How long have I been saying this? And more…

The education seretary has said that kids should be able to play rough instead of being wrapped in cotton wool and overprotected. I’ve been ranting about this for years. Kids nowadays are far too weak, unable to fight of disease and increasingly overweight. A lot of this is down to them not being able to play outdoors properly.

They’re not allowed to throw snowballs at school in case they get hurt and someone sues; they can’t play in the mud outside in case they catch a disease (how the fuck else are they meant to develop an immune system?); playgrounds have climbing frames removed in case the little dears hurt themselves.

At last a politician who may have a modicum of common sense. He’s fucked, then.

In music news, Metallica announce producer of new album and another claim that they’re going to go back to the old days for something cool and fan-friendly. What a load of horse-cock. St Anger was supposed to be a return to the old days and it was simply one of the worst albums I have ever heard in my life ever. Complete amateurish fuckshite. Worse than severe pain. I laughed when I firt heard it. Out loud. And I’d really wanted to like it.

Now they’ve hired back Rick Rubin in the vain hope they can emulate the old Master of Puppets days. Good luck, you cunts. You’ll need it. The one thing they seem to have forgotten is it’s not the producer’s job to write the songs. The god-awful piece of horse-shite that was St Anger was Metallica’s fault, not Bob Rock’s. Though the man’s a commercialism-seeking fuckwit as well. If it wasn’t for him they might not have sunk to the depths of the “black” album and still be doing decent stuff.

12 thoughts on “How long have I been saying this? And more…”

  1. I bet you own a copy of the ‘black’ album though. Every metaller does. Even if they don’t like Metallica / don’t remember buying it.

    I have one and you know my distaste for the idiots. I bought it for a friend who then announced he already had a copy…so I was stuck with it…

  2. Yup, I do. As I was at the age when I could finally go and see them live when it came out. I saw them twice on the tour and you could tell the single more important things in the venue were their egos… I’m just glad to say that the UK didn’t suffer the drum solo that the US leg of the tour had to put up with.

  3. Drum solos…is there a more pointless way to spend 5 minutes?

    Also, I can’t imagine not being allowed to throw snowballs at school. We used to have massive snowball fights with our rival school, and occasionally teachers joined in! A rugby match between our schools was cancelled once and it just turned into a mud / snowball fight.

    Ah, fun school days!

  4. Bass solos? We got one of those.

    We were banned at one of the schools I went to when one kid got hit in the eye with a snowball. As I do keep saying – overprotection. If a kid goes through childhood and *never* gets hurt, how does that prepare them for real life?

  5. Oi…don’t be mocking the Bass Solos. I like bass solos.

    You have a point. I had the piss ripped out of me at school..ah, the perils of being a redhead, but thinking back, it probably has prepared me for real life.

  6. Now you have a cracking rack for you to show off, so I’m sure nobody takes the piss out of your hair any more πŸ˜‰

  7. Oh you’d be surprised. But generally now they get something much more offensive said back to them and then shut up. School also taught me a lot of rude words πŸ˜›

  8. There are better occasions to use rude words, too.

    OK, I’m flirting on my blog again. Sue me. My blog, my rules.

  9. Sorry, I didn’t mean to intrude on this dating blog… πŸ™‚

    You’re right, kids these days aren’t allowed to have a proper childhood, with mud, cuts and bruises and they’ll never learn from their mistakes.

    The future of our country…it’s scary!

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