I've got one of those faces

I’m sure we’ve all been caught in a conversation with someone we don’t know, whereupon when one of you has said, “Oh, I guess I’ve just got one of those faces.” But the thing is, I really do have one of those faces.

The Hospital

My friend TOWTAL (The One Who Talks A Lot) is in hospital with a broken leg and ankle, sustained whilst playing football on Saturday. This meant a trip to the hospital on Sunday to visit him after his ankle had been pinned. I don’t like…

I only wanted a stamp

Following the guilt trip I had been enjoying since telling you all about the conversation with my mother last week, I did something nice.  I took the time to print off some family photos for her that I had taken during the Christmas holidays.  I…

The Atheist Bus bitten back

A letter sent today to the Advertising Standards Authority: Dear Sirs, I am writing to complain about an advertising slogan soon to be seen on the side of a buses in central London.  It proclaims, in large letters, that there DEFINITELY is a God.  I…

Queuing

As part of the ongoing fun-less month of Sober January, a few of us, including Mr & Mrs Fat Jim went to the local Cinema on Saturday night to see the new Tom Cruise film, Valkyrie.  I had been careful not to read any reviews,…

Come fuck with us

Have you seen the new Virgin Airlines 25th anniversary advert? It is a celebration of 25 years in the business, and ends with the tag line, “Still red hot”.  The advert is a 90 second message which is essentially saying, “Come and fly with us,…

What my town needs

I am a big fan of that there Facebook.  I am on it, this website is on it, the podcast is on it.  Even my own little group to stop all DEATH is on it. I am particularly impressed when I see people shunning the…

New Year Sales

“So you’re absolutely positive it hasn’t been opened, and that there’s nothing damaged or missing?” “Yes.” “Would you be willing to put that in writing?” This was an unusual end to a conversation held with a B&Q employee during the January sales.  But it was…

Knock-off Nigel

There is a new advertising campaign under way aimed at preventing people downloading illegal films.  It centres on an individual known as Knock-off Nigel. In the advert, a man dressed like a 70’s porn star serenades an office with tales of this despicable man, Knock-off…

Cock and Balls

I have travelled to or from most airports in the UK.  Most of the nine London airports, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Luton, and of course Birmingham International. It was this last airport that had my attention drawn to it by a friend who works as a…