Friday, 20 February 2009

The most memerable Doctor Who companions

It is interesting how we remember some Doctor Who companions and others are easily forgotten. I suspect few of the non-fan general public remember Mel or Nyssa wheras everyone still recalled Sarah Jane Smith even before her new spin-off series.

I'd say the main companions that will stay in the public mind are Susan, Jamie, Jo Grant, Sarah Jane Smith, Romana II, Rose Tyler & Ben Chatham.

Morrissey: "Years of Refusal"

I'm rather disappointed with the new Morrissey album. Maybe it'll grow on me. I was reading the lyrics on the train and I thought they were some of his best for years. Indeed I was anticipating loving the album. Then I got home and played it. The problem is that too often an excellent lyric is ruined by humdrum music and samy arrangements.

Jade Goody

I think that all of the critics of Jade Goody should take a long hard look at themselves. She is making as much money as she can in order to leave it to her two children so that they can have a decent education and the start in life that Jade herself never had. I'd call this admirable. She clearly knows exactly what she is doing and this is giving her something to focus on. I suspect that most of the people who are turning their noses up at her selling her interviews etc are motivated by some form of jealousy and are dressing this up in a cloak of concern for good taste and other such nonsense. The so-called racism controversy was always overblown and there is much to admire about Jade.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Matt Smith in "Moses Jones"

I saw this last night and was not impressed with Matt. Admittedly the script and production values were awful and any actor would have struggled to come across in it. However Matt appeared wooden, deadpan and rather lost.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow......

The snow was great while it lasted. Here's hoping for some more. Apparently some parents groups have been complaining about school closures. How sad. I'm sure these people only represent a tiny minority of parents and must be very miserable, dull and jaded people. They need to get a life and realise whats really important, in other words take some time off, go out and have some fun with their kids in the snow & enjoy some quality family time.

Monday, 2 February 2009

The perfect DVD for a snowbound day......

Today I watched 'Robot'. Perfect for a day off work.

Peter Hitchens on the gay rights lobby

After Richard Littlejohn, the Mail has wheeled out Peter 'absolutely bonkers' Hitchens. I quote:

"If I never again had to read or write a word about homosexuals, I would be very happy. I really don't want to know what other people do in their bedrooms. But these days they really, really want us all to know. And, more important, they insist that we approve.
No longer are we allowed to keep our thoughts to ourselves, while being polite and kind.We are forced to say that we think homosexuality is a good thing, that homosexual couples are equal in all ways to heterosexual married couples.
Most emphatically, we are compelled to agree that homosexual couples are just as good at bringing up children as the children's own grandparents. Better, in fact.
Many people who believe nothing of the kind now know that their careers in politics, the media, the Armed Services, the police or schools will be ruined if they ever let their true opinions show. I am sure that many of them regularly lie about their views, to avoid such trouble.We cringe to the new Thought Police, like the subjects of some insane, sex-obsessed Stalinist state, compelled to wave our little rainbow flags as the 'Gay Pride' parade passes by.
And that's another thing. We can't even call homosexuals 'homosexuals' any more. This neutral word is not considered enthusiastic enough. We have to say 'gay'. Which is exactly why I don't, apart from in inverted commas.You think I exaggerate the power and fury of these forces? The totalitarian rage on this subject is quite astonishing."

Try imagining this rant being about blacks or asians and you quickly see the limits of the 'totalitarian' gay rights grip. It would not only have never been printed but Hitchens would be sacked.

Peter always seems a very uptight and highly strung man. Maybe he needs a few drinks & a night of passion with a curvy blonde.

Jonathon Porritt backs limiting family size

Catholic Bishops in Britain are getting all hot and bothered about Jonathan Porritt. The latter has stated that population control is a priority for environmental reasons and that couples who have more than two children are irresponsible. He is of course correct. Population growth, if uncontrolled, will inevitably lead to a 'Soylent Green' nightmare world.

Richard Littlejohn

The ever-entertaining Richard Littlejohn has been on good form recently. In Friday's Mail he devoted nearly a whole page to a bizarre rant about gay adoption. In his words:
"... official Britain and the homosexual lobby rigidly enforces the gay 'rights' agenda with a righteous zeal not seen since the Spanish Inquisition."
Funny that; I wasn't aware of the gay lobby burning Daily Mail reporters at the stake. One can but hope.
He then goes on in the same article to compare social workers removing at risk children from their homes with the Madeline McCann case:
"On the face of it the cases have nothing in common. But stolen children are at the heart of both. Does it matter whether your child or grandchild has been taken by a complete stranger or by social workers?"
Ahem well yes it does. Jerks like Littlejohn and his ilk would be the first to condemn social workers if there was another Baby P case.

"Get on yer bike & go to Brussels"

Peter Mandelson & Caroline Flint think that British workers, discriminated against by employers, should get out of Britain & go and find work on the continent. Fine if you're a wealthy, slimy, faux-cosmopolitan like Mandy but not so easy if you're a working class bloke with family ties & a mortgage.
Perhaps Mandy & Flint should take their own advice. After all they'll soon be unemployed themselves come the election.


The 'wildcat strikes' that we are seeing are the inevitable consequence of New Labour's utter contempt for indigenous working class people and fanatical obsession with the free market and EU. Recent court decisions in Europe allow employers to bring in non-uk workers to both undercut UK workers and to drive down terms and conditions.
At last the UK is waking up to the reality behind the spin put out by Brown and his bunch of neo-liberal charlatans.