I’m exorbitantly happy that such people exist

Jon Worth is one of those people who ended up in the blog reader for some or other reason and have just stayed there over the decades. For many years it has been a series of complaints about cross border train tickets within the EU. Well, someone’s got to worry about such things.

I’m exorbitantly happy that such people do exist as well. Without them we’d not have detailed maps of every Eiffel Tower copy in the world. We don’t in fact need such maps but civilisation is made richer by their existence.

One other thing I recall is that Worth attempted to get selected as a candidate by the Labour Party. Can’t recall, MP or MEP. Probably the second. I tend to be happy about his not succeeding.

On the grounds that the world is made richer by having people who make maps of every extant Eiffel Tower copy but not necessarily by being ruled by people who will make maps of every extant Eiffel Tower copy. As with myself – the monomanias are different – I like to mutter that I occasionally add to the gaiety of nations but I think it would be a category error having me running one of them.

11 thoughts on “I’m exorbitantly happy that such people exist”

  1. To be fair Tim, the kind of people who want to run things are often the kind who should never be allowed near the levers of power. see Murphy et al

  2. Even a moron like Murphy understands that he would shit his pants if he ever had to run anything, and deal with the outcomes of his lack of ability to see second order consequence.

    He’s a gutless nonentity who’s struggling to be heard, who instead wants to stand on the sidelines telling you how you’re doing it wrong, and how too little tax you are allowing people to pay to the beloved public sector cronies who gather like flies around shit on his blog to fluff his paper thin ego.

    He’s not equipped to deal with any sort of failure, which those who actually get to change things see as bumps in the road to succes

  3. With apologies to any ferroequinologists present, he’s an irascible 60 year old twice divorced Little Englander who speaks through his adenoids and plays with toy trains.

    The prosecution rests

  4. “Jon Worth is one of those people who ended up in the blog reader for some or other reason and have just stayed there over the decades. For many years it has been a series of complaints about cross border train tickets within the EU. Well, someone’s got to worry about such things.”

    Er…I await the English translation. Not quite at the level of Ecksy’s sub-literate offerings, but borderline incomprehensible.

  5. ‘I think it would be a category error having me running one of them.’ Me too. After all I worked out a perfectly practicable way to win the Afghan war.

    I feel confident that no one really wants the place turned into a desert of radioactive glass. Or am I wrong there?

  6. European train ticketing complaints plus diagrams about Brexit have been the staple for years albeit not a site I visit very often. Even has some Venn diagrams for the delectation of aficionados. One of the few “big names” of the noughties BritBlog scene that’s still pumping out content, which deserves some kind of longevity award. Though I suppose it is more of an EUblog than a BritBlog and a “big name” in the blogosphere basically means “not actually a big name”. (Anyone who lived/worked in London in the late noughties will remember Jon’s “atheist bus” campaign, and I don’t think he has pulled off anything of similar scale in the meantime, so if anything he’s become a smaller name since then – quite possible he prefers it that way!)

    Given the divergence on their EU-related views, I got a wry smile from the idea of all Jon’s Brexit-bashing articles popping up in Timmy’s feed for the past five years…

  7. Boganboy–It would get rid of loser/mugs like Theo. And better than the eternal techno-tyranny that seems at hand.

    The same day that SNP scum replace free speech with RoP/Marxist tyranny it turns out that Blojob has been busy continuing Treason May’s mass internet snooping plan.

    Will Bogus Johnson do anything about Scots tyranny? Other than try to introduce it here? As is already happening in HoL with marx-fem shite about “misogeny” being made “hatespeech”.Will he end Inet snooping–even once it is exposed?

    Don’t bet your Tory Party fees on it. Don’t be a mug like Theo.

  8. Bloke in China (Germany province)

    Anyone who hates Tegel needs to be cancelled, regardless of their other views. And yes, I did used to get the bus there.

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