I'm up for it
Monday, May 22, 2006 at 11:40AM
Malcolm Lambe


150768338_6486bf65a1_t.jpgMy favourite word of late appears to be cheesy and I'm sorry but this daft English campaign qualifies for that description. Some tree-hugger called Hannah has come up with the idea of trying to get people to chat to each other on the London Underground or "Tube". (BTW did you follow the BoingBoing story of three months ago on the kerfuffle over the anagram map of the Tube? Could only happen in the U.K. couldn't it?)

The idea is that you wear a badge saying "I'm up for a chat on the Tube". If someone then chats to you, you hand over the badge so they can "spread the love" and then you write to Hannah for another badge and the chatting goes on.

Don't know about you, but the last thing I want when travelling on the Metro or Tube is for some Psycho to try and start a conversation with me. I'd rather wear a badge saying "Piss off and leave me alone" - or as they say here "D├ęgage connard, laisse-moi tranquil!"

There again it might be interesting if you wore a badge saying "I'm up for a shag on the Tube" - I'd like to see that. And I have read in blogs about drunken yobbos defecating on the Tube - yeah, really!...so perhaps there should be another badge saying "I'm up for a crap on the Tube". And across the pond, let's not forget Danny-Boy - our New York wanker His badge is gonna read "I'm up for a wank on the Subway".

p.s. Apparently Rolf Harris is a proud wearer of a "I'm Up For A Chat On The Tube" badge. Enough said. (Not that I didn't like what he did with "Stairway to Heaven")

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