I see the Italian education minister is now claiming the Italian government funded the tunnel [sic] from Geneva to L’Aquila along which the neutrinos in this week’s news appeared to travel fractionally faster than the speed of light.
Yet another snippet entering what passes for my consciousness more-or-less unbidden:
“As ridiculous as two walnuts judging a quilting competition and failing all entries for not resembling penguins.”
We all know know that everything is labelled in line with the principle that, whatever it is, it is fatally dangerous when misapplied; and must therefore be warned of to within an inch of its (and my) life, lest I accidentally snort a litre of toilet cleaner or try to put out a housefire with a teabag. I have just accumulated the latest gem, found on an air-freshener I bought to remove the scent of damp plaster from the flat: “Air fresheners do not replace good hygiene practices”. This means, presumably, that I will have to go and fish my toothbrush out of the bin….
What you always knew happened in the dealership