Category Archives: Stupidity

Quote of the day

This, on the subject of the anti-fracking protesters, comes from the pen of Sir Bernard Ingham, the Press Secretary for Margaret Thatcher during her time in government: It seems they want us all to live in their yurts, tepees and wigwams in a sort of glorious, save-the-planet pre-industrial squalor – regardless of our manifest objections. […]

Space Oddity

I’m sure everyone must have heard it by now, but before returning to Earth from the International Space Station, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded a cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Quite a haunting song at the best of times, but given a new dimension given where it was recorded. In entirely unrelated news, a […]

Its all in the timing

For those who don’t share my humour at what’s happening, allow me to explain: On the very day that the Government has announced a 75% subsidy for charging points for electrical cars we also get reports from Ofgem that energy bills will rise over the coming year, particularly for gas and electricity, as older power […]

Critical damage

Well. Where to start. Was heading through Euston station to get my train this morning, when I reached THE ESCALATOR. I have defeated this encounter many times in the past, but this time it appeared to have Taken A Level In Badass and upgraded itself to a full-blown Boss Battle. This thing cast a Fumble […]

The secret olympics

Article copied from Big Brother Watch: In a remarkable – if not bizarre – twist to the Olympic Story, Amateur Photographer reports that it will be against Olympic rules to tweet, share on Facebook or in any way share your photos of the event. Quite how this will be policed is beyond comprehension and one […]

Fucking chocolate fucking oranges

My second rant for today was going to be about this. Ed Milipede has attacked Cameron over failing to tackle cut-price chocolate oranges. Seriously folks, I wish I was making this shit up. I needed to simmer down a little before I started ranting, and in that time I found that Dick Puddlecote had already […]

That’s (Green) progress for you

According to the BBC, the electric car has arrived in Edinburgh. Progress, one might think. But let us travel back in time… The year is 1750, and the fasted way to get to London from Edinburgh is the horse-drawn coach. In fact, the fastest way to get anywhere is on the back of a gallping […]

Property rights

Well folks, it was only a matter of time. I have tried avoiding the news for a while to see if I could get away from things that make me swear and curse, but alas, t’was all to no avail. The whole Chris Grayling thing is starting to get on my nerves. Firstly, on one […]

Gordon Brown's economic failure

The Taxpayers’ Alliance has produced a very interesting and comprehensive report on El Gordo and his handling of the economy, covering both his short time as PM and his “prudence” as Chancellor. Given that the report is entitled Gordon Brown’s Economic Failure it should come as no surprise that the Great Cyclops isn’t given a […]

Kneel!

Via Monkey I find this somewhat disturbing story. Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and ‘pray to Allah’ during a religious education lesson. Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah […]