Sat in the chemo bar, have already had saline, steroids and now the stuff that makes me piss a lot before the toxic cisplatin. Had a marvelous foot massage from the reflexologist, asked her which bit of the foot was for the foot (according to reflexology every part of of the body is connected to different parts of the feet), she gave the best answer yet – all of the foot.
Had a good night’s sleep at last and at least one before the shitty steroids kick in. Already sent Kate an advance sorry text for my steroid fueled moods and behaviour.
So any defence of modern footie forthcoming? Silly old Hector suggested Germany, all well and good for them but does that mean you’re now going to support Hoffenheim? See it’s the same with athletics as the 2019 world athletics championships have been awarded to Doha; in Qatar they operate something called kafala which is a system used in the middle east for migrant workers, it is effectively a modern form of slavery. Modern slavery for the modern game in our modern world. Keep the opiates coming matron.
Oxymoron of the day: FIFA’s ethics committee.
So Myleene, why didn’t we hear your thoughts on the ‘bedroom tax’?
Just viewed a comic strip in G2 by Ian Williams about “When health tracking gadgets go bad”, funny and probably prescient.
So we’ve been watching the very classy ‘The Fall’ with Gillian Anderson. Some are suggesting, such as Rachel Cook, that it’s misogynist and glamorising violence against women. She definitely has a point but there is the counter argument that there is much violence by men against women and the programme merely reflects this. But maybe it also perpetuates this tragic trope and men continue to act out the aggressors and women the victims. Chatting with Kate about this and she wants a broader and truer picture to be painted such as portrayals of women as the aggressor and perpetrator. There are undoubtedly such women, I was married to one (perhaps I’ll write a book about this), but too many people are unable or unwilling to think of women behaving like this. Remember when it was the last taboo to realise that women can be paedophiles as well?, maybe it still is for many. There is also the very warped thinking that portraying or revealing the dark side of women somehow gives them the power and control typically reserved for men. But basically as women should have proper equality alongside men, they should also be equally portrayed as bad like men.
So the New Era estate is owned by an American investment firm. Why? To make money of course, to make money out of property in London, it’s called ‘financialisation’. Another manifestation of our capitalist world as people’s homes become just another financial instrument of the kleptos, really is the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Must as well recognise the Brand doing good as he climbed scaffolding outside Richard Benyon’s brother’s house to hang a sign saying “social housing not social cleansing”. To really emphasise how fucked our particular country is Aditya Chakrabortty’s article highlighted how there are Singaporeans who own and make rental money from London property whilst living in public housing in Singapore. Singapore, that socialist hotbed, recognises the badness off ‘financialising’ housing and since 2009 has done a great deal to prevent this including punitive levies on foreign buying. What do our politicos do for their people here? Really let those pitchforks fly.
So how do you eat your food? Is it the best bit scarfed first or do you save it ’til last? Do you rotate through the different foods or mix them up? I rotate and mix them up but always save my most favourite for last and finish with a climax. This last forkful is called the ‘bon bouche’, I’ll remember this term, I like it. And it will be something for me to look forward to after my probable loss of taste, some would say I’ve never had any taste anyway.
Anyway an easy one for Manifesto 23
- no more financialisation of property that is used for people’s homes alongside a massive public housing programme. Let’s at last reverse the onslaught that Thatcher began and reclaim the social well being and common good of our country through decent housing for everyone (even Myleene and Griff).
‘Cos Steadman’s a genius and well, it’s obvious.
So farewell Jimmy and what does become of the broken hearted?
Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.