Is money going out of fashion?

I believe that I have mentioned before that I am not an economist.

So lets talk a bit about “austerity” and so on…

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July 8, 2017. #Brexit, Money. Leave a comment.

“Patriotism”? Seriously?

BBC report: Brexit: Andrea Leadsom says broadcasters need to be patriotic

Seriously? This woman is an MP? Somebody who once aspired to lead her party?

I think it would be unpatriotic not to denounce her as an imbecile.

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June 24, 2017. #Brexit, Books, Politics. 1 comment.

A River in Egypt

If you look in the Nile today you might find a moses basket bobbing gently along, unheeded by the wider and wiser populace. Don’t worry. It isn’t an abandoned baby in danger of being eaten by crocodiles. It is today’s newspaper reviews courtesy of the BBC.** Given that this is the British press, you won’t be surprised to hear that there is bullshit among the bullrushes. Any croc foolish enough to take a bite out of this crock would not enjoy the taste. Most of the papers feature Theresa May looking even more ashen faced and Palpatine like than normal but lets see who is really in denial…

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June 10, 2017. Media, Politics, Silly. Leave a comment.

WTF?

I always said that this election was a stupid idea.

No shit, Sherlock! What do you want for that pearl of wisdom, a bloody biscuit?

Actually, that’s not a bad idea. I’ve not had breakfast. Let me get a biscuit. BRB.

[Returns from biscuit tin empty handed]

It transpires that I am unable to decide which sort of biscuit I want. Some were too hard and some were too soft. Others were decidedly flaky. Then I lost confidence that I ever wanted a biscuit in the first place. Also the tin is showing signs of weakness and instability.

FFS! Is that some sort of stupid metaphor?

It might be. What was the question again?

Just say something vaguely coherent about the election and go back to bed.

OK. The United Kingdom has looked into the abyss and it has spoken with one voice. It has said “Ummm”.

There is going to be another stupid election now, isn’t there?

Why are you asking me? Just go back to bed.

June 9, 2017. Politics, Silly. Leave a comment.

Prediction

I predict that whoever wins tomorrow’s UK General Election will soon end up wishing that they had lost when the Brexit chickens come home to roost.

Update (Friday 00:37 BST): Of course, that is assuming that anybody does win this election…

Update (Friday 08:46 BST): Some signs of chickens coming home, albeit headless, but instead of roosting they just seem to be shitting everywhere.

June 7, 2017. #Brexit, Politics. Leave a comment.

Clever and Modest and Misunderstood

As the UK gears up its diplomats to find out wtf “Brexit means Brexit” actually means, and as Satan gears up construction on a new ring in Hell, people may be wondering what the UK’s attitude is to the rest of the World, and to what is left of itself, will be going forwards. Well, wonder no more:

(Flanders and Swann in 1967. Fifty years ago. Fifty years!)

And how is the rest of the World going to take to this newly confident/delusional* rump UK? Early indications suggest that they are far from impressed.

* –  Delete as applicable depending on whether you are Nigel Farage or not.

March 31, 2017. #Brexit, Music, Politics. Leave a comment.

A little empire

Have just realised what Trump reminds me of…

I mean the song, not the band, obviously.

It seems that I am not the only person who has had this idea. Indeed there are a few YouTube videos of Trump set to this song. I’m not linking to those because I don’t want to see his face and, besides, I slightly prefer this version of the song.

February 26, 2017. Music, Politics. Leave a comment.

President Ubu

Have just realised who Trump reminds me of…

February 18, 2017. Art, Media, Politics. Leave a comment.

Game Over?

You know what we need now? A massive extra shock to the system. I mean. Brexit? Meh! We can do far worse than that, can’t we? What’s this I see skulking unnoticed in the news.

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January 1, 2017. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

The Little Baby Jesus: An Apology

I am sorry to have to say that I have been far too disorganised to send out any seasonal cards or emails this year. In my defence it has been a really crappy year and, thanks to the leap second, a long one too. The safest thing to do seems to be to avoid any unnecessary motion that might prolong it any further due to relativistic time dilation.

Nonetheless it probably does behove me to assert that I am not dead, but not to go so far as to prove it by singing. There are no winners in that game. With this in mind, let me wish you all seasons greetings and leave the singing to somebody who knows what they are doing.

December 24, 2016. Daniel, Music. Leave a comment.

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