listening to: Built To Spill - 'Car'
Don't blame me for this comment, this is a typical email forward from Tadhg 'Mr News'/Henry Enright:
The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings, thesecurity level has just been raised from 'miffed' to "peeved'. Soon though, the levels may be raised yet again to 'irritated' oreven "a bit cross"!! Londoners have not been a "bit cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out.
Terrorists have been re-categorized from "tiresome" to "a bloody nuisance", the last time a "bloody nuisance" warning level was issued was during the great fire in 1666.
Be aware that the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from RUN to HIDE. The only two higher levels in France are Surrender and Collaborate. The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralysing their militarycapability.
It's not only the French that are on a heightened level of alert, the Italians have increased their alert level from "shout loudly and excitedly" to "elaborate military posturing". Two more levels remain, "change sides" and "fight eachother".
The Germans also increased their alert state from "disdainful arrogance" to "dress in uniform and sing marching songs". They have two higher levels, "invade a neighbour" and "invade Russia".
Seeing this reaction in continental Europe the Americans have gone From "isolationism" to "find another oil-rich nation in the middle east ripe for regime change". Their remaining higher alert states are "attack the world" and "beg the British for help".
Finally in GB they've gone from "pretend nothing's happening" to"make another cup of tea". Their higher levels are "remain resolutely cheerful" and "be a bloody nuisance".
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listening to: Sufjan Stevens - 'Jacksonville'