Emily Barr is part of the brave new world of journalism. Not for her the 60s ‘use your initiative’, tear the world map out of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, beg, borrow and steal, hitch liftsContinue reading →
Monthly Archives: September 2010
The state will decide how much money you get!
It’s been a while since there has been a story in the press that left me with my jaw so far down thatContinue reading →
Gareth Darbyshire Revisited.
A TEENAGE magistrate who bought a £7m company then lived the high lifeContinue reading →
Ms Raccoon is still swishing her tail angrily in the direction of Sandwell Council, and pawing the ground impatiently at the sheer length of time it is taking to transfer Sheila Martin’s ‘file’ fromContinue reading →
Venom courses through the veins and arteries of the main stream media today, venom, fear and loathing, of the Blogosphere. Ironically, most of the poison laden words appear in the on-line versions as well asContinue reading →
The wheels on the bus go round and round …
Yes folks, that wondrous time of year is here again, with Bob Crow and his merry men once again set to wreak havoc in one of theContinue reading →
The Chief Sky Fairy formerly known as McGod…….
This morning McGod will arrive to perform her teaching duties at the Scottish Episcopal Church in a neat pleated skirt, high heeled shoes, and an immaculate white lace blouse. It will come as aContinue reading →
Liddle Dick Syndrome.
In a crowded field of insecure journalists who denigrate bloggers whilst avidly devouring every word we write – and frequently repeating them unattributed – Rod Liddle stands head and shoulders above every last man, womanContinue reading →
Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading.
Cyclical Smoke Rings.
I have been reading a long out-of-print (1914) book by George Apperson on the history of smoking. I had not appreciated before how cyclical was the promotion and suppression of smoking.
Apperson’s book is not theContinue reading →
While I don’t make a “twat” of myself, I am partial to following the ebb and flow of opinion as it is delivered on twitter. And it seems to me that an old story has been re-awakened and is causingContinue reading →
Where are we going?
I had a very interesting lunch today, which gave me the opportunity to test out a few theories as to where the hell is this Country going to. Since the May election we have seen the end ofContinue reading →
False Memoirs Syndrome.
In an exclusive deal with Daedalus Parrot Publishing Inc., the long awaited memoirs of Anthony Blair, “Why I Was Right”, will be serialised in this column over the next few minutes.
In this first instalment, Anthony describesContinue reading →
Wikio General Blog Ranking Preview
Wikio.co.uk – General Ranking Preview – September 2010
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The denormalization of smokers continues
In a stunning display of petty vindictiveness, the screws are being tightened once again on that blight of humanity known as smokers:
Poor Polly – betrayed again!
There’s a one-eyed yellow Scotsman of a dour and sullen hue
He was known as Red McBroon, and heContinue reading →
There is a miniature tape recorder inside every female brain that loops a continuous message, implanted at our Mother’s breast.
Mullah Mulla on the Dole……
The publicity mad Mullah of Blackburn is in the news again today. A curious case.
Salim Mulla claims that he has not been able to take gainful employment since April Fool’s Day 1998 – the dayContinue reading →
Is William Hague a Secret Fruitarian?
The Foreign Secretary is keen to be seen as an unaccompanied man tucking into meat with gusto, but has been forced to take the extraordinary step of issuing a statement about his alleged clandestine fruitContinue reading →