News today that Ideal Standard, formerly suppliers of toilets from Hull to the rest of the civilized world, is up for sale. It says so, in 122 point type, in toady's "wouldn't wipe me bum with it" local rag. Cue no end of depressed comments on the HDMs website, here. In fact, its been a bad week for the city with the Beautiful South going down the pan as well and Hull City being flushed with something other than success in the derby with Leeds. But steady on a minute people, isn't this negative attitude the thing that got Hull here in the first place? Just look at the superb Hull Truck programme - let's stop thinking we're a load of toilet just cos we don't make them anymore.