There can only be one.


This is the bit I like. They’re all hopping up and down. Pick me, pick me! I cast a sneering, masterful look of complete and utter contempt over the whole fricking bunch of prats and pick out, agonisingly, one by one, the finalists. They all wave their little arms at me frantically to catch my … Continue reading

The 100,000 500,000 750,000 pages landmark.


Well, there you go. WordPress informs me that 100,000 500,000 750,000 pages of this blog have been read, or at least clicked on, by people around the world. How so many people googling “meerkat” or “MaxGentleman” could end up here, I’ll never understand. It is of course, a feel good thing for a variety of reasons. … Continue reading

The Pratties 2014 – The race is on!


Christmas is bearing down on us like a massive chocolate fudge meteorite with a sprig of mistletoe on top and furry dice dangling underneath it. Before we all mellow into the season to break our dieting plans as well as our bank accounts, let’s get the Climate Prat of the Year Award underway, and out of the … Continue reading

Mid-term blues.


The mid-term elections in America are over and the big winner is the Republican party who’ve taken control of both houses of congress. There are a number of conclusions to be drawn from the results. The big one is that once you get past the media’s continuing love affair with the concept of a Barack Obama, … Continue reading

Of Squirrels and Men.


I’m often accused of being a denier, though exactly what it is I’m denying does seem to subtly mutate depending on whatever straw man stereotype the accuser du jour is trying to shoehorn me into. A denier of science? It would have been tough to make a living if that were true. A denier of … Continue reading