Monthly Archives: November 2012

The day I made Blade see 50 shades of red

Bond performance chasing heart of Octopussy (4). I stare at the clue. Four letters? My brain hurts. I’m about to give up when the Moneypenny drops. The clue, published in the Daily Telegraph, is clearly having a go at our … Continue reading

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Getting fuzzy and eMOtional about Movember

“When is the next consignment coming in?” the hippie asks. “Consignment?” “The drugs,” she says. “You are a drug dealer, aren’t you?” An hour later a friend is calling me Burt Reynolds and wants to know where the ’80s party … Continue reading

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Crawling under a Bush after gaffe busts a safe bet

I sigh. Joni-the-Jam, my crossword mistress, winces. She knows my sigh indicates that an existential rant is on its way. “I’m a slave of capitalism,” I groan. “I’m trapped on a cash treadmill,” I moan. “I’m a slave to The … Continue reading

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Zuma pulls a Nixon to ensure spy tapes disaSPEARs

The “spy tapes” at the centre of the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma have sparked a Sandy-sized political super-storm. The tapes were used in 2009 to convince the NPA that the charges were … Continue reading

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