I have been taking a break from the old political blogs for a few days, as I am having nightmares about Sarah Palin and don't want to hear or see her name. Unfortunately, it's not worked because she is sufficiently interesting news, it seems, to intrude on the psyches of my apolitical friends. I have found myself explaining even offline why a fundamentalist nutbar who believes in the end of days shouldn't be allowed into a position where she might feasibly have her finger on the button in short order; and why women in power, especially those who would like to see the state take away all reproductive choice and education about contraception, are not always the best thing for women at large. It's heavy going, and I don't even live in the country where the outcome will be decided.
So, if you're all as tired as I am, you might crack a smile at The Register's latest competition winners, who have been deciding on a road sign to replace the horribly ageist image (they describe as a "couple of cripples hobbling down to the bingo") we currently use to denote Old People Crossing. I might warn you that some of the entries are equally as ageist, but they do at least inject some humour!