Pub garden aphorisms…

  1. An honest man has few friends.
  2. A married man has little opportunity for honesty.
  3. Whether the glass is half-empty or half-full,the man who doesn’t drink has little perspective on life, his experience being entirely empty!
  4. He who has seen the majesty of the pyramids at Giza may not have seen the sublime beauty of the street lights reflected in the duck pond next to the Queen’s Head pub in Chislehurst.
  5. The next drink holds more real promise than the breasts of the most buxom barmaid (adapt as befitting your own sexual orientation).
  6. The sins of the pub garden are more real than those of the Garden of Eden.
  7. A bird in the hand is a rarity over the age of 45!
  8. Th eighth aphorism in any list is always the most difficult to compose.
  9. A mirage is not to be trusted, unless it’s the Mirage 2 Diner in Chislehurst, in which case the food is great.
  10. Don’t compose lists while under the influence of alcohol.

Composed on Christmas Eve 2016.

The wicked insights of Frankie Boyle…

A trip to my local supermarket this morning, and the antics of my fellow humans, has left me in a misanthropic mood. As a result, I’ve been listening to King 810, watching Frankie Boyle on YouTube and drinking beer.

Oh, and I’ve compiled a top ten of Frankie’s best quotes:

  1. “£3m for the funeral of Margaret Thatcher? For £3m you could give everyone in Scotland a shovel, and we could dig a hole so deep we could hand her over to Satan in person!”

  2. “Our greatest fear is to die alone, which is why I intend to take quite a few people with me.”

  3. “Bye Afghanistan. Seems like we just couldn’t murder enough of you to bring peace, couldn’t drop enough explosives to bring stability. Sorry.”

  4. “I don’t read newspapers anymore. I just lie to myself and cut out the middle man.”

  5. “It’s worth remembering that in the press, ‘public opinion’ is often used interchangeably with ‘media opinion’, as if the public was somehow much the same as a group of radically right-wing billionaire sociopaths.”

  6. “On balance, I think the only reason our political elite haven’t slaughtered us in camps is they need us to produce children for them to fuck.”

  7. “People say that Steve Jobs died too soon but I think it was a fitting metaphor for his company’s attitude to battery life.”

  8. “We live in a culture built on debt, so we are encouraged to have no self-control. Consumer culture needs us to be impulsive, while our political culture fears that we will ever develop discipline.”

  9. “There is a vegetarian option. You can fuck off.”

  10. “I thought it was sad, you know, that they had that pop concert to commemorate Diana. I mean, she didn’t have much to do with pop music, did she? They should’ve done something that celebrated what was really great about her life: By staging a gangbang in a minefield.”