Modern Life is Rubbish #23994 – Published 26 Jan 2007

Pirates! By Gideon Defoe1. Land Rover and Jeep are the most unreliable cars in production – it is Official. So if you own one of these hulking, fuel-squandering, utterly immoral 4×4 vehicles, you are now stupid on a whole new level.

Think about that as you drive little Tarquin the 300 yards to school.

2. Here’s a link to something topical on

3. Like books that make you giggle? Well who doesn’t? They are hard to find, though. I’m not talking about Tom O’Connor’s Book of Golfing Balls or Peter Beardsley’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Hairdressers, and worn out old nadgers of that ilk. I’m talking funny, witty, warm and clever.

I’ll get to the point. I’m recommending Gideon Defoe’s series of Pirate Adventures.

4. With some glee I read that 118 118 – the pay-as-you-ask directory enquiries service, the one that replaced the old 192 free directory enquiries – has collapsed. They are going to replace it with (wait for it) a free service.

The lesson from this, I think, is that we should all stand firm over things that ought to be free. For example, if we all refused to pay SKY for football, I just bet football would become free again. If we all refused to pay 20p to use the loos at railway stations, they’d revert back to the old free-to-pee, tuppence-to-poop model we all knew and loved.



Dogs Must Be Carried‘ left this comment on 4 Feb 07
Good. Perhaps those annoying 118 118 ads and sponsor bumpers will stop now.

Modern SUPERMARKETS are Rubbish #23994

The superstores are suddenly competing to be green. Can we trust them?

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 23rd January 2007

You batter your head against the door until you begin to wonder whether it is a door at all. Suddenly it opens, and you find yourself flying through space. The superstores’ green conversion is astonishing, wonderful, disorienting. If Tesco and Walmart have become friends of the earth, are any enemies left? Read in full…


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