Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The People's Posts!

1) Thursday, 3 March 2011
A doctor a day keeps the Apple away


Every so often we give a leading tech company a free plug. We hope this'll encourage it to shove loads of advertising our way. Failing that it fills column inches. Today we look at the iFad2, released yesterday to universal acclaim by a man wearing jeans and a black turtle neck jumper. (Continued...)
2) Thursday 11 February, 2010

Hacker:  You know what, Humphrey? When I look back and I think of the frustration I used to feel, when the likes of you and Bernard blocked or stalled what I was trying to do... (Continued...)

3) Friday, 15 January 2010

The boss of Waterstones, Gerry Johnson, left this week after the company reported disappointing sales of celebrity memoirs. Johnson championed fresh literary talent such as Jordan, so it seems appropriate to let her comment on his departure. (Continued…)

4) Saturday, 27 August 2011

Peter Oborne? Charles Moore? These days it’s the right (not the left) we find meditating upon the excesses of capitalism. Maybe we never had a free market in the first place (under left... under right...). (Continued...)

5) Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The End of the Beginning of History

Distinguished academic, Professor Fukyu-karma responds to criticism that, in 2011, his thesis "The End of History" looks more than ever like it was essentially a pipe dream:-

"Okay, guys. I know what you're going to say. The End of History repeated itself, first as tragedy after 911, then as farce after the economic meltdown of 2008. (Continued......)

6) Sunday, 20 February 2011

We're all royalty now.

What's the world coming to when the Duchess of York is not invited to the Royal Wedding whilst those arrivistes the Beckhams are? We asked pop culture's No.1 power couple to give their "historical perspective" on such matters.

David: Well the way I look at it is, we all come from the same place in the end.

Victoria: Or in the beginning, Dave (Continued...)

7) Thursday, 27 January 2011

Sex, drugs, and hack and roll

What'll they make of phone hacking a hundred years from now? Will writers, journalists, poets go beyond the mundane "who hacked whom"? It's possible. They say historical events are often best viewed through the prism of literary narrative... or, something along those lines... (Continued...)

8) Monday, 14 March 2011

UN if you want to...

What if -
As the world agonises over whether to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, we ask what Neville Chamberlain's declaration of war might have sounded like if the UN had been around in 1939 and all humanitarian intervention had to be referred to the security council... (Continued...)

9) Sunday, 24 April 2011

Judge Dreadful

At a time when victimised celebrities the world over are coming under sustained attack from the "Freedom of Information League" one man defends the rights of those celebrities. His name is Judge Dreadful - though he sometimes operates under the aliases "Judge Needy" or "Judge Dodgy". (Continued...)

10) Thursday, 5 May 2011

Afterlife 2

(An autocrat and a terrorist bogeyman discuss conspiracy theories)

Osama: You heard the latest conspiracy theory, brother? (Continued...)

11) Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Global University
Coursework: The Long Term Benefits of Globalisation - Part 3a, Section 2.

Our very own Professor Gspot offers the following criteria for global economic harmony:
"Once the multiple and diverse economies of the global community have become fully and soundly integrated (Continued...)

12) Saturday, 12 November 2011

We're no wise-guys!

"I would like to comment on what I deem to be the somewhat inappropriate remarks made by a certain Mr. Watson during the select committee hearing that I had the good fortune to attend this week. (Continued...)

13) Friday, 18 November 2011

The Lyricism of the Technocrat

"You know, just because we are supposedly grey, unelected technocrats, this does not mean that we are thinking, sleeping and dreaming in barren prose all of the time. (Continued...)

14) Sunday, 13 February 2011

BAFTAS! The Thing's Speech.

The thing about the BAFTAS... really is... the speech

"I would like to say or rather we would like to say how honoured I or rather we are to be here tonight honouring you honouring us honouring you honouring us honouring you dressed as we are in these beautiful Valentino dresses or are they Armani tuxedos? (Continued...)

