The Bastard Lounge

Misinformed, angry, coffee-addled ranting.

Tackle Out.

This morning, an open letter in which more than 70 academics, doctors and other fancy-pants types have called for an end to tackling in school rugby was splashed across newspaper headlines … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Topical Storm.

The below was originally written for an upcoming BBC project. I was going to hold fire on publishing it, but then Father Jack died and I figured if I left … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Bastard Lounge Hall of Fame: Get Tae Fuck 2015

And so, 2015 is dribbling soggily to a close, like the last few drops of a particularly unsatisfying piss. Supposedly, it’s been a year of highs as well as lows, … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Having a Domestic.

After months of harsh, brutal, combative athletic competition, the Rugby World Cup concludes this weekend and to the surprise of basically no-one but my grandmother and this easily startled cat, … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two Raging Semis.

Well. What a few weeks it’s been. Unless of course, you’re one of the 90% of humans believed to live in the Northern Hemisphere. Then it’s just been a bit … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

An Unpresidented Announcement.

America. Land of the free, home of the brave. The land of opportunity, the birthplace of modern democracy, liberty and diabetes. And, as was announced this week, this prick wants … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Huge Throbbing Election.

Regardless of your level of pig-headed ignorance (and it’s probably fairly high, given that you’re reading The Bastard Lounge), you cannot have failed to notice the giant, slimy, Etonian elephant … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Odd Shaped Balls.

It’s February. We’re cold. We’re poor. Fergie’s got a new song out. Everything’s a little bit shit. Fortunately for all of us, tonight something wicked this way comes to rid … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Boo-Urns Night.

Tonight brings what for many people is the most important cultural event of the year. No, I’m not referring to the Royal Rumble, though questionable clothing and out-of-control violence are certainly … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 5 Comments
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