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Time To Eat The Dog: The Real Guide To Sustainable Living.

dog-eating1WANT to save the planet. Kill a dog. And eat it. A new book says so. The Anorak Book Club says PuppyBeef agrees.

The eco-pawprint of a pet dog is twice that of a 4.6-litre Land Cruiser driven 10,000 kilometres a year, researchers have found.

Victoria University professors Brenda and Robert Vale, architects who specialise in sustainable living, say pet owners should swap cats and dogs for creatures they can eat, such as chickens or rabbits, in their provocative new book Time to Eat the Dog: The real guide to sustainable living.

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Posted: 22nd, October 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (4)

Sir Ian Blair’s Policing Controversy: Making Money With Jean Charles de Menezes

6483839SIR Ian Blair, former Metropolitan Police commissioner, was ever a man keen on celebrity. It was he, after all, who gave London the Celebrity Police Force, the photogenic division for whom no celebrity misdemeanour is too small to attend.

Now Sir Ian has written a book. It’s called Policing Controversy. He got an estimated £150000 to write it in triplicate. Expect to read lots about meetings, meetings about meetings and how while at Christ Church, Oxford, he gained a Second Class Honours Degree in English Language and Literature. He knows his fiction.

Ian Blair’s biography appears on the Metropolitan Police’s website – “Working For A Safer London”.

There is no mention made in it of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot in the head by the Met Police on Sir Ian’s watch, an incident Sir Ian deeply regrets. But, thankfully, Sir Ian now seeks to gives us fuller record of his achievements and tell us that from his position amid the tea cups and biscuits, the cops who killed Menezes deserve a medal:

If, as they thought, the officers were dealing with a suicide bomber, they would have deserved the George Medal. Instead, tragically for the de Menezes family and for them, they live with the killing of an innocent man.

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Posted: 19th, October 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment

Old Mr Anorak’s Book Club: Ralph Nader’s Only The Rich Can Save Us

naderRALPH Nader’s has written a book. It’s called Only The Rich Can Save Us. It’s the book what he wrote. Paco notes:

Experiencing a colossal brain fart that no doubt left him with cerebral diverticulitis, Ralph Nader has written a 700-page “novel”, which is likely to trigger a flurry of orders from Borders and Barnes & Noble for steel-reinforced remainder tables.

Masochist Rob Long has read the book so that we don’t have to. Of course, if you think you’d enjoy watching Nader’s geeky, school-boy wet dream of socialist billionaire-worship unfold on the printed page, then this epic is just what you’ve been waiting for. Order now from – while supplies last!

Mr Rob Long, everyone:

Here’s the bad news: Ralph Nader has written a novel. Here’s the good news: There’s no sex in it. Wait. That’s not strictly true. At the end of its 700 pages, one of the characters hooks up with Yoko Ono.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2009 | In: Politicians | Comment