Its Time To Scrap The Ban On Satirising Parliament March 7th, 2016

“UK government officially scared of clowns” read Charlie Brooker’s tweet. The Newswipe host was referring to continued government support for a ban on parliamentary footage being used in “light entertainment” or “a programme of political satire”. Brooker’s sister-in-law, Labour MP Rupa Huq, had requested that the 1989 rule be revisited. Unfortunately, the leader of the House […]

Very Blue Monday January 6th, 2014

Today is, according to an energy drinks company, Blue Monday. Usually, thanks to Sky Travel creating the notion of the most depressing day of the year, its a few weeks from now when the faded memories of Christmas combine with the stark misery of January, but this year, it’s earlier. It could be that Upbeat […]

Grow Gills And Stop Being Lazy January 3rd, 2014

The weather outside is horrific. I can say that from my very safe observational post of our front room where I’ve spent most of today watching people clutching their hoods and being blown down the street. One of the few joys of this ‘end of days’ style weather is that no one is able to […]

Life Should Mean Life January 2nd, 2014

It’s been something we’ve all been thinking for a while in the UK. Well it’s definitely been bothering me anyway. Just how, oh how, will we ever punish all those immortals, vampires and demi-gods for whom our ‘life sentences’ are just a bit of a joke? Up until now they’ve been killing here, there and […]

Opinions In The 21st Century April 16th, 2013

Opinions eh? Who’d have ’em? Only fucking idiots I reckon. Well only idiots would have opinions that are different to the opinions I have. I mean, why on Earth would anyone ever think anything different to me and the way I think things with my brain? Seems implausible. I mean there are only a finite […]

My Slanderous Blog March 27th, 2012

This post was meant to be on the Huffington Post this week, but er, legally, cos of the things it says in it. So, knowing full well it contains libel and probably slander, here it is, in full form. Enjoy! btw it was written on Sunday so sorry if its out of date about anything. […]

Total Bankers December 5th, 2011

HSBC has been fined £10.5 million today for conning old people out of investment money. I won’t go into detail as its there in the news story and to be honest the actual detail isn’t what bothers me. What annoys this here Douieb is here is a case of a large multinational bank with billions […]

Strike Action pt 2 November 29th, 2011

I had big plans for pt 2 of this blog today, but as it happens I have little time to do some proper research and bestow you with awesome facts and figures. The reason for this is, much like a lovely repeat of this time last year, our flat is without internet while we swap […]

Meh Thursday October 20th, 2011

Oh yeah. A blog. I was meant to do one of these hours ago, but what with old Gaddifi popping his clogs, and then a meeting where I had two coffees that seemed to have contained more caffeine than someone who works in media after bathing in coffee, my brain is floating somewhere in a […]

Planet Saving For Dummies October 10th, 2011

Sometimes its very easy to get disheartened with comedy and the world in general. Yesterday was one of those days that fully reaffirmed my faith in both. The Block The Bill, Block The Bridge demonstration yesterday, as organised by UK Uncut was a lovely sunny afternoon of very civil disobedience and one of the nicest […]