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Random stuff from the poorly decorated passages of our warped minds. Song lyrics are a particular weird obsession but if you don’t like them, don’t worry, we have other fixations, like politics, film and music.

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  • British monarch and PM with same name – it never ends well!
    Let’s post this before there’s yet another change in PM! TBH, we’re not the first to pick this up (see here, for example) but we may be the first to discuss it in a statistical framework. Since the first recognised Prime Minister, Robert Walpole (1721), there have been 67 different monarch-PM combinations. The average duration of these ...
  • Brush up your Classics
    It’s not going great for our PM (at the time of posting). His competence and likeability ratings are both falling, according to these YouGov polls and neither include the aftermath of last week’s by-elections. How should he respond? Well, there’s always the old strategy (and he’s used it before!). Profuse apologies to Cole Porter.   Brush up your Classics In the ...
  • Our Christian Tory MPs know the Bible but do you?
      Estimates vary but it’s possible now that more Britons don’t believe in a God than those who do.   Six Characters not in Search of The Author However, amongst our current Government, a significant number of key influencers openly label themselves Christian. It’s surprisingly difficult to find an overall estimate of religious belief amongst MPs (let me know ...
  • Things that were better before Britain joined the EU
    Cheer up Britain! We know there are “teething problems” associated with Brexit such as this: Border delays and Economic impacts and Pigeon problems   However, are these the real reasons Britain voted Brexit? Here’s a list of some more important things to remind you of how much better things were before Britain joined the EU?   1. Better FIFA World Cup performance   By Britain we mean England, ...
  • Exclusive: Government to choose next Archbishop of Canterbury
    By our Ecclesiastical Reporter, Hywel Ridd-Mee Our analysis and contacts suggest that Government is moving to change how the Archbishop of Canterbury is selected, possibly in exchange for some “emergency roof funding”. Our contact noted that “the Archbishop makes frequent moral statements for the general population; however, sometimes these statements are anti Government policy and often ...
  • North Devon Surfing Songs
    North Devon World Surfing Reserve I can’t be the only one thinking this…..   Photo by Surfing Croyde Bay on Unsplash   Surfing Devon Way If everybody had a brain fart Across the whole UK Then everybody’d be surfing Like out on Wooly Bay. You see ‘em haul on their wetsuits Their mitts and booties too Shivering in the car park Surfing Devon Way Etc.   Berrynarbor Girls Well, Drassic girls are ...
  • Ed Sheeran may be the best. Is he also The Beast?
    He can certainly write a good tune and based on his radio and TV interviews he seems like one of the good guys. Also his name is an anagram of “he’s earned”, which could apply both to his songwriting ability and the accompanying significant revenue.   But what you really want to know, don’t you,  is whether ...
  • Weaver woman
    Yes, it’s been a year or more, now but plenty of us still haven’t forgotten Jackie Weaver nor The Wellerman shanty. Thinking of the time when both of these items could dominate the news. Feel free to comment or share using the fields below.   Weaver woman O there once was a parish in the North And the name of ...