Archive for October 2nd, 2013

October 2, 2013

McCririck Tribunal told ‘It’s not his age, it’s his terrifying face’

by philapilus

The employment tribunal investigating the dismissal of 73-year old John McCririck, has been told by Channel 4’s commissioning editor for sport to “Take a long hard look at his sideburns, and tell me you wouldn’t try and get him sectioned, too”.

John McCririck headshot

For a while this specially designed headgear held the creatures at bay, but they soon escaped from the flaps

Jamie Aitchison said to the panel adjudicating on the case “It’s not ageism. I’m all for watching old people on TV; they’re hilarious. Like that time Thora Hird fell off a Churchill stairlift and didn’t stop rolling till the bottom step.

“Hilarious.”

Aitchison claimed that racing-pundit McCririck was instead fired after a long-standing battle over his facial hair.

“We said ‘John; it’s

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October 2, 2013

Guardian Campaign: Make Dave eat Budget Bread!

by philapilus

  

Deutsch: logo der tageszeitung the guardian

‘It’s what God would read, if he wasn’t an outmoded bourgeois cultural concept’

We invite all our TMB readers to sign up to the campaign started by sister-paper the Guardian; a petition for David Cameron to

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October 2, 2013

Why Cameron’s cronies get the loaf, and the poor have crusts, by Polly Toynbee

by philapilus
David Cameron

‘I am guessing this uniformed man is the head of his fascist secret service, who go round supermarkets secretly re-pricing food until the poor can no longer afford it’

If ever we needed evidence that the Conservatives were out of touch, it came this week, when the Prime Minister admitted he didn’t know the price of a loaf of bread.

Unlike ordinary decent folk – like me – who do know the price (it’s 47p, and I didn’t just read that on the BBC website, I definitely already knew it), Cameron is living in Lala land.

Once again he seems to be inviting heavyweight, brilliant intellectuals – like me – to vent our spleens and make laboured, hamfisted, alliterative puns about how the crumbs and crusts the poor are living on are nothing compared to Cameron’s Cotswold Crunch.

In other words to make complete pretentious twats of ourselves.

Well, I’m not falling for it. I’m going to

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October 2, 2013

David Cameron’s Recipe of the Day: Bread

by philapilus

Let them use breadmakers

Welcome back everybody!

Today I’m going to talk about one of my favourite recipes. It’s simple, it’s homey, but you can’t beat it for great taste and comfort. Yep, that’s right, I’m talking about bread.

Like many low-to-middle income families today, Sam and I both have to work, and it can be hard under those circumstances to find time for shopping. I can’t honestly say that I

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