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“Has the internet killed the Loch Ness monster?”

John Rentoul

63 300x206 Has the internet killed the Loch Ness monster?Number 940 in my series of Questions To Which The Answer Is No was asked by Philip Hoare, in the Guardian, on the 80th anniversary of the monster’s invention last week.

Number 941 is on the front of today’s Guardian (pictured):

Was 1963 the start of modern life?

Thanks to Patrick Hennessy.

Number 942 was asked by the Daily Mail:

Maggie: The masterpiece. Is this the greatest political biography ever?

What Craig Brown says in his review is “this is one of the greatest political biographies ever written”.

It’s not even the greatest biography of Margaret Thatcher. John Campbell’s doesn’t have the correspondence with Muriel, but is better on the life and times.

Thanks to Graham.

Number 943 was asked by Graham Bett:

Is John Rentoul’s QTWTAIN meme used and understood by a small but highly influential group of elites?

This was a reference to a post by Ben Ullmann:

‏Something quite marvellous about @JohnRentoul’s #QTWTAIN meme. Used and understood by a small but highly influential group of elites.

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  • Hill244

    Dear Sweet Jesus let Ren*o*l stop at 1000 – please.

  • Pacificweather

    SIS claimed in a document for the then Prime Minister that the Loch Ness monster could be activated by Sadam Hussain in 45 minutes. A spokesman for SIS said, the likelihood that this statement will be thought believable by 2/3 of politicians has a probability of 95% whereas the likelihood of the same number of politicians believing that WMD could be activated by Sadam Hussain in 45 minutes is only 66%. However, due to a cockup in the post room, the WMD document downloaded from the Internet was sent and so the Internet killed the Loch Ness monster.

  • aardvark10

    Hill244 is spot on – this is getting very boring. That doesn’t stop me asking “Has JR become bored with Blair?”. I only ask because I haven’t seen any comment on Radio 4’s programme on the Hutton report, broadcast last Sunday. I thought Greg Dyke was far and away the best of the panel. Perhaps JR wasn’t interested because apparently Alistair Campbell was invited but refused

  • porkfright

    I believe the threat level will soon be raised yet again due to dangers from cloned Loch Ness monsters.

  • sonic

    Will anti John Rentoul commenters ever admit their monomania makes them look like monomaniacs? QTWTAINWIABY ( Question To Which The Answer Is No Way In A Billion Years )


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