Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Silly Site o' the Day

Via Robin, who got it from Leonard Kirk on Facebook, today is the day when many Americans get drunk celebrating what most Mexicans don't, but when Brits go to the polls - specifically to vote on the idea of proportional representation (which for some odd reason is being termed AV, not audiovisual but Alternative Voting, in much the same way nonsuperhero comics have been called Alternative even though they represent more mainstream genres). Here's what Stephen Fry has to say on AV:

And here's a video appealing to the LOLCat contingent:

It would be nice if Brits voted in proportional rep (honestly, compared with us I thought they already had it), and even nicer if it spread to this country.


TEAM said...

AV and PR are two entirely different voting systems. that's why it's called AV 'cause that's what it is!

Elayne said...

Alas, it didn't pass in any case, so it matters not what they called it now...