Monday, 28 September 2009

Every Day He Writes The Book.

One of the least likely enthusiasms in pop music has to be the dogged fandom of Biased BBC's own David Vance for the post-punk troubadour Elvis Costello.

Elvis fesses up to a wild youth of drugs, chicks and booze; David proudly boasts he does not lead a liberal lifestyle.

Elvis spits rage at Mrs Thatcher, the Falklands War, Rupert Murdoch, Holy Joes and the British Army; David spits rage at the BBC if it dares criticise any of the above.

None of that stops the angry young man of Biased BBC bloggery from purloining yet another Costello song title for his latest gig… having a go at his own fan base for failing to appreciate the new, improved Biased BBC:

Hi all.

Hi David.

One of my favourite soul songs is "I can't stand up for falling down."

Very brave of you to remind us of your electoral experiences with the UK Unionist Party.

Sometimes, that's how it feels here.

Failure after hope? You sure?

Thanks to the great help of others, this site has been redesigned...

Take a bow, the authors of Jacqui Smith Is A Cunt.

redesigned (for free)

You might have had a case with Trading Standards if they'd charged, David.

and had the most modern of commenting systems installed (for free).

Yet another Ulster initiative light years ahead of its critics. Like, um, the Titanic, the De Lorean... and the UK Unionist Party.

Yet when I read some comments I detect a feeling that things were better in the golden days when we had a haloscan comment system and a basic blog design.

Even your Middle East correspondent, sue, thinks so. She's reduced to thanking commenters for turning up at her postings.

Well, we now have the "new" haloscan system and a more refined design. It seems that each time anything new is attempted, all that comes back is brickbats and a desire for what was.

Traditionalists: Annoying, aren't they?

In which case....why bother? Maybe others can sort it all out?

Handing over power? Something tells me that you don't really mean that.


  1. Yes indeed. As far as comments go, every little helps. Especially the one that got away - you know who you are.

  2. Seems strange to start deleting some of the few comments they still get though. Every litle OBME helps, surely?

  3. From the Biased BBC point of view, the new system has one major advantage over the default Blogger commenting system -- it allows for comments to be silently and mysteriously deleted without either notice or any trace that it was ever there.

    Unless, of course, someone is so hellbent on getting the upper hand that he deletes the comment *and* replies to it, thus causing confusion all round...

  4. Stealth deletions?

    Of, for shame. Those of us with long memories will recall the regular howls of outrage about "stealth editing" (or rolling news revisions to mere mortals) and some of the wacky conspiracy theories about who wasn't approving comments to Have Your Say and why.

  5. Amazing how the new regulated comments system is leading the Biased BBC brigades to self-destruct in mutual loathing.

    Sue is upset that only a handful of diehards now bother to comment; Fuehrer Vance is enraged at any criticism that he might have driven away the faithful; while Martin, delighted that he now rules the comments pages, is savaging all who cross his path.

    How delicious.

  6. Great, isn't it? Who in their right mind (come to think of it...) would want to line up alongside someone who genuinely thinks that "The met office are a govermnet funded stooge organisation run by a regime stooge and dependent on regime money"?

    The overseas-based Israel lobby seems to have fled the scene too.