Musings From The Padded Cell

The Golden Years

“Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.”
David Mamet

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Look For The Bare Necessities

“Only dead fish go with the flow.” Andy Hunt … [Continue reading]

Madhouse Opens Again

Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too. Richard M. Nixon … [Continue reading]

A Scruffy Christmas Tale

Twas the night before Christmas and the stable doors of The Scruffy greeted all. The fire crackled with unread copies of The Trumpit as beer pumps creaked offering goodwill to all men, women and those still making their minds up. … [Continue reading]

Ho Ho Ho

"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!" Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. … [Continue reading]

Double Shot Of Yellow Anyone?

"You should serve only in the public interest, and should never improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person, organisation or group, or any other third party." Members Standards of Conduct, Bradford Council. … [Continue reading]

Welcome Back Molly – A Guest Piece

A Charra’ Down Memory Lane Whilst reading last week’s Telegraph & Argus piece on the submission of planning permission for the Bradford Odeon, a smile came across my face upon remembering its previous names, The Gaumont and The New Victoria … [Continue reading]

The Palace of Dreams

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” Henry Thomas Buckle … [Continue reading]

Here We Go Again?

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. George Carlin … [Continue reading]

Villas All Out 20

The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer. John Madden I've been given a video nasty by my Dad; it tells the story of when Villas 1st Xl were filmed at home for the very first time. Unfortunately, we suffered severe stage fright and what … [Continue reading]