I must start by apologising to Bock The Robber. He has a brilliant post about this but I just couldn’t let it pass without giving my tuppence worth. I am talking, course, about the petition for a pardon for the empty vessel that is Paris Hilton. Feel free to click on the link to see it for yourself. The opening gambit reads as follows:
“Paris Whitney Hilton is an American celebrity and socialite. She is an heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, as well as to the real estate fortune of her father Richard Hilton. She provides hope for young people all over the U.S. and the world. She provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives. “
So, in order to garner support for Pisshead Paris, the author of this piece of shit tells us that our lives are pretty meaningless. Not to worry, you can always bask in the reflected glory of a shambling airhead slapper like Paris Hilton. When you read on, you discover that they are quite bitter about the plethora of celebs who got away with similar infractions but I’ll let you read it for yourself.
Now, a petition is normally a free document with which you can lend your support to a cause with which you agree. In order to sign this petition you are required to make a donation. Y’see Paris needs all the money she can get. It’s like the time she accidentally filmed herself shagging her boyfriend and it accidentally got published on the web. Paris knew she couldn’t stop it so she decided to earn money for it. Now she is trying to make a few more bob from her imminent imprisonment and no doubt, there are quite a few idiots who will part with their cash for the love of Paris.
In the interests of fairness I will now go through some of the things that Paris has done to enrich our lives: ……………………………………………………………………………………… Right… erm…. ahem… I … she …. Ok, fuck that, she’s done absolutely nothing to enrich our lives.
Paris: “Daddy, I want a fucking Bentley so I can drive to and from parties while I’m off my face.”
Mr Hilton: “Ok honey.”
Paris: “Daddy, I want to make and album.”
Mr H: “But honey, you can’t sing.”
P: “I WANT TO MAKE AN ALBUM!!!”
Mr H: “Ok Honey.”
P: “Daddy, I want an expensive dildo with a vibrating clitoral attachment.”
Mr H: “But we got you Nicole Richie”
Yes, she brings beauty and excitement to our mundane lives. Fuck of Paris. Fuck off to jail, you vacuous piece of shit. Who fucking cares about this spoiled little fucking tart? What has she done? What has she fucking done? If you are a fan of Paris, you are well on your way to becoming a waste of fucking oxygen.
“She provides hope for young people all over the U.S. and the world.” Yeah she provides me with the hope that she goes to fucking jail. Hope? HOPE? If you rely on Paris Hilton to provide you with hope, you have no fucking hope. You are, in fact, fucking hopeless!!!
The price of this fucking idiot’s wardrobe could feed a decent sized country for fuck’s sake and people actually like this twat?
Another thing she’s done is encourage cruelty to animals. How many other stupid spoiled slappers have taken to carrying their dogs around in their handbags because of the trend set by this hairless monkey? I tried to fit my St Bernard in my laptop bag but he just wouldn’t go in, which proves that they don’t actually like being a fashion accessory. Maybe she’ll fund a new breed of dog with handles instead of legs and a handy pouch into which you can put your make up. FUCK OFF, PARIS!!!!!
I suggest that, since the Limerick Hilton has been opened, that she serve her sentence in Limerick prison. She’ll be allowed to keep her mobile phone and she’ll be able to watch all the TV she likes.
Really, in a world that is being flushed down the cosmic toilet, do we really have to read about vacuous nobodies like Paris fucking Hilton?
I’m running a petition via the comments section of this blog to change her sentence to fifty years of obscurity. It will be a crime for any publication to print her name or carry her picture. She will no longer be heard of and she can just sit at home and shag the help. My petition, unlike Paris’, is free and you can sign it as many times as you like.
