I’m back with O Jerusalem, Brenda’s Holy Land Donkey Love plus Grenfell

December 11, 2017

What's going on in the world?

Forget Jerusalem for a mo, what about the Care Homes owned by Four Seasons and the like being milked for cash by your favourite Hedge Funds and then kicked to the kerb, with our parents and grandparents clinging to the wreckage?

On second thoughts don't forget Jerusalem.  Fat Barry gives it a little thought, and also muses on the strategically placed item on the BBC news about a Donkey sanctuary in the Holy Land.  Plus the Imperial Stormtroopers and a man with a small stick.

All human life is here, plus one man (le twa', c'est moi!) trying to pick his way through the flotsam and jetsam of lies and propaganda on the media, with especial attention to BBC Radio 4 Today flagship. 


Westminster Sex Scandals designed to ‘encourager les autres’ to vote against Brexit

November 7, 2017

As you know, Fat Barry's thesis is that most people who achieve any 'power' in government have been blackmailed years ago by the dark state.  There are polaroids and Betamax's aplenty, locked away, ready for activation.

In its desperation to reverse Brexit, said murky state has had to step out of the shadows and sacrifice a few minor pawns in the Westminster sex scandal, to bring the rest to heel on the old choke chain. A salutory reminder to do what is required: that is to go nowhere, to be reabsorbed into the EU.

Meanwhile, more on Brenda's Paradise Papers, a kind of jolly Rizla that I get her off the market, every so often.

And of course, Mrs. Brown's Boys.



Bloomberg, Spacey, the Old Vic, some Old Dick and the Quid Pro Blo.

November 1, 2017

A mixed bag today in which I think about Samhain, the Celtic Wiccan festival, the outrage in Manhattan via Home Despot (sic), the 'selfless' interference of Michael Bloomberg into the democratic intent of the UK vis a vis Brexit, Kevin Spacey and his accusers not to mention a bit of Wordsworth and the lascivious wren, Troglodytes troglodytes.

All human life is here.  Plus my views on Soya Milk.

Not to mention, my continued reflections on the great work of Louis Theroux and why living in America in the way that he portrays so well, is a condition to be avoided at all costs.  Do something about that, Mike Bloomberg if you're so philanthropic. "I do already, bigtime, because we had a $150,000 benefit ball at the Waldorf blah blah blah...  Etc, etc, etc.


Hillary Clinton, those pesky Russians, nice (v)lad Julian Assange and conspiracy stuff.

October 21, 2017

Hey, hey, USA, you really gotta get used to losing and losers! This whole winning and winners narrative, against all the evidence, is becoming embarrassing to watch. Moreover, you guys, you really gotta stop all this moving forward nonsense, you gotta get reflective, start thinking about where it all went wrong. (Because from where we're standing, in the rest of the world, it certainly has gone wrong, very sadly, for you folks.) 

It all went t**s up, you will recall, with JFK in Dallas, that's where.  And 'Nam or 'Rowan and Lockheed Martin's Laugh In' as it was never known.

When you're lead car in the motorcade, in any motorcade, you gotta glance in the rear view mirror from time to time, just to check your Chief has a brain. Get checkin'.

Ploughing on, shouting Win, Win, Win, and Kill, Kill, Kill (with extra cheese) are not going to take you anywhere helpful- not in the long run. That's how you end up where you are, with a choice that's no choice. Hillary and Donald. Please! Time for a little reflection.

Maybe time for a smallish, bald man with a naked torso on a horse, to ride in. He's got the Amstrad, Raspberry pi, and a key to your backdoor.

Note to self: stay off the Hoppy Hen.

Thanks all but most especially to John Pilger and the experts at NIST.



Thompson and Weinstein in ‘No Country for Old Men’s Tongues’ Producer’s Cut

October 15, 2017

Fat B tunes in to Andrew Marr on a whim, after looking for a Vespa for Brenda on eBay.

John McDonnel and why he should move away from viscose, and lighten up a bit.

Emma Thompson on old men's tongues and the stable door, plus Hilary Clinton and her sensible trousers.

Plus, marmite moments, Fry & Laurie, doing the Lambeth Walk, and...

