Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Speakers' Corner

The Sunday before last Shelley and I made the trip out to Hyde Park to visit Speakers' Corner, that 'democratic' institution which has been around since the time of Marx, where anybody (but anybody) can get up and talk to their heart's content.

The social dissidents who might have spoken there in earlier years seem to have disappeared now, as the place is increasingly dominated by attention seekers and religious extremists. Take this warm and friendly character for example, expounding upon his justifications for the killing of innocents in jihad. Lovely. He got way too much attention.

We soon tired of the ranting, and found this ridiculous lion-dog to follow around and take pictures of instead. What a good dog.


Aaron Lewis said...

I spend a lot of my time thinking up ideas for tshirts. I just got another one from that guy's sign.

Stacey said...

that dog is classic

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

The dog understands: when you have style, you don't need a soapbox.