Archive for October, 2008

Mark Thomas

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2008 by Steve

Brilliant gig on Monday night.  The first half was about issues of censorship and the evils of big business (mostly as a device to hawk Mark’s new book on the Coca Cola corporation).  The irony was not lost on the man himself who redeemed himself with some filthy jokes; his father’s advice to “never muff-dive before breakfast, son” being a highlight.  The story of the Mexican co-operative invading the government offices for six months (eventually being offered passes by security!) was very heartening, as was the performance artist and his Kirk Douglas impression.  He always goes on too long, resulting in the best part of two hours entertainment.

After the interval, the talk was about his protests against various (ahem!) causes in Parliament Square and the idiocy of the anti-protest legislation that may be about to be repealed.  Strike another one up for the workers.  See the man, he is a legend.  His website is here.

I must’ve been inspired as, before the gig, I gave away the two spare tickets I was left with to two random civilians, who insisted on buying me a drink.  I’m basically some kind of bald Jesus.  The Legend, despite a tantrum over how he hasn’t been to the gym in weeks because ten quid a month is too much (and he’s got kids, dontcha know), spent six quid on a Mark Thomas tea-towel.  Seriously.  The Legend needed it because The Legend spent the evening sweating like the McCanns in a Portuguese interview room.

Stanhope on Sarah Palin

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2008 by Steve

Once again, Doug shows us the way.

Stanhope for President.

Ian Bell’s Saturday Essay

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2008 by Steve

The sound of a paradigm, shifting without a clutch.

(Yes, that’s a joke from Dilbert)

Good stuff, as ever.

Capitalists?  GIRFUY!

New Labour strikes again!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2008 by Steve

Now, were this really about public health, or consumer choice, I might find some merit in this idea.  Of course, it’s hard to believe anything these bastards say, even if their intentions are good.  I feel sick that I may have to vote for them, just to keep the Tories out.

The more cultured among you will have had a feeling of deja vu.  What you’re probably thinking of is this.

The world can be a depressing place sometimes, can’t it?

The P.M.’s wife

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2008 by Steve

Sarah Brown and her “interesting” jacket.

Childish? – Check.

Funny? – Check.

Enjoy!

More on the Dons

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2008 by Steve

Here’s an old-ish story, from the BBC website. The scum-bags are crying about the surcharge on away tickets issue.

Leaving aside the extra policing costs, replacing the ripped-out seats, the season ticket holders in the South Stand being forced to move to accommodate the Old Firm fans (some things mean more than money, Mr Milne) and the fact that R*ng*rs only give Aberdeen 800 tickets for Snake Mountain and doing nothing about the cups of piss being thrown from the monkeys in other areas of the stadium, one question strikes me above all others;

Doesn’t Martin Bain look like a paedophile?  He does, doesn’t he?

Back the Jambos on Saturday

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2008 by Steve

I hate to say it.  Unfortunately, we never win at Tink-castle any more.  The refs give Hearts decisions at home that even the Old Firm would be embarrassed about (thankfully, Pressley isn’t there to get a penalty and not have one given agains him, but I digress…).  The main reason, however, is that there’s a flu-bug going round Pittodrie.  Zander Diamond and Gary MacDonald have benn sent home already.

Somebody passed the bug to Darren Mackie.  He had three attempts to control it, before knocking it out of play.

Fuck it, I just won’t have a bet.  I could never bet against the Dons.  Which is a shame, as it would’ve made me a lot of money over the years.