Saturday, December 01, 2018

Cooking on gas . . .

Oops, I did it again. (Owen's into Britney Spears at the moment.)

It appears that if I play darts whilst making the kids food, I will NEARLY hit 180s. Good to know . . . and the kids will just have to get used to eating 14 meals a day:


Friday, November 30, 2018

Happy St Andrews Day . . .

. . . to all the neds, huns, teuchtars, fur coat and no knickers types, the ninety-minute nationalists and the shortbread biscuit brigade.*



* Don't be offended. I'm in there somewhere, myself.

Whilst making the kids some toast . . .

So bastard close. And it's been awhile as well.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018

A Slack Parent writes . . .



Genuine question. That job lot of Doctor Spock books that I bought from a charity shop all those years ago for the price of a jumbo-sized Mars Bar are not providing me with any answers:

#SlackParenting

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Knock off sheepskin jackets for goalposts

Brilliant pic from the '70s. Sadly, I will still dressing like this in 1981. I didn't stand a chance.

#ChildhoodTraumas



Boys’ pen, Anfield. Photo by Pete Marlowe





Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Manic Internet Preacher

Whilst the SPGB website continues to do its extended impersonation of Lord Lucan, here's just another cheap excuse to once again bring attention to the Socialist Standard Past and Present blog. This morning it chalked up its 8,000th post. Telegrams were read, hosannas were sung and Paul Hollywood refused my request to bake a cake.

Feel free to check it out at your leisure. Discover new (old) Socialist Standard writers such as May Otway, John A. Dawson and Eddie Critchfield. (All top notch writers, in my humble opinion). Sit and wonder if any SPGBers went to the cinema before 1943, and, just think, if the early Impossiblists had hated capitalism as much as they hated John Burns and Will Thorne back in the day, we'd have arrived at socialism  thirteen years before the "White Horse" FA Cup final.



Sunday, September 02, 2018

C'est Magnifique

They welcome the chase, don't you know?



Sep 2, 2018: Celtic 1 R*ngers 0

Don't be fooled by the seemingly close result. R*ngers got their arse handed to them on a cheap knock off plate from the Barras. Hit the woodwork four times, dealt with some dodgy refereeing and all the media talk of Slippy G. closing the gap is postponed for another couple of weeks.

Boyata was immense . . .  Brown didn't rise to the bait and the provocations  . . . and this screen grab suggests Nacho Novo wishes he was somewhere else:


Still Crazy (1998)


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


Monday, August 20, 2018

Declaration of Purpose

An exiled SPGBer writes  . . .

I just knew all those decades of membership, with its attendant recitation of the D of P both morning and night - and four times on a Sunday - would finally result in a, erm, result:




Bingo, as Jack, Alex and Tommy used to say in the old Communist Club.