Friday, November 23, 2007

Ola Elco

After the referendum, who will mourn the passing of the Legislative Competence Order? Or LCO, pronounced “Elco”, which sounds like the nickname of a Brazilian footballer.
Unfortunately, the ungainly Elco is nowhere near as graceful or as pleasurable to behold as a Brazilian footballer in full flight. In sporting terms, it is much more reminiscent of the hapless lock-forward who, isolated in his own 22, panics on finding himself in possession of the ball and unaccountably decides to kick it. Sadly he concedes a regrettable opposition line-out with a perpendicular left-foot slice that sends the ball squirting off into a crowd of exasperated home fans.

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