So, the UK has gone to the polls with the usual issues about representation, fairness, tactical voting and so on. I won't comment too much on this except to say that I find it deeply irritating to live in a "safe" constituency, and find the increasingly presidential tone of british politics even more so, given that it's not how our political system was designed to work. (I say designed, but "fell together over the course of at least the past eight hundred years" might be more accurate.)
So, from the election to a contest I actually have a chance of influencing the result of- the Hull Crusaders Sword Club Sabre Competition. It's tonight. I seem to be the favourite, or I would be if we had odds, and opinion polls, and things. Actually, there's an idea... a swingometer doing the presiding. It might be better at it.