At the End of the Day

Emoticons fascinate me, in both good and bad ways.

First up, they are a useful tool if you’re not using the phone or Skype, because they lighten up what might be misconstrued as an offensive remark. This should not, of course, be carried to extremes:

‘What a nasty little trolling turd you are ;- )’

But even if we start from the implausibly optimistic assumption that all tweeters mean well really, it is still a bit sad that our increasing desire to be within pc boundaries means we have to resort to daft yellow grinning balls to avoid seeming unpleasant.

I suspect the problem with this new convention is that it lacks subtlety. And so tonight – exclusively at your Fabidoso Fire-away Slog – I offer some suggestions on how to broaden the dimensions of the DIY emoticon successfully.

30%LOL  I’m laughing out loud at what you just said, but in a way as to offer myself a way back into your favour

$$$xxx I am a material sentimentalist, get over it

>^< This election is heading for a Coalition

~~ ( ) Chill out and take a break while I work on a more engaging suggestion

#  Life is a game of noughts and crosses

↔ This thing could go either way↑

xxx zzz  I love you really, but I’ve had my orgasm and now I’m sleepy

{=}  People facing in opposite directions are equally disagreeable

+ : – ; There are upsides and downsides to this whole thing: it needs more investigation

??? O (  I don’t know whether to be happy or sad about this outcome because you have me confused with someone who gives a shit, but if there’s a shag in it, then maybe I do after all…until xxx zzz

&+  I insist on having the last word on this issue

∏  Anyone for croquet?

Ψ  Warning: Troika Dead Ahead

>>>***o-//   Reach for the stars or die in a ditch

->ooΔΔoo ->  This way to the stoning

ϖ  Venizelos sitting on the fence

<@> I’ve no f**king idea where it’s at

000!!! Zero tolerance

oooooO  It’s all bollocks and that’s official

Enjoy the weekend. [: – )( +- = ???] x ~~%

9 thoughts on “At the End of the Day

  1. O/T but anyone else thinking that any Cameron coalition agreement entered into would be used to drop the cast iron referendum promise…… We really are in the EU more whoever gets largest party status after the GE2015 !


  2. @ GJ
    That’s a certainty….
    The people who forecast economics based on ‘demographics’ are talking of a sudden upturn in the economy, with the ‘feel good factor’ doing very well – for 2017…….so a referendum in 2017 is likely to produce a ‘we never had it so good, so don’t fix it if it ain’t broke’ attitude.


  3. Cameron doesn’t need an excuse. He is never going give us the option. They are all enjoying the gravy train. They are not about to let a little thing like the public get in the way. We are firmly in whoever wins the GE, even if Farage romped home with an unassailable victory we will stay in


  4. You’re pretty much on track @kfc but I’m pretty sure that if ukip romped home with a majority to govern – we would leave the EU as whatever you think of Farage – the rest of the party members are certainly wanting out along with the electorate.

    @profM can see where you are coming from but things aren’t really going to get that much better for the great unwashed….housing bubble may remain inflated giving the feel good factor but people are sick of the dictats and waste and throwing our tax around to outside world. Not sure they wouldn’t vote to leave just out of spite against the ‘elite’ who so desperately want us to remain in the policartelsty.


  5. I don’t get it. Housing prices on a high,stock market on a high,economy ( according to pols) doing well ,gold low. Is it all just a pre election con? Now I’m no economic genius,but I keep hearing housing bubble. In fact for the last 30 years I’ve heard the same mantra but TF I didn’t listen. Yes prices have gone down occasionally. They are called buying opportunities . Just like the stock market. The difference is you control the situation,not some fund manager. In the SE there is a shortage of housing stock,with many chasing what’s available. DOH ! That keeps prices high. Interest rates will have to go up a lot to dent that and frankly I don’t see that happening. Not enough to cause a problem. Even if they drop 20% it only takes it back to Jan 14. Meanwhile with BTL someone else has been paying off the capital.


  6. I don’t think it will Farage at fault, I just think that the power that these unelected elites wield will overpower UKIP, they will threaten absolute chaos and poverty and deprivation if we leave the EU, and the power of persuasion will overwhelm any dissent. There is no way on God’s Earth the UK is leaving the union, or any other country come to that. We are in it to the end which must surely come as JW points out, it’s just too disfunctional to continue forever but, for the immediate future nothing is going to change.


  7. Yes I can see this but housing shortage is deliberate to keep prices high and btl won’t cut it in the longer term because rents are rising in line with house buying costs. Low incomes can’t keep up and council housing subsidies are being cut…. At some point the brown smelly will hit the whirly thing…..


  8. Disagree ,there will be a price adjustment at some point as we are at a high. Now is the time to sell ,not buy or pay off debt.Then when we hit the next cycle,you go back in again. Its no different from any other market.Unless there is some major catastrophe like a war its a fairly safe market. Its all about timing like any investment


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