Friday, June 11, 2010

East Of The Wantsum

Here's this week's EotW (click it to big it). Three jokes in one represents superb value for (no) money, methinks! Although I don't expect the middle frame has done my chances of getting the press officer's job at the Anthea Turner Contemporary much good.

Whilst I'm at it, I must take umbrage with my fellow (paid) contributor to the Isle of Thanet Gazunder, lovely columnist Jane Wenham-Jones. In this week's jottings on boarded up shops in Boredstares high street she writes: 'As for the ravages of the economic climate, count yourselves lucky good fellow residents of Broadstairs – have you walked along the high streets of Margate or Ramsgate lately?'

Actually I think you'll find there are more quality retail outlets opening here in the Cannes of Kent than in the twee environs of the Dickensians' Playground, luv. Still, don't lose heart. I expect there'll always be room over on the east side for another shop selling hair products or personalised number plates. The builders and their WAGs can't get enough of them!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

But the facially challanged lady shops at Waitrose (in Ramsgate)

Anonymous said...

There was a Fisherman's Friend advert filmed in Ramsgate around 20 years back - shame I can't it on Boob Tube. Anyone remember??

Anonymous said...

Why does the Gazunder keep printing twaddle from James Wanger Jones? If they have to give someone a column can't they give it to someone with less parochial views? (Isn't she the bint who thinks that the people of Ramsgate are selfish for wanting to get some sleep at night when they have a job driving the school bus?)

The Great Daktari said...

Well if you don't want Jane, you have got the former "editor" of the Isle of Fannit Gazebo Mike Wazzizname! You could have him in there a lot more than Jane if you want but in my opinion, his column looks like it has been written by Nick Griffin with a hint of Rupert Murdoch! He's obviously after a job at The Sun

Bluenote said...

I do actually believe that Jane has views very much her own. Over the years I have found myself agreeing with her one week and considerably at variance the next She also writes in a light-hearted and humourous style and surely a touch of humour is to be welcomed. A bit of chivalry towards the fairer sex would not go amiss here sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I am afraid Ms W-Jones is typical of the nimby middle classes, protesting about anything that threatens to bring the Horrible Real World into their lives... daily Mail crossed with the Sun!

Peter Checksfield said...

I think she's lovely.

Anonymous said...

But you aren't fussy, are you?

Anonymous said...

I think you'll find Mike Pearce used to work at the Sun, Daktari.

His contra column with JWJ is just for a bit of extra retirement bunce.