Friday, 25 May 2012

Life the Universe and Everything

It's been a busy Towel Day. We don't often get involved in social campaigns, but it's a special day so we thought why not think universal, act local, as the saying has it?

So we wrote a number of grumpy letters to the local planning authority complaining about their potential destruction of the Earth to make way for a  hyperspace by-pass. Admittedly they needed them in triplicate, and buried them in compost prior to recycling them as firelighters, but at least we tried.

Then we campaigned for a fair pay for a fair day's work for the Dentrassi. Far beyond the clutches of the nanny state, these hard-working caterers are appalling oppressed by their employers. No 48-hour week rule for them - they have to work as hard as many Anglican clergy, and for less pay. In fact Burton Dasset went so far as to write a protest song. But Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz made him stop, since Burton had reduced him to only the fourth worst poetry in the world. And Nancy Millpond Jenkings wasn't too happy either.

Our protest against Disaster Area crashing their stunt ship into the sun fizzled out, rather. Turns out that Burton is their accountant, and it is he who advises Hotblack on his tax status.

So in the end we figured if you can't beat them, join them. So we've burnt down all the forests. Well, somebody's got to do it.


  1. The mark of a good protest is the WI baking cakes and making tea for the protesters. You don't need a cause, just arrange a meeting in the village hall and the WI will be there for you - voluntary service and community cohesion at it's best.

    If you DO have a cause, keep it light weight, rather fuzzy and cuddly and something that needs no commitment other than turning up for the free cake and tea and a good gossip.

    While you have a captive audience, you can than pass the plate around for a retiring collection for whatever you need or want from a new BMW to a donation to the Cat's home. Guilt will make those giving be more generous.

    In a nutshell, that is Anglican Protesting.

  2. I was under the impression that England had burnt down all their forests already. Like ages ago. That's what my geography book said 40 years ago. Of course we learn lots of daft things over here.


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