What if UK Politics was Game of Thrones? – Dan Miles In the last few weeks the UK has seen more backbiting, treachery, spectacular battles and duplicitous manoeuvring than in the last twenty years combined (at least visibly). In fact, the whole thing is beginning to look like an episode of Game of Thrones. Which made me wonder, what if it was an episode of … Continue reading What if UK Politics was Game of Thrones?
In the old days things were simple. There was War, Death, Famine and Disease as harbingers of the apocalypse. Nowadays however things have got much more complicated. Famine has faded thanks to GM wheat, Wars have become Police Actions or Nation Building Efforts, whilst Disease never truly recovered from Penicillin. Even Death itself can be held permanently at bay if Barry Manilow is anything to … Continue reading Introducing Your New Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The British establishment was rocked this week by shock allegations that Prime Minister David Cameron once placed his flaccid member in the mouth of a dead pig whilst attending a university dining function in the mid 1980s. These suggestions, made by a former friend and colleague who is in no way making a bitter headline grab to pimp a new book, have gripped the nation, … Continue reading Cameron Pig-Gate – We Talk to the Pig
As a journalist I‘m no stranger to the strange and bizarre, and I confess I heard the story many times over the years, but always put it down to urban myth, or the fanciful ravings of drunken bartenders. The fact that it persisted always intrigued me. So I started digging, more as a hobby at first, and many times I got excited only to have … Continue reading I Was There: The Night Someone Tipped
Bars are sensory places — the sound of the crowd, the taste of great cocktails, the smell of wood, leather, perhaps a smoking fire. But do you actually need all five senses to enjoy them? That’s the question that gripped me after four cocktails and three successive Jägermeisters. I asked myself, could you perhaps enjoy them more by ridding yourself of one, or even, all … Continue reading Drunk Experiments 2: Sensory Deprivation in a Cocktail Bar
These days it seems every rapper feels an all-consuming need to associate themselves with an alcohol brand. From vodka, to tequila, rum and cognac there is literally no booze they won’t whore, I mean endorse. So, in no particular order here are seven reasons they should reconsider that desperate marketing urge. 1) Claiming responsibility for creating it This is about as believable as a … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Rappers Shouldn’t Pimp Drinks Brands
12 Careers To Help you Survive a Zombie Apocalypse There are many factors to consider when choosing a potential career; pay, prospects the elusive work/life balance. However too few people stop to consider whether their chosen profession would help them survive a zombie apocalypse. That said, here are 12 potential vocations that could help you endure when the moaning dead finally do shamble into view. … Continue reading 12 Careers To Help you Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Being a freelance writer has it’s ups and downs; I work from my own bed, but have to put up with my accountant laughing at me once a year when I show him my books. As bloggers go though I am one of the luckiest ones, my stuff goes out on the Huffington Post every week (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-miles/.) So imagine my surprise when during an aimless … Continue reading Plagiarists beware, I will find you!
1) Much like prison it’s far easier to get into than it is to leave. 2) No room service professional ever enters a room without expecting to see someone’s knob. 3) Nothing causes the cold hand of fear to grip your bowels like a phone ringing on your day off. 4) Management’s idea of career progression differs greatly from your own. As does their concept … Continue reading 21 Things you Only Know if You’ve Worked in Hotels
Technology is an incredible thing. Every week there is another astonishing breakthrough in the fields of medicine, computing, aviation, the list goes on and on. Sadly though one field does not enjoy the same kind of investment; The science of a good night out. In the hope of starting some serious debate and perhaps even funding on this subject here is a list of things I … Continue reading Drinking Tech: Ultimate Inventions for a Good Night out.