So the big news is Tom Daley’s gay! It’s true, it’s official – Tom Daley has said it himself, he came out on a YouTube video he posted, he said he’s in a relationship with a man. Now some of you (the ones who aren’t saying “who the hell is Tom Daley”) might be applauding his bravery; some might be questioning his wisdom; some might be thinking: well that is disgusting or wrong or unchristian etc.
I think what the f*** has that got to do with me? Why is this any of my business?
HOW IS THIS NEWS??????
I don’t care! I don’t care if he dresses up as Santa Claus and does a medal winning dive off the top of Nelson’s Column (yes he’s a diver by the way) as long as he doesn’t land on me. I don’t care if he decides he’s gay, straight, bi or actually fancies the hole in a fence. It is not my business and it is not bloody news! Why are real issues being pushed off the front pages of the (somehow) popular newspapers to be replaced by absolute crap?
It doesn’t seem to matter that there are actual hopes of peace in the Middle East because there are another batch of Z-list celebrities eating testicles in a jungle somewhere. Wake me up when it’s their own testicles they are eating. I agree with Jack Dee when he said the only way to make it worth watching is if a Japanese soldier, who didn’t know the war was over, came out of the jungle and started shooting them!
It doesn’t seem to matter that, in what I understand is the 6th largest economy in the world, elderly people will be dying of hyperthermia this winter because they can’t afford to heat their home. Even the Queen is suffering it seems because she applied for heating allowance from the public purse. Yes that’s right, the world’s biggest landowner and one of the richest women on the planet wanted some of the money set aside for the elderly and infirm so she could heat her many palaces.
It doesn’t seem to matter that so much of the country is being crippled by austerity measures to replace the money we gave to the banks to prop them up; at the same time there were tax cuts for the rich in the budget. It doesn’t matter that in towns and cities all over the country food banks are appearing so families have something to give their kids to eat. Why doesn’t it matter? It doesn’t matter because there are pictures in the papers of the lovely Duchess of Cambridge who has a flat stomach so soon after giving birth to our future king.
So Tom, I’m glad you’re happy mate, I’m pleased that you have found someone to care for, but please just keep it to yourself eh? Come out, stay in…I honestly couldn’t care less.
When will the banks be brought to justice? Why are they protected? I read this little gem and thought I might share it:
Basically part of the Royal Bank of Scotland has been charging so much in fees and interest to small businesses that it has been deliberately forcing them under in order to take their assets for a bargain. This is a criminal act, this is loan-sharking, this is gangsterism.
So who’s going to pay for these crimes? The customer will eventually. You see the parent company will distance itself from the naughty people who perpetrated these crimes, they’ll say they had no idea it was going on. It will be broken up and removed from RBS – in other words renamed. Someone will be for the high jump of course and will take responsibility, they’ll be forced to resign…with a million pound golden handshake of course!
The bank will be given a large fine, maybe a massive fine just to show the government cares about the little man and the financial ombudsman really does have teeth. The bank will apologise and accept this wrist slap, then they’ll recoup it within a month or so from customers’ bank charges and other more nefarious practices that they haven’t yet been called up on.
When is someone going to be punished properly? If I committed fraud, theft, obtaining money by deception or intimidation, money laundering etc. I would expect to be behind bars for a very long time, but these crimes are being committed by the banks, in the full knowledge of the board members and the government, every day and with impunity.
They owe a debt to society and it’s time to collect!
Hiya, Marion McGeough asked me to let you know that the first of her books Crystal Healing & the Human Energy Field: A Beginner’s Guide is now available in paperback. So….Crystal Healing & the Human Energy Field: A Beginner’s Guide is now available in paperback. There you go.
(You do know I’m not getting paid for this don’t you?)
