This week began for me with the New York authorities moving in on the Occupy Wall Street protest, followed in short order by the Corporation of London issuing eviction notices to the campers at St Paul's (must check if there was any reaction from the established church), and then my early-morning radio went back to the euro drama, with a light seasoning of banks. The "eurozone" makes about as much sense as the Berlin Wall did, and bankers are rich in the way that a certain kind of canteen cook is, ah, not thin. But the comedy element is: governments want banks to lend more. These same governments can't pay their debts. If we have to have governments (discuss), shouldn't we swap these for better?
Meanwhile, the world goes on changing. That thing at CERN has discovered - again - that neutrinos are breaking the rules of physics as set down by Einstein et al. Mischievous neutrinos? Neutrinos with a sense of humour? The birds are singing outside this barn and the ducklings, up past the orchard, are getting larger. They travel in a committee now, nine of them, chattering as loudly and urgently as the grown-up ducks. It was pleasing to read that the latest CERN speed-trap exercise was undertaked by a collaboration calling itself the Oscillation Project with Emulsion Tracking Apparatus and shortening that to OPERA. Because - wait a minute - isn't OPERA breaking the rules of acronyms? Should be OPETA, surely?
Or perhaps there are no rules?