Phil Gyford


Thursday 10 April 2003

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Tom has a round up of press about UpMyStreet’s continuing administration. He misses out Mike Butcher’s comprehensive analysis of the situation (although Butcher’s attributions of some ideas aren’t, ahem, wholly accurate).

Meanwhile, I’m trying to come up with the best analogy for having a group of stern suit-wearing strangers take over a company. Current front runners: A foreign state setting up government in a newly conquered country; and a group of Internal Affairs agents setting up office in the NYPD Blue precinct room, while Sipowicz et al continue their daily business. Any others? Collective nouns?


I like the idea that we're in a western, just before the big shoot-out, a little undertaker runs out and measures us up before any shots are fired.

Posted by tachekent on 10 April 2003, 3:59 pm | Link

How about the bits in 24 (first series) when head office comes down to take over CTU?

Posted by Yoz on 10 April 2003, 4:06 pm | Link

They're agents from the Matrix.

Posted by Tom Coates on 10 April 2003, 4:46 pm | Link

I have the perfect tonic, Phil. Get 'The Bootleg Series' by Bob Dylan. Listen to the track 'She's Your Lover Now'. The line (addressed to an ex-girlfriend's new man) "Yes and YOU, just what d'ya dooo anywaaay?/Ain't there nothin' you can saaaay??" ought to do the trick.

Posted by Will Davies on 10 April 2003, 7:23 pm | Link

Which one of you will be andy sipowitz and which one will be the handsome (but unstable) danny?

and vice versa which actors will be queuing up to be Stef?

Posted by paul murphy on 24 April 2003, 5:18 am | Link

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