May 12, 2007
March 7, 2007
Yes, it’s true; this is my 100th rant on this site. Since last July I have been waxing lyrical on all manner of shite and now I find myself at this worrying milestone. There have been many highlights in my life this year outside of my duties on the Thirsty Kipper but the highlight of my ranting is the disposal of one Mr. Richard Shepherd and his writing web-shite. Due to the dedication of Debs and Rochelle and a few others we have now ensured that his website - worldsgreatestnovel.com - is now a dumping site for every fucking reprobate on the net with a link to dump. I recently posted as “Mematey” in his forum and he didn’t even ban me. Was it good enough for him to simply neglect the site? No. There are still twenty-one authors, whose work is still associated with Dick’s scam. My mission now is to protect these authors from being associated with the idiot spammers and perverts who now use the forum.
Providence is a funny thing. Whilst writing this, I noticed that I had a new comment on my last post. It was from the wonderful Debra, who has just informed me that the site is now gone. It has joined the choir eternal. Now that’s progress. I won’t go into the specifics of this scam as I have several other earlier posts on this subject under The World’s Greatest Nobble. Indeed, there is a link to Debra’s site on my links section so, if you’d like to learn more about Dick the idiot, feel free to take a look.
The more I think about it, the more I realise that one hundred rants in eight months isn’t all that great. It’s just over twelve rants per month, which isn’t what you’d call prolific. Still, in the words of the late Magnus Magnussen, I’ve started so I’ll finish. Will I become more prolific in the next eight months? I certainly hope not. If that were to happen, it would mean that there is even more shit that’s going to piss me off. Do I have to write solely about things that piss me off? No, but I tend to put all other considerations on the long finger.
I was recently talking to the great Bock The Robber via email and he asked me how I would describe bloggers. I said that they were kind of like super heroes. Mild mannered citizens - or in my case, wild mannered pirates - by day who assume a different identity in the virtual world to champion humour and justice and to prove that the pen is mightier than the sword. We each have unique powers. One of mine seems to be the ability to piss people off. I have had some interesting comments throughout my eight months as a blogger.
The Celia Holman Lee rant also seemed to generate some debate amongst you. I have been called everything from a twat to fuck-face to the champion of the real people over that one and I accept each moniker with gratitude. Ah tis nice that even the vacuous take time to read and comment on my work. I won’t say that I will publish every comment - there have been some stupid, racist, fucking knuckle-dragging wastes of oxygen who have made some pretty disgusting comments - but I will never refuse to publish a comment simply because it is from someone who has something less than flattering to say about me.
There are some rants that I began but didn’t finish because they bored me. One such rant was about Dublin 4 people - is there any lower form of life north of the amoeba? Dublin 4 people bore me and writing about them had a similar effect. I will say that a friend of mine was at Croke Park for the historic game against England and had the misfortune to be seated in front of a shower of Dublin 4 idiots. One was heard to shout, “Get O’Gara off!” I suppose his one hundred percent success rate from kicks that day simply wasn’t good enough for them. Another thing that seems to be unworthy of them is the Irish accent. Fucking tossers. Yes, I’m sure there are some normal people who live in Dublin 4 but they really should move so that we can clear out what’s left.
I’ve also had a go at George W Bush several times but my feelings about him have changed somewhat. I used to think that George was an evil, racist, monosyllabic moron who is only fit to run a fucking hen-house. On deeper reflection I have changed my opinion on him. He isn’t fit to run a hen house. Remiss of me, was that.
I’ve had a go at Irish celebrities and celebrity in general but I really shouldn’t waste my breath - or at least the energy it takes to type - on these idiots. If people are into that shit, it’s way too late for me to try and change their minds. You can become a celebrity by first becoming the lowest form of human shite. The Hamiltons became celebrities through being accused of sexual assault. Heather Mills is a celebrity because she is willing to whore herself for financial gain, yet still refuse to call herself a whore. In an ideal world she wouldn’t have a leg to stand on in court - yeah, I know, sorry about that.
