Sunday, February 04, 2007

You're indestructabbbb-ble!

Tony Hadley, my Mum and someone who isn't Tony Hadley or my mum but might just be Tony's mum

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K...

In the space of a couple of days two different people have forwarded me links to two separate attempts to fuck around with the new e-petition system on the 10 Downing Street website...

Petition #1

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to stand on his head and juggle ice-cream.

"If he's not going to resign, the least he can do is provide us with some entertainment."

Petition #2

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to replace the national anthem with 'Gold' by Spandau Ballet.

"We, the people of Britain, feel that our current National Anthem has lost a bit of its sparkle.

When we are confronted by the rare occasion of us winning a medal at the Olympics, we all have to mumble through "God Save The Queen", well God help us in 2012!

We would thereby like to table the suggestion that we change the National Anthem to something more modern and appropriate and that will re-invigorate our pride.

What we specifically want to see, is that the National Anthem be changed in favour of "Gold" by Spandau Ballet.

Further, we would like our National Olympic Committee to decree that Tony Hadley is the only person permitted to handle medal ceremonies where the National Anthem is played.

We don't mind what he wears when he does this, but preference is given towards a a gold colured suit."

Methinks there are some people out there who are not taking Downing Street's new initiative in popular, internet-based accountability at all seriously

But, worse than that, the Hadley petition currently has only 2,367 votes, against the ice cream juggling petition's 3,008

I have a soft spot for Tony Hadley. He was a regular customer in my parents' snack bar years ago before he became famous and my Dad would regularly make fun of his budding career as a wannabe international popstar. Tony returned the compliment by popping in a few times after he became an international popstar to take the piss out of my Dad, who was still working in a sandwich bar.

Besides, 'Gold' would make a fucking excellent national anthem for a new look British Republican Meritocracy...


Always believe in your soul!

You've got the power to know!

You're indestructabbbb-ble!!!

Tony Hadley is
currently appearing in
Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre



Daniel said...

If only Heino would do a cover of Gold!

Stef said...

Hmmm... Heino

de said...

I think we are all expecting Morrisey to write and perform the next national anthem.

Stef said...

I thought he'd already written about fifty...

Daniel said...

Heino's cover would have to be more Acid than West Side: