Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Good evening, and this is Huw Welshman, with the Six o'clock news from the British Paedo News Corporation, with the news of another sad loss to the world of the arts, well, strictly speaking, look you, it's showbusiness, isn't it, or light entertainment as we called it when I was growing up in the Valleys, listenting to Workers Playtime, on the Light Programme, before it became Radio One, and Pick of the Pops, with Jack Jackson;  those were the days, viewers, let me tell you, we'd listen to Family Favourites with Cliff Michelmore, great tunes by proper singers, like Mario Lanza, Perry Homo, I mean Como, no, he was never a poof, Maestro Como, although Bing Crosby was a bit of a sadist towards his children,  and there was Saturday Club with Brian Matthew and most of the pop music we heard was cover versions, on the  Billy Cotton Band Show.  Billy Cotton?  Fucked if I know, he was a big, bald, fat fucker, 

with a small orcherstra and he used to shout Wakey-Wakey, 

like a cunt, he did;  it was his catch phrase; fucking awful it was. Yes, that's right, Declan McManuses dad, he played with Billy Cotton, Declan who? Yeah,  you know him as Elvis Costello, that's right, the angry little four-eyed git, the dwarf who thinks he's brilliant. Yeah, I guess we might say we can thank Billy Cotton for Elvis Costello. 

Watching the defectives.

And then television came along and fucked everything up, good and bloody proper look you, isn't it?   Yes, that was Billy Cotton's son, Wakey-Wakey junior, 

presided over the great Tony Blackburn-Jimmy Savile scandal, Bill Cotton junior and many others. 

Anyway, at times like these, of national tragedy, we generally hear from a colleague of the deceased, telling us how wonderful they were, even if, as they usually were, they were utter cunts,  and tonight, as a mark of special tribute to a national treasure, yes, another one, we are truly blessed in this country, aren't we, with national treasures, but tonight we have with us a man normally referred to as the Comedians' Comedian, although more recently he has been acting as the Comedians' Obituarist, yes, put your hands together at home for Mr Barry Cryer.

Thanks, Huw, and that's right, Ronnie Corbett is a great loss to the senior citizen community.
 Y'know, he really did care about old people, well, comfortably-off old people, anyway, 

And you are getting enough to eat, aren't you, darlings,
cos it's very important that you do?

old people with money to burn, he really cared that they got a good, nourishing, 
expensive, hot meal delivered to them by a cheery delivery man. 

It was like his swansong, if you like, for all the old people who had supported his vast talent.
He really did devote the last years of his life to making sure that rich pensioners didn't have to arse themselves with things like cooking but could spend their time down the hairdressers or on SAGA cruises. 

Y'know, Huw, we hear a lot these days about  celebrities doing charity work, just think, f'rinstance, of Sir Telly Wogan or Sir Tel, as I called him, and how he worked endlessly on charity shows for no more than his normal fee. But Ronnie Corbett, he really was committed to Wiltshire Farm Foods 4 The Comfortably-off Elderly, it was something he really felt deeply and genuinely about.

Ronnie Corbett
displays his staggering range

of comic gestures

involving spectacles.

And of course, Ron  - I called him Ron, because we went way back, to the days of Sir David Frost, although Sir David never stood on ceremony either, and he let me call him Sir Dave.....

That sketch, about the class thing, I think I may have written that for Sir Dave and the gang.  I've written so many. 

 .....that's how we are, in showbusiness, really quite informal, even Dame Judi M, head of MI5, lets me call her Dame Jude....

Yes, dear, dear, darling little Ronnie often used to bring me  a nice lamb hotpot, with green peas, when I was resting between awards, and one couldn't have wished for a more efficient factotum but what's not widely known about Ronnie Corbett is that he was desperate to play Lear before he died.  One can just see him, drawn-up to his full four-feet-four, ranting at the heavens, bellowing in mortal despair about such things he would do. And now, tragically, he won't. A case, really, of if he had trod the timeless boards, raging at fate, the poor, poor darling stage manager, and let's face it, darling, we'd be fucked sideways to Christmas without the stage manager,  wooda had to have come on and say It's goodnight from him, wouldn't he? Although  I'm sure he would have been brilliant, poor, poor little Ronnie, with his glasses and his frozen Chicken Kievs, everybody in showbusiness is brilliant, let's face it, and when I accept all these awards I do it only on behalf of the tragic, desperately tragic little people.  And of course to honour  the great national bard, wotsisname, yes, Shakespeare,  the spirit of Shakespeare, it haunts every frame of the James Bond films in which I appeared, 

