Category Archives: Culture

English Classes

People in the United Kingdom now fit into seven social categories, we are told. What utter balderdash because when you scrape off all the bollocks the three universal unshakeable classes still reign over and absorb the other groups. Seven classes … Continue reading

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Levels upon levels

Now what are we to make of Obamas visit to the MIddle East? WE full well know that there are layers upon layers to such meetings, that while Obama represents and talks the talk, the second level experts get down … Continue reading

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Jacob Zuma and dogs continued.

The dog is South Africa has a dual role. It isa guard and then it is a per, in that order and as there are about 4-5 million of them they make a mighty home guard, because that is what … Continue reading

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Prof.Manuel Castells

For an extremely intelligent read, for once, read today’s BBC internet interview with Professor Manuel Castells, the Pudgy Prophet. I could not have put it better myself.   ©Howard Gamble 31.10.2012

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Obama’s pontificating again

US President Barack Obama has urged global leaders to rally against extremism in an address to the UN General Assembly in New York. Golly Gee Whizz, Barack. Well said. Confession time, justifying the Peace Prize. But then when I read … Continue reading

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An Elegy to Cricket, past and future

It’s amazing that when one gets old and full of fog what one remebers as the finest moments in life. I mean I have done a great deal and can be consoidered a hotshot in several areas, but when I … Continue reading

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Revolution and evolution and all that crap

I popped into my doctor today. An old, wise man who has seen as much as can be seen and formed his opinions thereon.We discussed the Syrian and Libyan conditions and he posed the question, “Does it really matter who … Continue reading

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Early Morning reflections of Depression

It is possible to write about depression while being deeply depressed, but I suppose its the drugs that make that possible, providing that dull space into which one can attempt to organize thoughts and emotions. Depression is about loss. I … Continue reading

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Andy MUrray talks too much

Now I will be one of those who eats his bio-dynamic tennis cap with a lovely sauce the day Andy MUrray proves himself to be one of the truly greats of tennis. I feel pretty secure that he never will … Continue reading

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Psychiatry in Norway and little old me all fucked up in the midst of it.

IN solidarity with the sufferers of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome for the uninitiated) allow me to comment. All you fucking healthy, juiced up go-getters with handicaps of 3 and so much energy to expend that you cheat on your wives, … Continue reading

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