Friday, 16 December 2016

Robert Burns on the Union

I have never been a big fan of Burns, but this is mostly explained by the fact that I think poetry is largely foppish idolatry, not far away from the fetishisation of art. But in prose he could say some poignant and interesting things.

"Alas! Have I often said to myself, what are all the boasted advantages which my Country reaps from a certain Union, that can counterbalance the annihilation of her Independence and even her very Name?"

Robert Burns 1790

Thursday, 27 October 2016

The Great Western Road

You get fuck all when you search "Great Western Road  Bands" on google, but I will tell you a thing that Mr Michael Briggs brought to my attention, "the further along the Great Western Road the more angular" theorum.

I find myself not disagreeing

Saturday, 15 October 2016

BBC Rangers [oops I meant Scotland]

So, I was listening to BBC Scotland's Sportscene last night, and they interviewed ICT's manager Richie Foran before the game ... about Rangers!

I mean c'mon, I know that you are heartbroken that you can no longer enter Castle Greyskull in an official capacity, but ask Richie about the things he is in control of, don't ask him how he thinks Rangers will play, don't ask him about which eleven Wharburton might select, do not ask him about the Rangers' players relative strengths and weaknesses.

Do, by all means, ask him about Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Or get a pair and shun those who have shunned you.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Racist rapage and a happy new year.

Okay, the German police have said that there was some dark shit going down in Koln over the new year Period. Some people say it was done by Muslims.

I do not know, I was asleep, in bed. I know one thing though, when they say Muslims, they mean swarthy, when they mean swarthy they mean darkies. The hysteria has ever been thus, since the time of white slavery, blame the 'darker' skinned guy.

I'd like to say this though, since when did the white bit make slavery bad?