Monday, April 26, 2010

Oligodynamic oscitancy...

Don't be Cruel! Why and how did Labour's election campaign get to this: 'upping the tempo ' this past weekend with an Elvis impersonator?!!

Nixon ElvisIf that wasn't cringe-worthy enough the Labour rally joined in singing "The Wonder of You". There are a few - and more relevant - titles to Elvis hits below. Click on the image 'borrowed' from to see what Guido's conspiracy theories are to try to explain the inexplicable: "The Brown Nixon Elvis Conspiracy Theory Competition". The first is that:

"Gordon is living out a Richard Nixon fantasy, he seems himself as a man of substance and policy, like Nixon, facing defeat at the hands of more photogenic and televisual opponents, with Clegg and Cameron playing the role of Kennedy"

Well worth a read but a point of order re that first theory: the Nixon/JFK debates are famous 'political debate' history with definite pros and cons of radio versus TV broadcasting! However Nixon didn't actually met Elvis until late 1970: a year when two of the latter's hits were "I've Lost You" and "I Really Don't Want to Know", both titles very appropriate to Brown's and Labour's election campaign. However, the Nixon/Elvis meeting wasn't made public until 1972 (surely nothing to do with the presidential election that year!)...a year which began for Elvis with "Until It's Time for You to Go" and ended with "Separate Ways".

My's uncanny. Also, here's hoping BROWN and TOAST doesn't just refer to a Maillard reaction.

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