Thursday, December 27, 2007

Henry is Having a Short Break

Blogging will return in the New Year

I see that my most popular global post is the one I did about Baileys Irish Cream.

All I can say is that Mere alcohol doesnt thrill me at all.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Afghanistan Moustachistan

The members of 40 Commando in Afghanistan are holding the final of their moustache competition in Helmand province today.

Its about keeping a stiff upper lip after all.

Enjoy Boxing Day

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Tag

Sorry about the tardiness but I figured it wouldnt be right to do it until Christmas morning so here goes having been tagged by the Poet Laura-eate

When People Say 'Christmas' You Immediately Think

O for fucks sake why do the shops start thinking about it in September? Merryhill is a consistent offender.

Favourite Christmas Memory

1978 listening to Mary's boy Child by Boney M and the house decked out for Christmas, the full works, nice presents everything traditionally done and getting premium bonds attached to the tree with my name on them.

They aren't made like that anymore.

Favourite Christmas Song

Here I have to agree with Laura Mariah Carey it is.

Favourite Christmas Movie

Sound of Music (I saw that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was on yesterday and avoided it)

Sound of Music is a classic but CCBB does get a bit cloyingly sweet on the umpteenth viewing

Favourite Christmas Character

The Ghost of Christmas Past. Nuff said

Favourite Christmas Object

If I could manage a real tree about 10 foot high then I would have one. The smell alone is worth it.

Plans for Christmas

I never plan for Christmas.

Not these days anyway

Is Christmas your favourite Holiday?

No in fact one of the best Christmases I had was when I worked. It was simply so peaceful and easy.

To all a Merry Christmas

And no I don't think you are strange by being on the net to read this today.

Jingle Bombs

All I want for Christmas

Well I suppose I had to mention that, plus Mariah Carey, it simply wouldn't really be Christmas without a few tunes from the Devil.

Anyway here we are on Christmas Eve anxiously awaiting the 2007th rebirth of Christ, in a manger and whats going on in the UK, politically and medically and just by the by stuff.

A quick scan on the papers today shows that Portuguese police are trying to find a blue gym bag which used to carry tennis stuff for Gerry McCann which disappeared at the same time as Maddie.

There have been massive personal data losses from the NHS, from 11 trusts (makes you wonder why the name Trust is used!)

The fog last night screwed up many a flightplan for those trying to escape Britain for warmer or colder climes for Christmas.

Petrol prices well the protests were rather small, why does no one bother is everyone being apathetic again? but more protests are planned for the New Year.

I have also heard that other people have had terrible times this year and I blame it on the year of the Fire Pig... Yes that old chestnut of I ching and the four pillars.

and now just to lighten the mood a bit of Mariah Carey. Look out for the 3 fat ladies!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sluts and the City

A valuable resource for Sex and the City...

Normal blogging will come back soon but to get you all in the festive mood here is something a little x rated to cheer you up.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Bit Of Light Relief

Well its not funny, but it is ironic and a little harsh but I enjoyed it.

Normal service will resume soon. One has to rest as its all getting a bit much at present. Xmas comes and the fucking world just goes crazy and its cold outside and I need to sleep a bit more.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tasers for the Metropolitan Police Force

From Monday 10th December 2007. Announced like all bad news these days at 1 or 2 am in the morning to bury bad news.

This is another fence post as Roger Thornhill would say

We are rapidly becoming a police state worse than Australia, and New Zealand.

What next? Axes in bundles of wood carried by guards when public figures are out on display? (by the way thats a historical reference)

In Roman times when the patricians (thats the rich people) went out on procession there would be guards with bundles of wood with axes in them to mow down the opposition, or to deliver a swift beheading if there was opposition.

These bundles were called fasces, and this is where we get the term fascist from

I never thought I would see another fascist state in my lifetime but I know from having been arrested (yes I have been there too) that had there been tasers when I got arrested that I would now be dead because of the medication I take.

This is wrong, morally, another nail in the coffin for civil liberties and a total out and out assault on our way of life to keep us in fear so we can be controlled more easily by the government.

