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sent their "undercover" detective to investigate
us, we nearly pappered our breeches. Aside from inducing much mirth in the news office, the events also inspired us to consider how Keynsham would be if lunatics like us were actually pulling the strings of power. So before we stand for election next May, here's a brief look at the real
Foremost, Cane Shum Council would adopt a policy of honesty. We'd begin by updating the signs in the Memorial Park (see main picture). Let's be honest, since the by-pass dissected this glorious former abbey garden, the place has gone to rack and ruin. That bloody flood din't help much either. Pesky rain. We'd give the Riverside a lick of Sandtex too. Who the hell chose the chocolate brown bricks? It's like we have two giant Wispas sitting in Temple Street.
We'd also wield the axe on the Dial-A-Ride service and replace it with a Jackos taxi. The money saved would go towards turning the old cinema into a place where townsfolk could be entertained by music and art - the Cane Shum Hall. We'd also leave all the schools as they are, instead electing to convert the St John's car park into a new age Eco-Dome, complete with trees, teepees and mystic types. In addition to the Sex Area in the park, we'd be creating a baby boom in order to fill the schools again.
The steps to power
To wear the boot on the other foot, how would this website be if the current bunch of town leaders were in the nerd seat. Certainly we'd have a lot less in the way of comedy, probably replaced by a crippling Humour Tax. Our pages, if run like the town's shops, would be either derelict, duplications of previous stories or even Charity Pages, where the reader would have to donate an old cardigan prior to reading. At the very least, you'd see lots of people in green uniforms prowling around your computer whilst you 'surf' the site. Expect modem clamping too...
So thank your lucky stars that the political idiots occupy the shady corridors of power, whilst the geeky Internet idiots take care of the mildly-funny satirical website business. If it looks good broken, why fix it?"