… Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks ( and current holder of the Aitken Sword of Truth ) made bail after a number of simultaneously wealthy and deluded supporters put up the cash. This crusader against the dark secretive forces who is passionate in his beliefs about the need for openness and that everyone has a right to all information has somehow succeeded in keeping the address of his bail residence secret. Perhaps some misguided fool will publish it on the internet……………and the vengeful Swedes will send Wallander after him.
… Stuart Baggs the brand got fired from “The Apprentice” – a memorable candidate. I remember encountering a Claude Littner style interviewer when I applied for a job at Xerox in the early 80’s. A technique of constantly pulling the candidate down and casting doubts on all aspects of their ability sorts out those that cannot cope. If you are unused to it, as another potential apprentice, Joanna, so obviously was not, then it can be terminal.
… A By-Election for the constituency of Oldham East & Saddleworth following the sacking of the repulsive Phil Woolas was set for January 13th. Vince “Dancing Queen” Cable and David Miliband have already appeared in the constituency to support their party candidates. Miliband still fails to impress in my view, I cannot help thinking that he is New Labour’s Michael Foot. A good socialist no doubt but not seen by the voting public as an electable leader and already tarred with being a Union puppet. The comic relief in this 3 way marginal fight will be the delightful Nick Griffin of the BNP who segues nicely with Woolas in the detestable stakes and rounds out appropriately the recurring theme in this blog post. Delusion.
… the comedian Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights pushed the envelope in poor taste with an appalling joke about Katie Price’s disabled son Harvey. I wouldn’t stain your screen by reproducing it here but suffice to say it involved rape and incest. Not the first time that Boyle has done this, apparently he has been making jokes about cancer sufferers in previous shows. It also interesting to note that Boyle also writes for another “Funny Man” , Jimmy Carr, you remember the smart ass that made jokes about injured servicemen in Iraq and Afghanistan. I must confess to not knowing what Tramadol was, a quick Google revealed it is a painkiller that can produce nausea as one side effect. That will be this show then.
… Heather Mills, the goldigging, ex wife of Paul McCartney, apparently on being complimented on her ( and McCartney’s ) daughter developing musical ability on the saxophone said that her daughter got this ability from her !!!
… the Midlanders played their last society golf at Stockport, we had our works “do” at Chaopharya, the Devonshire Curry Club visited the Blue Nile and the cellar was replenished following the annual visit to Majestic….
- O for a beaker full of warm South,
Full of the true, the blissful Hippocrene,
With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
And purple-stainèd mouth;