Archive for December, 2008

The Sunday between Xmas and New Year

I was just reading the Sunday papers..no wonder they are struggling these days…they are full of propaganda and press releases and that kind of snide, sneaky, “I’m telling on you” pish. The Sunday Herald has a story about a man fiddling his Housing Support…..fuck off…go investigate why there were less than 70 prosecutions last year for tax evasion and nearly 200,000 for folk not having a TV licence.

I was lying in a drunken haze last night listening to the BBC world service review the past year and heard a guy from New Orleans contrast his country’s support for Fanny Mae and GM with the assistance his city received!

Don’t let me ever hear a politician say “we can’t afford it”

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Well That’s the Bin Full

Boxing day and I’m clearing away the reckage of our Christmas Dinner…a big  job….!   That’s where you need a Tardis for a bin…these green fellas just don’t measure up at this time of year…and I woke up in a fog of confusion over recycling, Glasgow City Council won’t take wrapping paper, or cardboard or foil or soft plastic…..in fact they don’t take very much.

Talking of Tardis..Doctor Who and all that running about..it’s exhausting..The Royle Family had the best joke about the guy showing Brabara the photo of his new grandchild on his phone. Denise asks what it was……the phone not the child….says a lot about our world!

Best Xmas present was tickets to Half Man Half Biscuit in May next year…long way away..buit worth looking forward to..I might make a session of it and go to Aberdeen as well…so there you go!

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Wow, 3 days now of sub zero temperatures and the hospitals fill up with broken bodies…I was reading about how we feel we are “worse off” these days than 30 years ago. Certainly, in the pavement salting department we seem to have fallen away…no sign of any grit in Springburn.

But the weather is so mild generally it’s as if we get out of the habit of knowing what to do. In the last week I’ve heard of two people ahave problems with their cars:

one had a flat tyre ….and had never ever ever put air in a tyre.

The other had blown up an engine because (s)he had never ever ever checked the oil in a car…and this time the car had run out and blown up.   We are losing the ability to look after ourselves. These folk would never let their Ipod go uncharged..or their mobile phone topped up!

The best laugh was this morning, I unlocked my car doors using the electronic “doofer”…but then the driver side door would not close properly,…so I had to lower the window and kinda hold the door closed over…looking as if I was sweltering in the sub zero temperature with my window down and my elbow sticking out the window….

This was a daft idea and luckily by the time I got to the traffic lights it had thawed out enough to close with a sharp push…Lucky!!

So i’ve left the car in the street with the doors open tonight ( car thiefs please don’t read that bit!)

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