I decided that the time had come, I had to read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four. I went to Amazon to order the paperback, that is strangely cheaper than the kindle version, and into the basket it went. Browsing through the reviews I noticed that there were some that were only one star. Now you’ve got to be pretty disappointed with a book to only give it one measly little star, so I had a read to see what the problem was. Just look at what I found, this had me in stitches:
“Do not buy this book if you’re expecting to find out anything at all about 1984, as this writer seems to have been living on a different planet. I was trying to do a bit of research into the influence of New Wave on cross-over dance music in the Mid-Eighties, but I found “1984″ a complete waste of time… Jackson’s “Thriller”?(the soundtrack of the summer, and the biggest selling album of all-time) – not mentioned; Frankie Goes To Hollywood (their breakthrough year leading to world pop domination) – not a whisper; Style Council? (Not Paul Weller’s finest hour, but still an honest nod to the white soul roots of Mod culture) – you’d have thought they didn’t exist if you read this book. Nik Kershaw? Ray Parker Junior? Sister Sledge? Nope, nope nope. Instead this man seems to have moped around in his room and at work, watching some kind of depressing news channel (was his remote broken? This isn’t explained – but you’d have thought they’d have had MTV on at least one of the channels in his office). Orwell completely fails to capture the uplifting vibe that was the pop explosion of the summer of ’84… maybe he lived in Norwood. 0 Stars.
Oh, and don’t read “the Road to Wigan Pier” either, as we drove around for ages last August Bank Holiday before asking a traffic warden, who said that the sea was about 30 miles away, by which time it was too late. I don’t think Orwell had actually ever been to Wigan. What does he do – just sit in his room making this stuff up for kicks or something? 0 stars also.”
I haven’t been around for a little while so sorry about that my friends and loved ones – yeah, you know who you are! I’ve been so bogged down doing stuff for other people that it might seem that I’ve been ignoring you. I did my best with a couple of links to articles that I thought might interest you but if that left you feeling unfulfilled, if you crave your regular dose of Breslin medicine then I apologise for my absence and say to you don’t worry, Danny’s back!
I’ve been wondering what I should write about next on this blog. Maybe travel tales? I’ve already told you about things that happened in Germany (my favourite story ever), France and Belgium, special memories from India and almost causing a bloodbath in Tunisia. And if you’ve read Me & Gus on the Roof of the World then you’ll know all about and been highly entertained by my visit to Nepal, Tibet and China. You’re so cruel to find that funny.
Would you like to know what happened the couple of times I went to Amsterdam? Well forget it because so would I…! If my friend Dutch Judy is reading this, maybe she could let me know if she’s heard anything?
So where else? Maybe Canada? St. Lucia? Other forays into Europe? I can’t go into my journey around South Africa because that’s supposed to be my next book, if I ever get it written.
I’ve told you tales from when I was at university, living in the Halls of Residence in the first year and annoying my friend Kate the other two years. Occasionally I’ve mentioned one or two things from my often shady past, but I have to be careful what I write because you never know who might be reading. Mind you, thanks to Edward Snowden we know full well who is reading.
Hit the comments button and tell me what you want from me – and keep it clean! Yeah, you know who you are too!!!
I’ll sign off now until next week but I’ll leave you only after asking you this one favour: if you have read my book Me & Gus on the Roof of the World whether in paperback or as an eBook, and you have enjoyed it, please help me out and leave a review on your local Amazon, if you haven’t already. Oh, and please tell all your friends to read it too if that’s okay? You don’t know how much I appreciate that simple act of kindness.
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Defining moments in your life…erm…I think I just had one. I went onto Amazon to check if I’d had any more reviews and I noticed that Me & Gus on the Roof of the World is on there in paperback. I thought it would take longer for them to get it on as they said 5-7 working days.
I know it’s been on Kindle for a while but with the paperback coming out it feels like I’m finally an actual published author. Does that sound strange? People can actually hold a book that I have written in their hands, actually turn the pages! It just seems a bit more real.
Seeing it there just seemed to take my breath away….AGAIN!
Tell me the defining moments of your life, Something that happened that changed everything. Something that even when it happened you knew it would stick in your memory as “That was the day that…”
Me & Gus on the Roof of the World out now in paperback and on Kindle
I have just approved the proof copy for my book Me & Gus on the Roof of the World so it will be available on Amazon in paperback in 5-7 business days, BUT! If you can’t wait that long then here is a link to Createspace where you can buy it right now this instant!!!
Check it out: https://www.createspace.com/4493665
If you have never read it, because you don’t have an ereader – or some other flimsy excuse, then now is your chance to get your hands on a real live paper version. Find out what everyone’s been talking about in the book that is…
“so funny you won’t be able to catch your breath!”
Even if you have read the kindle version get the paperback anyway, read it again and display it proudly on your bookshelf so the whole world knows you have great taste in literature.