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.
â€śIf youâ€™re going to get all religious, then I think we should be considered,â€ť said the Equinox Pilgrimage of the Glastonbury Zodiac.
â€śReligions are merely derelict husks of an impoverished intellectual paradigm,â€ť mused the UK Sartre Society. â€śWeâ€™d be far more inclined to nominate a site encapsulating the essential shallowness of contemporary culture.â€ť
â€śSuch as â€¦ us, perhaps?â€ť chipped in Desperate Optimists.
â€śRubbish!â€ť cried Primal Bushcraft & Survival. â€śWe want a site thatâ€™s rugged and tough!â€ť
â€śThen you surely mean us,â€ť said Adrenalin Addicts. â€śWeâ€™re much tougher than you!â€ť
â€śNow now, just calm down,â€ť said the Challenging Behaviour Foundation soothingly. â€śWhy donâ€™t you two make up and have a little chat with the Balloon and Party Professionals Association? If you donâ€™t, we may need to use the services of Action for Happiness. Or in the worst case scenario, the British Pain Society. â€ť
â€śIf you are lucky, you might make the British Blacklist."
â€śHow about a song?â€ť chuckled the *Falmouth Fish Sea Shanty Collective*. Weâ€™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.â€ť
â€śFish doesnâ€™t seem to agree with us,â€ť said the UK Menâ€™s Sheds Association, changing the subject. â€śWe usually find we have to go running to the Association of Registered Colon Hydrotherapists.â€ť
In the background the Apostrophe Protection Society could be seen, mouthing the words â€śThank you.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re getting off the point,â€ť sighed the Pylon Appreciation Society. â€śA sing song or an insect hunt arenâ€™t going to help us decide.â€ť
With time running out, they eventually decided that the best qualified candidate site would be â€¦ Perfect Information.