I’ve slagged off the Irish government - or lack there of - and with good reason. You’d think it would be the easiest thing in the world to write child protection laws but they end up making it easier for amoral briefs to get their pervert clients off the hook. Here’s the thing; if you are found guilty of being a paedophile, you are sent to jail without the chance of ever seeing freedom again. We live in a world where a woman who defaulted on a €1600 Credit Union loan was sent to jail, yet a man found with over one thousand images of child pornography on his hard drive got a €1000 fine and a three month suspended sentence. That’s €1 per image and no jail time. What good news for the nasty little perverts in our society. We also gave a state funeral to a man who swindled the country out of tens of millions. Well, that’s Ireland for you. You can’t say our governments aren’t consistent. They’ve been consistently bad since the formation of the state.
Animal cruelty is another atrocity that has never been dealt with in this country. If you have a pet, they’re always glad to see you. We seem to have a habit in this country of ignoring the innocent victims and celebrating the guilty. Fucking pathetic, if you ask me.
So, one hundred fucking rants. No big deal really. Another highlight, though, was being nominated for an award for one of my rants. I didn’t make the shortlist but it is great to have been nominated and thank you to whoever nominated me. I heard that the awards party was a great success and I hope to dock the Thirsty Kipper in Dublin next year and join you.
In closing, and before I go on to my one hundred and first rant, I’d like to say to those of you have commented that it’s easy for me to rant, since I have the forum in which to do it; go and get yourself a page. It’s free, it’s easy and it’s the best therapy I know.
Well, I’m off to down a few kegs of rum in honour of this milestone. Ah fuck it, any excuse will do.
Take care and a YYYYYAAAAAAARRRRRRR to each and every one of you.
December 31, 2006
Just a quick post to wish you all a happy new year. The Thirsty Kipper is docked and I will be seeing in the new year with me foine wench and me crew. The rum has been… ahem… appropriated and the decks are scrubbed. I have had many things to give out about this year and it is my firm hope that 2007 holds far less to complain about. I have also had many things that made me smile. In Bloggage, I firmly recommend Bock The Robber - a fellow Limerick man and a foine blogger if ever there was one. Check out his Scientology blog and the mighty dictator one, which is one of the cleverest I have read.
In music, I loved the new Muse album but not as much as Absolution. I also loved Grant Lee Philips’ Nineteeneighties album which covers great songs of the eighties like Wave of Mutilation by the Pixies, Love My Way by the psychedelic Furs, Last night I dreamed somebody loved me by the Smiths and Boys don’t cry by the Cure.
In politics, I was heartened by the American peoples’ firm too fingers to the Republicans.
In movies, I loved The Departed, the movie based on my life starring Johnny Depp and Nacho Libre. To be honest, I saw quite a few better movies than the ones above but I cannot think of them at the moment.
In sport, I loved the Villa takeover and managerial appointment. I loved our start to the season but the transfer window can’t open soon nor wide enough. I also loved hearing Mourinho making an arse of himself.
Loved the Ryder Cup and enjoyed my time there.
In travel, I loved Venice and Rome. Italy is a secret that everyone should discover.
In Piracy, I loved our sacking of the Island of Dodgy Skull and the new GPS system I installed in the Thirsty Kipper.
I hope you all find some joy in the new year and that you don’t take it for granted. I someone makes you smile on a regular basis. I hope and wish and pray that we all find peace.
Happy New Year!!!!! YYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
November 12, 2006
Yarrr me maties! I’m sober after my night of revelry and I couldn’t let the divorce of the… well… day go by without comment. So Britney is divorcing her leech. Well there’s a fucking shocker!!! I mean that like so totally like came out of left field? We like totally can’t believe it. SO FUCKING WHAT!!!!! She’s probably gone back to the cousin she left behind.
So, let’s look at this. She pops out two sprogs and he changes his namel to K-Fed because he can’t handle multiple syllables. She fuck’s off for a night out and sends him a text telling him their marriage is over. She sent a fucking text!!! Knowing Kevin only from the interviews I have had the misfortune to see, she should have come home, sat him down and told him in charades! He can’t even be bothered to pronounce his full fucking name, how is he going to understand DIVORCE! There’s two fucking syllables in it for fuck’s sake.
