Sunday, April 13, 2008

One For The Blog

I'm indebted to our local biblio-bloke Michael Child for reserving me a copy of Grumpy Old Men - New Year, Same Old Crap in which the author, my old comedy writing chum David Quantick, describes blogging as 'essentially the diary of a boring bloke in Ramsgate with too much spare time on his hands'.

Hmmm. Not the first time that point has been made vis-a-vis my jottings. If you recall, it wasn't too long ago that I was described by one local Tory councillor as having so much time on my hands that I must be a 'welfare sponger with a political axe to grind'. Fortunately, however, conclusive proof appears later on page 98 that I'm not the Ramsgate blogger Quantick has in mind. 'Your bloke in Ramsgate may be vain enough to think that someone cares what he had for tea on 5 May 2006, but even he doesn't think that everyone in the world needs to know.'

Having checked my entries for 5 May 2006, I can see no mention whatsoever of what I had for tea! Phew, that's alright then. No need to remove DQ from my Christmas card list!

14 comments:

bertie biggles said...

Have no fear that the description fits you, old chap. Have returned from R&R to enjoy your coverage of the weeks events. Splendid stuff as always, even if a bit of comment editing kept you busy!

Ramskateraider said...

Though he may have a point, all the same.

http://busdrivinginthanet.blogspot.com/

http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/

http://mrstaraplumbing.wordpress.com/

and not forgetting the cream of the crop....

http://ramsgatemitch.blogspot.com/

....which I found particularly alarming!

Michael Child said...

I’m out of the frame then too as I didn’t start me blog until October 2007

Ramskateraider said...

Though Eastrich Clifford may not be the only prognostic celebrity on the block!

Anonymous said...

SEEMS TO ME THAT IF SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN LOOK AT OTHER PEOPLE'S BLOGS TO SEE IF THEY ARE BORING ETC. THEY ARE THE ONE'S WITH TOO MUCH TIME ON THEIR HANDS. i LOOK AT YOUR BLOG TO FIND OUT WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN THANET!

Cyber Duncan said...

I had fish today.

Mitch said...

fame at last ....

Nethercourt said...

I'm so boring I don't have to check back......
Hardly matters tho' at my age I can't remember yesterday anyway!

Dick Rubin said...

The devil makes work for idle hands, hmmmmm.

Dick Rubin said...

Ramskateraider, I know you said Ramsgateminge was alarming but so is the photo below in your next post. Not off the same blog I trust???

Fatman said...

Scampi. I had scampi.

Anonymous said...

But where else can you see a willy and balls twisted out of all recognition?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yikes RSR - what's that?!?!? I do hope it's not another one of your cock and ball stories.

Ramskateraider said...

You'll find that on the next thread up.