Tag: Lifestyle

Oh, You Shock Me. No, Really…

Conflict is likely to grow between people using two pedestrian tunnels under the Thames and cyclists, skateboarders and rollerskaters breaching bylaws, a survey has warned. Well, really. Could have knocked me down with a feather. “Reducing ill-will between different users…

Do Standards Even Matter Anymore?

I was sent these two pictures by a friend who knows I love hate such things: These two professionally-deigned and printed, lovingly laminated signs were affixed to just about everything that didn’t move, totally oblivious to the grammar crimes committed therein. I…

A Country Of Emotional Incontinents..?

The ‘Guardian’ gets philosophical: If your train journey proves a little trying beware letting go of your emotions lest the live-tweeter in seat 34A reveals your misery to millions.This is what, in effect, happened to a couple who were having…

The bansturbators latest attack on liberty

Imagine prohibiting cigarette sales to people born after 2000. Phasing out tobacco will stop the next generation taking up smoking. Actually I’d be surprised if this is really new and hasn’t been bandied around nannying and anti-tobacco circles previously, but…

You Can’t Buck The Market…

When Liz Haughton opened The Park Café in Knowle West, Bristol, her vision was to create a community eatery serving wholesome and organic foods. Chips, coke and sweets were off the Daventry Road menu and replaced with dishes such as…

British man commits treason

Two posts in one day – sorry, sorry but this had to be said. They can’t keep their f***ing hands off anything, can they? It’s the utter complacency in suggesting forced changes and dispossession of others which gets up my…

The Death of Pretty

Lord Somber, an artist in his own right, sends an article by Pat Archbold on the “death of pretty”. We’re not a society of brilliant peacocks and dull peahens, we’re not a society where the men sartorially strut their stuff…

Waybuloo what is acceptable

Ah yes – the tree Let’s start with the Mail piece on the parents’ outcry on how “they’ve” wrecked Waybuloo: BBC bosses decided to overhaul the programme to try and appeal to older children – bringing in Dave Lamb, best…

Don’t use the cu** word

Now here’s a good one from the Gaston Gazette, via This is True: This is no longer cute: Emanyea Lockett, 9, was suspended from Brookside Elementary School in Gastonia, N.C., for what the school’s principal described as sexual harassment. His…