Sign o’ the (End) Times

Saw passenger get off Jubilee Line train at Canada Water. Was reading paperback copy of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Continued to read it on escalator. Did not fall off the end. Grrr.

Dig bunker now!

(OK. That’s the wrong book, but you get the idea.)

Advertisements

January 7, 2018. Books, Daniel, Silly. Leave a comment.

Stable genius?

I think it is fair to say that if a person feels the need to release a statement in which they describe themselves as a “stable genius” then they are quite obviously neither of those things. Whether a self proclaimed “very stable genius” outranks a self proclaimed “super genius” is left as an exercise for the reader.

Note: The video is a clip from “Operation: Rabbit released by Warner Bros in January 1952. Donald Trump would have been 5½ years old when that was first released. Whether he saw it and decided to make it the basis for his whole life’s work is unknown.

January 6, 2018. Politics, Silly. 1 comment.

Interim Brexit Scorecard

I have been threatening this article for a while now so lets do the Brexit Scorecard.

Brexit snorecard more like!

Not helping…

OK. But how are you going to do this? We still don’t know what Brexit even is or when it is going to happen.

(more…)

December 29, 2017. #Brexit, Money, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Is Tate Membership Good Value for Money?

Here is something I was thinking about writing for a while.

Oh, dear god, no! It’s not the “Brexit Scorecard” piece you threatened us with, is it? Not at Christmas! Have you no pity? We’re trying to drink here!

No. It is not. I will do that one, but not right now. So let us repair to the Tate Members bar and…

Oh, dear god no! Have you seen how much they charge for a glass of…

Alright, lets sit on the swings then?

Oh, dear god no! I’ll throw up.

Enough already! Just forget about the booze for a moment. I have not posted anything in the Art category for ages. Lets talk about art.

(more…)

December 29, 2017. Art, Money, Sensible. Leave a comment.

The Little Baby Jesus: Another Apology

In what seems to be becoming a Christmas tradition, I have cocked it up again. I did manage to send the physical cards this year, which is better than last year, but my plan to send out the seasonal emails has foundered on the basic problem that I discovered at the last minute that the only computer with the distribution list on is not the one I am sitting at, or which going to be able to lay hands on before the deadline. Well, at least I tried to send the email on time this year…

On the subject of all things shambolically festive, have some of Mark E Smith’s Christmas complaining…

I don’t know anybody called Simon so that should be safe. At least, it should be no more likely to offend one person than any other, which about as good as it gets with The Fall.

In case that was not enough, there is much more here, so don’t say I didn’t give you anything.

Seasons greetings to one and all.

Terms and conditions apply. E&OE. Offer void where prohibited by law. Excludes Donald Trump, Theresa May, Boris “Cabbages” Johnson and David “David Bloody Davis” Davis.

Free bonus Xmas party tip:

If you are the sort of person who gets drunk at Christmas, try singing “David Bloody Davis” to the tune of Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2. It’s really annoying!

December 24, 2017. #Brexit, Daniel, Music. Leave a comment.

The Actual Point

Of the EU that is.

The Brexit talks seem to have ground to a halt again but that doesn’t mean that nothing is happening.

(more…)

December 23, 2017. #Brexit, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Shooting people…

Unarmed people…

People who have their hands up trying to surrender…

[Apologies for the sudden change in tone. One minute I am joking about Boris and cabbages and the next I want to discuss the rule of law. In my defence, such changes in tone reflect what goes on in real life. There are some people who’s lives experience a sudden, and fatal, change of tone seemingly for no good reason. It does not seem right to just keep on joking about cabbages like this doesn’t happen.]

I was struck by the similarities between the recent case of Daniel Shaver, shot, with his hands up, by what we are pleased to call a “police officer” while trying, albeit drunkenly, to surrender and the most notorious recent example of…

(more…)

December 9, 2017. Law, Sensible. Leave a comment.

My Evil Empire of Counterfeit Cabbage

counterfeit cabbage

“Did somebody say stupid?”

I discover that I have the top Google ranking for the term “Counterfeit Cabbages“.

That’s stupid.

(more…)

December 5, 2017. Counterfeit cabbages, IT, Links, Money, Silly. 1 comment.

Trump Trump Trump

I was going to express my disgust with Trump’s open promotion of a Fascist, and borderline terrorist, group in the UK. I was going to talk about how this, and our less than adequate response to it, demeans both our nations and also democracy itself. But the anger did not carry over into the ability to say anything particularly coherent about a situation so obscene as to defy language.

Fortunately, the BBC’s James Cook pretty much nailed it so I don’t have to:

Instead, I have pop videos…

(more…)

December 2, 2017. Music, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Guest Post: Beware of Counterfeit Cabbages

counterfeit cabbages

“Counterfeit cabbages? Crikey!”

Like all leading bloggers, I am occasionally contacted by people offering to write guest posts. Up until now I have resisted these requests but recently I was offered an opportunity to publish an important message which I believe it is strongly in the public interest to circulate as widely as possible and I happily agreed to allow its inclusion.

(more…)

November 13, 2017. #Brexit, Counterfeit cabbages, Politics, Silly. 2 comments.

« Previous PageNext Page »