Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Lost: T. Blair's mind.

Blair today:

"It is so comforting to people to say there was an error made in the planning - Someone didn't spot what was going to go on. That is not what has created the problem. What has created the problem is that the people we are fighting have decided to give us a problem. What they have decided is that if they can hang on long enough in Iraq, or in Afghanistan, or anywhere else, then we will lose the will."

So the problem is not in the planning of the war. No, the problem is that the opposition in that war has... er... fought back. Didn't see that one coming, no? Really? Maybe you want to check on that "planning not-a-problem" argument again.

Monday, June 18, 2007


Goodnight, sweet prince.

Alas, my dear, dear friend Bernard Manning has passed on to the great pie-shop in the sky. Bernard was something of a hero to me; I learned a great deal at his enormous, water-retaining knee about the ways of the world and all it's strange fascinations. He showed me the correct way to treat a lady, he ensured my entry into society was smooth and worry-free, and he was the first person to point out how a bludgeoning, charm-free racism could make one a millionaire.

I shall miss Bernard's company; he was always the first to have his cleaning lady offer you a drink or a bag of crisps. We would sit for hours on end discussing who was taking whose job, who had made what area go downhill and what constituted "foreign muck". That being said I shall, at last, be able to use all of those jokes that, for years, Bernard passed off as his own, or at least I will when dearest Jim Davidson finally shuffles away to the summer season on the other side. Sad days.

Friday, June 15, 2007


Groundhog day

The Guardian are being all Guardiany and annoying in their music pages again today. You know that thing they do every three and a half days where they will have an oh-so-daring piece about things a lot of people think are good which they will say are rubbish? Well, they are doing it again today right here.

So, if you've ever wondered what a girl who was in the Sugababes before they were successful thinks of Abba's 'Arrival' or someone from The Kooks (whatever that is) thinks of 'Pet Sounds' go and have a look.

Here's me having a go:

The Guardian by Jasper Goodballoon.

I remember the first time I looked at The Guardian; I'd been told by all of my friends it was really good and had loads of great stuff and that about things but I soon found out wasn't as good as I thought it was and that so it was disappointing. I like The Times better. Or wanking.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Haven't you gone yet?

Blair (and almost certainly Campbell) has made a speech attacking the press, and in particular The Independent, for lowering the standards of political discourse in this country. Apparently in modern day Britain the idea of doggedly following a story, reporting ministerial excess or asking questions of the government is a graver offence than unprovoked attacks on foreign countries, covering up billion pound bribes or selling voting positions in the House of Lords.

What a fucking arsehole.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Best of a bad bunch

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