European Central Bank
( published 28th January 2002 )
www.alexandrino.com

Hi All,

So the Euro has finally become a reality, and after 3 weeks the subject only appears in 5th or 6th rank in European news. The European Central Bank, based in Frankfurt and run by ( or let's say represented by ) "Dim Wim" Duisenberg, has an interesting website www.ecb.de with all kinds of info on the currency, its members and their rules.

And what about Britain? Will they join? When? Why not? I wanted to know more, so yesterday I logged on to the internet and typed in www.ecb.co.uk ....SURPRISE! "Welcome to the English Cricket Board"! Hahahaha! I bumped into the most British, anti-European subject ever ( alongside turkey for Christmas, "The Sun" and pinstripe suits )...Britain in the Euro?...No chance!

Have a nice week ahead

Alex

A 7 year old and a 4 year old are upstairs in their bedroom. You know what?", says the 7 year old, "I think it's about time we start swearing." The 4 year old nods his head in approval. "When we go downstairs for breakfast I'm gonna swear first, then you swear after me, ok?" "Ok" the 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm. The mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 7 year old what he wants for breakfast. "Oh, shit mum, I guess I'll have some Coco Pops". WHACK!! He flew out of his chair, tumbled across the kitchen floor, got up, and ran upstairs crying his eyes out. She looked at the 4 year old and asked with a stern voice, "And what do YOU want for breakfast, young man?! I don't know," he blubbers, "but you can bet your fuckin' ass it won't be Coco Pops."