anniversary


>Sixty years ago George VI died of his lung cancer at Sandringham Palace out in Kenya the young Princess didn’t know for some hours. She returned by plane a week after he had seen her off. To mark that Diamond Jubilee here is how, the event was reported.

Here is some footage of her coronation the following year.

The public perception of the Queen has often been one of seriousness of purpose, but of course over her 85 years and 60 years as Monarch there have been occasional glimpses of some of her lighter side.

It is Google‘s twelve birthday today. But before you cheer too loudly a word of warning that means that next year the world’s leading search engine with be a teenager and we all know what they are like.

So here are the top 10 things you won’t be able to ask Google in 365 days time.

10. Restaurants – Unless it has a drive through, a bucket of chicken, or a golden arch you’ll not find it. The fast food van outside the school will get 3 Michelin stars whereas the Fat Duck will be just ‘Bleugh!’
9. Medical advice – You’ll only get the really disgusting stuff, if you looking up how to cure a common cold you’ll not find it.
8. Clothes – Will return you things you ‘wouldn’t leave the house wearing that!’ at least that is what you’d be thinking.
7. Gay – will just return anything uncool
6. Politics – BOOOORING!
5. Drink – Alcopops, Strong Cider or Buckfast. Hard luck all you wine, whisk(e)y or real ale connoisseurs
4. Education – Meh!
3. News – Very few teenagers when asked about the news will give you the latest goings on outside of X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent or whats in Heat or Zoo. So move over Paxman it’ll all be Perez Hilton.
2. Directions – Teenagers have great fun in misdirecting motorists. Therefore Google maps will soon be inoperative.
1. Sex – Like a typical teenager it will run off in embarrassment if you are older than it. If you are fellow teen you will get misinformation or boosting of knowing more than it actually does. Therefore porn will not be searchable, unless you take your laptop under the duvet.

Now on the 27 September next year don’t say I didn’t warn you.

>It is Google‘s twelve birthday today. But before you cheer too loudly a word of warning that means that next year the world’s leading search engine with be a teenager and we all know what they are like.

So here are the top 10 things you won’t be able to ask Google in 365 days time.

10. Restaurants – Unless it has a drive through, a bucket of chicken, or a golden arch you’ll not find it. The fast food van outside the school will get 3 Michelin stars whereas the Fat Duck will be just ‘Bleugh!’
9. Medical advice – You’ll only get the really disgusting stuff, if you looking up how to cure a common cold you’ll not find it.
8. Clothes – Will return you things you ‘wouldn’t leave the house wearing that!’ at least that is what you’d be thinking.
7. Gay – will just return anything uncool
6. Politics – BOOOORING!
5. Drink – Alcopops, Strong Cider or Buckfast. Hard luck all you wine, whisk(e)y or real ale connoisseurs
4. Education – Meh!
3. News – Very few teenagers when asked about the news will give you the latest goings on outside of X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent or whats in Heat or Zoo. So move over Paxman it’ll all be Perez Hilton.
2. Directions – Teenagers have great fun in misdirecting motorists. Therefore Google maps will soon be inoperative.
1. Sex – Like a typical teenager it will run off in embarrassment if you are older than it. If you are fellow teen you will get misinformation or boosting of knowing more than it actually does. Therefore porn will not be searchable, unless you take your laptop under the duvet.

Now on the 27 September next year don’t say I didn’t warn you.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2
Today being the 200th Annivesary of William Ewart Gladstone’s birth here is a series of articles I wrote back in 2002 for H2G2:

Part one looking at his early life and election campaigns.

Part two looking at this time in Government both a Chancellor and Prime Minister.

Part three wrapping up a number of subjects, his relationship with the Queen, his speeches and campaigns, he personal life, writtings and reforms.

Looking at these again I may well have to do a little rewrite on these or a few more in depth articles on certain aspects.

The picture is of Mr and Mrs Gladstone at Glencorse Station during the Midlothian campaign. At that time a lot of what is now West Lothian was also part of the constituency that Gladstone was fighting.

>http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2
Today being the 200th Annivesary of William Ewart Gladstone’s birth here is a series of articles I wrote back in 2002 for H2G2:

Part one looking at his early life and election campaigns.

Part two looking at this time in Government both a Chancellor and Prime Minister.

Part three wrapping up a number of subjects, his relationship with the Queen, his speeches and campaigns, he personal life, writtings and reforms.

Looking at these again I may well have to do a little rewrite on these or a few more in depth articles on certain aspects.

The picture is of Mr and Mrs Gladstone at Glencorse Station during the Midlothian campaign. At that time a lot of what is now West Lothian was also part of the constituency that Gladstone was fighting.


In honour of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the Grand Old Man, William Ewart Gladstone, who served 4 terms as Prime Minister when losing a vote was a matter of honour that called for a General Election here are some of his sayings.

“Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.”

“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.”

“Justice delayed is justice denied.”

“No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.”

There is a rally at Gladstone’s statue near Haymarket at 12:00 today where David Steel will be saying a few things about his predecessor. Sadly I won’t be there but check out Caron’s blog for more details.

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In honour of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the Grand Old Man, William Ewart Gladstone, who served 4 terms as Prime Minister when losing a vote was a matter of honour that called for a General Election here are some of his sayings.

“Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.”

“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.”

“Justice delayed is justice denied.”

“No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.”

There is a rally at Gladstone’s statue near Haymarket at 12:00 today where David Steel will be saying a few things about his predecessor. Sadly I won’t be there but check out Caron’s blog for more details.