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i had that george galloway in my street today - The Villages

hutch0
Date: 2008-04-23 23:03
Subject: i had that george galloway in my street today
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:tiredtired
Music:the enid
I haven't written anything tonight because I was out at an event at the Globe Theatre to commemorate the birthday of William Shakespeare and launch the Globe's new season. By the time I'd got home and cooked dinner (Bogna was out with the girls tonight) and eaten dinner it was gone nine o'clock, and I gave up on the idea of fiction tonight. Which is good, because I melted my brain down a bit last night and I've felt awful all day.
Anyway (and this will only make sense to those of us on this side of the village pond) we were getting ready to leave work this evening and all of a sudden there was this amplified shouting and cheering from outside. We get a lot of tour buses down Fleet Street, so we're used to a certain amount of amplified commentary, but this was different, so we rushed to the windows, to see George Galloway on the rather crowded top deck of an open-topped double-decker, haranguing the homegoing throng about something we couldn't quite make out because we're four floors up and his sound system was really crap.
Yesterday evening, George, who's campaigning for a seat on the London Assembly in the upcoming elections, was processing down Holborn when someone hoicked a stress ball at him. This time, nobody threw anything.
Looking down at George from our eyrie, I saw that he was right at the front of the bus, standing on the front two seats, and was being carried down Fleet Street in much the same manner as Kate Winslet in Titanic. King o' the world, eh, George?
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RealThog: morgan brighteyes
User: realthog
Date: 2008-04-23 23:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:morgan brighteyes

Well, you'll know to take your stress ball with you to work in future, won't you, Hutch?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-23 23:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My stressballs are always with me. Just in case.
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Chris
User: camies
Date: 2008-04-24 12:27 (UTC)
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He's only after a seat in the Assy? Anyone would think he was standing for Mayor. Are there no mushy tomatoes nearby (well, he's red and unappetising himself but that doesn't count)?
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-24 22:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, I was a little surprised he wasn't running for Mayor, as well. Maybe he realised he hadn't a snowball's chance against the big party machines of Boris and Ken (and Brian, to a lesser extent) and decided to shoot for something more achievable.
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calcinations
User: calcinations
Date: 2008-04-24 14:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I came to the general conclusion a few years ago that Galloway was in it for the self importance and ego stroking. Hence I have no time for the man.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-04-24 22:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You'll hear no arguments about that from me.
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