Category: Sanctimoan

  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
    The Martha Mitchell Effect

    One of the most important people in the whole Watergate scandal is often over-looked, and even barely remembered today. But Martha Mitchell was one of the first, and most prominent whistle blowers of the whole Nixon scandal. Sure, we all remember Deep Throat (now publicly named as Mark Felt), but we know little about the…

  • Completely Bloody Sick Of This
    Completely Bloody Sick Of This

    When you lose half a day’s work because you accidentally tripped over some fifteen year old malware. Normal service will resume again tomorrow.

  • Norway Shares The Wealth
    Norway Shares The Wealth

    In the 1990s, Norway realised that its windfall from the discovery and exploitation of North Sea Oil would eventually come to an end. Where the UK had used this new revenue to fund massive Thatcherite tax cuts, Norway realised that it had to protect this money for future generations. With audacious foresight, the country began…

  • How To Solve All The Problems In The World
    How To Solve All The Problems In The World

    It’s been a bad year, for so many people, for so many reasons. It might be cathartic to list all the bags that have been filled with shite, and use creative swear words to vent some pent up impotent rage, but that would make this blog about eight days long, and we’d still only scratch…

  • Festivus: The Airing Of Grievances
    Festivus: The Airing Of Grievances

    It’s officially Festivus. I have my pole up, and we’ve set aside an area for the feats of strength later. But it doesn’t truly begin until we do The Airing Of Grievances. So, let’s start. You, I don’t like the way you sniff too much, and the way your fat face goes wonky when you…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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