An attempt to lift the spirits* * Warning: some readers may find this article upsetting as it sets out to use the language of the Corona Virus outbreak humorously in the context of drinking alcohol at home during lockdown. I think I picked up the virus fairly recently on one of my trips to Italy, … Continue reading Hurrah! – I’ve just tested positive for the Campari virus
Never mind the quality, feel the width!
Or, Look over there it's a Unicorn sitting on a Rainbow! When I was young it struck me that I was quite often chastised for emulating something that some adult or other had done or said. Now, being what was to be later called a bit of a Bolshie, I expressed my concerns about how … Continue reading Never mind the quality, feel the width!
Journal into the unknown…(6)
Friday 20th March Perchance to dream - that would be nice! I had a really bad night last night. I couldn't sleep and when I did drop off it was only for an hour or so. I can cope and I often function on less than three hours sleep, but I'm sure it is not … Continue reading Journal into the unknown…(6)
Am I a cyborg?
As I sit in bed beside my wife I find I feel somehow halfway between a human and a machine. She, of course, is the human, and her Kindle is the machine in question. She speaks and I'm not sure who she is talking to. Some comments are clearly internal musings: the "Now what page … Continue reading Am I a cyborg?
Maybe we should apply liberally?
I've noticed during this election campaign that it is possible to get away with blue murder! An interesting but apposite term given the misdeeds of the Tory party. The trick is to carry out a dirty deed and then carry on as though it didn't happen. Easy eh? Pretend you are a fact checking site, … Continue reading Maybe we should apply liberally?
You’d laugh to see a cat cry!
😿 Ho Ho Ho What the hell does that mean? I’ve never really seen a cat cry, but I’m not keen on the little varmints so I haven’t actually studied them. I imagine a crying cat might look strange, oddly amusing, even vaguely sinister, but I really have no idea. I guess the answer lies … Continue reading You’d laugh to see a cat cry!
Peddling Twaddle or Taking Back Control!
Here in the UK, the expression “Take Back control!” has been widely abused by those who should, and do, know better. It has been promulgated and promoted by those who know exactly what they are doing, and they have been steadily building on their control for decades. They are using the familiar propagandist’s ploy of … Continue reading Peddling Twaddle or Taking Back Control!
The Pedants revolt
Bring on The Clowns! Picture the scene: London is ablaze; rioters rule the streets; The Speaker is sitting on a woolsack, in a woolshop, presiding over a few mangy-looking MPs, desperately hoping to qualify for expenses and a new cardigan. Meanwhile plotters gather in dark corners planning how to exploit this state of affairs to … Continue reading The Pedants revolt
Toffs fiddle while homes burn
Now which of you should become our next Prime Minister? You may not have noticed but we are being fed a diet of complete, self-indulgent, nonsense by the "news" media as half a dozen toffs examine their navels while they decide who they want to be in charge of the rest of us for the … Continue reading Toffs fiddle while homes burn
I don’t want to live in Austeria!
**** I don’t want the UK to fragment, not because of any great love of its badly-frayed institutions, but because I’m afraid of becoming an isolated outpost of “The Free World” as envisaged by great global corporations and the states that spawned them. Donald Trump may imagine that he is “The Leader of The Free … Continue reading I don’t want to live in Austeria!