Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for March 2018

The Failing Of Generations

“Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.” Billie Jean King

The M&S Vest

“The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” Friedrich Nietzsche Warning! This article is really about the game of cricket; continue at your peril but never tamper with your ball.


You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. Edwin Louis Cole

Bradford Park Avenue: Visionary Foresight Or White Elephant?

In late 2014 plans were announced to spend over £5m on the dilapidated Bradford Park Avenue cricket ground, not used by Yorkshire (YCCC) since 1996.

Somebody Shoot Me!

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” Edwin Hubble Much as the six of us that set out to walk from Idle to Ilkley would like to claim such a virtuous aim, the sad fact was that we were on the piss again, Beast from Wherever […]

Bradford – A Complex Problem

“Today’s public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can’t read them either.” Gore Vidal We’ve not had one for a while so, just to keep the local printers busy, here’s another grand plan from the author of numerous similar acts of fantasy and fiction […]

Global Bank Flees Village Of The Hoodies!

“The ethic of honesty has been overwhelmed by the mass production of ignorance.” Nick Davies – Flat Earth News


“I am just going outside and may be some time.” Capt Lawrence Oates