Daily archives: June 5, 2004

Police Girl

It’s finally happened. The Police are getting younger, getting younger every day.

I went and wandered around the Garden of Delights show in Platt fields this afternoon. If you’re in Manchester I strongly recommend you go and have a look- it’s on tomorrow as well. The photos I’ve put in the gallery show maybe a quarter of what’s there.

Anyway, as I was on my way out I noticed a bunch of people in uniforms. One Police man, one St. John’s Ambulance guy and two girls, who looked 14 and 16. “oh, they’re with the St. John’s” I thought. Then I got a closer look and, no, they’re wearing Police uniforms. Maybe it was take your daughter to work day. Or I really am getting old.

(Carter USM- Glam Rock Cops)

Soft Roader stupidity

You don’t buy a four wheel drive for the city. I would quite happily volunteer to slap anyone who uses one on the school run. They’re not safe and most of the ones running around town are shit off road. Even the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders admit it-

A spokesman said: �Many of those sold in the UK are �soft-roaders�, which don�t have the same capabilities as off- roaders. They are only slightly bigger than an estate car. People like the high driving position, visibility and perceived sense of safety. (My emphasis.)

Perhaps the only thing that can stop them making these wastes of space and resources will be more multi million pound lawsuits.

If you want to drive off road, buy a Land Rover Defender and drive it off road. If you want your children to get to school safely, join your local Safe Routes To School group and sort it out. If you want to prove you’re a moron don’t waste �30,000+ on a car- send me the money and I’ll go down to the local copy shop and get an “I am a Moron” T shirt printed for you.


Just a little thought I had last night. TiVos can be programmed to record whole series at their owner’s request, so how about if they could block particular programmes as well. For instance, if I flipped onto Channel 4 or E4 whilst Big Brother was on, I’d like the sound to go off and the screen to go blank apart from a message along the lines of “Move along. Nothing to see here.”

Of course, the urge would be to go a bit mad. ITV would be permanantly blank, all football would be removed and there’d be a moving black box sat atop Ricky Gervais.