Lord McAlpine – what a greedy Tory!
a) that what happened to him was totally unjustified. b) that Newsnight and the BBC management dropped a massive bollock in not checking the facts. c) everyone is responsible for whatever they say on a public on-line social media outlet.
But… true character will out….
I’ve just taken delivery of a new set of electronic kitchen scales, to replace an ancient, cheap and plastic set that had seen better days. Made by Slater and only £12 with a measuring bowl, they’re rather impressive, accurate and easy to use.
Needless to say, the first things I weighed were not foodstuffs….
I’m aware that many deluded followers of the Abrahamic religions believe heaven to be somewhere beyond the clouds, in the sky, located within the vast reaches of space. Well clearly they’re wrong and I have the proof. Heaven is not to be found in some nebulous upwards direction, it’s definitively downwards.
What could be [...]
I’ve begun reading Museum Without Walls, the latest book from national treasure, Jonathan Meades. I’ve not even completed the first chapter but I’ve been entranced, again, by his vocabulary, wit and wisdom. Some quotes will hopefully elucidate my enjoyment.
While discussing taxonomy and football:
A buzzard is an avian analogue of the even squeakier David [...]
This watch fancying is a funny old game – witness the convoluted history which led to my latest purchase.
I like diver’s watches which have and do feature heavily in my collection. However I’ve always hankered after something a little more refined but yet retaining a sporty feel. The apogee of this desire would be [...]
Despite having windbag tendencies, he’s a thousand times better than Mitt Romney. This sums it up.
I miss the language and wit of Les Dawson.
“I was sat at the bottom of the garden a week ago, smoking a reflective cheroot, thinking about this and that – mostly that – and I just happened to glance at the night sky, and I marvelled at the millions of stars glistening like [...]