Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year? Bah, Humbug!

Happy New Year everyone! We celebrated by being fast asleep in bed by 10pm, thus avoiding the crowds by getting there early. I put my phone on silent and then everyone who sent me a text at midnight was sent a reply at 5am. That should ensure I’m left off the list next year.

The US, UK and Germany have criticised the new six-year sentence imposed by a Russian court on former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The US said the new sentence seemed to be an abuse of Russia's legal system.

In light of the machinations the US is going through to silence Julian Assange, I’d say the words pot, kettle and black sprang to mind. At least, unlike some fascist American politicians, Russian politicians are not openly calling for someone to be assassinated (they have more sense than that and would just go ahead and order it without any announcements).

A little something for New Year’s Day – watch out for the drummer, Brie Howard, who actually was a drummer.

Strangely enough, she was the actual drummer in Robert Palmer's 'Addicted to Love', but did not appear in the famous video. I can't understand why though, as the girl miming the drumming is utterly useless - even at miming.


  1. And a happy New Year to you and yours sir. May you be healthy, find a job and get your house finished.


  2. You mean you didn't even watch Grumpy Old New Year? Best thing on TV last night, despite being a 4 year old repeat.

    Happy New Year.

  3. Roger: Many thanks and the sentiment is reciprocated.

    Liz: 'Fraid not. Too grumpy...