For us regular Joes encounters with celebrities can be a bit overwhelming. We're used to seeing these people on screen or stage, so for these larger than life to be in Tesco or whatever is a bit of a shock. Reality TV has changed the nature of celebrity and opened up what was an exclusive … Continue reading Do Not Touch The Celebrities
Writing prompt: Make a list of alphabetical advice. Ask when you don't know something. Be excellent to each other. Call out unacceptable things. Staying silent only helps them continue. If you know something is wrong, do something about it. Don't be a d**k. Everything looks better after a cup of tea. Find whatever makes you … Continue reading So, here’s the story from A-Z
There are some stories that just get your back up. Moments where someone acts with such a degree of unpleasantness that you find yourself swearing at the newspaper/TV/computer you heard about it from. The other day I got mad at a whole town council. The council of Bournemouth on the South coast of England. I … Continue reading Aaaaaalvin! Or why Bournemouth council suck
As we sat watching Ghost Rider the other night MWF was on Facebook when she exclaimed "You're gonna flip!" She then preceded to show me a story, or rather comments on a story that had annoyed her and she guessed would push my buttons. She knows me so well. The story was about a 13 … Continue reading Crew cuts for all
Sometimes it's really hard to maintain my cheerful, "people are basically good" attitude. Most folks are just trying to get through their day to day and not harm or bother anyone if they can help it. But often you get these outbursts of nastiness and cruelty. This happens on a large scale and in smaller, … Continue reading Campaign name inspired by whaling? Yeah, you’re probably in the wrong: Thoughts on Project Harpoon
It's been a year since Robin Williams died, an event which highlighted that even someone who brings joy to millions can suffer from depression. Although it pales into insignificance next to the heartbreak his family must have experienced, it was a death which hit his fans hard as well. For many people, including myself, Robin … Continue reading An ugly glimpse at the gutter
Today MWG and I went to see Jurassic World (review to follow), and while the new Premiere cinema is quite nice (reclining seats!) and the movie ticked a lot of boxes the whole experience was slightly ruined by other members of the audience. Before the movie started a woman entered with three young children. And … Continue reading Annoying cinema idiots: I blame the parents. And the kids.
UKIP launched their manifesto today and one of their policies is to reduce foreign aid spending. This is exactly the kind of policy that 'Kippers will like because they probably assume that a massive was flies out every year so that Johnny Foreigner gets a pool or something, when it really should be used on … Continue reading UKIP are wrong about Foreign Aid
Disclaimer: I'm writing this on Saturday, because I'm going to be away for a few days this week, so if anything massive happens between now and Tuesday, or a news story comes up that relates to this post, I apologize for it appearing tactless or like I'm ignoring a major event/story. Thanks. Raising kids can … Continue reading It’s not the strangers he had to worry about
When I was single I dabbled in online dating, but thankfully I found MWG and I've escaped that confusing, nerve wracking world for the better (even if she has belched spectacularly, right in my face). One site I never got involved with was Tinder, because it seemed totally bizarre that you'd make a judgment based … Continue reading Nudes?