The problem is that she’ll probably release a single. I recommend a cover of a Dolly Parton song. Hhmmm… let me see. How about D-I-V-O-R-C-E?
So who will she marry next? I think Billy Bob Thornton is a good bet or maybe Ellen Degeneres. To be honest, I couldn’t give a continental fuck who it is because I bet that she releases an album in time to benefit from the publicity.
Ah, I’m sick of talking about her already. Let’s face it; she is the one who said that we should trust George W as he knows what he’s doing so we can hardly trust her fucking judgement.
November 2, 2006
Whilst hosting the Q awards recently, Jonathon Ross had a little go at Heather Mills. He now finds himself the target of vitriol from people who accuse him of slagging off disabled people.
John Pring, of Disability Now, said Ross’s comment was “unacceptable”. He added: “These jokes at the expense of disabled people upset a lot of people. If someone sees Jonathan Ross saying something like this, we hear it on the streets. Comments like this can help make people’s lives miserable.”
What did he say to evoke such a passionate response? Firstly he called Heather Mills a “fucking liar”. He qualifies this by saying that he wouldn’t be surprised if he found out that she actually had two legs. Is this a swipe at disabled people? Mr. Pring; I believe this is a swipe at a fucking goal-digging tramp. Miss Mills will get a generous cash settlement and this is what she was after the second Paul McCartney’s eyes rested on her cleavage for more than a second. She doesn’t deserve a fucking penny and, if there were any justice in the world, she would be told not to bother trying. All that Paul McCartney is guilty of is being a horny older man. There are enough talentless fucking parasites bleeding off of the gifted for an easy ride in life and I applaud Jonathan Ross’ comments. If Jonathan Ross is to be accused of slagging off disabled people, why is Jim Davidson allowed to make money from “comedy”. Now there’s a pitiful excuse for a fucking human being and he IS a racist. He DOES slag off disabled people and he ISN’T talented!! Why can’t Heather Mills dig her sycophantic claws into that piece of shit? I’m sure nobody would mind if she bled him dry - literally or metaphorically.
What Mr. Pring has done is to draw attention to his inability to be a spokesman. Not everyone enjoys Jonathan Ross but he is a funny man. I personally enjoy his show and I think that he is a genuinely excellent broadcaster who deserves to be where he is. We live in a time where we have to be careful about who we poke fun at. When are people going to learn to take a fucking joke? I’m Irish! People have been telling Paddy jokes for fucking centuries but we don’t throw the rattle out of the fucking pram! We take it on the chin because we know how to take a joke. It is a totally different thing to slag off the less fortunate amongst us but the point is that JONATHAN ROSS WASN’T POKING FUN AT THE DISABLED!!! For fuck’s sake!! He was slagging off Heather Mills and her inability to tell the fucking truth and, in my opinion, he didn’t go far enough!! In fact, if anyone is doing an injustice to disabled people it is HEATHER FUCKING MILLS!!! Holy fucking Elvis on a fucking unicycle; are we getting to the stage that we must draft an apology with every fucking punchline? The truth is that Heather Mills will do anything for money. I am a Beatles fan but I’m more on the John Lennon side of it but I do respect Paul McCartney. A fucking bint like Miss Mills shouldn’t be allowed one fucking penny. I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out that Heather Mills was actually a man. Is that an insult to women? No it fucking isn’t because there are millions upon millions of women who make their own way in the world, often against chauvinistic odds, without the need to leach off of a foolish millionaire. I don’t need to qualify that remark because any woman with an ounce of integrity would admit that Heather Mills is a disgrace to women.
I personally think that Graham Norton is a fucking annoying prick. Am I insulting homo-sexuals by saying this? No I’m not. It’s my opinion on one person. I have personally been called worse by many who have read my rants. Do I take it personally? No I fucking don’t because they’re entitled to their opinion - how ever misguided. I have been accused of hating ALL Americans but I don’t. I simply hate American foreign policy What right thinking person with a passport doesn’t?
