Bullshitting is different from lying. Lying is a selfish act usually associated with petty criminals or constructs of institutionalised power – Governments, royalty, greedy businessmen and such like. Bullshitting is different because the perpetrator is not trying to influence...

Sometimes things come along at just the right moment and this summer it’s Amir Khan, the 17 year old Olympic boxer from Bolton. At a time when negative tabloid hysteria regarding Islam must have reached fever pitch, up pops a genuinely talented young man to front it all with...

I read in a health book the other day that Tea, Alcohol and Curry should be avoided because they cause unnecessary stress. So without them we’?d all become smug, stress free, friendly and relaxed? I couldn’t think of anything worse, what a nightmare! ...

For Paul and Rickie’s seventies wedding I managed to find a smart black suit in a second hand shop on Hammersmith High Street. I was quite pleased with my buy, which is why I was a bit pissed off when it caught fire after I staggered onto one of those garden candles. You’ll...

Fat Colin, or Fat C*** depending on whether or not his gut has just sent you crashing across the bar, is the other person that reads the Boomablog. Think Greek island, Arsenal top, those mini cigars, Chas ‘n Dave and pints of vodka and orange. Whatever image you have in your...

I didn’t think it was possible but it seems so, it can actually get worse. Monday night on BBC1 and what do we have? The making of Rolf’s Animal Hospital. As if the original serious wasn’t bad enough, they make a program containing interviews with self-important...

Really knackered after yesterdays marathon drinking session in Melby, Denmark. Paul and Rickie’s 70s wedding proved to be a really good party, everyone had a really good time and of course, got staggeringly pissed. The flight with Easy Jet was an absolute nightmare, I’m...

I’ve downloaded the theme tune to the seminal kids TV program Rainbow, remember that? Life was so simple wasn’t it? The theme tune even has a guitar solo and slow verses as well as a lovely rounded mono sound to add to the joyous melody. Whilst looking for it I stumbled...

Gates of Eden by Ethan Coen is a superb collection of fast paced and chaotic short stories. The situations in which the characters turn up are wide and varied, but perhaps the most detailed (as well as funny) descriptions are based on his own Jewish upbringing. Essentially, the...

Do you ever get the feeling that war has somehow become acceptable part of western life? This got me thinking the other day, dangerous as that might be, about where the horrific violence of war gained itself such a good reputation. Maybe it was World War 2, the clean cut epic struggle...