Thursday, August 03, 2006

It Was the Dog With a Blunt Instrument in The Parlour

Contacts abroad have alerted me to a story about a guard dog who went, er, postal this week. After an apparently glittering career, he snapped and mauled about 100 rare and expensive teddy bears he was charged with guarding, including one, almost 100 years old, that used to belong to Elvis Presley. I'm sure his friends are saying that he seemed so happy, and was such a gentle dog...

Meanwhile James Blunt has been voted one of the top 10 most irritating things in Britain, in fact the top-placed specifically-named human being. Cold callers are first, caravans second (why caravans). Nice to see that David Blaine figures somewhere on the list. The question about Mr Blunt then is, if people find him so annoying, who is buying those records. It's like Thatcher, Fianna Fáil, Berlusconi; nobody claims to vote for them, but somebody clearly does.