I like Jonathan Ross. I think his Friday night show is excellent and, if I was to have one gripe about it, it would be that he is nice to people I know he has no respect for. If I thought he was poking fun at disabled people for a cheap laugh, I would stop watching his programme and I would dedicate a rant to him but he doesn’t. His analogy was funny and in no way insulting. There is always an avalanche of sick jokes following any tragedy and no one seems to give a fuck about that. How many sick jokes did we hear after the tsunami? Please, Mr. Pring, try to look at the bigger picture. I would completely agree with you if Jonathan Ross had poked fun at disabled people but the fact is that he didn’t. You have done more to insult him than he has done to insult disabled people.
Whatever settlement Hooker Mills gets, Paul McCartney will be able to afford. The fact remains that she shouldn’t be entitled to one fucking penny. She has the morale fibre of an amoeba and, one legged or no, she is a fucking greedy, sycophantic, lying fucking bint. Simply because she is a fucking greedy, sycophantic, lying fucking bint with one leg has absolutely no bearing on the matter.
I’m sure that Mr. Pring’s organization does great work for the disabled but I respectfully submit that, if he continues to take things this far out of context, he should be relieved as spokesman.
October 17, 2006
North Korea have performed their first nuclear test to the disgust of the rest of the world. Kim Jong Il, is a bit of a carrazzy guy but he is really trying it on with this latest stunt. America is not overly worried because, whilst Korea have nulclear weapons, they don’t have the technology to launch them very far. Their neighbours should be way more worried - even given their current possession of the seat vacated by Kofi Annan. Kim Jong is a funny fucker though. He kind of looks like the dentist no one wants to go to because he enjoys playing with needles. Most of his people live in abject poverty while he lords it in his big palace and wastes money on weapons of mass destruction. GIVE YOUR PEOPLE SOME FOOD YOU FUCKING FRUITCAKE!!! He has a school system where every year he selects a bevy of young girls to please his staff. They don’t have a choice but, even if they did, would they choose to go back to eating grass to survive? Kim Jong Il is the supreme abuser of power. He makes George Bush look like a nun.
What is it with these fuckers? They parade their military might when, just around the corner, there are children dying of starvation. Don’t try the fucking PC bullshit on me, that is fucking disgusting. This piece of shit struts his stuff in front of the rest of the world but famously won’t allow western cameras in. They get in anyway Kim Jong.
Now before all you Bushites start rubbing your hands together in anticipation of another tilt at armed victory and more senseless bloodshed; the answer is not to waltz in there and deconstruct the entire country like has happened in Iraq. I actually found it quite amusing to hear Tony Blair go on about it being a disgrace that North Korea had ignored all UN guidlines because the USA and Britain really paid attention to them themselves didn’t they. When it came to invading Iraq; the UN were wrong. When it came to condemning Israel for their attack on Lebannon; they were wrong. What has happened to the UN as a result of America’s and Britain’s ambivalence towards them? No one takes them seriously anymore. Good job Tony and George. We always knew they were ineffectual but you went and showed every fucking tin pot dictator on the fucking planet just how ineffectual they are. Thanks guys.
For anyone who hasn’t seen Team America; I would advise you to have a look at it as there is a brilliant send up of Kim Jong - amongst other things.
Now, George got all emotional and passionate about ridding the world of tyranny - he could have done a great deal for that cause by standing down - and he went to war with Iraq on the understanding that they had weapons of mass destruction that they didn’t actually have. North Korea have just announced to the world that they HAVE weapons of mass destruction and, all of a sudden, sanctions are imposed. Lifting sanctions against Iraq would have been the first step in legitimately removing Saddam. They do not work when you are dealing with a leader who doesn’t give a fuck about his people. The propaganda will be that the “evil” west have cut North Korea loose. Sanctions punish the innocent. The decision to stop selling weapons to North Korea should have been taken before they were ever sold any. For fuck’s sake; why can’t politicians think of the future rather than how much money they can make right now. Sanctions should not be considered until there is a definite aid package in place for those who need it.
