Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Wednesday 28/01/09

Shock horror! I woke up this morning and didn’t have a single overnight e-mail from my boss. There are usually 3 or 4, sent anywhere between 7pm and 10pm. I suspect he’s perhaps doing a grand tour of our offices around the country (about time) and doesn’t have internet access.

It’s a sad day when a politician can no longer compare a rival to the 20th century’s most notorious propagandist. Jim Harker, head of Northamptonshire County Council, compared, John McGhee, the Nazi Propaganda Minister, to Joseph Goebbels, the famous WWII Labour council leader, in a letter to a newspaper and is now under investigation by the Standards Board. What a load of PC bollocks! The comparison was not based on John McGhee’s record on anti-semitism, but his use of propaganda. Harker's letter: "Councillor McGhee seems to have taken a leaf out of Joseph Goebbels's book by thinking that if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

Druids have called for a three-year-old child, whose remains were found in a Neolithic stone circle some 80 years ago, to be reburied at Avebury out of respect. Archaeologists insist the skeleton - currently on display at the Alexander Keiller museum - should be kept available for research and testing. Rollo Maughfling, the archdruid of Stonehenge and Glastonbury and part-time tree, said: "Beyond all the other philosophical, scientific and religious arguments, in the end it comes down to something called common human decency." Fellow pagan, winner of the All England Silly Name Competition and off-the-hook realist, Arthur Pendragon added: "These are human remains - you wouldn't dig your grandmother up from a churchyard." No – but if it was your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother, you probably would.

The World's Shortest Fairy Tale with a happy ending:

Once upon a time, a chap asked a girl, 'Will you marry me?' The girl said, 'NO!' And the chap lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and went fishing and played golf a lot and drank beer and scotch and left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.


A couple of questions:

Alan Sugar and Sid James. Twins?

Why is it that whenever younger men start to lose their hair, rather than accepting it they immediately resort to shaving their heads and looking 20 years older - and distinctly simian?


The Irascible Fairy said...

Shaving heads - there was a time when balding men swept a long, long strand of hair over their heads or bought a toupee. Meanwhile Gay men were shaving their heads so they didn't look like middle-aged straight men and of course it was fun and a bit sexy.

Unfortunately, as with so many gay fashion ideas, the straight men took to shaving heads big time - trying and failing to have as much fun as Gay men I suppose.

Look at other gay fashions since the war, After-shave and cologne, briefs and then boxer shorts, moustaches and beards, clubbing, anonymous and frequent sex, man bags, gym membership, dogging - I could continue but the list goes on and on. Why do straight men spend so much time trying to be gay?

The Irascible Fairy said...

I thought that you might find this - from The Independent - of interest.


Chairman Bill said...

Irascible - a wonderfull comment.

I would add black jeans to the list.

However, boxer shorts were in vogue before Y fronts, which were developed in the late '30s.

Boxers resurged after the Nick Kamen launderette advert.

The Irascible Fairy said...

Rubbish - boxer shorts surged after the Nick Kamen launderette advert amongst straight men, or rather their girl friends and wives, gay men were already moving onwards.

Chairman Bill said...

So are you all back in Y fronts, or commando?

The Irascible Fairy said...

Commando - how last century! Now white cotton hugging boxers

The Irascible Fairy said...

Or check out


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Chairman Bill said...

You mean cut-off versions of long Johns?

How quaintly retro.


Anonymous said...

Aftershave cologne, more than just a good smell

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