It's the budget tomorrow; TV coverage is set to be provided by Adrian Chiles, so expect some dry humour to break up what is set to be a stagnant report. BBC news' online full coverage is fine; I particularly like the Be Your Own Chancellor financial model toy, most likely to be of interest to the t00barian types, but I also like the rather charming kids' budget (celebs to pay more tax, cigarettes to go up to £BIGNUM per pack). mrstrellis, that reliable tipster, points to budget betting - but, as ever, Paddy Power have the best bets. Bet on the colour of Gordon's tie (presumably "stripy monstrosity" is paid as a dead heat?) and even whether the budget will be given as Brown pecks away at a sandwich or not. Yes.
The LIX Index is an attempt by which an artist turns all the factors in her life through a formula into a single number, hopefully even one which might mean something. Today I measure the jiggery_pokery index to have been at [3+2i, ¾π) having achieved an inverse rotation through 45° compared to the standard currant yesterday. And that's all I have to say about that.