Each day is a gift- that’s why they call it ‘the present’. Okay, a lot of these ‘presents’ may be gloomy, hopeless and unwanted. Good luck in exchanging them without a receipt! It involves parallel timelines. The Grandfather Paradox. The […]
Music Hall was once a popular and traditional form of entertainment for the British masses. As the name suggests, music was involved- generally novelty songs with a risque twist. ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’, far from a cheeky ditty for ukelele, […]
Condoms for hamsters. And not the Peter Mandelson kind.
I’ve written before about the Mandela Effect and have no real answers or explanation for it. I am interested in it as a Fortean and/or psycho-social phenomenon and, let’s face it, that girl in Moonraker DID have metal teeth and […]
Only one table left in that tiny restaurant and that awkward moment of deciding ownership when it is claimed at exactly the same time. Retired-looking white guy. Tourist. “I’m here waiting for someone so I’m okay to share the table,” […]
A friend told me this week about a former ESL colleague in Bangkok who would use his lactating partner’s breast milk for his coffee on the grounds that, “It’s only natural.” Thing is, it wasn’t even HIS baby. Oh yeah, […]
Finally, more money has been returned to me via kiva.org who are now bombarding me with spam emails asking me to just.. y’know.. GIVE them the money in the account. Kiva specialise in micro-loans in poor countries and show you […]
Ok, I can’t even order these let alone reply. The bits in italics are me. I’m not saying this is beyond out there- I just want to clear my inbox and he does raise interesting questions, as ever. leatherman A […]
Very honoured that Cher decided to stop by this festive evening when many thought she was already dead. Merry Xmas, Cher. I’m looking forward to another duet with what passes for Stephen Hawking these days! Maybe ask him next time […]
If Christmas is a disappointment this year, remember even Jesus had a disappointing Christmas, squatting with farm animals and getting age-inappopriate gifts. Christmas has been fairly so-so here in Vietnam. I thought I had to work anyway then a […]
When choosing xmas dinner: I bet swan tastes LOVELY yet that greedy cow The Queen gets to eat it ALL (except for those illegally poached by riverside immigrants)
At this most drab time of the year (except here in the Tropics where it has finally– thank fuck– stopped raining) here’s a colourful tune I wrote especially for you and especially for this moment in history. The provocative title […]
Myeik, Myanmar at low tide. I spent 10 months there and some say I nearly went mad there (it was the spider and gecko saying that- left far behind, now, thanks! Ta-TA! L-L-Losers! Others, however, point to this very blog […]
Why would anyone want to see a Tree Surgeon these days when they have people who have trained as doctors and who almost certainly have more knowledge and experience of the human body than any kind of tree, no matter […]
As much as I admire Kate Bush and her continuing relevance as an artist, she might have done more to keep us updated on the state of her lady garden over the decades via periodic last name changes. We ALL […]
Bar 5, Pasteur, Ho Chi Minh City. A3 Charcoal Sketch. A friend likes to play a game of how many faces he can spot hidden in the background of each picture. Definitely a skull in this one. Some others also.
When oh when will the U.K’s Conservative Party rename Theresa May to “Theresa Wasn’t-Able II”? The Queen could then bottle her as she gets slipped off into the Thames or hopefully somewhere more inclement. It might win back some hardy […]
What do you call a loft with issues? Problematic.
This is the face us English are presenting to the world these days and it’s terrifying how quickly things have collapsed since science and whatnot and this dumb fuck. Twitter suggested I follow James Corden. I just think if you […]