Respect – The Monday Moan

‘Respect: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements’ Does Michelangelo (died 1564, aged.88) warrant respect? He needed four years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, depicting episodes…

Mr Moan & The Falling Birth Rate

Today Mr. Moan gives us his take on the whole falling birth rate malarkey … “Mr Moan has a rather challenging question for you: Who said, “Two, maximum”? There are various possibilities:  The Prime Minister (aka Boris) when asked about…

Ageing & The Purpose Of Living- Tony’s Monday Moan

Ever the philosopher, today Tony wonders what is the purpose of living.  Personally he revels in the pursuit of knowledge and suggests we all follow suit!  Oh and he has the requisite moan about ageing too! Well this is Tony…

Happy Father’s Day from Mr. Moan – #MondayMoan

Quelle surprise!  No Monday Moan from Tony this week. Instead he’s in a fluffy pink cloud of happiness, having celebrated Father’s Day with his son and grandson.  Who knew Mr. Moan could be so chilled and mellow?! Another year, another…

Ageing – Tony’s Monday Moan

So today, Tony’s having a good old moan about ageing ….. NO! I am not ageing. I was travelling on the Central Tube line towards Holborn when I heard a voice: “Would you like my seat, Sir?” Looking around, I…

Political Gobbledegook – The Monday Moan

Political gobbledegook: epidemic status now applies. It was the brilliant comedian Mike Yarwood who started it all. Sadly, he died in 1995 at the age of seventy-seven ( not from knife crime, we must add ), but, by then, he…

Restorative Justice – Tony’s Monday Moan

Today Tony’s talking about Restorative Justice …oh and homophobia, Theresa May, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson … ‘What’s it all about, Alfie?’ Sorry, lovers of Burt Bacharach songs. This is not about the Cilla Black hit. It’s about a very…

Do Men and Women Think Differently? – Tony’s Monday Moan

So what do you think?  Do you agree or not that men and women think differently? Today, Tony’s having another go at pseudoscience and the ongoing debate on the differences between men’s brains and women’s brains … (Right Moaners, let’s…

Novella Nostalgia – The Monday Moan

“Ant, I prefer to read literature.” The speaker was my sister. My family name is ‘Anthony’. Gill calls me ‘Ant’. I found the girls at the tennis club (I was fourteen years old when the chemicals started stirring) thought it…

The Brutal Face of Business – Tony’s Monday Moan

Today Tony’s having a good old moan about the brutal face of business!  Asset stripping, immoral businessmen … you name it! “A bottle of Gevrey Chambertin,” I said to the waiter. Asset Stripping My lunch guest raised his eyebrows. Jim…