Where Angles Fear to Tread

November 4, 2008

And you are…?

Filed under: Liveblogging, Metawibble, US Politics — Tags: , , , — Right Angle @ 3:27 pm

… I’m Right Angle. Any suggestion that my political views are somewhere to the right of Sarah Palin and the Evangelicalist movement are completely unfounded.

Having come to the South-East of England (location withheld for fear of reprisals) from a place somewhat more rural than Barack Obama’s home city, I’m here to provide a bit more of a country view.

Who’s going to win —- If I had to bet I’d say Barack, but I think that there are a lot of voters across the pond who tell pollsters that they will vote for Barack because it is the ‘right’ thing to say, and then vote for Snt. John McCain.  We’ll see.

– Right Angle


Back from the expedition

Filed under: Liveblogging — Tags: , — Right Angle @ 3:22 pm

Obstuseangle and I are back from our American sponsored shopping trip (actually not sponsored, but one can hope for the next election).

On the list of purchases are:

  • Soft Cheese
  • Cheese Strings
  • Proper (non-American) cheese
  • Bacon
  • Burgers
  • Cheese & Bacon Potato Skins
  • Tex/Mex Dips
  • Wraps (for Fajitas)
  • Cookies – Oatmeal & Raisin / Double Choc / Maryland (!!!)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Ben & Jerry’s Baked Alaskan Ice-Cream
  • Salsas
  • Jalapeno Salsa
  • Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce
  • Donuts
  • Bagels
  • New York Cheesecake
  • McCain’s Savoury Wedges
  • Onion Rings
  • Oreos
  • Dorito Dipping Nachos
  • Dorito Dips
  • 10 bottle of Mini-Bud (we don’t really like Bud being more Real-Ale people but it is American)
  • Chocolate & Strawberry Milkshakes
  • Peppered & Original Beef Jerky
  • Coca-Cola Cans
  • Chicken
  • Bread Rolls

And that’s about it….. EEEEEK!

Right Angle

Another Angle?

Filed under: Liveblogging, Metawibble, US Politics — Tags: , — Right Angle @ 2:15 pm

Following obstuseangle’s introduction, I will say a quick hello, before we go into town and try to find some food & drink with an American angle. (Apologies for the bad pun).  I will also write a huge, long and rambling introduction later.

Right Angle

And so it begins

Filed under: Metawibble — Tags: , , , — Obtuse Angle @ 12:50 am

It was some point in the wee small hours, I’d long since moved off the ale and on to the scotch, and the great Sir Terry of Wogan was once again decrying the travesty of justice that was the voting system. Eurovision was finally over, and as the merry band of geeks once more gathered around the TV posted their final bloggings and twittered their last tweets, the thought struck me. There’s a US presidential election coming up, I’m probably going to end up watching it anyway, I might as well make a liveblogging out of it. Then I was distracted by the need to show my fellow Eurovisioaries footage of Jeremy Vine’s ‘Ming’s Bling’, and thought no more of it.

Fast forward a few months and a few more gatherings, and between managing a growing European electricity grid, redesigning the London Underground, building a canal grid, designing interplanetary sewerage system deliveries, taking control of western Europe,  settling several atolls of hexagonal islands, saving the world from indescribable horrors that man was not meant to know and finding the holy grail, at some point, the idea resurfaced. I had some holiday that needed using, and I had at least one fellow geek on board. All we needed was somewhere to blog it. And so, Where Angles Fear to Tread was born. Only time will tell if it survives past the next few days, or if anyone will read it.

Wish us luck

– Obtuse Angle

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