Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Useful website

I think that Special Advisers use this site a lot.

http://dack.com/web/bullshit.html

Sunday, 27 January 2008

William Hague being amusing about the Prime Mincer

Polly Toynbee dedicates this song to Gordon Brown

I don't expect my gentlemen readers to cope with this all the way through...


But he's quite pretty in a bland sort of way and this is catchy pop.

Monday, 21 January 2008

I enjoyed the Spice Girls Concert

It was fun. They put on a good show, sounded good (within the obvious limits of their skill to do so) and were probably a lot better than they ever were. Posh got cheered lots. The audience was perhaps the ugliest I had seen since I last went to a Richard Thompson concert. By the end I was deaf and halucinated a slimmed down Cherie Blair and daughter as we left. Gorgon Spice. There will be pics if I can get blogger to upload them.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Confessional


I am going to see The Spice Girls with my daughter tomorrow. Greater love hath no Mum.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Subsistance Living

Ok, fiscal arithmetic everybody. I have bitten the bullet. Well at least, I started but it got too miserable to carry on. My prediction for 2008 is that there's going to be a lot more homeless people. Here goes.


Per Day
*Home*
Council tax 2.99
Gas and electricity 2.96
Water and sewage 1.12
Mortgage 6.25
Bank fines for being overdrawn 5 seconds 0.666
The Dog 1.50

*work*
Professional membership costs 1.75
CPD Training 1.00
Rent for work premises 10.96
Fuel to get to work 2.05
Total £31.24
Therefore , to facilitate work and keep the roof overhead it costs £11,402.60 a year.
At this point I gasped and gave up doing sums. Not my favourite thing. Not included in survival costs at this point are:

Other work related costs
Tax
Credit Cards
Food
Clothes
Insurance
A teenage daughter
Car tax, maintenance and insurance
Camping equipment
Chocolate
Dildos from vending machines (see Mermaid, sorry Dennis)
Mobile phone
Broadband and Landline.

How are people going to afford to live? If the national average income is £25k (half that is more usual around here)… My mortgage is tiny compared to most and I only have one child, yet it would seem that everyone wants a huge chunk. Are the government trying to stamp out blogging by making people cut off their internet in order to eat?

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Absurd Comparison

?!

Update: of course, they have bank robbing in common...