as it does the work of my dear, dear friend, Dame Patrick Stewart, in his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, 

in that great, uplifting drama, Star Trek. We great Shakespearian actors, we work all our lives in order to play comic book heroes, and this is why taxpayer funding for the arts is so very, very important, yes, so that boring, clapped-out  old  luvvies like myself

 and Dame Patrick can go to Hollywood and earn millions of dollars.  

Yes, and Family Guy, too,
Alas, poor Peter Griffin, I knew him, Stewie, a man of no wit and less wisdom...

 Dame Paddy appears in that most relevant and out-there satirical cartoon show, so brave, so very, very brave of him. One could weep for Dame Paddy's courage.  I mean, it takes literally decades of training and self-discipline and no little creative intelligence and artistry to voice-over oneself in a cartoon show.

 Dame who?  Dame Helen Mirren?  Never heard of her. Sounds like some slut. Oh, yes, is she the one who demeans our profession by  advertisisng skin fillers for old bags? 

Well, all I would say, and I don't want to be unkind, one never does, is that an eighty-five-year old dwarf flogging  cod in mornay sauce to well-heeled pensioners is one thing but for an old actor, like the slag, Mirren,  to promote expensive Fuck-Me Cream to desperate old biddies, like herself, well, that's shameful, utterly shameful, calls herself a Shakespearian actor, indeed. And they don't actually work, the creams, I know, I've tried them all.

Thanks, Dame Jude.

But no, talking of the Two Ronnies, it's all down to me, that, down to me being a comic writer;  I just saw these two blokes, working together, both called Ronnie, and so I said, why not call them the Two Ronnies?  Y'know, I still laugh at that, even today. The Two Ronnies.  Genius. If I say so myself.

Yeah, I know, simple, but it takes a writer to think of these things.  But as I was saying, about Little Ron - that's the way we in the business distinguished between them, there was Little Ron, obviously, and Sick Ron, because, y'know, he was always ill, was Ron Barker, his friends called him Sickly Ron, y'know, even to the extent that that's what killed him in the end, his being ill.  

But never mind, he left this great body of work, things like the  Four Candles sketch and... ...well, there'll be other ones, too.
Y'know, I used to work with Bob Monkhouse, 
 I've worked with all the greats, me,

and Bobby, I called him Bobby because that's how we are in this business, Bobby used to say to me,  Bazza - that's what he called me - Bazza, those two Ronnie fuckers, the sick one and the dwarf, they just keep churning-out this material, and some of it's even funny, well, a bit funny, that Four Candles thing, 


that was a bit funny, the first hundred-or-so times you seen it, anyway, whereas I, the greatest gagster of his generation, I have to steal jokes from all over the world, copy them out in big books 

The Great Book of Bob Jokes, Volume One.

and travel around with them, doing my act, yeah, leering, that's basically it, leering with pathos. And pouting, a bit shocked, like an oily Frankie Howerd.

I coulda played  Lear, y'know, or Hamlet, comical-historical, tragical-comical, woddever. 

 But no, he really was a great turn, was Bobby, all the young, so-called Alternative Comics, they all loved Bobby, great, innovative comedians like Lee Mack and Graham Norton, stayed away from Bobby's farewell tour in droves, they did.

New comics, like that big Oirish queen, wossisname, 

Dara O'Something, thinks he's a cross between Father Ted and Albert Einstein........

Och, away wichya, Bazza, me ould mucker, Oi'm more like a Celtic Rennaysonce Man, 

me, more loike a scoyentist-troubador-philosopher-logician-theologian koinda t'ing, sure Oi am,  me and me ould mate, 

professor Broyan Cox, doin' all dese shows, koind of a mixture a slapstick and astrophysics, 

 koinda loike Laurel and Hardy, 
wid Broyan bein' da wee, skinny goy, yes, an me being de udder one, only wid Pee Haitch Dees, 
but loike fer the workin' man, who, we  all know, Bazz, is as t'ick as shit, so he is, an wooden understand a quadratic equation if one punched him in his stupid gob, so he wouldn't, an' whoy should he, when he's got shows loike Mock the Week to enjoy?

