When I was nine, growing up in The Butchers Arms, Mickleton, a religious sect from California moved into the large property over the road. This was a rather grand building, whose privet hedges kept my sister’s stick insects in food. […]
One from the vaults. Drawn on paper in 1990 and then photocopied for a 6th form rip off of Viz.
Filthy Aussie pedo flashing satanic hand signal, yesterday. And so Rolf Harris is finally bang to rights for being a nonce and I for one am very glad indeed. You see- in 1981, when I was aged only eight, […]
London, June 2003. While my then-housemates, Orange and Lucie, were in the last stages of preparing for a month in Ibiza, in celebration of Lucie’s 21st birthday, I had problems of my own. Specifically, I had no cash for the […]
On a recent fact-finding trip to Binh Hoa, an Export Processing Zone to the east of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, I managed to pick up two very interesting things. The first was some kind of tropical ear fungus whose […]
I was young and angry in 1995. Working on a zero hour contract in a call centre for Merit Direct (who would later become Sitel) in Stratford-Upon-Avon – because they were the town’s only real employers of young people- and […]
© Vim Rumpy Rim 1990
It may be a little hard to believe, but I actually started out my career (as in ‘careering out of control’) as a children’s entertainer. It was all down to that bloody drama degree, of course. Once I had got […]
So, I recently visited Lulu Hypermarket in Muscat, Oman (because I live there- it wasn’t some tragic tourist trap trip). I needed to buy a really vile shirt for a murder mystery dinner character costume and, as you will see, […]
BOB MOONEY’S JUNIOR FIGHT CLUB FOR PUGILISTIC BOYS – – – First Rule of Bottling Up: Don’t cut your fingers on the broken glass in the sludge at the skip bottom. Second Rule of Bottling Up: Always rotate the stock. […]
I’m currently doing some research into my maternal grandfather, Frank Cardoe. Frank was a popular comedian in the Birmingham area from the 1920s until his retirement in the mid 60s, performing pretty much nightly.
Growing up in the sticks in the 1970s meant for much of the time we had to make our own entertainment. A favourite game played in the family was Hide and Seek, in which I would invariably hide under […]