Sep. 4th, 2010 02:57 pm
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Morrissey spouts off again.

How such a talentless, monotone, egotist gets any exposure is beyond me.

The controversial "singer" / frontman, (responsible the most tedious, depressing, two noted bollocks ever to assail the eardrums of mankind or, as the late, great John Peel once once described it: "Music to embalm your cat to.") is a well-known vegetarian and animal rights campaigner. He said the treatment of Chinese circus animals was "absolutely horrific".

He said in a recent interview: "Did you see the thing on the news about their treatment of animals and animal welfare? Absolutely horrific. You can't help but feel that the Chinese are a subspecies."

I'm also disgusted by cruelty to animals (and most humans) but that doesn't give me the right to make racist snipes.
By his vaue system, the ridicule-worthy and soulless minority who, in this country, think that the height of fun is to watch a fox torn to shreds by hounds, naturally makes all british people a subspecies, too, yes?  

Get a grip, you plonker.


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As a result of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, BP boss Tony Hayward leaves the job.
He leaves with a nice pension pot of £11,000,000.

That's a cool £1m per worker who died in the disaster.

Sleep well, Mr Hayward.
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According to Michele Belanger, former head of the International Society of Vampires, there are " least 1000 people in the vampire community in New York City alone."

With regards to the UK, I'd start, (and probably finish), the search without moving far from Central London, meself. We have way more than 1000 in the City alone.
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Alan Johnson - Grow a pair fercryinoutloud!

You'd be better employed extraditing the College of Cardinals to stand trial for running a paedophile ring.
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A Prince's Trust poll of 'Yoof' places Simon Cowell alongside Mother Teresa as one of the Worlds Greatest Leaders. Also in the top ten were Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, John Terry and Sir Alan Sugar.


Could have been slightly worse, I suppose. Princess Di might have been on there.


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The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.  ~George Bernard Shaw

The dignity of man lies in his ability to face reality in all its meaninglessness.  ~Martin Esslin

I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me.  ~Fred Allen

You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd.  You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation.  It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced.  In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers.  That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world.  ~Octave Mirbeau, Torture Garden

It must be admitted that there are some parts of the soul which we must entirely paralyze before we can live happily in this world.  ~Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

My mind's terrain has become exceedingly rough.  Emotional scars are changing my internal geography faster than the mapmaker can keep pace.  Wrong turns and dead ends abound, and I'm afraid someday I'll drown in a river I didn't know was there.  ~D.H. Mondfleur

Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.  ~David T. Wolf

The mad are happy, the sane ignorant; those of us stuck on the sane side of madness or the mad fringe of sanity are in a purgatorial cage.  ~Anonymous

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[Error: unknown template qotd]Lowest Common Denominator (LCD) TV programmes.
(eg: Big Brother, X Factor, Jeremy Kyle, etc & etc, ad infinitum...)

A glaring sign of the decline of our species. 

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Hope all you and yours had a spiffing 'Dies Natalis Solis Invicti'.

Wasn't it strange how short the days got? It was almost as if the Sun 'died' on the 21st and then returned to life 3 days later!

Think I might start my own religion and get that bit into it somehow... hmmm

And another thing...


In the last month I must have spent the best part of 24 hours driving on motorways. So, these arrogant shits who think it's ok to pootle along in the middle lane totally oblivious to the disruption they are causing to the traffic flow either side of them. What's all that about then?


The Highway Code

para: 264, Lane discipline

You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear. If you are overtaking a number of slower-moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.


I'll repeat the relevant bit for the hard of reading:

- you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.


What exactly do they think the lanes are for? Left hand lane for slow stuff, middle for 'normal' speed and right hand lane for speed freaks?

Get this into your thick, selfish skulls you dickwads: There is NO 'slow' lane on the motorway. There is a left-hand lane and two overtaking lanes.

Now, I'm not above criticism. There are numerous polls out there showing that we all tend to feel we are above average drivers. Personally, I will tip the 80mph mark on the motorway. I rarely exceed that unless I'm overtaking. Anything faster than that and I get uncomfortable and self-consciously pull back.

What I'm always conscious of is the traffic around me. I guess 26 years of driving – nearly 20 of those with kids in the car – has honed my protective driving instincts. My instructor even advised me to presume all other road users are idiots and never be complacent behind the wheel.

But these tosspots zip in from the sliproad, careen across to the middle lane and set up camp for the rest of their journey. This then creates a trundling two-lane barrier with those in the left hand lane.

I can hear them now: “I've never had an accident in my life... But I've seen hundreds!”








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