Thursday, March 30, 2006

Being dead

Being dead is part of, well, life, for all Lyrans, and it's something we usually enjoy and look forward to . But not now, of all times. I'm supposed to be in Baghdad in a couple of weeks to talk to the government (the real one) about troops for the occupation of America. But it's been decided, and it starts on Saturday.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Dead for a bit

111, who is what you earthlings would call a doctor, came rushing up to me in the corridor.
"You'll have to spend at least a week dead" he said.
"Because your change management has been delayed, that's why. If you want to see Lyra again, then you'll have to spend at least three weeks a year dead, or you'll start to deliquesce. You should know that."
Oh you many tentacled gods!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Not just yet

OK, Sarko lives to fight another day. 498 went before the APC and argued that Villepin could still win. Plus he came up with this idea of leaking some incriminating stuff on Sarko to the media, about illegal bank accounts in Luxembourg. For the time being they believed him. We'll see.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Killing Sarko

This is getting silly. I don't have a lot to do with the Paris lot usually, but I did run into 782 in the corridor the other day. He works for 498, and looks as gloomy as the rest of us feel. Apparently, he said, the Assassinations Policy Committee wants a paper by the end of the week on assassinating Sarkozy. There's a feeling that Villepin will never become President unless we can somehow get rid of Sarko, and there isn't enough time left to clone him before the 2007 elections. What a mess.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Getting even worse

Walked past the Sorbonne today, and it's like an armed camp. Police, gendarmes and CRS everywhere. Very creepy. 498 is still convinced the CPE is going to work; "look" he said, brandishing a front-page article from Les Echos. OK, so a bunch of greedy financiers think taking money away from the young and poor is a good idea. Well knock me down with an auxiliary tentacle.

Friday, March 10, 2006

More troops for the occupation

Oh dear. Just got back from a week in Italy. All that pasta is pretty hard on Lyran stomachs, I tell you. The Italians will provide a brigade, but only if we agree that they can have control of organised crime back. Why should we worry, when we'll be millions of miles away?