Thursday, February 15, 2007

Traditional Cockney Sing-Along

Any time you're Lambeth way,
Any evening, any day,
You'll find us all
Doin' the Lambeth Walk.

Every little Lambeth gal,
With her little Lambeth pal,
You'll find 'em all
Doin' the Lambeth Walk.

Everything free and easy,
Do as you darn well pleasy,
Why don't you make your way there
Go there, stay there.

Once you get down Lambeth way
Ev'ry ev'ning, ev'ry day,
You'll find yourself
Doin' the Lambeth Walk!



Anonymous said...

This is more relevant to your Karl Popper note. If you read, closed society for unipolar, it looks as though Putin was thinking of Popper in the first part of this speech.

Oh, and did you get the allusion to Britain?

"However, today we are witnessing the opposite tendency, namely a situation in which countries that forbid the death penalty even for murderers and other, dangerous criminals are airily participating in military operations that are difficult to consider legitimate. And as a matter of fact, these conflicts are killing people – hundreds and thousands of civilians!"

Stef said...

Thanks for that

Amongst other messages I read in that speech is Putin saying 'My country and countries like my country are getting more prosperous and have absolutely no interest in going to war. It's the heavily-armed countries on the financial slide that everyone has to worry about.'

Methinks Mr Putin is trying to get an anti-PNAC thing going on his side of the world

And why do I get the impression, whatever their other vices, that leaders like Putin or even Ahmadinejad are more intelligent, more literate and more nuanced than anyone we in the UK and US end up with?