Does this recent MedGaz pipeline story mean we’re about to see more headlines like Swedish BP chairman ‘whisked married lover on luxury cruise as oil spill chaos erupted’ and Gulf Oil Spill: Tony Hayward Attends Glitzy Yacht Race As Oil Spews Into Gulf? BP: from British Petroleum to Barbarian Pissheads?
The article reports the words of Yusuf Yusufi, Energy Minister in the Algerian government, which like all Western Mediterranean governments except inbred Malta is going to be hard put to avert the tumbrils in 2011. His “in the End of 2010” launchdate for the pipeline might have been more credible had MedGaz said something along similar lines – they’ve issued no press statements since December 2009. News three weeks previously that the European Investment Bank has given
in to blackmail a loan of €500M for the construction of this very pipeline doesn’t exactly add to one’s confidence either, whatever course the Maghreb revolution takes. I must say that I have always regarded Russia as a model democracy. Can I pick up canisters from the consulate?
- Castlewood busker organ
Rather taken with Castlewood = 20 note (which notes?) (MIDI file on site). 375mm (15″) wide x 300mm (12″) high x 290mm (11.5″) deep – ie wee bit bigger than my Dell opened up. Photos of kit & construction. 2008/6/16 complete kit price 1420AUS = 860EUR, possibly plus 3.2% European tariff. US 810€inc PP Profile of …
- We keep our fine wines in old boots
Avert your eyes, epilepsy sufferers, as the Flash animations load, but stay on for the fucked goodies on the Bohórquez family estates, “where the brave bull wanders”, “the horse gallops to his whim”, and everybody else simply skips to their Lou as the sun withdraws discretely behind the “intricate skirted passages of ever bloomed plant …
- But is that acorn-fed Iberian black pig or shoe leather you’re chomping?
Christmas time is ham time. It’s also a time when, knowing that some of you may have had one or two bottles too many, some tapas bars and restaurants will flog you cheap ham as something rather better – cat for hare, as the Spanish say. In the run up to Christmas last year the …
- The organ-grinder: his life and misadventures.
… amidst vexillophiles crying in the wilderness known as Belfast:
A Fisher-Price gramophone, apocalyptic experiments on the village church organ during the inevitable Tierkreis period, and meetings with street organs while playing in the Netherlands and Germany led to the writing of bog-superior arrangements for a Belgian organ manufacturer and unbelievably authentic Germanic numbers for a …