links for 2009-01-08
by Martin Belam, 8 January 2009
"If she were now to get paid for failure it would send out a message to those in these incredible responsible and vital positions that they can fail with impunity - and get paid for their trouble". I would find Lynne's point more compelling if MPs didn't receive a "resettlement grant" if they lose their seats. What more definition of failure could there be than failing to convince your constituents that you deserved to be re-elected? After the 2001 election, for example, this cost the taxpayer £3.2 million.
"It's called Twadio - and it's a silent radio station that broadcasts simply the name and artist of a song, once every 15 minutes, via Twitter. People see it come up on their twitter stream, and the song gets stuck in their brain. Until we 'play' them another song. Pretty dumb, right?". Genius. [via James Cridland]
"Raunchiest pose ever? Madonna? This would be the Madonna who not only did the $e)( book showing her being taken from behind by Vanilla Ice, but also did proper pr0n when she was younger, would it, Chris Johnson of the Mail?"
This is the first time I've signed up to an organised blogging meme like this - have you?