Friday, 6 March 2009

Who botches the Blotchmen?

Aloha, content acolytes! Tin Blott here, back from an extended – and needless to say, unpaid – sabbatical. We must all band together and do our bit in these troubled times for newsletter production. 

I genuinely believe the best way to view such a "furlough" is to use it for self-improvement. For example, I used the downtime to catch up on some classic episodes of Doctor Who featuring my favourite companion Turlough

Talking of science-fiction, I find myself strangely drawn to another unusual character called Rorschach, one of the caped cast of Watchmen, which has apparently recently been made into a popular telefilm. This slippery fellow is a ruthless yet deeply troubled individual, who presents an ever-shifting mask to the world – essentially, allowing people to interpret his expression however they wish while he secretly pursues his own sordid agenda. Why does that seem so very familiar? Who knows? Now, super-friends – onward into our very own dystopic future!


  1. Welcome back Tinnypoohs!

    I'm glad you're walking amongst the mere mortals again.

    Hey, you're a Doctor Who fan, right? If you were to play a part which A) goodie and B) baddie would that be?

    Would it be greedy Gatherer Hade from the Sunmakers? Would Tommy Atomkinder play Security Commander Nyder to your Davros and take you up the old Kaled dome? Can you imagine legions of perfectly cloned, obedient and easily disposed-of content providers ruling the streets of London at yours behest like the Cybermen in the Invasion?

    No hurry to reply. I'm taking a week-long enforced break. My employer is a near-sighted, money-grubbing clown who didn't know the value of his stock could fall as well as rise.

    Tatty fur noo.


  2. Will Rorschach be taking a week's unpaid leave? And how about Atomkinder? It's important for management to lead by example you know. (Even though the example seems to be: try and get a job with North Lanarkshire Council...)

  3. May I ask a rather personal question, Tin? Have you learned a lot from all your visits to the library? You naughty boy!

  4. We're all going on an unpaid holiday,
    Going away for a week, maybe two
    Fun and laughter on an unpaid holiday
    Find another job, then say f*ck you

    Tin, I have no idea what it's like at your newsletter business, but the one I work for put a gun at my head three months ago and told me I had to work longer hours.

    Now the arsemaps who run it are saying I have to work a shorter week or take a sabbatical. Unpaid of course.

    Given the number of recent shooting sprees should I avoid going to the United States or Germany on my furlough?

  5. Tin, while Mein Kampf may be an enjoyable and indeed inspiring read, you do realise that it did all end rather badly for Herr Hitler, do you not?
    Signor Mussolini didn't fare too well either, so perhaps you should avoid straying too close to bunkers and lamp-posts.
    However I commend you for learning from theri example and getting a keen team of brownshirts to do your dirty work. I fear, however, that they are cracking under the strain, and it is not just their shirts that are brown.
    And while a proprietary stain remover may shift those marks, will they even be able to remove the stain, nay the blot even, on their characters?
    PS Your library copy of How To Destroy A Successful Business is still overdue.

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