Man Bites Dog.

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It is possibly unfair to infer that Kathy Hook is a dog – bitch might have been better. ‘Man bites Bitch’ – doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. She was voted ‘Unsung Hero’ by BBC Sports – not on Youtube, but here is a link to the BBC report. She is a 6th Dan – […]

August 19, 2014

The Child Abuse Band-waggon Slips Over the Cliff….

The slur-mongers – I refuse to dignify them with the term ‘moral entrepreneurs’ – who base their business model on peddling tit-bits of salacious gossip to the post-Leveson media are coming under increased scrutiny today following the universal disquiet regarding the prime-time entertainment we were offered of police officers arriving to search the home of a […]

August 18, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

Dioclese on ‘Off the Wall’ Bloggers. Exinjuria on ‘Bad Character Evidence‘. ‘Newgate News’ for a round up of the latest entrants in the Darwin awards. ‘How to be a Complete Bastard’ on Patronising Feminism. ‘Duff and Nonsense’ on ‘HillBilly’ as weapon of destruction….  

August 16, 2014

Cliff Hanging.

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The Internet mob have claimed another scalp. A woman who chose to run a brothel told a man involved in money laundering that one of her customers used to sign into the brothel as ‘Cliff Richard’.  Naturally coming from such a reputable source, and being conveyed to the ears of the internet generation by another impeccable […]

August 15, 2014

British Values.

What are these ‘British values’ that Nicky Morgan thinks should be instilled in toddlers in an ‘age appropriate’ manner? We have a varied assortment to consider today. “Challenging negative attitudes and stereotypes.” And on your left we have your caring sharing ISIS, the Islamic group that you thought were busy beheading Christians in dusty deserts – […]

August 14, 2014

Robin Williams v J J Murphy.

I don’t habitually read the obituaries. Too reminiscent of past visits to my ex-mother in law in Liverpool, when the current score of Liverpudlians who had pegged it since our last visit would be ritually read out in football results fashion. Still, it does form part of what we term ‘news’, so it does seem […]

August 13, 2014

No Pockets in a Shroud.

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Shrouds used to have pockets, you know. It was quite the done thing in Pagan times, to take all your wordily possessions with you, to enhance your life in the hereafter. In Normandy, northern France, they have just dug up a burial site from the Frankish Merovingian era, and found that, contrary to earlier Pagan […]

August 12, 2014

The Youdathought bird is back…

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The Guardianistas are on holiday. Only their corpus – their spiritual souls are still swarming across Twitter expressing outrage. A moment’s pause in motion brings the fingertips skating across their touch screen. “Oh do look Jeremy, Martha has posted pictures of their villa – just look at those sunflowers!” Every restaurant within 100 miles of here […]

August 11, 2014

My Aim is True.

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In March this year I was being served at my local Sainsbury’s and was reluctantly drawn into conversation by the woman behind the counter; she revealed she lived on the same street I used to live on and mentioned a friend of mine who also lived there, a friend I’d lost touch with since moving. […]

August 10, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

The Students responsible for this video have already won an award – deservedly so. Best viewed full screen – and it just gets better and better. An old story – but worth re-reading just to remind yourself of the sequence of events. Racist outrage and uphill gardening…. Just because I found it intriguing. And finally […]

August 9, 2014