Look back in anger — 31 Comments

  1. Yes, Grandad, being angry makes one very, very tired sometimes. I know what you mean. But it needs those who are capable of getting angry and speaking out  – so keep it up, please!

    Apart from that: Your blog often is so much fun to read because you're so good at expressing anger in a humorous – and therefore very eloquent – way. Don't stop, please, don't take away my daily dosis of humorous anger. Or is it angry humor? 😉 It helps to know that apart from the bovine masses, there are a few kindred spirits around!

    • The problem is that in the main, the only people who read this stuff are people who agree with me anyway.  Maybe I should demand to be put on the junior cycle curriculum?  Catch the kids before they're brainwashed?  That would be very interesting?

      • Yeah, the good old echo chamber … 🙂

        Go ahead with the curriculum for the not yet brainwashed – you never know, it might help?

          • Very good idea!

            Lacking kid and therefore grandkids as well, I myself will have to make do with whoever is unlucky enough to cross my path.

  2. Hi grandad….  good to be back.

    Keep up the anger, it's probably the only passion we can truely own by ourselves these days.  Continue smoking, continue swearing, continue getting exited about the big things in life.  To hell with your garden updates cos really like you do we really give a duck about your leeks. (You know what i mean)

    Thanks for listening,


    • Good Grief!  The same Snookertony who hasn't been around for five years or so?  Welcome back!

      I suppose the world is so crazy that it's impossible to ignore.  *sigh*

      You never admired my leek!  I'm hurt.

      • Sorry Grandad, my Irish mother taught me years ago that if a man had a leek in his garden we should look away and silently offer up a prayer for his green fingers.

        Now I've looked and it certainly is a fine specimen. Well done.

  3. It's the constant promotion of misery that gets up my nose, and you have to be aware, because misery is catching. It wouldn't be so bad if the hysterical academics rant away on mountain tops where no one can hear them, but, for some reason that I do not understand, the mass media delights in broadcasting their ravings. 

    Ultimately, it is politicians who must carry the can. It is they, and they alone, who have been passing mountains of laws and regulations which are making life more and more problematical all the time. 

    All we can do is keep on sneering and laughing at them. 


    • If it's joyful – ban it.  Did I see somewhere that someone has suggested now that there should be an age limit for buying sweets?  It wouldn't surprise me in the least.  They are joyless, soulless cretins, and all I can think is that they were very badly treated as children themselves.

      • It would have prevented a lot of this anti-fun anti-pleasure chest beating if the Brits had burnt the damn puritans at the stake instead of letting them escape to N. America.

  4. It Is the fear peddling politicians being slipped back-handers by the lobbyists who have a vested interest in feeding us this fear-crud!  

    The house-leek is very pretty.  I've never seen one before.

    • AT LAST! Someone likes my leek.  I have never seen one in flower before, so I'm kind of proud of myself!

    • They are the little green swirly spiky things over the rock on the left.  They look a bit like cactii.  I haven't tried smoking them yet but there's always a chance if I'm running low on baccy.

      Just looked 'em up – Sempervivum [which apparently means "always living"!].  Seeing as they are planted in a tiny crack in the rocks, the name must be accurate.

      • Well you know of course that mescaline is extracted from a cactus, so it might be worth drying some and giving it a go. Who knows, GD, you might go down in history as the man who discovered the most amazing psychedelic drug of all!

        Move over, Timothy Leary, and let me introduce….GRANDAD!

        • Ah! My rightful place in the Hall of Fame?

          Quote from Wikiwhatsit……

          The famous English herbalist Culpepper says 'Our ordinary Houseleek is good for all inward heats, as well as outward, and in the eyes or other parts of the body: a posset made of the juice is singularly good in all hot agues, for it cooleth and tempereth the blood and spirits and quencheth the thirst; and is also good to stay all defluction or sharp and salt rheums in the eyes, the juice being dropped into them. If the juice be dropped into the ears, it easeth pain…. It cooleth and restraineth all hot inflammations St. Anthony's fire (Erysipelas), scaldings and burnings, the shingles, fretting ulcers, ringworms and the like; and much easeth the pain and the gout.'

          Anyone here suffering from Inward Heat?

          • Ooh yes, Gramps.  My Inward Heat has been giving me terrible gip these last few weeks.  Any chance I could come over and give your leek a squeeze?  You know – just to see if it helps? 

            Oo-er, Missus! 🙂

          • Anyone here suffering from Inward Heat?

            Yeah, but I had an operation and it went away.

            Nice leek by the way. I wonder if they'd grow in Vermont.

            • Maybe you should try growing a few?  Apparently they like a little sun and will grow just about anywhere that isn't too wet, or has great drainage.  I think I heard somewhere that some people grow them on roofs?

  5. Keep on railing against the world and its inmates grandad as it/they continue to spew forth absurdities and blatant lies. For if we don't we fall into the crevasse of bovine compliance (steady Flaxen, you are starting to spout bollocks, again). And anyway, tele is shit and we must occupy our minds somehow. By the way, this is the real FS- do not tolerate pale imitations.  

    • I always know the real FS.  Unfortunately the software doesn't so all the time there's a chance of a pathetic little troll around I have to keep moderating your comments.

  6. House Leeks. They baffle science at the edge of the terrace. Consider the lilies of the field: neither do they sow nor do they reap; yet Solomon in all his glory was never arrayed like one of these. As ye sow ye shall leek.

  7. Your early posts weren't exactly "pieces of fluff" If you recall. If not, perhaps you should read a few just to remind yourself? And there were even rather serious ones, one of which I left my first comment ever.

    The early posts, like today's, were full of wit and humor, like when it came to retaliating against a neighbor for example. Or when you were woken out of a sound sleep by someone cold-calling at your door in the early (for you) morning hours and what you did to said callers. Or sending tourist up to the bogs and other such humorous writings. I believe I have a book of those earlier writings as well?

    Tale it  from me, you can't keep up being angry all the time and enjoy life at the same time. Unless, of course, if you're one of those few psychotic out-of-the-ordinary people who enjoy being angry then by all means… 😉

    • Sure don't I enjoy a bit of anger from time to time!  It gives me a change to play around with obscenities and other nice words.

      I very much doubt I could publish a book with my latest outpourings?

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