Cable and country

Last night, on channel 27, on my cable TV, I watched part one of a six part series called "How to Start Your Own Country."  It was such a bold, refreshing, silly delight that I was completely hooked. 

It’s a show created by Danny Wallace who thought about starting his own country after spending a year living by his manifesto…

‘I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I swear I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I SWEAR I WILL SAY YES WHERE ONCE I WOULD HAVE SAID NO.’

I have been inspired and will attempt to ‘Say yes more’.

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8 Responses to “Cable and country”

  1. phil Says:

    That’s the best manifesto I’ve ever seen!

  2. Suki Says:

    It is good isn’t it!
    It’s particularly good for a King- which is of course what Danny has named himself.
    King Danny I,
    to be precise. 🙂

  3. Anna Winter Says:

    Can you give me $100?


  4. Suki Says:

    um yes, no, oops didn’t think that through.

    Danny only told his best mate of his manifesto so that he wouldn’t be inundated with requests for money and such.

  5. Jennifer Says:

    It probably all balances out. Yes I’ll give you 100 bucks. Yes, I will take the loan of your car and …

  6. weezil Says:

    Nationhood is SO constraining.

    I prefer Hakim Bey’s concepts of temporary autonomous zones. No need for infrastructure or armies. Just roll up your country, stick it in your pocket and walk away.

  7. Brownie Says:

    I think our BlogNation is a country.

    Internet Sans Frontieres.
    Easter is a good time to stage a coup.
    Canberra is empty of pollies.

  8. Suki Says:

    You can be our queen Brownie 🙂

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