Monthly Archives: August 2006

Alone, but not lonely

So, as the loner army of Mark Thomas prepare to descend upon Parliament Square’s mad exclusion zone, each conducting their own, entirely separate and unconnected protest, I want to join all right-thinking bloggers such as Rachel from north London in … Continue reading

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Wheelie: good news?

There’s been a good deal of hoo-hah about space bins from the future found deposited like changelings among the normal bins. Now, I’m normally an advocate of civil liberties, although like anyone who isn’t mad or a fucking moron I … Continue reading

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Everybody needs A303

Hello. We’ve just returned from a weekend near South Cadbury, Somerset’s arguably more convincing answer to Tintagel. More on that, and Glastonbury, and Burnham-on-Sea, later. I’ve got to go hang the tent up to dry.

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All systems no-go

On Friday, full of a hangover, I plain forgot to get the food out of the other office’s fridge to make sandwiches. Supplementing margarine sandwiches with as much junk food as my liver could take, I consoled myself with the … Continue reading

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Cadogan and Chelsea Hotels

A few points of clarification would be judicious, regarding the terminology and vocabulary employed in the recent post on the discovery of dozens of parking permits down my car’s dashboard: The use of the phrase “the nauseating smell of dead … Continue reading

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Ticket to hide

Cleaning Hrududu today, I let K. hack away at the mud on the wheel-arch rims and hubcaps while I concentrated on the more civilized task of spraying the windows with Windowlene (I’ve received an official communication to the effect that … Continue reading

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D’ye ken John Reid?

For those who don’t know, it is worth introducing Reid. A hardened Stalinist with a long term reputation for personal violence, at Stirling Univeristy he was the Communist Party’s “Enforcer”, (in days when the Communist Party ran Stirling University Students’ … Continue reading

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If you are confused, check with the sun

Last Sunday K. and I went to Stonehenge. I started off planning to provide a running commentary on a pootle round the houses: our shared driving instructor swears by this as a way of helping someone to learn to drive. … Continue reading

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It’s always darkest before rain

The rain clouds rolled over Finstock hill just now, The office darkened, very quickly; a cold wind started to blow in through the open door; and monitor screens and overhead lights became relatively bright to the point of eyestrain. This … Continue reading

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Tear her for her bad faculties

This woman is an idiot. She starts off by revealing an ignorance of (or at any rate a lack of appreciation of) hundreds of years of satirical and journalistic tradition in the UK stretching back to Hogarth and beyond. She … Continue reading

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