Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We're here because we're here

Back in the early 1980's one saturday morning in London I stood in the underground waiting for a train. Up drew a rather time worn carriage, when all others were newer and frankly looked safer. In any event, it stopped, I got on and quickly discovered why it was looking a little long in the tooth. This was one of the saturday football fan cars. The Transport Authority fully expected them to be beaten up, pissed in, graffitied and left for dead when the fans got to Wembley Stadium and I worried the same fate might be mine. Lovely bunch of fans they are. I was in it amidst the relentless singing of the Yobs (backward boys) "we're here because we're here because we're here" to the tune of Auld Lang Syne.

Blame it on whoever you wish, but the chart below seems to be singing the yobo song. We are here because we're here, and it shouldn't come as a great surprise. The whole country acted like a bunch of drunken louts, in suits and with credit.

I expect we may be riding the beat up cars for a while until we've paid for not only for some new ones, but for some beaten up junkers still unpaid.

John Barnyak