Starbucks: Let them Drink Tea

  Oyez. Oyez. Oyez. Hear-ye. Hear-ye. Hear-ye. Hear me. Hear me. hear me. Insofar as, Starbucks having been declared to be Tax Avoiders by the Court of Planet Mars, i.e., the Marsupial Court, and failing to note that they may or may not be guilty of that offence, we hereby celebrate that the Boycott of […]

December 13, 2012

Premature Articulation yet again.

50 odd years ago, Frank and Chick Plant were laying out the pineapple squares and fish paste sandwiches in preparation for a grand party. They lived in the idyllic property illustrated. It was bought in extraordinary circumstances – blind, you might say – since neither of them had seen the house or knew of the […]

August 12, 2012

I’m going to Walsh that man right out of my hair!

Let us imagine for a moment that you are successful in your career. The bank balance is piling up nicely, you have an offer on your modest suburban mock-Tudor, and your wife has fallen in love with a magnificent barn conversion in a group of three nestling in idyllic countryside. Life is looking good. You […]

August 10, 2012

***Exclusive*** Paedophilia and Bizarre Uses for Parliament.

It is easy to wonder ‘What is the purpose of Parliament’ these days, when all they seem to do is conduct a childish haranguing match over the dispatch box. John Hemming MP has today reminded us that the whole purpose of Parliament was to be able to redress the grievances of individual citizens when all […]

July 18, 2012

Leveson Schmeveson, it’s a waste of time and money…

The media will never change, not so long as the dual pressures of vanishing advertising revenues and 24 hour rolling news schedules to fill are in place. Leveson can invite as many ex-Prime Ministers and newspaper editors as he wants to spend an afternoon raising their profile and discussing their past ‘hurts’ at the hands […]

July 9, 2012

Wheelchair access to the Blogosphere.

Lord help me blog from day to dayIn such a tort defying wayThat even when I forget to pray,My prose will be accessible. Help me find the pluggins do,As the legislation doth accrueI know the things I write for youMust needs be heard by others And when the blind can hear my words,The dumb can […]

July 7, 2012

Too many tweets makes a twat

This weekend, a football player had a heart attack on the pitch. Twitter went mad, with people who had no connection with the club or the team grieving and paying fulsome tribute to someone they didn’t know or care about five minutes before. Of course, some idiots went the other way: A man has been […]

March 19, 2012

Somebody’s Cup of Tea

Having been … er … encouraged by a certain landlady to write what is normally called a ‘boast post’, I thought I’d post this picture which crashed my mail program when it arrived. I only received the top half and it looked like Ken Dodd in a manic moment. Anyhow, the news is that we […]

September 15, 2011

Blogger’s Handbags at Dawn: The *More Popcorn* Sagas.

One of the defining features of the comments section of political blogs is the propensity for reasoned debate to slide into hysterical abuse. Frequently the comments can be better than the original blog posts as commentators relieve their frustration that other commentators hold views equally as virulent as their own, just as entrenched, and flatly […]

September 5, 2011

Credo: contra contemtio

This week, there was a bit of a Twitterstorm when Twitter user Lord Credo, who posed as a spin doctor for the Conservative Party was revealed to be something of a charlatan. Now, it’s not exactly unusual for people to have an online persona, but it’s very rare for people to maintain the persona when […]

August 24, 2011