Saturday, 19 May 2012

'Tis The Season To Be Wet...

The jury is still out on whether the rather more than slightly damp conditions started as soon as the drought was declared and a hosepipe ban brought into play, or whether it was due to the cricket season getting under way. I favour the latter explanation.

I still hope to be able to get to see my first "real" (ie. not on TV/radio) cricket match sometime soon... possibly in the summer holidays, if it isn't droughting it down cats and dogs. In the meantime, there is an excellent summary of cricketing mythology over at Husborne Crawley, courtesy of the Archdruid.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Free Speech Only Allowed If It Doesn't Offend...?

I don't normally read non-Catholic blogs. My free time is limited, and I don't manage to read all the Catholic stuff I'd like to get through, so it's a matter of prioritising. Two exceptions to this are the Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley - the Archdruid Eileen and her crowd nearly always make me smile, even when getting serious points across - and also Archbishop Cranmer.

The Archbishop, although long-dead, is being pursued by the Advertising Standards Authority for daring to run the following advertisement.

I fail to see anything offensive in it.

The advert is at least as inoffensive as the "Some people are gay. Get over it" adverts that were run on the buses (without any problems suggested by the ASA) a short while ago. I suspect that the ASA received rather more complaints about the "Some people are gay" advert than the 10 received regarding the C4M advert on Cranmer's blog. The bus adverts were not withdrawn. The phrase "What's good for the goose is good for the gander" seems to apply here - especially as the advert in question is merely asking for people to support the traditional (and true) meaning of marriage as understood over at least the past two millennia, if not longer.
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