Large number of responses to last night’s questions. A Watsonian consensus is hard to establish, but it would be something like this:
It’s probably best to wave/nod in gratitude when crossing the road, even if it IS true that they have to stop for you – it shows general goodwill and may secure you some karma. In theory it’s best if you do confront miscreants on public transport etc, but in the interests of self-preservation, you probably shouldn’t a lot of the time. Lady Gaga is a strange old fish but interesting and possibly pretty good, whether or not she’s ‘cool’. Zoos can be cruel if they’re not done right. Open relationships are an intriguing idea, but pretty hard to execute without resentment – but if people can do it, good luck to them. And an open relationship is not the same as a ‘fuck buddies’ arrangement.
If your opinions exactly chime with the above, you are the average reader. However, plenty of people feel for example that Lady Gaga is horrid or don’t know who she is, or actually don’t mind zoos, or are having sex with three people as we speak.
Thanks for helping with those.
Admin update: I have collated enough interested people that I think Project Preston (see last week’s blogs) will be happening. I shall soon appoint someone to run it, as there were some volunteers. We are finalising both DVD recording arrangements, and ‘request’ venues for the next tour. I still have not ‘fixed it’ for someone to go on a narrowboat.
I am very high up in a London hotel, looking out over Hyde Park. I have been given one of the fanciest suites in the establishment, but I’m not even staying here, somewhat ironically; just using it as a base while I present the Data Strategy Awards 2010. What is data strategy? Well, you know. Being… strategic about… information and so forth. Anyway, there are 22 awards for it, so it must be quite important. I’m now going to try and do all the cool things you can do in a luxury hotel room, but in the space of ten minutes. Wish me luck.
Oh yes, the sports show is on ITV4 at 10.35. I’ve seen the edit now and I think it’s quite fun. As you will have seen, I erred on the side of tweeting about it. What’s the worst that can happen? OPTIMISM!