Tuesday, 2 February 2016

God, I don't want to be sued, but....



I once worked for the City of Edinburgh Libraries; about  twenty years ago small branch libraries  were asked to manually delete individual accounts, long overdues, huge fines, etc. to help larger branches, like Morningside.

I got a sheaf of them, as we all did.

One of them stuck out, mainly because of the unusual surname, and the title of the first book on the list.

...Of the six long overdue books,,,

"How to write children's books".

I wonder if ECL has a case to sue this particular author?




Monday, 11 January 2016

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Next year, in Edinburgh

And guid will tae all.

To all my dwindling band of followers, Merry Christmas and a guid New Year. The dozen or so of youse ken who you are, but especially to George. I've promised him a wee post aw tae his sel as soon I have time tae write it. I'm retiring next week...seriously.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Cameron's War Song


This song was written to gain support for the Turks against Russia, and coined the term jingoism...

Thursday, 19 November 2015

What is it good for.


We all want to hit back at the cowardly murderers of Paris. To repulse  the barbarians who behead innocent civilians and burn to death fellow Muslims.

I'm sure our precision bombing skills have improved. We have drones controlled by highly trained individuals hundred of miles away from the actual combat, so they are safe. I'm sure Windows Eleven will make it even safer.

But then I'm probably talking shite.



Tuesday, 13 January 2015