Mostly Bollogs, I'm afraid

But occasionally, a glimmer of truth.
If you find one, please let me know.



Monday, 5 November 2018

11/11

Here is what I think.

You don't have to think it, nor do you have to agree with it. It's what I think.

I want to say it. You don't have to read it.

Next Sunday marks the end of World War One. World War One, the Great War, was probably best described in the Blackadder Goes Forth TV programme.

Times were different then. We (the Noble Britons) were sitting here minding our own business, having invaded everything worth invading, and all of a sudden there was a WAR. The Germans, mainly. I am sure that the brave Tommies (no, not that idiot) were being patriotic. They were doing their "duty". They were defending us from whatever the evil was that was upon us.

Sadly, there were those brave Tommies. but also there were Ruperts, bravely issuing orders from the safety of their HQs for the braves to march to their certain deaths.

The higher up the tree you went the less chance you had of being brutally mutilated.

There was then another War. World War Two. Germany again, the buggers.

Same stuff but with more technology and bigger bangs.

War is shit.

Anyway, this is the unpopular bit. Us Noble Britons have an Army. They couldn't really fight off much in the way of Nukes, nor any decent power such as The You Ess Of Ay. Or Russia. You can argue, but you'll lose.

We try to be nice to folk who would beat us. Then we do marching. And we do Pomp And Circumstance better than many.

My point, though, is this.

There are two kinds of Armed Forces folk. One is the Public School Rupert who couldn't make it as an Estate Agent. The other is the Sec Mod Tommy who couldn't make it as a milkman.

And now you all hate me.

And you know what? I don't care. I will never forget that day when I, as a young and impressionable Plod, scraped this lad out of a doorway, holding up a sign saying "I am deaf", after he had been beaten to within an inch of his life by squaddies from 2 Para, on a weekend off. At least three of them. Because they thought it was big and clever.

Fuck those people.

I shall remember those brave and noble folk, from a very different time, and be grateful that they died, mainly in vain, for us to be here today. RIP, you lads and lasses; at the going of the sun, and in the morning, I will remember you. Thank you so much.




Tuesday, 24 April 2018

ARGH

C Geeks ... why does this say "... MVAP=0 ..." when it clearly isn't?

I'm either pissed from last night or I just can't see properly.

ARGH


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Hash

As I totally nailed it yesterday, here is my amazing corned beef hash recipe.

Ingredients:

Two onions, chopped up fairly small.
Two green peppers, chopped into largish chunks, seeds in, stalks and cores out.
Large spud, peeled and chopped up in large chunks.
Tin of corned beef, chopped into 16 lumps.
Veg oil (not engine).
Worcestershire sauce, one big splosh.

Method:

Boil spuds, turn off as soon as they have. Do not drain spuds, yet.

Mix peppers and onion and oil and Worcestershire Sauce and heat as low as can be for an hour. Really. An hour. With the lid on, stirring if they stick.

Drain now-cold spuds and add to stuff.

Heat until spuds are hot (about 5-10 minutes) on REALLY LOW.

Add corned beef for about 5 minutes, stirring a bit, as it disintegrates.

Result:

Nom.


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Friends

I have two friends.

One of them works on a farm and he gets paid by the farmer.

One of them doesn't work, but I get him to do jobs for me and give him some money.

They live in my house.

The one who works on a farm pays me some of the money that the farmer gives him.

The one who does some jobs for me doesn't pay me. That's fine, because he does some jobs for me.

I guess everyone thinks that's fair? I hope so. I think it is.

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I have another option. I can pay the one who does jobs for me as much extra as the farm worker pays me. Then he can give me it back.

That would be equally fair, but fairly stupid from both our points of view.

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Unrelated, people who work for the government think they pay tax in the same way as ordinary people do. Same goes for people on benefits.

I'm saying nothing.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Boss

This might be a bit niche.

It was funny to me.

I was in a room with the boss today, and he suggested that we might develop the next generation of a product that we make. He asked me what I thought.

I said to him that I thought that the only problem that we'd have is in the decisions as to the way it was done. I said that I thought that it would end up being driven by people who really didn't understand the market, the customers, the requirements, and who would overrule any sensible development decisions that we might otherwise take.

He smiled, and said:

"I'm pretty sure they'll let me me make the decisions on all aspects of this."

I looked at him, askance. I nodded, slowly.

The smile disappeared from his face. Imperceptibly slowly.

It was replaced by a look of realisation.





Thursday, 12 October 2017

Risk

At the risk of upsetting at least everyone, God, and his dog, I feel I must say this.

Please bear with me, or fuck off, I don't honestly care which if your name isn't Julie.

There was a referendum, recentylyish. It was about whether the "people" wanted to stay in the EU. It was brought about because politicians didn't have the bollocks to do anything else, and UKIP (wankers) said if they got in, then they would do it.

David "Pigfucker" Cameron did it, then went balls-out to tell people to vote "NO", which they didn't, because they didn't like him.

They lost. And Brexit happened. And Pigfucker lost his job.

I didn't vote. I never do. I don't like to encourage the wankers.

I don't actually care, I don't value money much, I have enough of it to live on. I don't make money out of money and despise people who do.

