Let’s not be manipulated

What started this train of thought was the MSM talking of Panic Saturday.  This is precisely the ‘naming’ of things which the Schiller Institute article on Benjamin and Adorno was about.

We’re certainly being manipulated or rather always were manipulated but now the blogosphere makes us realize how desperate and unresolvable it is, whereas in earlier days, we were blissfully ignorant of the manipulation.

And people are becoming frustrated, not understanding that one needn’t be panicked into things.  Driver this morning was talking about a girl who was berating him for not being quick enough to her and then not speeding to get her to her destination.  I knew this morning would involve long delays and so what?

As he said, if she had to be at work on time, then why not get up earlier and last night book the cab?  Company’s known for reliability and yet they were warning us all day there’d be delays.…


Had planned a post but there’s too much blood over the keyboard. Just stabbed myself with a breadknife. So once some of this skin is matched up again and bandaided across, plus a little rest, all will be well and post shall be forthcoming.

Why do they call it, this year, Panic Saturday? That’s what they’re wanting, yes? Was pretty busy in town all the same.…

Innocent questions for selected prats and crims

These are 10 questions I’d love to ask these people face-to-face:

Cameron [1]: Did you pork Rebekah, her horse or was it a 3some?
Cameron [2]: Where are the Kengate tapes, David?
Blair [1]: Was there a child from your porking of Wendi Deng?
Blair [2]: Is David Kelly’s ghost anything like Banquo’s?
Roy Keane: Why were you ejected from Villa? Did you beat someone up?
Hazel Blears: Have you paid the money back yet, Hazel?
Peter Hayman: Did you murder or just pork the children at Dolphin Square?
Rebekah Brooks: How many VIPs have you not been porked by, Rebekah?
D of E and Charles: Do you ever see Diana’s ghost at night?
Harbag: Do you just support PIE or have you molested a child yourself?

There are, of course, many more. No doubt you have lists of your own. Which questions would you like to ask of which personage?…

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!

I’m old and posts and comments fly past too quickly and by the time I have formulated a response I can’t find them again: but I do remember them so just three quick comments on the degrees of madness out there-

1: Was it Wiggia or Rossa who found JC Collins? (philosophyofmetrics) Can’t remember but I had a look at his blog posts but when I came to his phrase “the second crucifixion of the etheric body” I just started laughing and stopped reading. That’s all we need, another pseudo-intellectual who has been educated beyond his intelligence, the American version of Russell Brand. And anyone who thinks a McDonald’s is the USA’s cultural gift to the world is seriously deluded :)

2: Somebody linked to Eric Peters having a rant about remote monitoring of cars. Why does he not rant about the tachograph which has been compulsory in every HGV since 1986?…

The agenda is dystopia

This relatively innocuous moan about TV shows:

Why do all the best TV shows have the worst endings? From The Missing to The Fall and Homeland, viewers are so often left in despair 

… belies what is really going on beneath the surface of society. Many pundits more august than me have warned about it, I’ve warned about it, society ignores it because it thinks it knows better.

What it comes down to is a clear set of policies coming out of various places such as the UN, EU and multiple ‘thinktanks’ but it’s much older than those, much older.  It is no accident, it is not the natural order of events – it is the result of agents-provocateurs who are legion and who are in key positions in society.…


Deutschland Deutschland, gegen Islam, gegen Islam in der Welt

Surprised Chuckles was at Vox’s but there you go:

The German and international media is going to have no more success disqualifying PEGIDA than the UK media has had in disqualifying UKIP or the French media has had in disqualifying National Front.

Which goes to show that Vox, who obviously means well and is vaguely pro-UKIP as he understands it, does not understand UKIP all that well.  UKIP is a party of the centre which has ideas on immigration as a policy.  It is not into slitting Muslim throats or oppressing Muslims in general.

It is against the social system and excesses of Islam, not the people who’ve slit no throats.…

Watch those vicious cake racks – they’re killers!

cake-rackSome of you might have noticed a tardy start to the day – it’s not only winter laziness.

This one’s going to take some setting up – simple issue but hard to put into words.  I’ve a gas hob in the kitchen and as you know, there’s a grille in two halves, or grid, with metal bits sticking out to support the saucepan etc.  One takes it off and cleans it from time to time.

In the oven are the usual grille racks but the thin bars are too broadly spaced for my small, oblong, ceramic bowl with the egg, cheese and ham mix, which then rises something wonderful in the oven.  So I usually put a wire cake rack on the oven grille bars and the ceramic bowl on top of that.…

OHMSS – 45th anniversary


The sixth James Bond film, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, celebrates its 45th anniversary today. Back on December 18th 1969, the world premiere was held in London’s Leicester Square. ‘O.H.M.S.S.’ is now often considered one of the best James Bond fans among long-time fans. It was voted the #4 Bond adventure of all time in 2012 in the MI6 poll, which was biggest independent James Bond fan survey ever.

The old question, over and over and I for one never tire of that question, returning to it over and over, like returning to the well.…

Boom boom!

Every time I write a post like the opening one today, along comes a lady who turns that on its head, in this case Qwayzy Quokker, a girl who gives hope to humanity:

#  I had a happy childhood. My dad would put me inside a tyre and roll me down a hill. They were Goodyear s.

Boom boom!  She’s in good form today:

#  If your husband says “what would you do without me?” “Live happily ever after” is NOT the correct answer.

Back to reality and Chuckles takes up the task:…


Before opening today’s account, you know that Yodel/Royal Mail/Parcelforce mess which many have been speaking of, e.g. Cherie and other pundits and you might recall my dustpan and brush [upright], through Amazon, which was a quick afterthought on December 1st?

That went to complaint to both the firm and Amazon, after which, a few days back, the item was finally delivered.  I’d not have minded if they’d said that was the window but they hadn’t and I’d bought solely on the basis it would be with me within a week.

Anyway, they delivered a couple of days ago and it’s a good item, solid.

A few minutes ago, they delivered again, in a carbon copy of the first time. You remember Groundhog Day?

Anyway, they delivered a couple of days ago and it’s a good item, solid.…