quote 19:35:07 Here comes the Royal Family now. The automobile has now stopped….
Oh, there’s the King — he’s stepping out, followed by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, nattily attired in a silver coat. Mr. King is now shaking hands with the King and introducing Mr. Queen to the King and Queen and then Mrs. Queen to the Queen and King. They are now proceeding up the steps to the well-decorated City Hall, the King and Mr. King together with the Queen being escorted by Mrs. Queen. The King has now stopped and said something to Mrs. Queen and goes to Mrs. Queen and the Queen and Mr. King and the Queen laughed jovially. The King leaves Mr. King and goes to Mrs. Queen, and the Queen and Mr. King follow behind…
quote 06:53:40 Canada is the supreme example of how first past the post can explode into madness when it has to cope with more than two contending parties. In Quebec, the Bloc Québécois got nearly 24 per cent of the votes but only 5.3 per cent of the seats. In Saskatchewan, the NDP won almost a third of the vote – and no seats at all. That’s the insult to democracy the British swallowed on 5 May.
quote 17:42:53 Figuring out why New York City subway trains seem to be playing Leonard Bernstein proves a much more difficult task. Juan Harvey, a messenger waiting yesterday at the 66th Street station, said he has heard the song and believed it is ”some kind of a plot by the Japanese to brainwash us all.” This would be an intriguing line of inquiry, except that the new No. 2 trains are manufactured by a Canadian company called Bombardier. Informed of this, Mr. Harvey said that he did not think the Canadians would want to brainwash us.
Randy Kennedy, reporting for the New York Times in 2002, in a story titled Tunnel Vision - Three-Note Mystery Haunts Riders on No. 2 Line. (Thanks, Chris.)
quote 10:32:00 It’s not that I have anything particular against Guildford – it’s just a bit lacking in the oceans and mountains department.
Matthew Boulton, who moved to EA in Vancouver, quoted in a Guardian story: UK’s games industry demands action to stop brain drain