15) Saturday, 5 February 2011

LOCAL COUNCIL NOTICE: Library closures

"Due to central government's negative policy of reducing funding for the provision of public services from local councils in Britain, it is with much regret and sorrow that we have to state we have no option but to proceed with cuts to certain non-essential, and, in addition, some less-than-essential, services. To this effect it has been and will be necessary from now on to offer a less thorough and comprehensive library lending service to the men, women and children within this community, notwithstanding the variable hardships that this might or might not bring about. (Continued...)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Devo Sucks

To whom it may concern,

Please could we have free tuition fees in England, just as they have them north of the border? Our children are going to be tens of thousands of pounds in debt upon leaving University unlike Scottish children, thanks to the politicians who came up with devolution in the first place... the very politicians who are now trying to offer the Scots an even better deal called Devo-Max.

Yours wearily,

The Sassenachs

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Those EU benefits in full:

- Economic... Social... Political... Harmonisation!

... Except when really serious crises occur like the downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine, and a patchwork of existing trade deals between individual member states and Russia destroys any hope of a coordinated response...

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Celebrity BBC Trust Challenge

Tonight, on the competition to find the next BBC Trust Chairman, we meet 'leftfield' contestant, Russell Brand, who explains why he's so right for the role:

"Yeah, well, like, I never actually tried DGs, Chairmen, Governors or nothing - what they actually like? PCP? Poppers? Crack? Meth? Can't be anything that manic, or else Crisp Patten wouldn't have done 'em, and got over them. But anyway, I tried everything else, and I managed to survive so I guess it's gotta be worth a try."

We also meet rank outsider, Jeremy Clarkson, who tells us: "To my mind the best way of choosing the next Chairman is the tried and tested (and trusted) method of the nursery rhyme: "Eeny meeny miney mo... No, actually, on the other hand..."

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Ideology conquers all

Some claim that the floods the UK encountered earlier this year are proof of man-made climate change (would cloud-seeding count as man-made?) Others suggest the floods are of biblical proportions (Noah didst encounter floods some time prior to the start of the Industrial Revolution, in truth). But for certain politicians there is only one way to approach the problem, and to help people in their hour of need; green ideology... Here's a (slightly paraphrased version of  a) recent interview conducted on Sky News with an opposition spokesperson who was discussing the 'inappropriate' government response to flooding in the county of Somerset:

Interviewer: And so, according to you, where has the government gone wrong in it's response to the flooding in Somerset?

Opposition Spokesperson: The fact of the matter is that the government has not taken into account the effects of climate change on our changing weather patterns.

Interviewer: And what would you do differently, Maria, when it came to responding quickly and effectively to the plight of the people in Somerset?

Spokesperson: We would clearly want to take into account the effects of climate change on our changing weather patterns...

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Big Fat Gypsy Celebrities

Coming soon at Bohodotcom:

As we know, this thing we all call Reality TV can often find itself evolving into Celebrity Reality TV. For example, the cookery genre rustles up Celebrity Bake-Off and, as if that were not enough, The Great Sport Relief Bake Off (with even more celebrities). From the world of ballroom dancing we get Strictly Come Dancing. Big Brother migrates into Celebrity Big Brother. These days, celebs can even become Universally Challenged. And so it goes on...

But shouldn't celebs be getting equally involved in the exploitation wing of Reality TV? That's to say, the benefits scroungers, the fatties, the anorexics, the scumbags and losers that RTV so elegantly portrays?

Well, here it is: In the coming weeks you'll see, on this very website: Celebrity Supersize Vs Superskinny, Celebrity Undateables, Celebrity Benefits Street, Embarrassing Celebrity Bodies, Big Fat Gypsy Celebrities, 24 Hours in Celebrity A&E, Celebrity Weight Loss Ward, Botched Up Celebrity Bodies, Celebrity One Born Every Minute, World's Worst Celebrity Holiday Horrors... Eastenders, and, of course, Celebrity Sherlock!

And it'll be a riot. Plus, of course, it'll all be true, horrendous, verifiable and celebrated! We promise.

Just watch this space!