Juneau, Alaska

July 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm (1, blog)

American eagle in Juneau. It was blind in one eye. The guy looking after him told a tourist that’s he’s not worried about global warming. Alaska has 10,000 glaciers. Only two or three are not receding and only one is expanding. Below is an animal called a marmot, posing to be photographed.

Permalink Leave a Comment

Through the blinds

May 28, 2008 at 4:08 pm (blog)

This was the scene outside my house on Sunday. There are always police sirens going off and occasionally helicopters. This blog will be updated Monday.

Permalink 3 Comments

Negative advertising

May 28, 2008 at 3:56 pm (1, blog, England, Far right, UK)

Angry Whopper? I should think eating it would make you angrier. This being London, the Whopper pictured is no doubt tired of seeing darkies everywhere, wonders what happened to the real England, the sense of community that used to be here, blames it all on the immigrants and thinks fast food and Nazis are the answer.

Aren’t burgers German? Did Hitler not come to power with their support. It’s fitting that negative human traits should sell junk food. Below is a photo from Kentucky selling Wicked chicken. A reference to how the poor birds are treated and culled? No chance. Both these photos were taken in Whitechapel in east London last week
What next — Arsehole McNuggets? Wanker French Fries?

Permalink Leave a Comment

City Road, London EC1

May 20, 2008 at 1:40 pm (blog, England)

Spotted these on the way to work yesterday. The morning commute is all about bodies, being squeezed together on the Tube, bumping into each other at the ticket gates and going home alone to makes sense of it all. Out of shot, across the road, a window cleaner is abseiling down a building. In the rush of the morning, we could see an elephant showering itself with hippos at the traffic lights, the moon could fall out of the sky and  wouldn’t notice.

Permalink 1 Comment

Poor taste humour

April 1, 2008 at 6:01 pm (blog)

Met my friend Penny for dinner last night. She told me that a friend of hers came home last week to find her boyfriend had hanged himself in their living room. She cut him down and he fell on top of her.

“Dead body on top of you is okay,” I piped up, “normally happens 10 years into a marriage.”

Seriously though, suicide sucks. Young British Artist Angus Fairhurst was found dead in Scotland this week, ending his own life at 41. No doubt his contemporary Damien Hirst will stick his body in a tank of formaldehyde.

Permalink 1 Comment

India pics

March 28, 2008 at 3:19 pm (blog)

The other week I came back from India and promised myself to post some pictures. But I haven’t got around to it. One of them is of an old man at an airport who is taking a nap. Only his ‘bed’ is two luggage trolleys he’s placed next to each other, emblazoned with the logo of Barclays bank.

Another picture is of me, legs stretched at the front of a boat watching the sunset. It’s the sort of picture you might post on Facebook to announce to others you are Having A Good Time and Making The Most Of This Life. Bollocks, I’m depressed most of the time, the world’s a shit-hole, and I wasn’t particularly happy on that boat either. Just as well I didn’t post the bloody thing.

Permalink Leave a Comment

curry no favours

March 24, 2008 at 8:00 pm (blog)

Had an awful curry today. Just came back to India, every meal was fine. Then, in London, arggh. Despatched three kiwi fruit to chase the horse-meat — or was it dog-meat — my friend Phil and I ate in Southall, west London, out of my system. The place was called Asia Kebab House and looked like a station caff on the way to Karachi. Urghhh.

Permalink 1 Comment

Rats

March 21, 2008 at 11:42 am (blog)

Last month I was not pleased when Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s film Persepolis lost the Oscar for best animation to Ratatouille. Aside from the fact that Persepolis beat Ratatouille hands-down in terms of story — the latter was let down by its limp final scene — a win would have been a worthy rebuff to Iran’s Islamist clerics. Curious, though, isn’t it — a film about rats who run a kitchen trouncing one about rats who run a country.

Permalink Leave a Comment

Happy new year II

March 21, 2008 at 3:55 am (blog)

dolmen-grove-drui-6617.jpg

Britain’s Dolmen Druids celebrate the spring equinox, just like Iranians do. No Iranians, however, were to be seen at Stonehenge at 5.30 am yesterday morning. Picture by Adrian Sherratt in Guardian Unlimited.

Permalink Leave a Comment

Happy Iranian new year!!!

March 20, 2008 at 11:36 am (1, blog)

Today is the first day of spring! HAPPY NOROUUUUUUUZ! (Dare you not to press replay.)

Permalink 2 Comments

Next page »