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Eyewear scare

First of all, defend the Freedom of Information Act. Campaign to stop the government exempting themselves from the FOIA, making a bit of a mockery of the whole thing, frankly.



And they even seem to have got rid of the stray apostrophe after MPs in the gif that was annoying me so earlier on. Hurrah.

I really started posting again to say that I've just been freaked out by Tikkabilla, of all things. Because there's a bloke mending clocks, and he suddenly got out those special timepiece-mending glasses and put them on. And thanks to Heroes, I'm wibbling in a corner.

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pickwick
May. 22nd, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
And he's creepy too! I tell you, clockmakers are scary. There was a freaky guy in torchwood with a clock shop, too.
zotz
May. 22nd, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
That's a private bill from an opposition MP, I think you'll find. Well worth opposing regardless, of course.
pickwick
May. 22nd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know, I meant to mention that - the Lib Dems seem to be using it as a recruitment platform :)
zotz
May. 23rd, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
If I was them, I would too.
tanngrisnir
May. 23rd, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
Yes, it is, but the Government seem to be quietly helping it through.
zotz
May. 23rd, 2007 10:08 am (UTC)
The government aren't blocking it, but there is a convention that the government doesn't block private members' bills. This is a case where it could be usefully ignored, but it is actually a longstanding tradition.

Whether it's likely to get through I don't know. The large turnout for it might be a reaction to it being talked out a few weeks ago, and I would hope that in turn it would cause a large turnout of opponents when it comes back.
tanngrisnir
May. 23rd, 2007 11:23 am (UTC)
True, but the impression I got from the news the other night was that the Government was being a little more active in not blocking it than usual.
zotz
May. 23rd, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
Various government MPs supported it, but they weren't the only ones. The papers have said that maybe the leadership are encouraging people to support it, but if there's anything past speculation then I've not seen it.
kniblet
May. 23rd, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
I actually really loved Sylar when he was a clockmaker. For all his extreme evilositytude, he's portrayed as the tragic villain. The episode with his mother made me really sad.
pickwick
May. 23rd, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, so did I. When he was trying to get his mother to tell him it was OK to be normal :( And yeah, I liked Geeky Gabriel!
tanngrisnir
May. 23rd, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
You say Stray apostrophe, but it was standard teaching when I was younger to use an apostrophe with plurals of abbreviations like that. This has begun to change in the past couple of decades (as with the increasing dropping of the full stops in abbreviations: when I was at school, M.P.’s would have been the usual thing). I suppose the rationale would have been to differentiate completely the letter s from the abbreviation itself.
pickwick
May. 23rd, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
I know, I wouldn't have complained (much) about that, but when I first saw it it said MPs', rather than MP's!
tanngrisnir
May. 23rd, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
*SNORT*

No excuse for that. ;o)
mind_expander
May. 23rd, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Heroes
You just made me chuckle very much. I can entirely see why an unexpected clockmender would be freaky.

I'm now up to date with the wonderfulness of Heroes, just got the final episode of the season to go and that's on tonight's agenda. yay!

And more yay, 30 episodes you say...

Now just the small matter of waiting until next year for them. Boo. Where's Hiro when you need him?
pickwick
May. 23rd, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Heroes
I'm going to watch them all again, oh yes. Specially the last ones, because good as they were, I think they'll be better if you watch the last three hours all together - it has been talked about as a three-hour finale.
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