Tag: Self righteous pricks

When Is It OK To….

…sneer at the names children are given by their parents? I ask, because, on occasion, I hold my nose and take a peek at the ‘Guardian’ educational pages, where one sometimes finds articles like this one: In my roles of moral icon,…

The Arrogance Of ‘The Artiste’

Dorian Lynskey (music writer for the Guardian) cheers on the rude, bite-the-hand-that-feeds ‘artiste’: Ten days ago a concert-goer at the Cedar Cultural Centre in Minneapolis made the mistake of shouting out a sarcastic request for the Knack’s 1979 hit My…

Here’s A Thought; Make Up Your Own Minds…

Recommendations that babies should be breastfed for six months, without introducing solid food or other liquids, is considered “unrealistic and unachievable” by many families, experts from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Stirling argue. Well, that’s why they…

Go To Work On An Egg Muesli…

The 80,000-seater stadium and the 2,818 flats built for the Olympic Village in Stratford, east London, were constructed by a workforce who lived on ‘takeaways’, according to Olympic chiefs. So..? I mean, if they’d realised their workforce were breaking the…

NuPuritans Discover A Drawback…

Squatters holding 24-hour raves at Soho’s derelict Sunset Cinema have been disturbing residents, with one event ending in a 4am confrontation in the street between partygoers and neighbours. Gosh, my Schadenfreude detector just went mad! I bet they’d rather have…

Because The Rules Apply To You Too!

One of Britain’s top-rated nurseries could be forced to close, leaving more than 30 families without childcare. And why? Well, because they didn’t consider the small print: Piplings is one of many businesses in Forest Hill covered by a 1938…

Quote (and other things) of the Day

From, not surprisingly, The Daily Mash. Ed Miliband cost Britain the best part of a billion pounds yesterday. The Labour leader’s brave, popular stance against RBS bonuses led directly to the bank losing £900m of its value as investors reckoned…

NuPuritan, Heal Thyself…

A community worker died after drinking too much at a wedding reception and taking a “wildly excessive” amount of pain killers, an inquest heard. What sort of ‘community worker’? Ursula Gilbert was a well-known member of the New Addington community…

A Bad Taste In The Mouth…

…that’s what I have this morning. And no, it’s not through overindulging last night, either. It’s from reading the ‘Guardian’: “It is unacceptable to us,” said Rakesh Sonawane, Bidve’s brother-in-law. “They say the investigation is still pending, the charge sheet…

A Prediction For 2012

It’s not going to be Stony Stratford that first bans smoking in the open air, or in cars, much to Cllr Bartlett’s chagrin. It’s going to be somewhere in Wales: Victoria Winckler, director of the Bevan Foundation, has added her…

Offence seeking déjà vu

Do you remember the end of 2010? I do. My very last blog post of the year was titled “Last effort for the Offence Seeking Twat of the Year Award” and was about the Top Gear Christmas special outraging literally…

These People Are Driving Me To Drink!

A top doctor has backed calls for a minimum price to be imposed on alcohol. Brighton and Hove director of public health Tom Scanlon said having less cheap wine, beers and spirits available would be an important step in reducing…

More Collective Punishment!

There have been calls to enforce a ban on keeping dogs in high-rise flats in the wake of a pet mauling five people in a Leith tower block. That’ll be this case, where the first cops on the scene cowered…