Now it's all ratshit, the pound is worth about a pound.

The new Prime Arsehole, Ms May, has had a sodding election, she basically lost.

Now they're having another fucking referendum in case they win. Lose. Whatevs.

Please stop me saddling up the gnus and running amok.

And stop voting. Please do that.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dear Rachael

May I call you Jon?

I only ask because that's your name. You may call me Pengy, or Paul, for that is mine.

I don't normally respond to people personally, for I am busy, earning money to fund myself, my family and you.

But you posted this, and said "admit it, you know someone like this."

https://twitter.com/Rachael_Swindon/status/917995384458416128


I'm not any sort of wing. I will admit to understanding what a weapons-grade crock of irredeemable carnage any kind of socialism causes in any country within only a few years, so I guess you could say I err on the side of sensibility. I think you would call me right-wing, though I'm not.

I'm not any sort of class. I work. I am not management. My dad went hungry so we didn't.

I am not disabled or anything. I expect I will be one day.

Let me talk about the points you mention in your very clever graphic. I've corrected the punctuation where appropriate.


  • "Thinks singing the National Anthem should be compulsory"
    I think it's a dirge. It suggests that some beardy skyfairy should look after the unelected head of state and leader of the Church. I like the Queen (this one, and the one led by Freddie) and I think she does a great job. She costs me 20p a year and has a nice hat.
  • Votes to destroy the NHS despite the fact his entire family depends on it"
    The NHS is a brilliant idea. It is fabulous when you pop into the doctors with your head hanging off, and they stitch it back on. If it could be stripped of 796 layers of sponging management it would be quite efficient. Aneurin would be spinning in his grave if he could see the level of piss to which it is subjected. My mum was a nurse. Both my sisters were nurses. My daughter is a nurse who had to study at night to get a degree under the Mr Tony Blair (Labour) government just to keep her job as sister in a NHS hospital. She is very good at that job. I love her to bits.
  • Thinks he's a patriot but votes for the party that is asset-stripping the country.
    A patriot is someone who thinks or some godforsaken reason that the country in which he was born is somehow sacrosanct, whose Army and other "forces" are somehow "heroes" by default, and who will, at all costs, back it up even when it arserapes him for money and power. That isn't me either, although I know very many women who would be quite happy to land a squaddie/fireman because they think that wielding a gun/hose and a fancy uniform will make him automatically a wonderful lover. Tell me more about these assets, like the gold that Gordon Brown (Labour) sold for tenpence on the dollar.
  • Thinks the human rights act is political correctness gone mad.
    The human rights act is a UK law. It lets you defend your rights in UK courts and compels public organisations (including the Government, police and local councils) to treat everyone equally, with fairness, dignity and respect. That's it. Show me a government (any one) that treats people thus. Or a policeman. Or a council. It is far from political correctness, it is politicians' carte blanche to do what they like to you, because it says virtually nothing.
  • Thinks "mass uncontrolled immigration" is a Labour Policy.
    Any EU National is allowed into the UK to work, study or live freely under the EU EEA directive of 2006, when Tony Blair (Labour) was Prime Minister. Any other bastard is allowed in providing they have got themselves an EU passport and can swim.
  • Obsessed with crime but votes for the party that cut 20,000 police officers
    I don't really have time to describe the case of Paul Chambers, or any of the other myriad "criminals" who have been brought to "justice" by the Police Officers we have left, when they are not publicising their rainbow-coloured Pridemobiles. Police officers arrest people. I was one (a police officer and someone arrested) so I know. I understand that the Labour Party would bring in 72% of the population at a cost to the taxpayer of £3 year each but I personally don't think this is realistically viable.
  • Likes to think he's affected by Labour's proposed tax on £80K a year
    I am not, sadly. My MD is. Were it not for my MD, I would not have work. I respect the job he does, which is a very responsible one. I do not believe he has all day to dick about on Twitter and call himself Rachael when his name is Jon, but feel free to correct me if you can find out.
  • Froths at the mouth with rage when people protest against the Government
    I agree with this. I think all of them should be strung up by the knackers with piano wire. Please make this happen. But, at the same time, please don't think that any protest (using the same techniques) should not be brought against the frothing hate-filled bastards who are now in opposition, if they ever get to power.
  • Actually thinks Hitler was a socialist.
    In times of deep economic crisis and instability, rising uncontrolled inflation, and huge unemployment, there is no alternative to socialism. People will vote for it, as long as the proponent is a competent speaker and will promise them unicorn farts, delivered to their door, and a big lake. This is why they voted for Hitler. Hitler was not actually a socialist, he was a cunt. But if he'd said "vote for me, for I am a cunt" he would not have been so successful. So, instead, and cunningly, he said he was a socialist. I have to leave the ball in your court, lovely Rachael (sorry, Jon) on this one.
  • Thinks poor people are "taking the piss" if they own a widescreen TV.
    The problem with this last point is that poor people are welcome to own a widescreen TV. I don't have one. The only piss there is to be taken if I, as a poor person, am paying for a TV for them, of whatever wideness.
As ever, thank you for reading. Please tell Jon.