Friday, June 29, 2007

Just when I thought I'd completely lost it.

Mika Brzezinski, a newsreader at MSNBC, and my new hero(ine) tears up a news script which had Paris Hilton at No. 1 item, and more atrocities in Iraq at number 2. Maybe she takes it all too seriously, but I'm just thankful that it's not just me that thinks the spoiled pink bint gets too much publicity as it is.

Friday, June 22, 2007

From A Case Study in Improving Customer Relationships

Seriously, this is in a report, the thrust of which is "How great are we?!"

'The major investment in customer experience required 500
redundancies in back office and managerial roles.'

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Property Market Goes to Shit

Guess where this is from? That's right, BBC News Website.

The property market in Scotland has reached a new high with a public toilet being sold for almost £200,000.

The toilet block in historic St Andrews has sold at auction for about four times the guide price.

The stone block, in the Fife town's City Road, has been
sold to a mystery developer from the west of Scotland who plans to
convert it into a house.

Fife Council put the block on the market, along with other properties, after closing it to the public.

Golfing mecca St Andrews already boasts the most expensive street in Scotland - overlooking the Old Course.

An unexpected bidding war broke out when the toilet
block went under the hammer at a property sale in the Quality Central
Hotel in Glasgow.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Shameless Plugging, Big Stylee!

The company I work for now has a Showreel. See it here on You Tube! Tell your friends! Increase the views! Then email, propose a multi-million euro contract and tell the lads bren sent you! :-)

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Why Communism NEVER Works

Ideologically questionable, as with capitalism, communism is subject to the appetites of mankind(less). Even with China's new & improved "We're communist, but we're trading!" image, this sort of thing is happening. We have no idea how much or how often:

'Slaves' rescued from China firm

Thirty-one dirty and disorientated workers have been
rescued from a brickwork factory in China, where they were being held
as virtual slaves.

Reminds me of the line from Tom Waits' "Singapore": 'Making feet for children's shoes'

Will write about this properly when I've calmed down.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Vic Monchego & The Quotable Bren...

Vic Monchego has very kindly posted my poem How are you/Who are you on his blog, over here. So delighted am I that I have peppered this post with links to it. Also, I'll put a link in the sidebar too! It's an interesting collection of bits & pieces from about the place, some poetry and shorts that, in spirit, kind of remind me of this old joint. Check it out sometime!

In other news, I would like from now on for everyone to refer to me as "The Quotable Bren".

Quote of the day:
'When they see me in such fine, new garments, their eyes will be opened to who their beloved emperor truly is.' Henry Peebles, from Ballyscrotum, quoted just three days before he rode a horse down the main street of the village, sparking a frenzy of prayer and laughter.