Is it just me who is cheesed-off with the assumption by everything from theatres to parking meters that I must do everything on a smartphone? I tried booking a doctor’s appointment today. Being a Sunday, this couldn’t be done over the phone so, I took to their website. All was well until the final screen … Continue reading Phones should be slaves, not masters
I really hope that a homeless person gets to ask this year’s CEOs taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout when they last purchased a copy of The Big Issue, and that someone is there to record the moment. Because it won’t be pretty. What started off as a clever and cutesy media-friendly fundraising idea … Continue reading Public shows of pretend philanthropy
I, Tonya is a bleakly funny biopic of the prodigiously gifted redneck figure skater, Tonya Harding, played by actress Margot Robbie who is also one of the film’s producers. Harding was catapulted to fame in 1991 when she became the first US figure skater to successfully land the triple axel in competition – a forward-facing … Continue reading I, Tonya
Photo credit: Russell James for Variety If ever there was a first world solution to a non-existent problem, it must surely be Barbra Streisand’s cloning of her pet dog. Not once, but twice. No one is allowed to be unique anymore. Not even dogs. That’s why it feels creepy and disturbing. It also does not … Continue reading Has Babs gone barking mad?
Guess what? Yep, did it. Thanks to guitarist Paul Pesco for the diagram. I now truly have the whole enchilada.
It used to be that anyone I didn’t know, and who didn't know me, who called me any of the following: Girl Love Darling Dear (old people were exempt) Usually lost their teeth right there. These days, I feel nothing but an explosion of sheer molten relief when someone addresses me as darl, dear or … Continue reading The F-word
Novelist Philip Pullman once said: "No one has the right to live without being shocked. No one has the right to spend their life without being offended. Nobody has to read this… Nobody has to pick it up. Nobody has to open it. And if they open it and read it, they don't have to … Continue reading Trolls and tribulations