Friday, 13 March 2009

A quiz question

I don't normally gratuitously insult people I don't agree with - there's more effective methods than that. But this from today's Telegraph (via Guido Fawkes) appealed:

Q: What's the difference between Bernard Madoff and Gordon Brown?

A: One has drained fortunes from gullible victims, plundering their income and savings to create an illusion of prosperity. The other is going to jail.

Another difference: I met Madoff a few times many years ago. He was charming, switched on and positive. His misdemeanour was a genuine surprise. Brown's was obvious from the beginning.


Sarah said...

Misdemeanor? ooh, he's a naughty boy...
...just the tip of the iceberg, I suspect.
Have you seen 'Age of Stupid', yet?
I am interested to hear you opinion on the film, John.

John Woodman said...

Sarah, I'm ashamed to say I hadn't even heard of it. But it looks interesting and I'll try to catch it. Hopefully the single carriageway bits of the A1 won't slow me down too much.

I did see Slumdog Millioanaire yesterday - may post on that separately but I'd highly recommend it.

Sarah said...

Yes, because getting somewhere 5 minutes faster is paramount, John.