burnt banana cake

14 October 2009 at 02:41 Leave a comment

Looks like I joined Twitter just in time for the juicy stuff:

Bloggers and the so-called Twitterati tonight claimed a historic victory for the power of the internet over what they saw as attempts by vested interests to shut down freedom of speech.

One of the quickest to reveal the full story was a 34-year old human rights activist, Richard Wilson. He was baking a banana cake in his kitchen in London when he first found out about the gag on the Guardian from a message posted on Twitter.

A few minutes of frantic internet searching later he published the fact that the gag related to Farrelly’s questions about Trafigura. He also published the text of the questions itself and became so absorbed in cracking the puzzle, his cake burned to a crisp. He said it was a small price to pay.

 But it’s still troubling that these “super-injunctions” are so usual and broad-reaching.  The freedom to know what exactly is happening in Parliament is supposed to have been guaranteed in 1771.

And then there’s the burnt cake.

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je l’ai dans mon sang! now, let’s see about those trousers

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