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Spirit, patience, gentleness
August 16, 2014 – 8:24 am | One Comment
Spirit, patience, gentleness

‘Spirit, Patience, Gentleness,
All that can adorn and bless
Art thou – let deeds, not words, express
Thine exceeding loveliness.

Posh Tramps and Papooses
July 17, 2013 – 10:04 pm | No Comment
Posh Tramps and Papooses

Posh Tramps and Papooses is a hilarious modern fairy tale where class and cultures collide.

My mate Dave brings Barcelona to Manchester
February 3, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment
My mate Dave brings Barcelona to Manchester

While over there on holiday last year as his lovely, Spanish speaking wife was working hard, he went ‘weird’ again and spent his time hatching BCN:MCR, which takes place from Thursday, February 21, at 2022NQ, 20-22 Dale Street, in town.

International Brigade Memorial Plaque event
January 29, 2013 – 8:45 am | No Comment
International Brigade Memorial Plaque event

International Brigade Memorial Plaque
Sunday, 10th February, 11.30 – 12-30
Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square
You are invited to attend a short ceremony to rededicate the plaque in the Town Hall which commemorates the men and women from …

Football club backs anti-cuts protest
January 23, 2013 – 10:41 am | One Comment
Football club backs anti-cuts protest

In a refreshing turn of events, one football club, namely Millwall FC, are backing the public’s protests against the Tory’s hospital cuts.

Benefit brain-washing courtesy of Murdoch
January 21, 2013 – 1:01 pm | One Comment
Benefit brain-washing courtesy of Murdoch

The right wing media have played a blinder with this – even those struggling on benefits themselves have been brainwashed into believing the myth of millions of scroungers enjoying lives of luxury on benefits. Which is factually and actually impossible.

Using the poor as a political football
December 10, 2012 – 1:27 pm | One Comment
Using the poor as a political football

Osborne claims his measures are to make work pay but, given that the majority of people in poverty are in working households, this is a nonsense.

Ancoats v Urban Splash
December 5, 2012 – 1:30 pm | One Comment
Ancoats v Urban Splash

The battle to prevent Urban Splash demolishing Ancoats Dispensary continues:
Tuesday was day 118 on the ancoats picket line and we had to bulldog clip black bin bags to our shed roof to keep the hailstone …

They need their bloody heads knocking together them two…
November 20, 2012 – 8:11 pm | No Comment
They need their bloody heads knocking together them two…

Israel v Palestine eh? What a rivalry that one is! Two sides exchanging blows like prize fighters. I wonder which one will come out on top… proper edge of the seat stuff. But wait, this …

Do worms have hard heads?
November 19, 2012 – 9:53 am | No Comment
Do worms have hard heads?

I am no authority on the hardness of a worm’s head, I do know though that my head is harder than a worm’s head and if I was lying on the ground and decided to burrow into the earth without using my arms then it would be very difficult…

By George, cut those bleeding scroungers…
October 8, 2012 – 1:26 pm | One Comment
By George, cut those bleeding scroungers…

From the very good fleetstreetfox.com:
ALLOW me to tell you about a family of scroungers.
Brenda is the 86-year-old matriarch, and the only job she’s done which most of us would recognise as such lasted less than …

Seven annoying things from this week (so far)
September 19, 2012 – 7:24 pm | 2 Comments
Seven annoying things from this week (so far)

We like our sevens here at A Fine Lung and we are always annoyed, so why not combine the two to the benefit of our seven readers?

When did we stop ‘progressing’?
July 26, 2012 – 9:06 am | No Comment
When did we stop ‘progressing’?

I have my reservations about how the accumulation of products (in this case clothing) can be regarded as something worth blogging about or indeed can be perceived as cutting edge or creative. I say that, but I still find myself entirely sucked in by it, with great enjoyment.

How the media allows racism to take hold
July 23, 2012 – 10:02 am | No Comment
How the media allows racism to take hold

If anyone wants to study how racism begins, and creeps into the consciousness of an entire nation, they need look no further…

Stealing Time
July 17, 2012 – 10:55 am | 4 Comments
Stealing Time

I love time; it’s the best thing we’ve got, mainly because we don’t have enough of it. I hate work, which probably isn’t the worst thing we’ve got, but it does take away our time.

Omnishambles
July 11, 2012 – 1:47 pm | No Comment
Omnishambles

“Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits,” writes Johnny Helzapopin…

Frank Street
July 4, 2012 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Frank Street

The creatures who inhabit these dwellings and even their dark, wet cellars, and who live confined amidst all this filth and foul air – which cannot be dissipated because of the surrounding lofty buildings – must surely have sunk to the lowest level of humanity.

Privileged…
July 4, 2012 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
Privileged…

“What do you eat?’ asked the young girl sat opposite me, without even a thought that this may be an odd question to ask someone who was meant to be explaining what they do for a living.

You Cam not be serious…
June 25, 2012 – 12:19 pm | No Comment
You Cam not be serious…

A tennis-themed joke for the start of Wimbledon? We do our best to be topical.
On an almost daily basis, you will find stories in the news that could easily be April Fools gags, were they …

Sixpenny Trippers
May 8, 2012 – 9:01 pm | No Comment
Sixpenny Trippers

There is a considerable proportion of these sixpenny trippers that can fairly and honestly be designated a nuisance.
Damaging grass lands, breaking trees, card playing, footballing in the public streets, and so on, are items of objectionable amusement