Uncategorized

Lyrischism

The peerless WS Gilbert wrote a trio in the first act of The Mikado in which three cowardly Japanese officials play a game of hot potato with a sentence of capital punishment. All are desperate to avoid keep their heads without (ahem) losing face. The morbidly vain Pooh-Bah claims that turning down such a singular honour would be a mortifying act… Continue reading Lyrischism

Advertisements
Uncategorized

First Direct. Then, when that doesn’t work, Pretty Opaque.

So there I was, just minding my own business on the tube,* when I saw the below,* That's a lie - I was reading through the Evening Standard, which as actions go is probably as close to minding other people's business as it is legally acceptable to get. I was on the tube though.which, as… Continue reading First Direct. Then, when that doesn’t work, Pretty Opaque.

Uncategorized

Oh yes, we’re unexpected all right. You can bank on it.

One of the perks of travelling on the Underground - assuming that body odour and awkward eye contact just don't do it for you - is the range of advertising on display. Shiny new mobile phone contracts, exotic travel destinations and distinctly creepy dating websites all fight for your attention, each desperate to land the… Continue reading Oh yes, we’re unexpected all right. You can bank on it.