Thursday, June 28, 2007

News Blues

Well I must say it's a right trauma getting any decent news about the Ile from down here in the West Country.

I've just spent half an hour trawling the blogs, and all I've learnt is that the debate over the Pleasurama site continues, Tony Flaig's cat has brought home another cat's collar, and Simple Simon is still a slackwitted, sanctimonious old sausage.

I'd better head back before entire island dies of boredom!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simon moores? he speaks very lowly of you I hear but then he is a tory t*sser.

Eastcliff Richard said...

He speaks very highly of himself, though, Mr Anonymous. This is from his myspace entry:

The 'Dr Moores' "brand" came out of the work I did for Sky News, CNBC, Bloomberg and the BBC as a regular technology pundit at the time of the expanding internet industry bubble

And you can see more of that twaddle here.

SkinOfStars said...

hahahahaha, you know myspace has jumped the shark when your local tory councillor signs up. still, he does only have 5 friends, and one of those is tom ;)

Eastcliff Richard said...

I say Dusty, what's that you're wearing?

tony flaig bignews said...
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tony flaig bignews said...

You make it sound all so damn trivial East

Anonymous said...

I tried some Dr Moores brand pile ointment once but it gave me a pain in the a*se.

Millicent said...

ECR - I'm surprised at you! Fancy spending half an hour in the gorgeous West country trying to find out what is going on in ye olde Insula of Tanatus! You must be sickening for something - or is it withdrawal symptoms? Or could it be that you actually miss us?

Don't forget there's another shindig at the Eastcliff bandstand Saturday evening.So far the weather is behaving predictably- cold and wet!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yes well I've seen the weather forecast and you'll be lucky if you don't all get drenched and blown off our soon-to-be-repaired-then-boarded-up crumbling cliff top!

Marky warky said...

I have applied to be his friend on myspace.... But so far.... No.... answer....

Anonymous said...

jumped the shark... he he "sit on it"

Anonymous said...

Simon is more sensitive than, perhaps, you realise ECR.

I doubt, even from the West Country, you would spare time to study his site, but he has of late developed a tendency to mention "Magna Carta".

He feels that Tony Blair has made attacks on that basis of natural justice.

But, so far, no referral to the attack on Magna Carta made by those, not sworn to the Queen as Judiciary or Constables, hijacking the administration of justice under the banner of "Governance".

This is New Thanet tory (the constitutionally aware) Simon emerging. When he is fully aware he will sack himself.

All to do with the roots of the number five .....

Eastcliff Richard said...

Magna Carta? I don't know about that, but I've just had one of those delicious almond Magnums on Exmouth front!

Cllr David Green said...

I'd not heard the term before, shows what a sheltered life I live!
"Jumped the shark"?
Wikepedia says:
Jumping the shark is a metaphor for the tipping point at which a TV series passes its peak or introduces plot twists which are inconsistent with what has preceded them. Once a show has jumped the shark, the viewer senses a noticeable decline in quality or feels the show has undergone too many changes to retain its original charm.[1] The term has also evolved to describe other areas of pop culture, including movie series, music, acting celebrities, or authors for whom a drastic change was seen as the beginning of the end. The term derives from an episode of Happy Days in which Fonzie jumped over a shark while on water skis.
As applied to Cllr Moores, its a bit premature to judge, but he seems to be struggling a little so far.

Anonymous said...

If that is what "jumping the shark means" I would say that Councillor Mike Taylor has done that this week - introducing a plot twist which is inconsistent with what has gone before- Only two months into the job and he has shot himself in the foot. The Thanet Gazunder only reported Mike's version of events - but the truth will out eventually. Shame on you Mike!

Observer said...

the truth about it is HERE