You all need to write to your MP and get them to pass a bill making Tasers illegal in Britain. After all your sons or your daughters or any other relative could be the next one to die.

Is that what you want? You have a choice I suggest you use the vote that we have and get better representatives the next time a general election comes round because if your current MP does not campaign for the tasers to be removed they are tacitly approving them.

Do people have to die before these things are removed?

Its a wonderful life


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Terror detention announcement expected

Jacqui Smith our new Home secretary is about to announce that the terror detention laws are about to be renewed and that the period of detention without trial is going to be 42 days. That's six weeks to you and me.

Personally and politically I find this to be abhorrent and unnecessary.

You don't need six weeks unless you are an incompetent bureacracy laden, lawbreaking Government who cant even register proper donations to your own political party properly.

This is playing on what fear? For Christ's bloody sake even the IRA and internment didn't work in Northern Ireland. Has everyone forgotten so quickly. History will say that you have repeated the same mistakes and caused untold damage to intercultural relations. This is a massive blow for civil liberties.

PS I know I wasn't going to post but this little snippet of fuckwittery by the government came out at 2am this morning.

Blogging will return on Sunday

Sorry but events have caught up and I need to go outside and get a life so blogging may not occur till Sunday. There may be a post here and there but not until Sunday will there be anything substantial.

I would like to thank my regular visitor from Hong Kong who comes here at three in the morning and my other regular visitors from the USA and the UK and Europe and the rest of the world for being regular supporters and readers and will look forward to your next visits.



Blessings to everyone

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Alpha and Omega

Today Im going to ask you to go and see my other blog posting

I think its important enough, politically, culturally and emotionally to be one of the most important things you'll ever read or will ever have read in your life.

This post is life changing if you take it onboard. It certainly means Im going to have a changed life and so will you.

Here's music for you to listen to while you read

Monday, December 3, 2007

If you go down to the woods today

You better not go to Sudan.

Gillian Gibbons has been pardoned

Anyway to get you in the spirit here is the song

If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You'd better go in disguise.

For ev'ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Ev'ry teddy bear who's been good
Is sure of a treat today.
There's lots of marvelous things to eat
And wonderful games to play.

Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They'll hide and seek as long as they please
Cause that's the way the teddy bears have their picnic.

If you go down to the woods today
You'd better not go alone.
It's lovely down in the woods today
But safer to stay at home.

For ev'ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for teddy bears
The little teddy bears are having a lovely time today
Watch them, catch them unawares
And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout;
They never have any care;

At six o'clock their mummies and daddies,
Will take them home to bed,
Because they're tired little teddy bears.

Dm Am Dm A7
Dm A7 Dm
Eb Bb7 Db Bb7
Eb Bb7 Eb
Fm7 Edim Fm Bb7
Ab Eb Ab Eb Bb7 Eb

Eb Edim Fm7 Bb7
C# Bb7 Edim Bb7
Eb Edim
Eb Ab
Ab A
G7 Fm Bb7
Eb Bb7-Eb-Bb7-Eb


Jimmy Kennedy (1902-1984) from Omagh, Co. Tyrone, was a world-famous songwriter. He composed such songs as "Red Sails in the Sunset," inspired by a sunset over Portstewart strand in Co. Antrim, and "Teddy Bear's Picnic." The music was originally called the "Teddy Bear Two Step". It was written by American composer J.W. Bratton. Irishman Jimmy Kennedy later added the lyrics that have made this song famous.


Made me laugh anyway!

Euthanasia, Italian style

A man of pensionable age shot his 82 year old wife who was suffering from dementia ( Alzheimer type) three times in her hospital room. Two shots to the head and one to the chest.

I suppose it could only happen in Italy. Link here

Sunday, December 2, 2007

USA says it has the right to kidnap UK Citizens

That's right, you read it correctly. The link to the Times aricle is the headline of this piece.

Who the hell do they think they are? Have we lost our sovereignty because of Bush's so called war on terror?

In anycase its a bad day for us. The prospect of emigrating to another part of the EU is getting stronger by the day.