  And not only enjoy, but be informed by, seein' as he can't barely read and fockin' wroite now, can he, the useless arsehole.  When he watches Mock the Week he thinks he's appreciatin' great satire, not that he knows what satire is, the poor stupid bastard.  It's loike Have Oi Got News For You, loike, only fer people who watch EastEnders, thinkin' it's fucking social work they're seeing.

There's me and me ould mates, Russell Cunt and 

 Hugh Cunt and  Andy Cunt

and Frankie Cunt

sometimes we have that rough, Geordie bint, Sarah Cunt, 

makin' wroy an oironic jokes about jamrags an' cystoitis and wimmin's bits.

 And we have that fuckin' evil Canadian witch, who's as funny as premature fuckin' burial. 
Loike Christmas Day in Auschwitz, she is. Y'know where all the starvin' Jews is forced to play Soilent Night on their violins, whoilst the Nazi fuckpigs stuff themselves wid turkey and stuff and loike decoide which of the fiddlers is goin' in the gas chamber on Boxing Day but look on the broight soide, at least they got to celebrate Christmas Day, even though they're fucking Jews and they didden even get a bit a turkey to fuckin' eat but just got to watch the Nazi sadist fucking bastard psychopaths stuff their fat, cruel faces. She's loike that, dis Canuck horror.

But, do you know what, after havin' just imagined all that Auschwitz at Christmas shite, you can see whoy, cancha, dat mad bitch Merkel'd wanna  have half the Middle East round her gaff for dinner, I mean, cancha?  Fuck me, Bazza, if moy ould fella'd been widdin a hundred fuckin' moiles a Auschwitz den Oi'd be like Merkel, Only not wid da Jews, obviously, they'd tell yous to go and fuck yourselves, wouldn't they? Tell yous to shove yer turkey, chipolata, cranberry an' sprouts up yer arses an' try whistlin' Soilent Noight outa them. 

But Fuck me, Bazza, if the fuckin' Canucks don't want her, what the fuck are we doin', givin' her houseroom over here. She should be fuckin' deported, so she should. Send her to amuse them geriatric wild men, wid all dem deWalt Tools, in Alaska, buildin' log fucking cabins, loike fuckin' maniacs, 

flingin' around monster beJaysus chainsaws that'd rip you to fuckin'shreds, just turn y'into a red and whoite mist, loike, crazy fuckin' bastards

an' choppin' down acres and fuckin' acres a trees to build dose stupid fuckin' houses in da wilderness dat for mosta da year y'can't even reach.

loike there was no breeze blocks in the Northern fucking hemisphere. Didya ever see that show Bazz? Fuckin' mental so it is. An' alroight, Oi know Alaska isn't, strictly speakin', in Canada.

because Oi'm  intelligent, loike,
in case you hadn't noticed.

 But it koinda is, culturally speaking, Eskimo Nell and Dangerous Dan McGroo. An dem fuckin' injuns, the mad bastards wid de Mo-fuckin-hican haircuts. Dat's as Canadian as Margaret Trudeau gangbanging the Rolling fucking' Stones, eh Bazz? But no, she should fuck off wid all her bitter, nasty so-called fuckin' humour, dat bint. Oy mean, Joan Rivers she'll never be, fuckin' baggage .

 And what happens, on  Mock the Week,  is that Oi read them all out the abbreviations of a headline and they have to pretend they don't know what they stand for, even though they do, and  pretend to spontaneously  come up with impromptu routines which they've spent all week polishing at home wid their own teamsa wroiters.  Oy mean, it is absolutely the lamest format yous could ever imagine, and yet they keep on makin' it. I mean, Bazza, Oi t'ink you'll foind dat the cuttin' edge, loike, a comedy, it's  been honed to a new,  ferocious keenness, loike a giggling fuckin' Samurai sword, so it has, boy new masters a the craft. Loike me, and all moy banda comic cunts.

Well, if you like, Dara, OK if I call you Da, is it?

But no, there was no-one quite like Ron Corbett, y'know when he was on set with the senior citizens all it would take would be for one of the hungry old gits to just ask and Ronnie'd be helped-up, into a normal person's chair 

where he'd launch into one of his side-splitting, cheeky-grin  monologues  and the whole crew would just fall fast asleep, faces in their re-heated frozen dinners. 

