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Jesus says

I don’t often find myself swearing at the TV news – no, actually that’s a lie, and I very often find myself swearing at the TV news, for various reasons – but this story pisses me off even more than usual. Quotes from the employment tribunal who decided that a registrar was unduly discriminated against […]

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Bumper pack, you say?

While looking for an article on the “25 bits of meat for a fiver” Iceland is advertising on TV, I found this: £5 gets you 28 of what appear to be the processed meat equivalent of a Twister. Yum. On a related note, if you search Google for “iceland barbeque meat”, without quotes, you’ll find […]

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“love voodoo”

In the town where I grew up we didn’t get a lot of junk mail. I then moved to Birmingham, where my rented house attracted both the usual (pizza flyers, polling cards for residents who moved out decades previously) and the less usual (Scientology literature, cruise ship catalogues and, strangest of all, what appeared to […]

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Little red markers

Two more horrible murders up the road in New Cross have once again brought out the worst in the internet’s commentators – see the remarks under this Times article, for instance: You guys don’t get it. We are laughing at you for banning guns and a whole host of other forms of defence. If these […]

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All the news that’s fit to, er, what now?

Journalism 101 from the Daily Mail today. Here’s the lede paragraph: Children as young as four are set to be given compulsory sex education in primary school classes, it has been revealed. So far, so straightforward. Kids will be given compulsory lessons about sex from the age of four. Second para: They will be taught […]

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