Monday, 8 August 2011

Having tuned into the 10 O'clock news tonight it would seem that the London riots are in full swing with no sign of letting up anytime soon. In scenes which could have come straight out of the lastest apocolypitc thriller people's homes have been reduced to ash and their businesses ransacked by greedy looters. Packs of hooligans are shown prowling the deserted streets, armed with bricks and baseball bats, intent on causing yet more damage. 

The riots send a very clear signal that resentment towards the police has been building for some time with many citing the recent shooting of Mark Duggan, believed to have been involved with criminal gangs, as the catalyst for violence. But whatever the cause may be it is frightfully obvious that these riots are morphing into something more sinister, with many of those involved carrrying out acts of mindless violence and offering no reasonable explanation as to why. What may have started out as a misguided crusade to vindicate Mr Duggan has now spiralled into an orgy of destruction which needs to be stopped. However, with the sheer scale of rebellion one wonders for just how long the raging fires will continue burn...


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

There comes a point each year when even the most high brow news publications start printing articles ranging from the trivial and mildly amusing to the down right ridiculous - yes ladies and gentleman we have officially reached "silly season". This being the time at which even the most reputable papers become a hot bed of celebrity gossip and TV news along with the latest remarkably unremarkable scientific findings (Shock horror; who knew the health benefits of a holiday fade after just 2 weeks?)

However I must admit that sifting through the dregs can bring up some hidden gems including this heart warming story published today in the Daily Mail:



Thursday, 7 July 2011

I think I might be hooked...

In the immortal words of The Dells, "Oh what a night!" Having just arrived back from seeing The Wanted at the Itunes Festival in London I am shattered and an 8am start at work is creeping dangerously close. With a parched throat, resulting from my rather raucous singing, and bells ringing in my ears (hello tinnitus) things do not bode well for me and my Telemarketing job tomorrow. But you know what? Tonight was absolutely worth it - yes I may be a little bleary eyed tomorrow, and possibly even tetchy, but I could not have asked for a better first taste of listening to live music. I think I might be hooked...

Photo by Kaitlinaird.

Monday, 23 May 2011

And it's out... the mystery football player with the super injunction has finally been revealed to the world. Despite his name circulating on forums for days, newspapers were initially unable to report the man's identity. However, after a Tory MP identified him today in the House of Commons, the philanderer's secret was well and truly out. One can't help but wonder if getting the lawyers involved was a huge mistake - nothing like drawing attention to yourself eh Ryan?! 


Friday, 20 May 2011

The Super Injunction

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month, you can't have failed to notice the newest craze sweeping through the world of the rich and stupid. The super injunction seems to be all the rage at the moment and is clearly being grossly misused by some "celebrities" (I use the term loosely). Although, in theory, it seems acceptable that people in the media spotlight are able to legally safe guard their privacy why should this protection extend to extra marital indiscretions. After all, if these famous personalities are foolish and selfish enough to enter into such liaisons in the first place, then they should expect to deal with the consequences. Those who have had affairs and are now hiding behind the courts are spineless and cowardly individuals who need to be admonished, not protected!

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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Proud to be British

A quick congratulations must be given to Wills and Kate on their marriage yesterday. Watching them exchange vows and walk the aisle together stirred feelings of immense pride and whilst the happy couple took centre stage, Britain and its traditions were also brought to the forefront of the world's attention. In a country where many seem ashamed of their national identity it is events like this that make you realise we have a lot to be proud of!


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The King's Speech

Having heard how well "The King's Speech" did at the Oscars last night I can't help but wonder if I'm missing something. Settling down to watch this film I was full of anticipation following the glowing reviews I'd read, but much to my disappointment I found it to be monotonous and painfully slow paced. Don't get me wrong, I don't think that a movie needs to be filled with sex, drugs and explosions to be entertaining but it just never seemed to get anywhere. Shamefully I only managed to watch the first hour before my thoughts drifted and I found myself pondering that all important question of what to have for dinner.

Still, the fact that the film makers chose to remain accurate to history rather than add in various ludicrous escapades which often make their way in to period dramas in the hope of "livening things up" must be applauded. It was a brave decision taken by the producers and one which provided the film with integrity. It's just a shame that the film couldn't have been compacted to improve the pace.