Monday, June 30, 2008

Lest We Forget.

Just wondering.... with house prices falling at their fastest for 16 years, why isn't ZaNuLabour repeating it's oldest and fondest chestnut?
You know, the 'end to boom-and-bust' one?
Or are they hoping we forgot about that popular little ditty?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Greetings To The Cursed Soldiers Everywhere.

When the Soviets rolled into Poland in 1945, the real Polish Government in London told the Home Army to disband, in order to avoid civil war.
Some soldiers refused.
The last one was killed in 1963 by an ambush.
They were known as the Cursed Soldiers.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Shame Of The World.

How can we abandon them?
When you see the injuries that these victims of ZANU have sustained, then see the old injuries, you realise that these men and women are persisting in the face of true horror, because they are people of conscience, heroes in fact.

It is the shame of the world that these people are being abandoned.
It is Tiannenman again.

Friday, June 20, 2008

New York Times on Home Turf - MadMen

Ever see that series MadMen on the BBC? As so often is the case, the BBC is the first to get it, but then they don't 'get it', and for a few weeks now the scheduling has been irregular or non-existent.

Meanwhile, as this 10 page article in the New York Times shows, the series has gone on to be a monster in the US.
No mistaking quality, and some of the commentators and witnesses say it was so.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Will That Be All, Your 'Majesty'?

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands confessed to taking more than 1 million USD in bribes from Lockheed to buy the F-104.
Excerpt from this article about the SR177.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch...

Inside a Streetcar going down the Embarcadero towards the Ferry Building.

In the cool of my room.

San Mateo downtown; famous name, not exactly covered in glory.

The price was $5 dollars, which I thought was a bit steep until I started going up the hill.
Nob Hill wasn't too steep at Chinatown.
All in all pretty good value.

Pure Evil.

Strictly Come Dancing.
Big Brother.
The Apprentice.

All these things are glorying in PURE EVIL, gratuitous and thrown in our faces out of spite and daring, the daring being seeing how long they can get away with the abuse of millions and the enslavement of the few Dolphins in the net that they don't want to throw back.

It is PURE EVIL because it is the deliberate and systemic replacement of dignity, freedom, self-reliance and justice by an entirely artificial social construct of approval, conformity and the judgement of and by peers who regard themselves as superiors.

People LITERALLY jump through hoops and stand on their heads attempting to please superannuated scum which appoints itself to positions of power on the promise that they will drag back in the reluctant television viewer.
Apparently if they smile enough the moral holocaust won't be detected; I'll bet Goebbels smiled that way.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fred's On Form!

This just in from Fred; Webb for VP. Yes.

Friday, June 13, 2008

This Just In.....

The British Telecom internet spine has been out of action for 18 hours due to hostile action.
Radical, baby!
But as you can see, I'm back.
Resistance is futile.
Tell Sid!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

How To Make Enemies and Influence People.

The Vogons have truly taken over.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No, Really, You Couldn't Make This Up

At 8PM on ITV 4 tonight?
The Prisoner!
The episode about the fake brain surgery, where to cure him of being 'unmutual' they drug, terrorise and pretend to lobotomise him.
At every ad break?
Yes! Cartridge World, trying to appeal to our 'social conscience' and stop dumping ink cartridges.
You really, really couldn't make this up.

Think Happy Thoughts Everybody.

On the TV ticker-tape right next to each other: "The government wins 42 day terror detention vote." and "The government admits it has lost top-secret Al-Quaeda files."

You couldn't make this up. These stupid bastards can't look after a simple document, yet they arrogate to themselves the right to lock anybody they choose up for 42 days without charge or trial, provided some jobsworth bleats or blurts the magic 'terror' word on cue and to instruction.

Do these cunts really believe we believe?

Monday, June 09, 2008

I Could'a Been A Contender!

The old Alma Mater does it one more time. Something useful.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

By Special Request


Thursday, June 05, 2008

Nice Bridgework - What About The Boatrace

Golden Gate Bridge, as seen from the Wacky Jacky. The bridge cost $22 million; all-private and without a shred of government interference, designed to charge 25 cents for as long as it took to break even, then become free, now still charging - $5.
As we leave the Pacific Ocean behind us and re-enter San Francisco Bay, this was the view over the back.
The city of San Francisco. On the left, the white structure is a docked cruise liner. Apparently San Francisco is the number one tourist destination in the world.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Next Installment.

If you must rebel, this is a good example of how to do it. Seen at the Embarcadero BART station.

An example of the world-famous San Francisco Cable Cars. This one goes up Nob Hill to Polk Street.

A view of the Bay Bridge to Oakland.

In Castalogna's Restaurant, a pint of the superb 'Alaskan' beer.

From my table in the restaurant, the birth which normally holds the Wacky Jacky, a fishing boat which doubles as a tour boat for less than half the price of the regular ferries.

More views from my table. The food was superb.