Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What would Davy McDougall say?

I must say first, I am not a fan at all of the BlueBirds, I just looked this up on the net.

It's on the news today that Cardiff City have been made an offer:

The club's Malaysian owners have proposed investing £100m on the team, a new training ground and increasing the stadium's capacity.
But it would come on condition the home kit changes from blue to red, with a dragon instead of a bluebird crest.
News Link HERE
So, apparently the fans are up in arms at the thought of losing their history. However, when I asked some of the fans at work what that history was they just looked blank at me.
So I did some Googling:
The name Blu Birds:
Cardif City are named the Bluebirds because of the play named 'The Bluebird' that was shown in Cardiff in 1908. Cardiff was chosen to host the play over many different cities and so CCFC decided to cahnge their kit clour to blue and use the plays name as there own nickname. Web Link HERE
So I thought the play must have been written by a famous Welsh Playright!?
The Blue Bird (FrenchL'Oiseau bleu) is a 1908 play by Belgian author Maurice Maeterlinck.
Web Link HERE
So, apparently, if you are against the name change it is because you are supporting a Belgian play!

p.s.: Davy McDougall Web Link HERE

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What would Neil Kinnock say?

Working in a Graphics dept. I get asked for lots of favours. Business cards/ letterheads/ posters/ photo retouching etc etc.

I have just been asked to produce a poster for a Labour Concillor showing (if he wins) that 'He Lives Here!', 'You Voted For Him!' sort of thing.

Thing is, the guy who asked me to do this is the father of the candidate, and I know him and his son a little, as you do when you've worked with someone for 10+ years.

Now on the one hand I wish the guy luck.
On the other hand it worries me that Labour are backing this guy, and that he could win and be representing a whole community.
Why does it worry me?
Because this guy has never done a day's work in his life. His dad has paid his way through life, and still does. How can a guy like that have any real handle on life and what it means to struggle in the real world?

I wonder how many more like that are out there?
I fear too many.