The everyday

Is Twitter the new Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep?

March 5, 2009

Twitter has soared like the mercury on an Australian thermometer to become one of the world’s most-visited websites. Facebook, its older cousin, the 5th most-used social networking utility, has become so alarmed that it is redesigning. Neither make money (nor does Thus, to be fair). The Twitter logo is a Disney birdie twittering on a branch. The inference is that we all need to put aside our fears of the meltdown of society and tweet banalities like there’s no tomorrow. The Queen tweets. Bono tweets. Starbucks probably tweets. Get with... More

Lateral thinking about city job losses and traffic calming

November 14, 2008

Financial sector meltdown has resulted in job losses in the oxymoronic investment banking community, with the result that a lot of loutish oafs can no longer afford to go to strip clubs after work. This has caused collateral damage to the pole dancing community, many of whom have been laid-off by employers such as the Spearmint Rhino corporation and various branches of the Russian mafia (not in the least connected). My modest proposal is that these ladies of the late afternoon might be redeployed as school crossing supervisors. Ensnaking the... More