Right Ho, Jeeves

20 Feb

Early evening, July 1968. I was set to propel my fifteen year old frame out the door and ankle over to Colley Road library, on Sheffield’s Parson Cross, when my steelworker dad called out to me. He often had his … Read More »

Irony detectors need not apply

19 Jan

Nor does the irony end here. That tireless crusader for workers’ rights and social justice, the Mail, weighed  in with this piece: Oh the irony! Fight Against Slavery advertises for ‘volunteer unpaid’ staff to work for FREE and ‘join the … Read More »

Study the stats and stay alive!

10 Dec

Get rid of your lawnmower and from now on sleep on the floor. Avoid bus routes like the plague and do steer clear of toddlers and Americans unless you’ve seen them frisked and disarmed by a professional. Quietly dissociate yourself … Read More »

Snappy Come-backs No: 373

18 Nov

A Grauniad below-the-line commenter the other day wanted to know if a fellow commenter, given to making abusive remarks in upper case, is SHOUTING ON PURPOSE. I only ask because a bloke I know reckons there’s a button you can … Read More »