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UK Labour voter Stephen Pollard faces a dilemma; although Labour’s leader wanted Saddam Hussein removed, Pollard’s local Labour candidate didn’t:

If I am to vote Labour next Thursday, I will have to put an x by the name of a man who would have voted to keep Saddam in power and who clearly has not the slightest notion of the threat faced by Western society. Worse still, he appears to have a bizarre conception of economics and wealth creation – that there is somehow a finite supply of wealth available to the planet and our affluence is maintained at the cost of others.

At least Pollard, unlike us in Australia, has the option of not voting at all. Plus, he gets to eat brilliant foamy food.

(Via Terry McCrann, who writes: “Maybe we should make a booking!”)

Posted by Tim B. on 04/26/2005 at 01:05 PM
    1. Guy flies from Britain to Spain, scares the pants off himself driving to the restaurant, eats foam for dinner, pays enough for a month of groceries then raves about it?

      The man’s a bleedin’ loon.

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 04/26 at 02:50 PM • permalink


    1. My satire detector is running like a busted arse at the moment. Foamy meal story..true or false?

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 04/26 at 05:49 PM • permalink


    1. I dunno, you guys, he actually made the foam sound good.

      Seriously.  I’m curious.

      Posted by Sortelli on 04/26 at 06:48 PM • permalink


    1. Sign me up for the foam. It sounds fantastical.

      Posted by goldsmith on 04/26 at 07:02 PM • permalink


    1. As a rule of thumb, when the meat starts foaming, it’s pretty much past eatin’…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 04/26 at 07:22 PM • permalink


    1. MAÎTRE D:
      And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin mint.
      MAÎTRE D:
      Oh, sir, it’s only a tiny, little, thin one.
      No. Fuck off. I’m full.

      Posted by BIWOZ on 04/26 at 09:20 PM • permalink


    1. Lord. I’m sure that’s a great restaurant for people without teeth. Jellied and foamed vegetables—yeech.

      Also, why did I have to read the following phrase: “Carved into the side of the restaurant is a large glass wall”? My clock radio just melted.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 04/26 at 09:30 PM • permalink


    1. I think foam is the new jus….or something

      Posted by ArtVandelay on 04/26 at 11:28 PM • permalink


    1. “At least Pollard, unlike us in Australia, has the option of not voting at all.”

      Uhm… informal votes?

      Posted by Rajan R on 04/27 at 01:25 AM • permalink


    1. Uhm… informal votes?

      Technically, you’re not allowed to do that.

      They can’t stop you though…


      Posted by Quentin George on 04/27 at 01:43 AM • permalink


    1. I don’t know about wealth but I theorise that there is a finite amount of happiness.  Someone wins the lottery and Bangladesh floods.

      Posted by noir on 04/27 at 02:02 AM • permalink


    1. given that many people are too stupid to understand a simple ballot paper i doubt informal voting will ever be outlawed.

      Posted by Astonished on 04/27 at 03:13 AM • permalink


    1. Green tea, mandarin orange foam? Yeah. Maybe even pea and olive jelly. Raspberry and parmesan? You bet.

      Lamb’s brains, I’m getting skeptical. Maybe it’s my Midwestern sensibility, but much as I regard eating giant ocean roaches (lobsters) as borderline blasphemy, I’m a skeptic of eating an animal’s organs, when the meat is so much better with a nice mint sauce.

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 04/27 at 09:49 AM • permalink


  1. As all Pacific and Melanesian chiefs know –
    true wealth is shared

    wealth is shared primarily to the ones we love

    but if you hate yourself, you must share it with no one.

    Horde your ill-gotten gains, and wait for Telstra 4. That’s what I reckon.

    Posted by dopey on 04/28 at 07:10 AM • permalink