Initially focussing upon the irritations within the world of work, our mystery malcontent has since broadened his gaze to a myriad of wind-ups from every walk of life.
Politics, people, pants or petunias, shifty shoppers, feckless fools, ridiculous retailers - there's something annoying in every walk of life.
Gawd bless you, Ma'am
The pageantry is over; the Jubilee has come and gone. So how was it for you? Did you break out the long street-party tables, tug the odd forelock, wave a flag, sing a song or look on with indifference while getting nicely mullered on your extra day off? Ultimately was it about royalists and republicans, pubs or patriotism asks Basement (Union) Jack?30 May 2012
Mysterious mascots & political glory boys
By now we should be starting to feel that frisson of excitement as the Olympics draws ever closer. Instead, the event is polarising the nation's opinions more and more day by day - particularly as the event's bizarre branding becomes prominent. Are we actually trying to make people laugh, asks Basement Jack?03 May 2012
Retail and hospitality: playthings of political posturing
Far too often when the Government-types at Westminster want to mount their high horses for some quasi-ideological crusade, it's the economy's engine room - retail and hospitality - that is targeted for implementing headline-motivated public policy. Wouldn't they be better served cleaning up their own back yards, asks Basement Jack?04 April 2012