Tuesday, May 18, 2004


Rumours of this blog's demise are slightly exaggerated. Like low cost airlines, there are blog casualties - here and (almost) here. I blame Thatcher.

There are more important things in life and death. Or are there?... Well, there are only so many minutes in the day. Blogging opportunities have diminished. Life (and death) goes on.

In the meantime, you are directed to the important news that Governor Arnie has no sense of humour. Or, to put it another way, his lawyer has seen a money spinning opportunity. I quite like that the company's most popular bobblehead dolls are Jesus and Anna Nicole Smith. Google those two and see what you come up with.

A San Francisco intellectual-property law firm, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, has taken on the case at no charge. William T. Gallagher, a partner at the firm, said that Governor Schwarzenegger cannot expect to be immune from satire.

"It's clearly a parody," Mr. Gallagher said of the doll. "It is also making a statement about the cult of celebrity in America. If you're famous, then suddenly you're highly electable. That's what the bobblehead does. It is a transformative statement and absolutely protected under the First Amendment."

In other news, Supermum directs you to the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy (the Movie) weblog. Sigh. I hate corporate blogs. And, what do you think Hollywood will do to Hitchhikers?

Finally, in this "I came not to bury Donut" entry, your blogger will be in Washington DC later this week. Bring on the cicadas!

DC webcam - image won't be the same when you clik here!

P.S. - Have you noticed that the spell checker on Blogger doesn't like the words - blog, weblog or Blogger. Or, Donut, for that matter.

:: Posted by pete @ 12:21