Tag Archives: humour
  • 27/03/2013

    The Evil That Is Censorship

    Here's a story I can empathise with.  Iain Inglis - from Wales - stormed to the semi-finals of China's Got Talent (sic) with his renditions of traditional Chinese Communist revolutionary songs

    'It was a bit of fun to start off with but the more performances I did, the more I was hooked. For some reason the Chinese people seem to find it quite hilarious'
    Since his biggest hit is a number called I Love Reading Chairman Mao's Books, we can see why this might

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    22/03/2013

    Move along, nothing to see here

    So in recap: We are closing down coal and nuclear plants; Reducing subsidy to Green energy; Subsidising fracking which is a few years off; Not building any new nuclear plants on any kind of non fanciful timescale; Not really building many new gas power plants and then we small mishaps like this. A mere 50% price jump in a day over a run of the mill incident... At least the lights will stay on, for now....

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    12/03/2013

    BIll Quango – Man of the year

    So the result of our quick poll is in, BQ wins as best writer here, with a super-majority of the votes, Nick drew trailed in with 4 and CU only one (and I voted for myself!). BQ's great victory has won him the price of having to write 5 posts a week for the next 6 months? Trust that's OK with you BQ?

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    08/03/2013

    Another sick bonus culture exposed?

    It's amazing how fickle the newspapers and media can be. John Lewis has reported a good set of results this year and as a result is able to pay a 17% bonus to all staff. And this is celebrated by the Guardian. Of course, if you read the guardian perhaps you are more likely to be a client of one of the John Lewis brands and this may have an impact on their reporting. In fact it must do because in

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    05/03/2013

    Overly worked again…

    The old ones are the best so they say: Welcome to Heaven," said St. Peter. "Before you get settled in though, it seems we have a problem. You see, strangely enough, we've never once had a Human Resources Director make it this far and we're not really sure what to do with you." "No problem, just let me in," said the woman. "Well, I'd like to," replied St. Peter, "but I have higher orders. What we're going to do is let you have a day in Hell and a

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    22/02/2013

    Big 4 Accounts: Lobbying mission accomplished

    Everyone hates banks or says they do; its the zeitgeist they have replaced estate agents as the recipients of loathing from the common and not so common man. The only lifeform lower is the politician, who makes great efforts to join in banker-bashing in the vain hope of bringing them down to their own lowly status. However, far above the fray, lie the professionals, those lawyers and accountants. Well paid and respected, they have not only escaped most of the opprobrium from

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    15/02/2013

    Horsemeat Sweepsteak….

    Ok, so that phrase is a little unfortunate, but its Friday after all! This horsemeat scandal is about to get a lot worse according to various reports for at lunchtime today over 1000 product tests will be revealed and who is to know where horsemeat has entered the food chain. Let's be clear, I would be delighted to find out for example that kebabs, a rare, drunken 'treat for me were to contain horsemeat - I mean they look like they are made of anything and frequently taste the same, so really to have high quality racing nags in them would

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    05/02/2013

    Capitalist – Sick Note Again

    Not that well today and after still managing a full day in the harness am struggling to blog about Osborne's non-event 'electrifivation' speech or the key issue of the our times, gay marriage. So instead a quick quiz? Why this picture and the title?

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    30/01/2013

    MP’s Pay. Bill Quango responds to CityUnslicker

    Its not easy being an MP you know.And as you said earlier CU, the salary is pitiful.Just £65,738 + £3,000 for each seat on a committee & £10k for each Quango chairmanship. Then there's the coveted cabinet position that brings an extra £68,827 to the pot. I suppose there are some minor fringe benefits. A free house with full profits from the sale. Free household items; loo roll, toothbrush, vase and plinth, bathplug, bookcase, trampoline, canteen of cutlery, table lamps, dishcloth, tea towel, flat

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    30/01/2013

    Performance related pay for MP’s

    The deserving poor This week, as is becoming more frequent in a Country which is on its uppers, there are some big raging disputes about pay and with it the usual class warfare that has become endemic. Yesterday I opined upon the Bankers and their approach to their own pay and rations. Shame is foreign word for them and money tops morality at every turn, especially when there is so much less of it about (OK, we have Quantitative Easing, but that is

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