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The top five regrets of the dying

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

So far none of those apply. Carry on!


I am on YouGov, which means I take part in multiple surveys, accrue points and occasionally receive a cheque for my views. Often the surveys are on politics, brands or topics of the day. I clearly missed the one related to Halloween, which produced this result.


For fuck’s sake! I had no idea and find it genuinely depressing that there are so many morons believing such superstitious crap, still in evidence.

The new leader

Jim Murphy probably has a helluva job ahead of him, assuming he actually wins the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party. Everytime I look at him though, I can’t help thinking he bears a passing resemblance to Reinhard Heydrich, leader of the SS internal security police, the SD, Protector of Bohemia and Moravia (aka the butcher of Prague) who was assassinated in 1943.

Jim Murphy


Reinhard Heydrich



In memoriam – John Peel

10 years? Sadly, yes.


Monopoly money

Well that’s tonight’s lottery ticket paid for!


Girl with the pierced eardrum

Some tw@t has vandalised Banksy’s latest piece of graffiti, the wittily entitled Girl with the pierced eardrum. What do you call it when illegal art is treated illegally?


DIY Regret?

I’m off work for a couple of days and was looking forward to a nice quiet lie in on Monday morning, but as usual it was not to be. The peace of a warm, sunny late October morning was spoilt by loud banging, hammering and grinding noises.

I looked out my window to see this.


The owner’s is there – trying to fix the garage door which had presumably became stuck.
45 minutes later, improvement was not evident.


The last bit of banging I heard, was his car door being slammed as he stormed off, presumably to call a garage door fitter.

Bill Posters

Did you know, they actually still make these!