Robert S. McNamara was US Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War. He also ran Ford. His recent death has not only robbed us of a titan, though. It has also spawned a tribute act of the same name, whose enthralling postings make Biased BBC the kind of read it is.
"I don't know about you lot, but when I hear the government telling us we're best-placed to handle a swine flu epidemic, I barricade myself in my house..."
Brilliant plan! That'll teach nueliebour!
"....and smash in the skull of anything that tries to get in with a tyre iron."
Radical.... but I suppose if I found anyone coming through my door with a tyre iron, I'd be suspicious.
Mind you, if he was offering you a set of radials with a decent tread, smashing his skull would get in the way of a bargain. Best err on the side of caution, if you ask me.
"Now, if you'll excuse me..."
Nice to see some manners around here, if I may say.
"... I have to go to B&Q to pick up some nails and timber."
Each to their own, but I'm not sure a flu pandemic is the ideal time to open a carpentry business. Have you thought of flogging Tamiflu on eBay?