jeudi, février 09, 2006

Layer, Layer (TGIL)

She's at it again. She is barely out of her statistical analysis of Libel that she dives into another mire of statistical hogwash analysing election results in layers. Lorna the Vital Statistician is fast becoming a boring read. She has abandoned her dickensian assaults on the governmental lack of empathy for the poor worker. She has all but ceased her criticism of the dirty beggars at Valletta Gate. Most of all she has cut out all references to the latest gains of the not-so-weaker sex.

We are also being deprived of any Lornic descriptions of her hero. Instead for another two articles (at least) we are to be subjected to her objective analysis of the electoral results. No prizes for guessing what Lorna thinks about those who abstained from voting in the referendum. Unfortunately this kind of article laden with numerical juggling (and that leads us nowhere) is not half as exciting as her previous prose. We do get the occasional flicker of creative fantasy such as "notwithstanding this distribution of power the national government remains the one with the heaviest birthright."

And what to say about this paragraph?

"By time, LCs have mainly adopted the role of being those that pinpoint local(ity) problems, provide fly-by-night solutions to otherwise long-lasting inconveniences to quell citizens' ill-temper and act as buffer in case of crises."

LC is local council. Local(ity) problems are pinpointed. Fly-by-night solutions must be a new transport idea to avoid the early morning traffic on your way to work. Long-lasting inconveniences must be an MLPN government that lasts more than two terms. Quelling the citizen's temper might be achieved by making Lorna a compulsory daily read. Boff (as they say in France).

Anyway. The long and short is that TGIL is no longer what she used to be. The reproduction of statistics that is normally reserved to number crunchers at the Dar Centrali who would masturbate to a documentary about the US electoral system is not what I would call entertaining.

Where is the Lorna we all knew? This is a crises (sic). J'exige un buffer!

1 commentaire:

david a dit…

Pity! I left the maths to you and then you go and call it boring...