April 30, 2011

Happy Days

In case you haven't seen these clips, here they are in all their joy. It was an absolutely terrific day off from the daily politics, when we could all sit back, relax and enjoy it for what it is: a theme park in which we all live happily ever after. Don't get me wrong; I'm as big a sucker for romantics and make-believe as the next man but these two made my day so I thought I'd share them:

A better tactic than kettling:

The cartwheeling Verger:


Jim said...

Hee hee. And a loverly time was had by all!

banned said...

Met Police less than a mile away from the wedding use other tactics against peaceful protestors on the Happy Day.


Gets going after about twenty seconds.

Goodnight Vienna said...

Banned, I know - already blogged about it.

Jim, they were just two moments out of the day - I thought they were lovely and I'm glad you liked them.

I try to differentiate glimpses of happiness or joy from the relentless jackboot of government. I don't think that's a bad thing. We need to seek out the good and the beautiful. Life can't always be about f/cking sh*tty b@st@rd lying politicians. We have to find room for the good.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

And who says the Brits are Stiff? Those were great ... Thank You!

Kid said...

Goodnight Vienna. I've often remarked that to feel good on this rock, you need to forget about one heck of a lot of 'other things'. Thanks for the smile.

And this is nothing new. We need it. Many people spend a lot of time and energy giving us the ability to forget through entertainment or exploration or art or music or any number of other things and this is actually what I try to do, (for myself included) intermixed with some reality comment on my own blog.

Goodnight Vienna said...

You're welcome, Odie. I didn't realise how much I missed bobbies in shirt sleeves and helmets until I saw them with the crowds on Friday. Unfortunately, we've become much more used to the black paramilitary style on our streets.

Good idea, Kid. "A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful implanted in the human soul." I have a blog that I ran in tandem with CE where I did just that but gave up because of lack of time. The quote from Goethe was its by-line. Not everything should be doom, gloom and fear-mongering.