By Hedley Sutton, Team Leader, Asian & African Studies Reference Services
After a long gap of time, we are back eavesdropping on a conversation among U.K. domain websites as they try and decide which of their number should be recognized as the most extraordinary site of all.
“If you’re going to get all religious, then I think we should be considered,” said the Equinox Pilgrimage of the Glastonbury Zodiac.
“Religions are merely derelict husks of an impoverished intellectual paradigm,” mused the UK Sartre Society. “We’d be far more inclined to nominate a site encapsulating the essential shallowness of contemporary culture.”
“Such as … us, perhaps?” chipped in Desperate Optimists.
“Rubbish!” cried Primal Bushcraft & Survival. “We want a site that’s rugged and tough!”
“Then you surely mean us,” said Adrenalin Addicts. “We’re much tougher than you!”
“Now now, just calm down,” said the Challenging Behaviour Foundation soothingly. “Why don’t you two make up and have a little chat with the Balloon and Party Professionals Association? If you don’t, we may need to use the services of Action for Happiness. Or in the worst case scenario, the British Pain Society. ”
“If you are lucky, you might make the British Blacklist."
“How about a song?” chuckled the *Falmouth Fish Sea Shanty Collective*. We’d now like to entertain you all with a duet with our dear friends the Cornish Sardine Management Association. The National Federation of Fishmongers may like to join in too.”
In the background the Apostrophe Protection Society could be seen, mouthing the words “Thank you.”
“We’re getting off the point,” sighed the Pylon Appreciation Society. “A sing song or an insect hunt aren’t going to help us decide.”
With time running out, they eventually decided that the best qualified candidate site would be … Perfect Information.