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Category Archives: Satire and Humour

Shane Williams to retire “every season”

by Marrick on June 17, 2013

“Retirement sucks,” says the man who is arguably Wales’s greatest ever winger, “but retiring is a different kettle of fish.” “In fact, retiring is so good, I’m actually thinking of making it an annual event.” The mercurial Wales back is arguably now more famous for his teary wave goodbye to his adoring fans than for […]

Burger this

by Marrick on September 20, 2012

Leeway Trading Estate in Newport is one of those forgotten pieces of industrial detritus that litter the South Wales coastal plain like souvenirs from a previous economic era. It harks back to the days when someone could earn enough in a forty hour week to keep a family without supplementary benefits, a second income, a […]

Are you having a street party?

by Marrick on June 1, 2012

I really couldn##Q##t give a toss. Different strokes for different folks, but I do take exception to the enthusiasts trying to shove it down my throat when I say, “no I##Q##m not going to a Jubilee party”. I have made a point of not saying that I would prefer to line the ffwcers up in […]

I take it all back

by Marrick on May 29, 2012

The coalition aren’t a bunch of spineless, incompetent, economic illiterates, with all the compassion of a gang of hungry spiders. They’re lovely. Cuddly, in fact. Here’s why: The government is to reverse its plans to impose VAT on Cornish pasties, the BBC has learned. Ministers have also reduced the intended 20% charge which was due […]

Banks eh? Doncha just love ‘em?

by Marrick on May 2, 2012

This week, Halifax##Q##s standard variable rate (SVR) increases from 3.5% to 3.99%, hitting 850,000 customers. Co-op SVR##Q##s up 0.5% points to 4.74% and Clydesdale/Yorkshire from 4.59% to 4.95%. RBS##Q##s One account jumps 0.25% points to 4%. Did I miss something? Has the bank rate jumped? No? So how come they##Q##re blaming the "increased cost of […]

Welsh films of 2010

by Marrick on December 30, 2010

Welsh films of the year: Iron Mam 2 Sheepless in Seattle Debbie does Dowlais Dai Hard The Gogfather 9 and 1/2 leeks Dial M for Merthyr Pembrokeback Mountain What lies be Neath The Gog, the Bard and the Ugly

Pity About The Fish

by Marrick on September 20, 2008

Landing at Goa airport was one amongst many adventures facing us. The airport isn’t a commercial facility in the truest sense; it’s a military base that has loaned its strip to the charter companies. The only problem is; the Goan military hasn’t woken up to the fact that they’ve lost the war. Goa is full […]

I love it when a plan comes together

by Marrick on March 22, 2007

The phone rings, and that moment every father dreads comes crashing into your world like a steroidal bull with a hangover. A voice you have known all your life speaks, deeper now, but still the boy you knew, now a man. His tones trembling, your son says; "Dad, you got to help me…." I received […]