So is this what they mean by “post-truth” ?
Or simply “if you throw enough shit, some of it is gonna stick”.
Am I trying to beat Abahachi’s system for the Spill Awards AotY selection criteria? Oh HELL YEAH!
I’m an hour and a half into a 7 mile journey to work, but only done a mile and a half! I put my winter tyres on the car yesterday and left the house early to clear the path and the car of snow. Seemed only sensible to me; why is that not the same for everybody ?
Mind you, in a world stupid enough to vote for Brexit and Donald Trump, it seems hoping for common sense is increasingly forlorn.
I have got the self titled album from A Winged Victory For The Sullen playing in the car to try to soothe me – as large quantities of Jack Daniels would not be advisable at this time in the morning.
Any thoughts on any of the above, anyone?
I wasn’t very happy with the sub-ed. changes made to my recent RR column (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/15/readers-recommend-playlist-the-forgotten-follow-ups) I did get a nice email from Matthew apologising for some of it, and explaining the rest. (We’ve completely hooked him now, haven’t we?)
So I figured the simplest thing to do would be to post what I wrote here. Unsurprisingly, I think it’s sharper; less flabby because it doesn’t waste time laying everything out on a plate, which Matt believes he has to do for the benefit of new or casual readers. I also particularly wanted to re-instate my third paragraph. So here it is …
Well, we’ve had an interesting day. DsSis finally opened her bedroom curtains late this morning, and called “Er, Dad, you’d better come and look at this!”
I’ve missed the local news so far, and it turns out this wasn’t even the biggest fire in our area today (this was – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-36699036), but I’m still hoping it turns out to be a damage-only spectacular.
Naturally, the first song through the desk speakers when I sat down to do some work was this one:
Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew …
I’m sad now. RIP Gordon Murray.
Thank you for many of my earliest and happiest TV memories.
Well so far I’m distinctly unimpressed with 2016. If Shoey will forgive me nicking a line from an email he sent me, this year needs a re-boot.