I've been dragged out of a period of introspection (literally really, involving scans, internal cameras and the like, but we'll skip over that) by an insight that I thought I should share. I had been thinking along the lines of how to mount an effective protest against an all-powerful state using some ideas from The … Continue reading Buggins’s turn stood on its head.
Category: social observation
As frequent as clockwork or should that be regular?
My dear old mother used to say that some things just got her goat, not that she had such an animal - it was just a colloquialism (which she kept in the backyard, with the cat, among the pigeons). It meant that some things really got her back up. Oops, there goes another one! The … Continue reading As frequent as clockwork or should that be regular?
If it’s broke, don’t fix it.
I was going to try to make up a tale around a disturbing event that I heard about the other day but after a fitful night or two I decided that the biggest impact would come from just telling what I know. Picture the scene. A man and his wife drinking coffee and eating some … Continue reading If it’s broke, don’t fix it.
So It’s 2021 and where’s Boris – busy kicking the pandemic down the road?
Hiding his light in a fridge? Planning his escape? Busy making up his next cover story? Pretending he is a decisive man of action? None of the above? August 2019 When I watch the pre-election antics of Johnson and his Jackass crew, I am reminded of a recidivist old lag talking to another "crim" coming … Continue reading So It’s 2021 and where’s Boris – busy kicking the pandemic down the road?
Nothing like the Queen’s Speech
Hello subjects gather round: We are going to patronise you. We say patronise, even though we are clearly female, but one must stick with the old ways mustn’t one? We also say “We” when we mean “I”, but that’s another matter. Anyway, no need to bother your little heads about it all; Oh, and we … Continue reading Nothing like the Queen’s Speech
Here comes my umpteenth National Lockdown…..ish
Can we reschedule Christmas? I started to read the UK Government’s brand new, super-duper, English only, National Backdown, sorry Lockdown, scheme, which has all the hallmarks of a thoroughly thought through, back-of-a-fag-packet policy, with all the T’s dotted and probably all the eyes crossed - certainly mine were after reading the first few paragraphs! A … Continue reading Here comes my umpteenth National Lockdown…..ish
Duck-it List: Episode THREE
People I will not torture, in spite of really wanting to (along with the things I won’t allow myself to do to them - probably) <ahref= "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2042504">Link</a> “Kicking Against the Pricks” says it all really. I suspect that it’s not often that Nick Cave, The Bad Seeds, and The Acts of The Apostles, come together … Continue reading Duck-it List: Episode THREE
Kindling the fires of profit
My first dabble into the world of Kind Hearts and Corona net profiteers This bloody pandemic has a lot to answer for, not least for a massive explosion in Amazon's profits. It will be interesting to see how that plays out in their tax contributions, or even in their staff wages. Pandemic - Kerching! or … Continue reading Kindling the fires of profit
Or visit to the Viral Premiership in the Great Northern Poorhouse. By Richard Carlile - Manchester Libraries, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3780583 To All Government supporters Now that your government has decided not to feed hungry children in the midst of a pandemic and to underfund those worst effected by your own policies, it must be time … Continue reading Feedthefew Massacre
Duck-it List: Episode TWO
Things I will not watch "♫ Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo ♫" says it all really. This is the second list of things that form part of my Duck-it list: The first was things I plan never to eat, and this is all about things I will not go to watch or … Continue reading Duck-it List: Episode TWO