Category Archives: scams

The heavy black trains / A million engines in neutral

There were people having worse experiences than travelling by train last Wednesday as the storm first started to roll in, but it was still pretty much awful: I ended up better off than many fellow passengers, but even then essentially … Continue reading

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Hanlon’s razor just makes me stroppy

Let’s please all promise to stop quoting this, and all variations on it: Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence. (link) When people drag out Bonaparte’s (or Hanlon’s if you like) tedious old canard about malice … Continue reading

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I've just found the silver lining

I console myself with the fact that she like others might not be an estate agent for much longer. FALCO: Fuckall and Buyhard, Witney. Like dayglo colours and electronic music, the closure of estate agents is back in fashion.

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Who'd have twought it?

You should never listen to me, really. When Twitter could no longer send free SMS updates in the UK, I was one of many that predicted the decline of the service in this country. The reason was my personal experience: … Continue reading

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The truth about Woolworths

… is present in the myth of consumer empowerment: Capitalism is about power. That’s why so many elements of it are inexplicable. It is not, and has never been, about rewarding hard work. It’s about using a system that pretends … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson must hate your children…

… otherwise I can’t understand why he would want their finances, their homes and their very way of live ruined by runaway climate change in the near future. I’ve met a few people who, despite being reasonably aware of (and … Continue reading

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Any club that would have you as a member

Now that the great house-transferral industry is in trouble, estate agents are arguably even worse human beings than they were a bit over a year ago. Back then they were busy bothering and berating anyone on their books in order … Continue reading

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