 A real trouper was Ron Corbett, worked until he dropped, if you can call it work, playing a slightly self-deprecating midget for sixty years.  No business like showbusiness, eh, Huw?
That's right,  Barry.  
But we gotta leave that moment of national tragedy, just for now, although I expect we'll be watching that Four Candles moment of genius for decades, here on the PBC, along with all the best bits from Monty Python, yes, and Fawlty Towers. But for now we're gonna cut away and see what's on the other channels. Let's have a look at Cruelty TeeVee.

Yes, in another lifetime she might have been Eleanor of Aquitaine, bedding a succession of warrior nobles and spawning their heirs; statecrafting, bewitching, bothering and bewildering the crowned heads of mediaeval Europe, the prelates of a torturing Church, advancing her husbands and sons, pieces on Power's chessboard. Might've been Nefertiti, Hecuba, might have been Queen Victoria, a squat and ugly reprobate.  And he, he might have been Socrates, languidly discoursing with gilded youth on the purity, the nobility of predatory Sodomy; he might have been Marshal Zukhov, repelling the cruel, filthy Nazi horde from Mother Russia, he might've been anybody.  Anybody might have been anybody.

Now, though, the gene pool has rippled him onto this rank waterside and his political masters have left him useless, tattooed and ignorant, unschooled and uncouth, he and she, joined together in holy deadlock, mocked, derided and bullied on the Jeremy Kyle Show,

 by a creature much less worthy, much less noble  even than they for whom, at least, there is some excuse, for whom there should be some charity.

Yes, my love, we'll have you on my show, cos your teeth are fucking horrible, my love, and people'll laugh at you.
I do it because I care.

Kyle, in pimpcoat,  and his family,
 what a trio of cheap sluts.

I saw a couple in their fifties, today, sitting in  the airport, he was just making her laugh;  I couldn't hear it but it was lovely to see, it was their own, personal laughter fund, he was topping it up and she was spending it, with tears running down her cheeks. Jeremy Kyle would've hated it, people being in love.

What would happen in a decent society is that this worthless piece of shit, his producers and his inspiration, the grotesque Jerry Springer, would  be lined against Motherfuckers' Wall, given a moment to feel the shock of their situation, long enough for the shit to run down their legs and then shot to pieces with big, hot, fuck-off low-velocity bullets, but not too quickly.  That'd be proper Cruelty TeeVee. 

But guess what, viewers, I've only been interviewing the most powerful man in the world.

And, exclusively for the PBC, the greatest news gathering organisation in the world,  here's a flavour of what he said to me.

My fellow Limey motherfuckers. Before I start tellin' y'all like it is, I just wanna take a little moment to kinda question what Harry here, just said.

Actually, it's Huw, your worship, Huw, Haitch-You-DoubleYou.

Yeah, right, Harry; you say potayto an' I say potahtoe, y'get where I'm comin' from? But anyway, your folks done come from Wales, ain't it, Wales or some shit like that;  is that like a Limey Mexico, Wales?  You a greaser, Harry?   
Some kinda wetback?

Shucks, no, boss, Wales is more like a plantation, only instead of niggers, begging your worship's leave, pickin' cotton  (moves to keyboard and sings,)

tote dat barge, lift dat bale, get a liddle drunk, an' you land in jay-al, Ole Man River, dat Ole Man River.....

I ain't likin' that shit, Harry......I got me lotsa queues, an' you're headin' to the back of all them sonsafuckinbitches.....

But your holiness, if you'd allow me to finish, I was going to say that where the niggers, as it were,  were pickin' cotton, we, in Wales, or my ancestors, rather, like yours, I imagine, were enslaved by the English. Only we were digging coal. Sings again.

Men of Harlech, unto glory, 
this will ever be our story.....
you load sixteen tons
and whaddaya get   ?

OK, Harry, I'm gonna make this real simple for you. You said at the top of the bulletin that y'all was the greatest news gathering show in town, right?

That's correct, your excellency.