Anyhoo; there’s no way ol’ Bush-face is going to hurry into battle since he has so much tied up in Iraq. North Korea probably doesn’t have enough oil to warrant a full scale invasion. I could be wrong about that. All I know is that they do not need to make up intelligence about North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction because Kim Jong has just told them he has nuclear capability. Time to practice what you preach George. “We will bring freedom to the darkest corners of the globe.” As I’ve said before; a globe doesn’t have corners but I suppose I’m being a little pedantic. What about some of the African countries that are being torn apart by conflict, disease and poverty? Not dark enough for ya George? Oh, hang on a second; I forgot, you’re a racist. Well what about Chechnya? They’re white people, George - honest.
Poeple may have a truckload of arguments against everything I’ve said and that’s fine. It just annoys me that the first solution the largely superfluous UN come up with is sanctions. Have they ever actually worked? This is the 21st century and there’s still a large portion of the population dying of starvation. This is unacceptable.
October 13, 2006
I have still not been given the go-ahead to continue attacking the Richard Shepherd but I can point you to a forum on which you can discuss your misgivings or otherwise. Worlds Greatest Nobble Forum is one such forum. This is a newly founded forum and it’s not exclusively aimed at ridding the internet of Richard Shepherd so you can air your views on all writing-related topics. Worlds Greatest Nobble is a site set up to inform people of the idiocy and greed of Richard Shepherd but is dedicated to exposing those sheisters who seek to profit from the hopes and dreams of people who, unlike them, were born with talent and imagination.
For those of you who are experienced writers or who would just like to hone their writing skills, you can go to the Online Scribblers site click here. I can personally vouch for the validity and integrity of Online Scribblers.
That’s it. Short post. Back soon.
Coming soon: Captain Purplehead reinvents Christmas.
September 5, 2006
Ashley Cole is about to become a published author. Jodie Marsh IS a published author. Jordan is a published author. All I can say is that, at least, they are getting the primates amongst us to read. If, however, you have ever thought about writing; here’s a challenge for you.
There are some decent authors who are being conned by Mr. Shepherd and I just can’t let him get away with that. For your story; pick something like Ken Barlow finding a portal to another dimension in the toilet of the Rovers but make sure that you use the names of soap stars or b-movie actors for your characters. It may get selected.
Ok; here’s the thing. I submitted two stories to the above website and both were selected. One was pretty good; the other was an abomination to literature. I logged onto the forum and encountered a few people who were giving themselves great reviews and I challenged them on this. The administrator - obviously taking a leaf out of Adolph Eichmman’s book - deleted every post that alluded to any kind of unprofessional behaviour. I further challenged Mr. Shepherd on this and got myself banned. I didn’t even tell him to go fuck himself. I didn’t point out what a cheap fucking wanker I thought he was. In fact; I used no profanity at all. I simply asked pertinent questions about his rather fascist forum policies. After being banned, I requested that both my works be removed from the site. After asking me to reconsider my position and being told that I was not going to change it, Mr. Shepherd and his crew of miscreants promptly removed my work. After seeing what a total farce the site was, another author - Rochelle Moore - posted her own request to have her work removed. Her reasons for doing this were more righteous than my own. The unfavourable criticism of her work had been removed and she was furious that this had happened as she wanted an even balance to the forum. Rochelle’s post was promptly deleted but not before I got a screen print of it.
Rochelle - unlike me - is a talented and respected published author. So what’s the problem then? I hear you ask. Well there really wouldn’t have been a problem had I not checked the forum after my work had been removed. You see, Rochelle and I have been accused of cheating. Mr. Shepherd did not state that we asked for our work to be removed because we felt that his unprofessional behaviour made a mockery of every submission on his site. He told the forum that we had been kicked off the site for self promoting our work. This is a lie and I have saved his emails and the screen shots from the forum to prove it.
