In the interest of maintaining our physical immenseness, Pete and I each decided to 'do' a half Marathon yesterday.
This proved a little difficult as some marketing and promotional person had decided to change the name.
So, having finished our half Snicker bar (why is this name preferable to Marathon? - please send your answer in a plain brown envelope) we thought we deserved a 'gentle' day of contemplation and tuned in, whilst dozing by the one candle power candle fire to 'Seven Day Sunday' on Radio 5 which discussed, amongst other things, George W. Bush's book 'Decision Points' which included some superb comments on 'waterboarding'...
The presenters (Chris Addison, Andy Zaltzman, Andrew Collins and Rebecca Front) came up with gems such as:
'Is waterboarding an album by the Beach Boys - Waterboarding USA'!
'Waterboarding is illegal according to the Geneva Convention, but if you don't know where Geneva is you don't have to abide by the convention'!
'Did George W actually write it - in fact could he actually read it' and ' He must have used the same ghost writer as Jordan, which probably answers his odd references to boob jobs and his own brand perfume'!
'George was asked to rubber stamp the order - he thought he was ordering rubber stamps'!
'I was a bit surprised that there weren't just 2 chapters - the first 'Whoops' and the second ' I am so sorry'!
Together with references to 'Spiders on Drugs' - too long to comment, but spiders on caffeine has echoes of our coffee comments, Tesco in China and discussion on the G20, where the UK empire used to be G1 are good too.
It is quite a gentle programme, not exceptionally cutting, but a good way to pass time whilst rewiring a car!
If you want to listen, click here, but it is 50 minutes long so - the GWB bit starts at minute 13.25 and 'Student Riots' at minute 24 - also worth listening to.