Friday, 13 March 2009


Propped up in bed, drinking our first cup of coffee of the day we learned this fascinating fact. First, we were informed, we had blogging, then we had twittering and now we have snarking. Snarking, the reporter explained, is to make derogatory comments about something or someone (normally a celebrity), in a blog.

The news item then went on to tell us that a model is sueing a snarker in New York. On hearing this OG announced to the TV "my wife snarkes me" and to me "can I sue you?" " sure you can darling, just make sure you find another sucker to love, cherish and obey you first"

My first snark today is to ask why on earth the BBC is wasting my hard earned licence fee money reporting this inane piece of s..t and passing it off as news?

Material for my second snark awaited we when I opened my emails. DogLover had sent me this jolly little ditty.

Gordon Brown is my shepherd, I shall not work.
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Conservative Party.
He guideth me in the path of unemployment.
Yea, though I wait for my dole,
I own the bank that refuses me.

Brown has anointed my income with taxes,
my expenses runneth over my income,
surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of his term.
From henceforth we will live all the days
of our lives in a rented home with an overseas landlord.

I am glad I am British,
I am glad I am free.
But I wish I were a dog
and Brown was a tree.

Am I now officially a snarker! ?


Anonymous said...

Loved it and have posted it on my blog, have hat tipped to u

Maggie May said...


rosiero said...

Loved it and have forwarded a copy to my friends.

DogLover said...


Yes, I sent it to R&C, but I didn't write it - someone else did - I got it at least fifth-hand!


Eddie Bluelights said...

Great piece R&C - loved it but please note:
When Gordon Brown sees it he will go 'snark' raving bonkers!
I am in total agreement with your scorn on him - as I say in my recent posts.

Anonymous said...


CJ xx

Troy said...

Hello, I came over here on the recommendation of Crystal Jigsaw.
I dispair at what Gordon Brown has done to our country and I love that verse. I will return.

Sandi McBride said...

Don't you just adore DogLover? I know I do, lol! Can I substitute Obama's name here? Mr. "I'll go linebyline and eliminate the Pork" Obama? Then the twit doesn't even bother to read tenth of it? Oh my...was that snarking? Good on me then!
And thats all the news what is the news across the pond!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi R&C. Good news! Gordon has gone to Outer Mongolia. I took a photo of him yesterday leaving our shores for ever! Pop over and see for yourself. I am a bit worried though that he may not have enough petrol. Am I really worried? Perhaps not! See you. Eddie x

lime said...

gads i have to agree with you about the drivel they try to pass off as newsworthy. drives me up a wall.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Lovely post. I try not to be topical or political OR narked in my blog, but aint it difficult!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thank you so much VM. I sure need a hat tipped to me!

Retiredandcrazy said...

It is good isn't it Maggie, and I wish that I could take the credit but, unfortunately, I'm not that clever.

Retiredandcrazy said...

And so we perpetuate the snarking rosiero!

Retiredandcrazy said...

OK, DogLover, keep your hair on, I didn't mean to imply that you had composed it. Unfortunately, like me, you are not clever enough either!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Love it Eddie - "snark raving bonkers". How clever!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks CJ

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for your visit Troy and thanks for the recommendation CJ.

Retiredandcrazy said...

This snarking is fun isn't it Sandie? And DogLover is adorable isn't he?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Now don't get my hopes up Eddie!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Mind you lime, I guess most of my blogs are drivel too. No, in fact I would go as far as to say that ALL of my blogs are drivel.

Retiredandcrazy said...

The trouble is Ken that if I don't get topical, political or narked I don't have a great deal to say!

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