Two guys discuss (more or less Blue Peter style) whether anyone has learned anything from history. One brings up Troy (which was in Turkey, as the other notes) and the Trojan horse. Cut to scenes of Large Wooden Horse being towed around Sydney. "Can we leave this horse here overnight?" at various famous Sydney landmarks with security guards. All let them, bar the Turkish Embassy "It's a present from the Greeks". The army let them in with it, *before* they check inside, whence several guys in Greek warrior costumes jump out and run around. Funny if you like student pranks. I do, obviously.

9/17/2007 03:45:00 PM  
Blogger ejh said...

Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes...

9/17/2007 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger Philip said...

Gnothe seauton. Or I'll bash you up.

9/17/2007 07:17:00 PM  

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