Thursday, 19 April 2012


I was in a queue at Aberdeen airport, waiting for a girl in front to negotiate some form of staff discount and endeavour to pay for 3 items with 3 different cards, when my eyes alighted on a copy of Hello magazine.

The front Page showed B movie actress Liz Hurley and a rather waxlike Shane Warne, with the headline portraying the story inside to be a 'world exclusive' about their love life, wedding plans and other such vitally important news.

What shocked me more than these two people willingly splashing their lives all over a magazine was the fact there is an appetite for these stories.

Never did get to buy what I wanted - lost the will to live while waiting for said girl to make her purchases.

On the way back home from the airport I tuned into Radio 2 to discover some brass band murdering Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds. That tune just wasn't meant to be performed by a brass band - it's simply too fast. 

Just because you can, it doesn't mean to say you should.

And just what the hell is an official Olympic Motto? The unofficial one must be 'just get it over with, quickly'.


  1. Come to think of it, "Just because you can, it doesn't mean to say you should" would make a good Olympic moto

  2. Waxy Shane Warne - I saw that very same cover - I wonder if Madame Tussaud's is missing a couple tonight?! Great post, Sir! x