WIN or LOSE in tomorrow’s Ingerland v Germany game… we can always look on the Bright Side of Life. I know nothing about Football but Twitter, this year, has been brilliant – with plenty of gallows humour about England – so much so that I have been watching all the England games. It was great to see Ghana win tonight. I was born in Ghana and I have known some very amusing Ghanaians in my time. Great stuff.
I was particularly pleased when I put up a Tweet about the England v Germany match and cited the GREAT ESCAPE theme tune, modified the famous line in the film… “Give up your hopeless attempt to escape.” (and wondered what marvellous nonsense our Tabloids would come up with for tomorrow’s front pages) .. to see that FIFA responded to my Tweet! One would have thought they had more important matters to do than monitor Twitter – but, hey, I am NOT complaining. I’m now getting into the football
I am also delighted that Clegg and Cameron took time out of their busy schedules to make a cameo appearance at Glastonbury – GO WEST!!! which, I understand from friends on twitter, was covered by BBC Glasto.
And I had a wonderful and surreal exchange with Tom Watson MP on twitter. Saturday night nonsense… no more than that…. but amusing nevertheless. It started when I Re-Tweeted a poll result about the standing of the parties in the polls. This was then Re-tweeted by a few others, including John Prescott, the former Deputy Prime Minister (whose own tweets are usually amusing).
And then came this wonderful exchange. I am not a fan of Nick Clegg’s recent change in principles. Nor would it seem are many, judging by the polls. Tom Watson MP, who is a keen user of twitter and does engage with a lot of people (not just his voters) on Twitter, then sent out this tweet….
This prompted Labour’s ex-Twitter Czar, @KerryMP to tweet…
And… gloriously… and in my view… rightly…. this tweet!
Tom Watson MP did clarify…. and I have to say…. it made my evening….. political commentary does not have to be serious (The polbloggers are very good at the humour) …. and it is good to see a bit of gallows humour in these dark days……
I have broken no confidences with these tweets. They were public – and, frankly, it won’t do Inspector Cleggeau any harm to know that his Party poll rating has dropped to 16 points and not everyone is as impressed with him as he is with himself.
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AND FINALLY……… THE GREAT ESCAPE THEME TUNE... you can even download it to your iPhone! – I have it on my iCharonphone... naturally.