Now I’ve never met Mr. Shepherd but, from his petulant responses to my emails, I’m guessing he’s in his forties but with the mentality of a ten year old. I imagine he is bald, fat and pock-marked from adult acne and his idea of foreplay is about six months of begging. None of these things make him a bad person. What makes him a bad person is his insistence on taking out his short-comings, (probably premature ones too), on the people who contributed to his site. It’s one thing to control the content of a free forum but it’s quite another to lie about genuine people who removed their work because they didn’t want to be associated with an unprofessional and possibly fraudulent website. I know I’m using this forum to have a go at the idiot but, since he refuses to answer my emails, I feel I have little choice. I have reported him to four different internet watchdogs and his site’s FTP is now being closely monitored but I’d like as many of you to experience this site for yourselves as possible.
Here’s an interesting thing. Years ago the workers in a cruelly run factory staged a protest by throwing their clogs - which were called sabot - into the machinery, thus breaking the mechanism. That is why we now have the word, sabotage. Don’t ask me why I brought that up when I’m encouraging you all to post your stories on this site because I really don’t know. I guess I just wanted to share that little nugget with you. Should you get it into your head that I am encouraging you to do anything underhanded, I assure you I was only pointing this out as it sprang to mind and I just love sharing things like that with people.
What Mr. Shepherd is doing is tantamount to book-burning. We all know what fascism does to any society and I think that it is important that any such idiots are exposed for the Nazis they are. Mr. Shepherd asks for your entry to be 1000 words long. He aims to create the world’s greatest novel - which, presumably, will stand the test of time for a thousand years. Sort of a thousand word, thousand year Reich, if you will. The comparisons are too close to the bone to be anything but the truth. The proof is there if he needs it. I know that others wanted proof and I have passed this proof onto them. Cap’n P is nothing if not a solid citizen after all. We have allies in his camp too. I have been personally contacted by seven selected authors and I have encouraged them to keep their work in. This is advice given to me by a wonderful lady who has had fourteen shady literary agents put behind bars. She is very very interested in the goings on of Richard Shepherd, Claire Boyd and Bob Harris. They are also claiming to have over three and a half thousand hits a day. This is a statistic they give to any potential bidder for advertising space. With that many hits, you’d think they’d have more than forty two registered users. Actually it’s less than forty two because quite a few people logged on with multiple identities. A more realistic - if somewhat generous - figure would be twenty four. I think we all agree that there are too many fuckers on the internet trying to bleed a few quid at the expense of honest people. It is my opinion that this site is aiming to do just that.
In closing, I would like to offer my sincerest thanks and respect to Rochelle Moore. She is honest, she is talented and she stood up to the wanker that is Richard Shepherd when he removed posts that were less than complimentary about her work. I love her writing and she, unlike Richard Shithead, know that ignoring negative criticism leads to a provincial view of one’s work. You cannot progress in anything in life if your mistakes are not pointed out to you. There was not one offensive comment left on that website but Dick Shithead didn’t like it when people pointed out that the failings in the works involved were actually the failings of his so-called editor. Rochelle is an excellent writer and, as such, is better off distancing herself from idiots like Dick and his scams. My continued involvement in exposing Mr. Shepherd ends when he prints an apology to Rochelle Moore. I don’t even expect him to apologize to me.
The opinions expressed in this blog are my own. They are shared by others but I speak only for myself. My comments are borne of my bad experience on a badly run website and the physical evidence that I have. Anybody who wishes to share their views on this are entitled to do so in the comments section. I neither encourage nor tempt anyone to jump on my bandwagon. I speak for myself and - in that spirit - hey Dick; you’re a fucking twat who has dangerously underestimated the power of others to use your medium against you. This is just the beginning.