Robert Hampton

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31st December 2009

2009? More like Woo! Thousand and Nine!

Was this year an exciting way to say goodbye to the decade? Here’s a reminder of what happened on planet Hampo this year (part 2, hopefully, follows tomorrow):-

January started out with one of my favourite shows being revived. Despite being up against EastEnders and being hosted by Ben Shepherd, the Krypton Factor did well enough to be recommissioned for a second series. We found out Who would replace David Tennant, and a year later we still haven’t actually seen him in the role. ITV’s latest attempt to ape the success of Doctor Who was Demons which failed spectacularly; the only creative thing about it being the number of different excuses the writers found for Christian Cooke to remove clothing.

In the wider world, various eras were drawing to a close, as Woolworths closed its doors, Tony Hart kicked the bucket and Dubya left office. Meanwhile, yours truly had an enjoyable night in London Theatreland.

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2nd June 2009

Good riddance

Jacqui Smith is to step down as Home Secretary. Under her watch we have been subjected to a series of draconian laws which have threatened to erode our civil liberties completely, combined with some good old fashioned fearmongering and general rubbishness.

She will presumably be spending more time at home, although which home has yet to be confirmed…

6th May 2009

Do your own Weiner joke

Well done Jacqui Smith. Until Tuesday, almost no-one in the UK knew or cared who Michael Savage was. Now, thanks to you, he’s achieved nationwide fame.

30th March 2009

Home Sexretary
Posted by at 5.28pm | Politics | No responses

This is hilarious — anything that causes embarrassment to the useless Jacqui Smith has to be a good thing.

Incidentally, has no-one told her husband that the adult channels on Virgin Media are quite tame, and far better quality stuff is available on the Internet? Er, so I’m told.