Then how comes you had, here, in this Goddamned building,  the biggest child molester, lady molester, genullman molester, cadaver molester in recent Limey history, and he was molestifying people that your BBC served up to him,  that he  was right-hand man to the heir to the fuckin' throne,  that he was he was probly bangin' the arse offa that screwball, Maggie Thatcher, come Christmastime,  her wrapped in the Union fucking jack with her arse sticking out, while her old man watched; that some old whore in you health  department 

give him his own fucking hospital to run around in, molesting patients and even corpses in the Goddamned mortuary?
How come you had a monster criminal roaming these very corridors and none of you investigative journalists ever smelled a rat?  And then when push comes to shove, y'all  set-up that crooked, mangy old, moneygrubbin' bitch of a  judge  to blame some poor shitkicker like Tony Blackburn, for him  to be the villain of the fuckin' piece?  I mean, Harry, how come you fuckers can show your faces in fucking public, never mind boast on the fucking television about how good y'all are. I mean, Harry, ain't you Limey sonsafuckinbitches got no shame?

 Well, your majesty, all that is as it may be but what viewers really want to know, as do we all, especially us here, in the PBC, is how can we best serve the interests of the prime minister in his aim of us  becoming a fully integrated region of the great European Project?  I mean, as always, we at the PBC are scrupulously impartial about the issue, although it's as clear as daylight that we simply must stay in the EU. Isn't it?

Damn right, bitch.

That was my epoch-defining interview, there, with President Obama. Eat shit and die, Evan Davies. Yes, and Kirsty Wark. And in other news, two old friends met up in Downing Street.

Now, Dave, my hamburgerin' buddy, y'all know that Uncle Sam wants to buy up all your public services, right? Only for peanuts, right? Via that TTIP shit, or whatever it is, right? And run 'em into the ground, right?  An' y'all know that it's easier for us to do that while y'all're in Europe, shuffling nigger migrants around between y'all, like you gave a fuck?

Lessbeclear, lessbeabsolutelyclear about this; my dear friend, Barack, a man whom I respect hugely, a man of his word, by the way, lessbeclear, he said he'd close that place down, wossaname, that place, where they torture the terrorists, and quite proply, in my view, Tampa Bay, is it? Chesapeake Bay?  No? Wossat?  Guantanamo Bay?  You sure?  Well, whatever it is, he said he'd close it down and he did. Wossat? He didn't?  Well, thassasmaybe, but what he did do is promise  to solve the problem of gun crime in America............What?  It's worse than ever? Alright, then, he said that black lives matter, too, because, lessbeclear, he's kinda black himself, although, to be fair, I think we all are, these days. And, true to his word, black lives now matter so much in America, under my friend, Barack, that more black people than ever are given the chance to serve nine hundred and ninety nine year jail sentences in American prisons, yes, and as if that wasn't enough, more black people than ever are being shot dead on the streets by lawnforcement, just for being black, I think we can all agree that that is a situation of which we should all be proud.  I mean, niggers shot dead, what's not to like?

Oh, I know that the lack of convictions of criminal bankers - in fact, most of them now work in the White House, so how absolutely admirable is that?  A bit like myself, employing Mr Coulson, in Downing Street  because Mr Murdoch told me to,  that's rehabilitation of offenders writ large. I know that all those criminal money-laundering gangsters getting away Scot-free upsets some people, especially those people whom  my former friend Mr Iain Duncan-Wotsit had to deprive of their walking sticks and wheelchairs and bedrooms, those sorts of, lessbeclear, riff-raff, felt that criminals should go to jail and disabled people should not be made to pay for the crimes of others, well they are a bit annoyed but do you know what, fuck 'em, I mean, what's the point of being disabled if you don't get shit on by rich people? I mean, it's not as though they're proper people, whose parents have salted-away money for them, far from that nasty old tax man, I mean person. And I know that some people unkindly call my friend - Britain's friend - Bobama, I mean Umbaka, course I do, Bumbo Umbako, my good friend, Bumbo, some people most unkindly call him the Bankers' TeaBoy.  I mean, lessbeclear, that's exactly what he is. That's exactly what we all are.  That's what politics is all about, people come into it not for themselves but to serve the bankers, who,  lessbeclear, generate the wealth which we all spend or wisely invest abroadly. Yes, on public services, yes, which we have thus far funded with taxpayers money and are now, with Bumbo's very sound advice that we do as he tells us, gonna give away, virtually,  to some American friends of my right honourable friend, Mr Junkie George. 

