…as you can probably tell by the world-record-breaking amount of profanity, it’s not been a great day, but it’s not as bad as it could have been, in fact if you took the people out of today it wouldn’t be all that bad, the actual ‘bad news’ is good news, it’s a ‘blessing in disguise’ (quite honestly I don’t say that, but it’s the best phrase I could think of to describe the circumstances), but it really is: it’s going to free up spare time, it’s going to free up cash even though short term it’s going to be more expensive, long term we win, and more over it’ll give us time just to be us again, do the things that we do, be the people that we are, and live how we want to.
Posted in Life
Tagged Fail, Moving House
…and fuck you too!
I’ve really had a gut-full today, I really don’t need this sort of shit, and on top of everything that’s happened on this cunt of a day, I could certainly do without people be thoroughly disingenuous: I don’t need or want to know what your opinion is of me, first or second hand, because frankly you don’t know me, all you’ve seen are snippits, edited high and low lights, hardly what you might call representative of a person as a whole; so next time… before you aurally vomit over us, please sit back and as a very good friend of mine used to say ‘just… shut the fuck up’.
I’ve always been a man who dislikes having his hand pushed, I like to do things in my own time, in my own manner, and I’m ridiculously possessive about running my life, so when a letter arrives in the bad news express this morning marked with the postmark of the letting agent it’s normally one of a few things, they’re bitching about wanting to do something to the house, or they’re bitching about wanting to inspect to see if we’ve burnt the place down, or they’re serving notice… and today that’s what they did. Bit of a cunt as we were already looking at moving and were working to a schedule we’d put together; but now that hand has been forced and we’re going to have to piss about working to someone else schedules.
What’s worse… is that they did this only six months ago, they lied about wanting to sell our previous house, and then 3 months after moving out we find that they’re not selling, they’re simply kicking tenants out so they can put the rent up higher than they’d legally be allowed to do with a tenant in the house, cunts.
Anyhoo… so we’re moving, and we’re moving quicker than we initially want to (well at least from the point of view of before we weren’t pressured), it’s going to be stressful, but it’s also going to be exciting, moving house always is, and we’ll get to at least spend one day bombing about in a big white van, so we can relieve the stress on wing-mirrors and curb-stones.
An excellent piece of political news this morning: Labour Aides are saying that it’s highly likely they’ll lose the next election!
Surely what’s more worrying about this story of the BBC interviewing a job interviewee live on air believing him to be someone else is that the actual content of the story is factually incorrect? Apple Corp didn’t win against Apple Computers Inc. as the presenter says, it was the other way around, so the fact that the guest knew nothing about the subject seems to be compounded by the fact that neither, it would seem, did the presenter.
Posted in Uncategorised
Tagged BBC, Fail
I simply can’t hold it in any more – I’m about to explode… I just don’t know what it is but this tower ad from the Evening Standard makes me irrationally angry, I’m not sure whether it’s the poor quality of production, the crap message or the totally piss poor obviously American stock photography but it irks me greatly, to the point where I want to vomit copiously. Please someone remove it. Now.
I really can’t stand poor stock photography, especially of people – it’s not difficult to take good candid shots of people in the work place, but whenever as a designer you go out and look for it you’re hard pressed to find normal looking people that don’t look like they’re doped out of their heads on something, or have been warned if they don’t put the most ridiculous smile to work with their catalogue pose they’ll have an angry cat shoved up their chuff. Please for the love of god if you’re involved in stock photography, *don’t* make people point stupidly at the screen, *don’t* make them wear a suit that looks like they’re about to go and sing “loadsa money” and for the love of god just pick a normal array of people from the office.
One book we got recently from a London stock photography firm under the title ‘people at work’ gave the impression that the ratio of Chinese to English people in a British office is about 7 to 3… now we all know it’s not like that, so why does the photography try to make that out, and why would any company choose that photography unless they’re aiming specifically at the Chinese market? I mean has it really come to the point where society is so sensitive about representing ethnic minorities that we’re actually prepared to manipulate our advertising to over-represent?
… and just don’t get me started on the copy; you’re only pages away from a new job?! Are you bollocks, what it should say is you’re only a few pages, a pointless covering letter, a dull cv, a load of recruitment “specialists” pouring over every detail of your soul in hope of a commission, and then a series of interviews before either getting a new job or getting that awfully boring letter where they promise to keep your details “on file” – normally in the big file with a lid on that gets emptied every evening by the council… see what I mean, the irrational anger at this ad just keeps coming, believe me I could go on… but right now all I really want to do on this topic is hurl chunks