- Economists have become the new gurus and shamen of society; economics the new religion.
- Marriage is used by celebrities to draw attention to themselves; and cynically cast aside once the objective has been achieved.
- Avarice and greed is as prevalent as ever in all corners of society.
- Ex gang member, Kim Jong-un, named as knight commander of the army in New Year Honours List.
Saturday, 31 December 2011
Friday, 30 December 2011
Thursday, 29 December 2011
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Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Monday, 26 December 2011
Seems tube drivers are joining the ranks of rioters and bankers as some of the most hated people in the UK due to them bringing London to a halt today in pursuit of triple pay for working today (payment for working today is already accounted for in their salary). I suggest that instead, London Underground make both Christmas Day AND Boxing Day non-travel days (it's not as if the population couldn't handle it), and deduct an extra day's pay from the drivers' salaries. If they don't want to work on Boxing Day, then don't force them - but don't pay them either.
Sunday, 25 December 2011
In his Christmas sermon, the Archbishop of Cadbury will lament the abuse of trust. Perhaps he was talking about the Catholic church.
I wonder when the supermarket bosses are going to come out with Christmas sermons berating the church’s over-spiritualisation of Christmas and its incessant focus on non-existent folk magic.
Off to buy myself a wassail.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
What's the betting that Prince Philip will be either driving a horse and carriage around Sandringham like a maniac by teatime, or dead?
Friday, 23 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Is it a sign of getting old when you don't recognise half the celebs John Colshaw & Co are doing impression of?
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Meanwhile every insurance salesman under the sun has sent their cv to Munich Re in the hope of getting a job there.
I see Argentina is flexing its muscles again over the Falklands. While espousing human rights, the Argentine president is seeking only to establish sovereignty over the natural resources and to hell with the locals. The following chart shown the limit of the Argentine claim (you might have to click on it to enlarge).
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Talking of statistics; it is said that 25% of all road accidents involve alcohol. That must logically mean that 75% must involve water, tea, coffee or soft drinks. A sobering thought in this festive season!
The builders have been busy for the last week putting the electrics in the house. Within the next couple of days we're expecting delivery of some 4kWs of solar PV panels and the makings of the under floor heating system. The builder swears we'll be able to move in within 3 months, albeit into an unfinished house, but I doubt it somehow. I'm bargaining on another year in the caravan.
Monday, 19 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
The irony is that the economy has actually suffered because the market was closed down, and those selling the counterfeit goods will now be drawing Jobseekers' Allowance - mind you, they were probably drawing it already.
The double irony is that these counterfeit goods are cheap, shoddy copies of what are invariably expensive, shoddy items.
Are we the only people not to have watched Strictly Come Dancing last night?
Saturday, 17 December 2011
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Sunday, 4 December 2011
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Pity there's no feed-in tariff for gas.
By the way - if you want to see the real story on public vs private sector pay and pensions, look at this. Public sector employees are better paid than those in the private sector. Pensions are certainly much better.