 So, I very much think that when someone as honest and upright, as far sighted and perspicacious as my friend, Bumbo Umbaka...wossat?  Backbo Umamba? Well, however you pronounce it, if Uncle Sam tells you to do something because its in the interests of his organised criminal class, JP Morgan or the Rockefellers or Goldman Sachs or even their employees in the Congress and the Senate, yes, and the incoming President Trousers, too

If they tell you to vote to remain in Europe, 
that's how you must vote,

well, that's what the poor people call job done, innit?

That was the European Regional Manager for us there, in Downing Street.  But here's some news just in, from Evan Davis on Newsnight.

Thanks, Huw, and this is the news that on this most shocking of nights, Hilsborough Inquest Night, as it will be forever known, the PBC has decided to stand shoulder to shoulder with those most hurting. And it falls to me to assure Hilsborough's greatest victim,

Sir Kelvin McFilth of Fleet Street.

that the PBC will continue to support him with license payers' money. Sir Kevin will continue to be a valued member of the PBCs Question Time panel

They're all cunts - union members, women, darkies, Scousers.

On the PBC's Daily Politics
You're a cunt, you are, fucking gay vicar cunt turned MP.

At Andy Neil's Summer PissUp
We're both cunts.

On  the PBC's Any Questions show.
They're all cunts, PBC Four listeners. fucking lesbians, poofters and communists.

And even on the PBC's Daytime Telly.
They're all cunts, people who stay at home watching telly all day, dossers and slags.

So, there it is. We, at the coalface of news gathering, we can have a hard time of it.  Take myself, I do that hard-hitting pantomime show, Dragons' Den, as well as Kiddies' Newsnight, as well as a show on the radio called the Bottom Line, in which I tell some guys with businesses how much I admire them.  But few of us have been through the mill like Sir Kelvin McFilth. A liar, a cheat, a bully, a fraud, a racist, sexist pig; a Thatcherite hatchetman, a man entirely devoid of ethics or principles, a worthless lying bastard, a piece of shit, a glistening  haemorrhoid from Satan's arsehole, and yet, like it did with the late Sir James Savile, the PBC has stood beside Sir Kelvin through thick and thin.  It gives me great pleasure, on this night of all nights to assure Sir Kelvin that the PBC will continue to support him. And with your money.
Goodnight. And if you're hard-up, you can pay your license by installments. But just make sure you do. 

Well, the whole house will join with me in  expressing the nation's sorrow at the verdicts returned by these inquest juries. Yes and in assuring the nation that a full and far-reaching cover-up will naturally ensue, chaired by a distinguished judge who is a member of the same Masonic Lodge as all the still-living police officers named in these verdicts.  Yes, just like all the other cover-ups and inquiries. What, arrest the police? You must be fucking joking, they'd start arresting us then, wouldn't they?


Woman on a Raft said...

Haven't read it yet, but thank goodness you are back. I thought I was going to burst at the goings-on. What is wrong with people, especially the people who should know better. Fume, fume. More after.

Mike said...

Greetings Mr I. As you can see you had us all worried. The sun is shining - literally and metaphorically.

call me ishmael said...

People came, mr mike, and stayed, other people, outlanders, offworlders, not mine, neither friend nor kin, just soon to be in-law, quite destroyed my Wa; I mean destroyed. There was nothing harsh, just implacably alien. And there were a couple of events, I suppose you'd call them, actually quite trivial in the scheme of things - for the first in over thirty thousand times I gave myself a massive overdose of isulin, it was the right dose but for the wrong pen, I picked up the fast-acting stuff, thinking it was the slow-acting. I knew instantly but I still had to fight all night to counter the plunging blood sugar levels which, if I hadn't noticed, could have sent me comatose into death. And then a doctor prescribed a drug which was quite dangerous to me, dropped my blood pressure through the floor and is known to be fatal to men of my age with my condition. Both fairly quickly remedied and both testament to the validity of my belief in a universe of infinite paranaoid possibilities, others would've died in those circumstances but it seems quuite natural to me to have all the monitoring stuff at home - it's dirt cheap,these days - and to use it if I ever feel a bit crook, and even if I don't. Anyway, it all wiped me out for a while and, as someone said, the whole world is exploding with lunacy. I read, somewhere, that Mohamed al Fayed's rentboy, Neil Hamilton, is gonna be a Welsh UKIP MP, or whatever they call them, you just couldn't make that up, could you? How bad have things gotta be, for someone to vote for those two mongrels, Neil and Christine Hamilton.

