Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hacked Off

Thought it was time I tidied up the borders of this blog and got rid of all the defunct blogs on the blogroll, following what my esteemed blogging friend Mike 'Troubled Diva' has called my "long lay off". (Would that it had been a "long lay", Mike).

But fuck me! What's this? Has someone hacked into my blogger profile?
It was giving my age as 251! The year of my birth had become the late 18th century. I know it has been said (probably by me) that I'm the Boswell of our times, but that's just ridiculous.

It got worse. It was giving my occupation as 'Accountancy'.
Seriously, do I come across as an accountant? Quite apart from the fact that, as I've recently revealed, I suffer from dyscalculia.
No disrespect to accountants, by the way. It's a boring job but some poor fucker has to do it. And who knows what Bacchanalian delights they indulge in when they're not playing with the balls on their abacus?

We once had a Prime Minister who was an accountant (Major). He was the son of a circus performer, so it was said he was the only man ever to run away from the circus to become an accountant. He presided over one of the biggest economic disasters in our history, so it wasn't a wise career move. Though in support of what I said above, the grey man spent several years secretly screwing Edwina Currie. But on reflection, only an accountant could regard that as a 'Bacchanalian delight'.

Anyway, despite several attempts to put 'not specified' the Blogger software is determined to say I'm an accountant. So I've opted for 'Communications and Media'.
After all, I communicate through the medium of a blog. And I've always wanted to be a media tart.
Or even just a tart.


At 12:13 AM, Blogger Ben said...

Welcome back Willie! Just read about your return on Troubled Diva. Hope the blogosphere 2008 (urgh) isn't too unfamiliar to you.

At 8:02 AM, Blogger Willie Lupin said...

Thank you, Ben. It's nice to find that at least some of the old faces are still propping up the bar, as it were.
You're not a million miles from my corner of Middle England, though a different county.

At 8:24 AM, Blogger Betty said...

There now seems to be a Blogger default setting which lists anyone's occupation as "Accountancy" if they don't specify what their job is. Looking down that list, there doesn't seem to be a place for humble but useful occupations such as shop assistant or train driver. Perhaps Blogger assumes that all internet users are Lifestyle Consultancy Gurus or Make Up Artists To The Stars!

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Willie Lupin said...

Betty, there are no 'Retired' or 'Unemployed' categories either.
It's still a mystery how my birth year became 1791. One wouldn't expect the program to accept ages over 110 or so. They clearly don't think anyone over 60 is blogging or they'd have a 'Retired' category.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Vidad said...

"And who knows what Bacchanalian delights they indulge in when they're not playing with the balls on their abacus?"

That single line is fantastic.

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Willie Lupin said...

Thanks, vidad. Yes, that was one of my better lines and it was very kind of you to say so.

At 10:40 AM, Blogger cello said...

As media tarts go I think you are a lemon one; delicious but acidic and my absolute favourite.

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Willie Lupin said...

Thanks, cello. I'm more acidic in prose than in the flesh, I think.

I grew some wonderful petunias this year called 'Lemoncillo', very striking in black containers.
You can get them from, seed suppliers to Lupin Towers.


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