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Friday Fun – How Worthy Will Your Vote Be

Click HERE to check how worthy your vote will be in the forthcoming General Election.

“Political World” – Bob Dylan

We live in a political world
Love don’t have any place
We’re living in times
Where men commit crimes
And crime don’t have any face.

We live in a political world
Icicles hanging down
Wedding bells ring
And angels sing
Clouds cover up the ground.

We live in a political world
Wisdom is thrown in jail
It rots in a cell
Is misguided as hell
Leaving no one to pick up a trail.

We live in a political world
Where mercy walks the plank
Life is in mirrors
Death disappears
Up the steps into the nearest bank.

We live in a political world
Where courage is a thing of the past
Houses are haunted
Children unwanted
The next day could be your last.

We live in a political world
The one we can see and feel
But there’s no one to check
It’s all a stacked deck
We all know for sure that it’s real.

We live in a political world
In the cities of lonesome fear
Little by little
You turn in the middle
But you’re never sure why you’re here.
We live in a political world
Under the microscope
You can travel anywhere
And hang yourself there
You always got more than enough rope.

We live in a political world
Turning and trashing about
As soon as you’re awake
You’re trained to take
What looks like the easy way out.

We live in a political world
Where peace is not welcome at all
It’s turned away from the door
To wonder some more
Or put up against the wall.

We live in a political world
Everything is hers and his
Climb into the frame
And shout God’s name
But you’re never sure what it is.

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April 23, 2010 Posted by | Humour, Old Music | , , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun – Tiswas Compost Corner

Tiswas was a Saturday morning children’s British TV show which ran from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982 and was produced for the ITV network by ATV Network Limited.

It was created by ATV continuity announcer Peter Tomlinson (later to become a regular presenter on the show) following a test period in 1973 when he tried out a few competitions and daft stuff between the programmes. It had a fanatical following among students and parents and was for me the ideal hangover cure when taken with lashings of Irn Bru!

The word ’tiswas’ means a state of confusion or commotion, but the show’s name ‘officially’ stood for “Today Is Saturday, Watch And Smile

Compost Corner was one of the regular sketches originally built around Lenny Henry’s impersonation of David Bellamy.

Sally James

For obvious reasons Sally James was by far the main reason for watching the show, here she is in Compost Corner with Roger Daltrey and Kenney Jones from The Who, note how Roger stands proudly with his meat and two veg plain to see whilst Kenney obviously believes his smaller portion needs hiding!

Of course we can’t post without the Phantom Fan Flinger now can we, especially when it features a not too happy Annie Lennox then of The Tourists.

For more great Tiswas fun click HERE

April 23, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Humour, Interesting Fact, The Who, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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