The Plastic Hippo

October 12, 2015

Psycho killer

Via deviantart.com

Via deviantart.com

Politicians and other celebrities often wish to project a simple, one-dimensional image to simultaneously mask and yet expose their persona as being in some way normal whilst at the same time demanding to be considered as being in some way extraordinary. As public figures, it is perfectly understandable that they would wish to maintain some level of privacy and offer instead a shallow image of normality. It is fascinating to discover what those that wish to govern us, and those that wish us to like them, got up to before they were famous. (more…)

October 8, 2015

Hitting the roof

Via Carlisle newsandstar .co.uk

Via Carlisle newsandstar .co.uk

Only a complete idiot would take advice from an addled George Osborne so instead of fixing the roof when the sun was shining, we arranged for the roofer to call on the day the October monsoon emptied itself all over the house. Rather like George Osborne, the insignificant drip was transformed into a long streak of what suspiciously resembled urine coming through the attic rafters.

The appointed hour came and went but the roofer did not. A message was left on his answer machine and the hiatus allowed the TV to be fired up to watch the latest episode of one of the funniest series of programmes ever broadcast. (more…)

October 5, 2015

So much to answer for

Nice but dim

Nice but dim

You might think that having experienced the Peterloo massacre, the Christmas blitz of 1940; various visitations from the Provisional IRA and having to endure the presence of the Gallagher brothers and Morrissey, Manchester and its people have probably suffered enough. Sadly, the cradle of the Suffragette movement and the host in 1868 of the first Trades Union Congress now once again “welcomes” the Conservative Party Conference presumably through gritted teeth. (more…)

October 3, 2015

Red October

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Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

It is June 2020 and Captain First Rank Jeremy Corbyn surveys the eastern seaboard of the United States from the conning tower of his recently surfaced Typhoon-class nuclear submarine. Equipped with an undetectable stealth drive propulsion unit and loaded with multiple warhead intercontinental ballistic missiles, his submarine represents the pinnacle of human ingenuity it its pursuit of the most efficient way to destroy humanity. (more…)

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