Thanks for your good wishes.

call me ishmael said...

What IS wrong woth people? I look forwrad to your opinion, mrs woar. Who, for instance, has wired-up all these fucking androids to go into studios and say that they want More Fucking Facts. Either people know whether they want to be in Europe or out of it. What Facts do they want and who do they suppose is going to supply them. They shouldn't be allowed a fucking vote in my view, not if they need Facts. Don't they have any fucking Beliefs?

Mike said...

In a happy note, Mr I, The Donald is sweeping all before him. They may yet have to shoot him to stop him.

Watched a live stream of his speech in Connecticut a couple of days ago. Its clear he is a very smart cookie. Totally unscripted, but very well rehearsed. Some key themes that he returns to in the midst of what seems rants and riffs. All very clever, and entertaining.

call me ishmael said...

Neither of them have announced a VEEP, have they? I wonder if Michelle O is up for it. They need someone to detoxify Hills, whom the FBI may yet indict, and a white first lady with a black first lady together with two former potuses as first and second gentlemen would be big juju.

I haven't seen any of the recent stuff, must get back into it.

Four thirty am, here, time for bed.

Dr Yllek said...

Melania Trump & Marion Maréchal-Le Pen 2016! Good to see you back.

Alphons said...

What I found this morning, when I clicked on to this site, gave me great relief and pleasure.
I instantly lit a dozen Joss sticks.
Please be see if you can find a supply of insulout as a standby emergency requisite.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! You're back! Mr. I., I'm glad you aren't dead. Now to read the shit you wrote with (hopefully) my usual delight and admiration.

mongoose said...

You looking like a Saint, Mr Ishmael.

New in-laws: that's not always good. Thank goodness they cannot be expected on Orkney v often, eh?

call me ishmael said...

Thank you, I, too, am glad not to be dead, although were I dead I profoundly pray that I would be neither glad nor unglad.

call me ishmael said...

Is it ever good, mr mongoose? I felt like the Ancient Mariner at the Wedding Feast - not that the marriage has happened yet - as though I was unheard in my own quarters, my own counsel, which brought me here, through scenes so severe, deemed worthless, my bright, quiet spaces unfinished and imperfect, all of my wine water, all my pearls clay.

Your children, mr mongoose, they are not your children....they have their own thoughts....and their souls dwell in a place that you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

Doug Shoulders said...

You're a sight for sore eyes Mr Ishmael.

Sam Keith said...

Great to have you back. I was suffering severe withdrawal symptoms.

SG said...

Well it's mighty good to have you back Mr I - you had quite a few of us worried. It sounds like you've had a pretty rough time but I'm glad to hear that you have managed to get things back under control. Regarding the world exploding with lunacy while you've been away - yes it has seemed that way to me too - as though the gates of some cosmic asylum have been opened and the inmates poured out onto our streets and airwaves. One could forgiven for thinking that your satire acts like some kind of dampening field and that these miscreants saw their opportunity when you were down! Keep well...

Bungalow Bill said...

I knew you were only sleeping. Great to see you back. Too many shattering sleb deaths to count and yet Dame Esther Crow lives on.

yardarm said...

Glad you`re back, Mr Ishmael.

mongoose said...

I want Donald's veep to be Sanders. That would put the cat among the pigeons.

call me ishmael said...

Yes, surely it is past time that she was in the house of Vermin, Esther, for her services to the nation's children, to consumers, to the arts, to the family. I know it's only three hundred quid a day and free grub and a nice business address but she might be persuaded to bring her skills to the legislature. Dame Esther has given so much, already, but perhaps she could end her career of outstanding public service as, perhaps, minister for Decency, Modesty and Humility, the mangy old cunt.

Caratacus said...

I dunno - I go away for two minutes and you pounce on my fleeting absence like a cat on a befuddled mouse who has lost track of time while perusing back issues of "Cheese and Cheesey Wotsits".

May I just say, Thank Fuck you're OK? Would that be in order?

Anonymous said...

I was very concerned. Thanks Gods you are back!

call me ishmael said...

Thank you, both.