It could be you

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Over the last couple of weeks there’s been newspaper stories of two couples who have split up after massive lottery wins (Adrian and Gillian Bayford £148m and Dave and Angela Dawes £101m).

The other day I was thinking about this and because ‘Her With One Part-time Job’ was the only other person in the room, I asked her, ‘How much money she would be prepared to win but as a result it would mean we split up’. Apparently this isn’t an appropriate question to ask a long-term partner, but don’t let me put you off, try it with your other-half.

Let me know how you get on, you can contact me via the comments button.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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Ed Milibrand

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Russell Brand has done more to stimulate debate about politics in a 10 min interview with Jeremy Paxman than the combined efforts of Cameron, Clegg and Miliband in the years since the last election.

This has led me to believe that if Ed Miliband is serious about becoming the next Prime Minister he needs to become more like Russell Brand.

He should probably skip the drug addiction and womanising maybe difficult as Ed is married, although Justine, Ed’s wife, is supportive of his career so it maybe difficult but not impossible. Having said that, my understanding of women makes me believe the chances are Justine will rule out infidelity.

I’m not sure much can be done with Ed’s voice so speaking like Russell is out of the question. This just leaves the hair.

That’s right, if Ed wants to win the next election it all hinges on him growing his hair long like Russell’s. If I were more technical, I’d have a picture of how that would look but I’m not so use your imagination instead.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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Hard Out Here

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Lily Allen‘s new video for ‘Hard Out Here’ has caused a bit of a stir. Some people have claimed it is racist because the majority of the female dancers are black.

I think it’s somewhat unfair to attack Lily because she is on the right side of the argument. She’s obviously making a point about the number of music videos where male artists are surrounded by scantily clad women.

My problem with her video is that it didn’t go far enough because although it’s a parody the only significant difference is that this video is fronted by a woman. There are still women prancing around with next to nothing on and that’s before we mention the colour of the majority of these woman.

What is probably required to turn the genre on its head is for a male rapper to shoot a video surrounded by men wearing just hot pants or cavorting with average looking, average sized women from all cultural backgrounds. I wonder how a treatment for such a video would go down with record companies.

For what it’s worth I think Lily Allen’s biggest crime isn’t this video, it’s covering a Keane song.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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Talking books

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Katie Price recently released her 5th autobiography. That’s fifth autobiography, and she’s only 35. To write 5 books about yourself and still be in your 30s must mean she’s the most interesting person to ever walk this earth.

I’m surprised anyone can be so interesting and still have time to write (she also writes novels). I struggle to put these blog posts out with any regularity and I don’t do anything of much interest, so I have a lot of respect for Katie.

I’m must confess I’ve yet to read any of her autobiographies but maybe you have, if so, if I were to read only one of them which one would you recommend? You can let me know via the comments button.

Talking of autobiographies I’m currently reading Tony Cascarino’s ‘Full Time’, it’s fast becoming one of my favourite books. In it he mentions how he named one of his children Teddy after Teddy Sheringham, his striker partner when he was at Millwall. With this in mind, have you ever named your child after a work colleague?

And Finally… whilst we are talking books, I spotted used copies of the book I co-wrote selling for 1p (plus P&P) on Amazon. There maybe some out there asking why so expensive. In the past this news may have put me in a bad mood, but I quite like it, as I want as many people to read the book as possible. What I don’t understand is who makes money when books are priced at 1p, Amazon? The seller? The author? It’s definitely not the author. Should you know enlighten me, cheers.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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Easy as 1,2,3

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GCSEs are being reformed. One of the changes is that instead of a letters based grades system A*-E there will now be a numbers based grades system 1-9, with 9 being the highest grade.

This made me wonder as to what alternatives you could have to numbers and letters. Maybe colours or animals could be used. I can imagine a 16yr old telling their parents they got an Elephant in English, a Giraffe in Maths but only a Donkey in Geography.

My friend at work suggested mime but although this may work in an interview setting it may be more difficult to convey on a CV.

Should you have any suggestions of your own feel free to let me know. You can contact me via the comments button.

With this latest change in GCSEs it’s made me question if we should even call them GCSEs, perhaps it would be more appropriate if they were now known as 7,3,19,5s.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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