Saturday, 22 May 2010

Amusingly appropriate email address

Like many organisational folk these days, our honourable and not-so-honourable parliamentary representatives enjoy email addresses with the surname / first-letter-of-first-name@... format.  For instance, if you want to agree with Deputy PM Nick Clegg you can write to him at, or if you're keen to offer your support to Labour leadership dark horse Diane Abbott you can reach her at, and so on.

Our favourite?  Rightwing Eurosceptic Tory MP Mark Francois.  Yes, that's right:  He failed to get the nod as Europe Minister the other day – supposedly to help along the coalition with the Lib Dems, but perhaps the real reason was to avoid upsetting his Spanish counterpart when he or she went to open his or her inbox of a morning.

Speaking of which, how's this for an amusingly - or perhaps terrifyingly - appropriate bit of signage?

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Amusingly appropriate death

"The chief of the Chicago commuter rail system has killed himself by stepping in front of a speeding train, officials have said... In his pocket, police found a manual detailing procedures for handling a suicide on the railway."

Sir, we at the AANs blog salute you.  Who says Americans don't do irony, eh?