Monday, July 27, 2009

Right Reverend

Will Dean gets it right in a Guardian review of the new long-player by Sheffield's underwhelming beat combo Reverend and the Makers -
"Retrospective rebels aren't enough, I'm in love with notion of giving a fuck," McLure sings here and, truly, he seems to be. His close involvement with Love Music Hate Racism suggests he's not just mouth and trousers on that front.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Presidential material

Carlos Santoscoy of On Top Magazine flops out the bastardised form while reporting a possible change in the US military 'don't ask, don't tell' policy -
Such lucid messages in favor of repeal arrive as the president is being called all mouth and no trousers on the policy. Candidate Obama was a strong supporter of repeal, but as president he's offered a more muddled message.
For the record, the president usually appears to have very nicely cut trousers. The implciit doubt, as ever, is over the contents.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Terror trousers

David Spens QC shows a nice line of legal reasoning but little grasp of idiom, as reported in the Bristol Evening Post:
"Was he an Islamic extremist intent on carnage and mass murder in the heart of Bristol?" Mr Spens said. "Or was he a weak, lonely figure, living much of his life in a fantasy world, pretending to be somebody he is not. All style and no substance. Does that fit? All mouth and no trousers. Does that fit?"

Well, not really, no.