Sunday, 31 January 2010


It's been a long, cold, lonely winter, here but nothing like as snowy as further South

It's been cold in the North but it hasn't stopped the snowdrops or the daffodils, or, indeed, the blogdog, Buster, although the gales are a bit of a trial.
Ice storms are forecast for today but like the government, the Met Office deals in hyperbole and empty promises, probably get a bit of cold drizzle.

Life, in it's chronic pattern.

A boy is better off indoors
but soon we will be carpeted with non-taxable daffodils.
And playing-out.
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Anonymous said...

It's good to see the little fellow again, Mr Ishmael.

call me ishmael said...

Thanks, Mr Edgar. Good to seee you, too.

Dick the Prick said...

The Met Office have had a pretty bad year all in all, unlucky. Mr Buster seems in fine fettle.

call me ishmael said...

Yes, he's fine, thanks Mr DTP. Over ninety in dog years; I'll have to send him a telegram, soon.

Do you have an address for that Craig Miller blog ?

mrs narcolept said...

Buster! In woolly jumpers! Here comes the sun.

woman on a raft said...

Maximum 'ahhh'.

Dick the Prick said...

He's got a few problems but ostensibly a good lad. He defo had the full power of the FCO on his ass and they smeared him about shagging about and stuff and being an alky but he's usually on the money about stuff that's important.

He does have a bit of form about wibbling on about personality politics and picking fights with other bloggers. I guess it must be a bit difficult finding a role after being completely fucked. He tried to stand against Jack Torture but 'curiously' got fuck all media attention which kinda made it impossible.

I've got a lot of time for the lad and he's quite happy occassionally to say 'whoops, talking bollox there, soz' - which is pretty cool. I guess he may try and stand again but it's pretty difficult on the ticket of 'err..your government is completely corrupt and here's some docs to prove it' - I guess people want to be bullshitted about education, health etc when his campaign slogan was 'a good man in parliament' - don't think it's the snappiest ever but it's bloody accurate.

Hey nonny no.

call me ishmael said...

Thanks Mr DTP, I'll have a look. I remembered the essence of his story but what always bugs me is - just for instance, it took Frankie Boyle sixteen series, or whatever, of that fucking awful Mock the Week before he realised it wasn't actually much cop; it took Bill Bailey the same to conclude that miming tunes to nobodies wasn't where it's at and so he quit never mind the bollocks, it took high-flyer Oxbridge prison governor, David Wilson nearly a full career before he decided that prison dodn't work and it took Craig however long it was to figure out that His Master's Voice was singing the wrong tune at him. And so on and so on. I coulda told all these people, right at the start, what it seems to have taken them years to figure out for themselves, why should I pay any mind to Craig Miller when I knew what he's now promoting years before he did ? Knowarramean?

Maybe it's he who should be looking here.

Dick the Prick said...

Dear Mr Ishmael

I completely agree that he should be looking here but, for my sins, I don't tell anyone about here as to have it trollified would be cheap.

I often find myself reading your threads and feel as if I should respond with erudition and some kind of thought process when all I can really think of is 'hello, cheers for that, made me laugh, hope all's well'.

Thanks very much for your blog, it is by far and away my favourite (if that's the right word - oh, torture's going on is it? Bit rum what what).



call me ishmael said...

The Hope Alls Wells are as important. Mr DTP, as anything else - no readers, no blog.