A Word in your Ear

 Tonight’s words are Newscorp and Pass

Congratulations to James Murdoch on taking over the helm at Newscorp. By rights he should be doing 20 years in Dartmoor, but I’m not one to bear a grudge – well done Jimbo, may you sit on a dunny spider.

I have to say my money was on Jerry Hall to get it, but hey – you know, blood is thicker than water….and they don’t come any thicker than James Murdoch.

It would be hugely amusing, would it not, to go back to Bali in 1990 and attend the (later declared invalid) wedding between Jerry Built and Mick Jagger. Imagine the pleasure involved in buttonholing the Rolling Stone at the reception and saying, “You’ll never guess who’s gonna be up there after you”.

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¶ And it came to pass that ‘it came to pass’ got headed off at the Pass. It should have come to the Pass around 2003, but it came to pass that the Israelite Alan Greenspan decided, on arriving at the pass, that he would pass on the opportunity to smite Goldman  Sackcloth, and instead pass the buck to Ben B’nankee, a passing cloud of valium who bore the perpetual look of a guy passing water while swimming.

¶ And it came to pass that the siblings Lehman did pass the point of no return, and Ben decided to let them pass on unaided by the bailout that passeth all understanding. Then was there an mighty gnashing of teeth on the Wailing Wall Street, and thus did Ben pass himself off as a man with a box full of tools with which all his friends could pass by on the other side, leaving the suffering to others.

¶ Others passed less favourable judgement upon the B’nankee, and as the years passed, it waxed clear that, when asked a question, Ben would say “Pass”. Things had come to a pretty pass, and so he gave the hospital pass to Y’Elling the witch. And lo were they as vessels that pass in the night, except that he was an iceberg and she could pass for the Titanic.

¶ During many moons of passing wind, Y’elling passed a bum cheque to the markets about the pass rates for reality examinations. In the end all things must pass, and so at the Winter Solstice of 2015 did she pass sentence on the tribe of the Brics by bringing to pass an one quarter per cent rise. But yea, even before and not as unto the feast of Passover did the S’hanghai pass below 3,000, and the Nipponite Abe cause the Temple’s moneylenders to almost pass out when he let his rates pass under the Japanese Zero flyover.

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Earlier at The Slog: BoJ bombshell – assume crash positions

14 thoughts on “A Word in your Ear

  1. Side slipping Rhubarb for Jumbo at Newcorps & Halls of phlame lusty what! Pass by? Drip dry eyes full of words, meant for ears, much Merry-fold JW.

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  2. How do they do this?
    SKY PLC with EPIC/TICKER LON:SKY had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates’ with the recommendation being set at ‘SELL’ today by analysts at Liberum Capital. SKY PLC are listed in the Consumer Services sector within UK Main Market. Liberum Capital have set a target price of 530 GBX on its stock. This is indicating the analyst believes there is a potential downside of 50.2% from today’s opening price of 1065 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has decreased 58 points and decreased 28 points respectively.

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  3. Hargreaves Lansdown lauded the company for its strongest growth in 10 years in its retail customer base, but noted that profits would be hit as the company absorbed 630 million pounds ($900 million) per year of additional Premier League costs.
    Sky plc serves 21 million customers across five countries: UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

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  4. The Sky Booty Song:

    Speed No 10 like a jailbird’s wing,
    Onward the troughers cry,
    Carry the lad that is born to be King,
    Over the sea to Sky.

    Loud the peeps howl, loud the peeps roar,
    Lack of sentence breeds despair,
    Baffled in woe, glare at the Door,
    Rise up they will not dare.

    Speed No 10 like a jailbird’s wing,
    Onward the troughers cry,
    Carry the lad that is born to be King,
    Over the sea to Sky.

    Beamed into our homes, ISIL and death,
    Scattered the ethical men,
    Yet o’er the pond, cool in a sheath,
    Jamie will come again.

    Speed No 10 like a jailbird’s wing,
    Onward the troughers cry,
    Carry the lad that is born to be King,
    Over the sea to Sky.

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  5. i judge the article to warrant a pass. and cannot help but mention.. that Jerry didn’t have much option. her business endeavours hit a wall of debt and the only options were bankruptcy or a rich old man. Mick was not inclined to help as he was busy doing others.

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  6. ‘…may you sit on a dunny spider…’sounds funny, but my mate was on holiday in Australia a few years ago. He was sitting on the can when a dunny spider laid its young babies on his bare bottom. It was later diagnosed that one of them had entered his body via his bottom , and found its way to his brain, where it has grown to be adult size and he is slowly being hollowed out upstairs. They’re trying to bait it out of his ear but it’s not coming. He’s constantly rolling his eyeballs and asking for another beer.

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  7. John 2:13-16 (King James Version)
    13 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, tummies were a-rumblin’, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
    14 And found lurking in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves making a bob already, and the changers of money sitting like unto swans upon their eggs, all hissing and unpleasant:
    15 And when he had made a whip of small cords, yea even unto those little lead bits in the ends for that extra bit of misery for the Ungodly, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables because he could be a bit like that when he’d been on the turps of a lunchtime;
    16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise you thieving barstewards. And I’ll be back in a couple of thousand years to make sure your mis-begotten descendants aren’t up to your tricks …

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  8. Caratacus: Yes, of course, Janice was a Brummy; it is said that she once asked for a kipper tie with three sugars.. As for being stricken in years, I suspect that you might have a small lead but I’m catching up fast ;)

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