C'mon everyone, let's boycott the cinema!  It's all shit anyway. (Except for the new Blade Runner which was brilliant).


BAE ‘You’re Killing Me’ Systems face Job Losses, including Head of Gifts and Bribes

October 11, 2017

What a world!  Job losses at 'Killing Me Softly' Pride of Britain Death Corp. BAE Systems are announced. Er, is Boo Hoo the response they're after?

A devastated employee opined: "We took real pride in soldering in the anthrax cylinders. Craftsmen we were. And the filigree work on that Death Ray, ee bye gum, it were reet beautiful. As for the... blah, blah, blah".

Wot?  The French offering sweeter baksheesh inducements than us?  Outrageous. 'I'll see your Citroen Dyan and raise you 20 Camels and throw in a photo of Prince Charles and Wilfred Thesiger, oh and a facsimile of Tony Blair's contract with Beelzebub'.

Stop calling me Dyan.

Hopefully we'll soon be back in poll position, selling the finest death tackle in show.  I hope so - for the Yemeni children. This isn't just any missile - this is a British BAE Systems missile!

I just died from your arms tonight - Cutting Crew.

Let's support our local death merchants and BE PROUD once more.

Hmmm... plus Brenda, Vegas, hoovering and the great taste of Brexit.


Brexit Eyes from ‘Water It Down’ the new UK musical sensation!

October 9, 2017

Barry musing on Brexit, Brenda and life in general without the lugubrious accompaniment of Art Garfunkel.

Apparently his people were talking to my people and it all got nasty very quickly.

How long, oh Lord, until we get back on track to reabsorption into 'the Beast' and the conveyor belt to dystopian doom, that is, in short the slavering Maw of the EU.

Fear not, it won't be long, if this lily livered bunch of gravy trainers, ie the UK political establishment, have anythink (sic) to do with it.

That's what Brenda thinks!

Loyal listeners will know that my thoughts are possibly more nuanced.


Deutschland, Uber, Alles Klar Bath Spa plus Frank Gardner’s Gulf Club News

September 25, 2017

Once again the wayward people of the world offer opinions and attitudes that go against 'the narrative'.

There's trouble at Bath Spa and School of Beauty, Frank Gardner's bearers have had enough and the good Volk of Germany can't all be Nazis, can they?

Thanks Mutti!  And thanks to Herr Wolf Lipp of Royston Vasey for the inspiration.


Boris ‘Keep the Change’ Johnson vs. MINISTAT’s Dave ‘Grace Bros.’ Norgrove

September 18, 2017

A head to head bout, Johnson in the blue corner, Norgrove in the blue-ish quango corner.  A great ding-dong, and a right ol' conference pair.  As for the back to the future LibDems... they're going home in a Tofu ambulance.

Barry's ultimate failsafe fallback: have a look on Wikipedia.

£350m or £250m - who cares!  What about the smug REMAINIAC apocalyptic utterances. Bank of England, anyone?

Do you leave a generous tip after a substandard meal, having seen all the best dishes served to the other tables and noting that most of them did a runner?

But Barry is non-partisan. And still quite likes the cosmopolitan vibe of Benidorm.




U.S. History (Module One) and Nick Robinson’s Silicon Valley Yawn-Fest.

September 13, 2017

On a September morning awash with news possibilities, the flagship BBC Today programme decided to run with what seemed like two dozen 'Now Show quality' packages, put together by a flatlining Nick Robinson in Silicon Valley.

Presumably the lure of a freebie to the good ol' U. S. of A. led to Nick switching off his last 'critical faculty circuit' and auto-piloting his way through several deathly dull interviews about Google, veggie burgers and a big roof garden where 'walking meetings' are rumoured to take place.  Ooh, what's a walking meeting?  Not a soul in the UK was asking or thinking 'What's a walking meeting?', not even stalwart listeners in Virginia Water.  It is possibly self evident. And as for his interview with a top Google bloke, the 'questions' had all the hallmarks of having been planned during a coma.

Listen back on the venerable i-Player if you don't believe me.

As an antidote to the total absence of useful and relevant news, I have decided to add to the sum of world knowledge by discussing U.S. history in some depth - Module One.