Delighted to see RATM made it to Xmas number one. I don't particularly care whether Simon Cowell is annoyed or enriched by the result. The important thing for me is the demonstration of the utter, deliberate fatuity of popular voting - the same fatuity that got the New York Mets rickrolled and caused Time magazine's top100 to publish in acrostic the debatable protest/obscenity "marblecake also the game". As the Guardian remarks today, "If showbiz operatives can no longer control popular opinion, those who
have devoted their lives to serving their parties have no hope". Here's hoping our Xmas number one takes us one step closer to a Monster Raving Loonie win at the next General Election.