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Penguin Micro-Rants

January 19th — ‘No offence’

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Welcome to the Penguin Micro-rants. I am nearly two-thirds of the way through a rant a day for January. Why? Why not! Today’s rant is about the words ‘no offence’. I sincerely hope if you say ‘no offence’ regularly then you are violently offended by this micro-rant.

My significant other…

Penguin Micro-Rants

January 15th — People with zero spatial awareness

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Welcome to the Penguin Micro-rants. It’s been a while since I had a rant about a supermarket and another one was definitely due. Another dispiriting trip to my local and this one is specifically about parking. It may also be about British parking — apologies to my American readership.

I…

Penguin Micro-Rants

January 14th — People who are perpetually busy

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Welcome to the Penguin Micro-rants. Nearly half a month in and going strong. Today’s rant is about ‘busy people’. The sort of people if you ask them what they’ve been doing for the last few days or weeks will say… ‘Gosh it’s been really busy, I haven’t stopped.’

But then…

All very simple when you know how it’s done

Tony Blair meets Ukraine PM Volodymyr Groysman in 2018 CREDIT: Wikipedia CC

Everyone’s favourite silver-haired rogue has been back in the news recently after an announcement that he’s joining the Queen’s inner circle of bezzies. Not content with having sex-offenders in the family, she’s offering stockings, suspenders and other regal leg-based paraphernalia to anyone doing dodgy shit in the early 2000s.

Step…

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