Merry seasonal wintervus festivage greetings

I am in two minds about Christmas. I adore the day itself. And despite the fact that I am a Pastafarian, I feel no contradiction in celebrating Christmas, despite what Malc says. After all, without Christmas — or any similar winter festival — these months would be fairly rotten all round. It is good sense […]

Prices dropped at Woolworths

Update: This offer has been extended! It will now end on Sunday 30 November. This is great news if you’re unable to pop into Woolies until the weekend. Okay, first off, I know it’s a while since I posted on this blog. And I appreciate that this post represents a rather jarring change in tone. […]

Merry Chrifsmas

Yes, I am a liberal elite atheist trying to ban Christmas, and proud of it! Not really. Everyone else can celebrate it as much as they like as far as I’m concerned. But I don’t celebrate Christmas for religious reasons, and I don’t see any point in pretending otherwise. I am celebrating though. Wintervals are […]

F1 merchandise that fans can’t afford

I read on GrandPrix.com that FOA has signed a deal with a firm called Kitbag to operate the merchandise section of the Formula 1 website. I’m not sure what it means for the current F1 store. But I certainly hope it means that it will start selling much better products. Whenever I take a look […]

The rebirth of Fopp (and the death of music retail?)

The other day I took my first trip to Fopp since it re-opened. After Fopp’s flopp, HMV bought the name and six of the stores (a far cry from the 120-or-so stores there used to be). HMV probably bought it to stop Gordon Montgomery from making an easy comeback, but they have promised to run […]

They don’t know they’re born, etc.

I have only been an adult for three weeks, but I think I am well on the way towards becoming a grumpy old man. Something happened this Easter that annoyed me quite a lot. Some parents actually gave their children gifts at Easter time. Fuck off! As far as I am concerned, Easter is for […]

Europe’s nipples

I like The Economist. Usually, I particularly like their covers. This week’s cover is meant to depict Europe having a “mid life crisis”. But why did they give her those nipples?! This is just like those mannequins you see in clothes shops. Why do they have nipples? I hardly think it is as if the […]

Free eye tests

These days I keep on getting junk mail from Specsavers trying to get me to arrange a FREE! eye test. Since the eye tests became free at the point of use in Scotland less than a year ago I must have received at least four letters about it, and they are becoming increasingly exasperated by […]

It never ends

I had my last exam today! Only to turn up to work and find out that I only have three days off between now and Hogmanay. One of which is Christmas Day. Another of which is tomorrow. And I’m working from 0800–1800 on Boxing Day. They’ve obviously never seen what I’m like at that time […]