Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Five books down, two to go.

Alex and Emma had just read Chapter One of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I turned to Alex for a summary:

Shane: What was the first chapter called?
Alex: 'The Other Minister'.
Shane: What happened?
Alex: The Minister for Magic - Cornelius Fudge - he visited the Prime Minister.
Shane: To warn him about Voldemort?
Alex: Yeah.
Shane: Mm. So if that had just happened, that would mean that the Minister for Magic would have spoke with Gordon Brown - cos he's the Prime Minister at the moment, isn't he.
Alex: Yeah.
Shane: But if it was a year ago, then the Prime Minister would have been...?
Alex: Elvis Presley!
Shane: No - but close. I think it would have been Tony Blair.
Alex: Oh, yeah-.
Shane: Mm.

Hey, it was a simple mistake.

I turned back to my newspaper to read about the latest infernal policy initiative from that imbecile of a Housing Minister, Celine Dion.

6 comments:

PI said...

Close - except Elvis left a legacy to be proud of. You are lucky to have Alex to chew the fat with.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I could see dealing with Elvis, but with Celine? No way. You is in deep trobble.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I had a young Alex round the other night. Not quite as young as yours, I suspect. He wanted to BE Prime Minister, primarily to abolish peas, which he thinks are Evil and Have No Place On Children's Plates. Although after some lobbying from the adults present, he did concede that he might make them legal for grown-ups, as long as they were strictly optional.

LB said...

I don't know whether it is just me, but I'd like my Home Secretary to be called "Jacqueline" and not "Jacqui".

*old school*

BARNEYPICKLES said...

He may be on to something..didn't elvis play the guitar, do tours of the world and was surrounded by a lot of yes man...and come to think of it i have never seen Tony Blair or Elvis in the same room......

Huw said...

Tony Blair was Prime Minister?!?!

So who was Lionel Blair then?