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How to be ridiculous


Duncan is a BLOGGER in a way I would like to be a Blogger if I was better oriented to Blogging. This gentleman is at it almost every day and has a rhythm and a presence a lot of us could benefit from observing.


This is in some ways a follow up to my post ‘How to go, ‘And they’ll police that HOW exactly?’’ It does contain swearing, so you have been warned.

In the UK there’s an insidious system of sanctioning called Public Spaces Protection Orders. These have the ostensibly laudable aim of stopping people being a bleeding nuisance to the rest of the world, but in reality are little more than extensions of the ‘No Ball Games’ signs prevalent in the 60s in council estates. Some jumped up popinjays in town halls the length and breadth of the nation are using them as revenue earners.

Take this as an example. Salford Council has banned swearing in parts of Salford Quays. Say ‘fuck’ in public and you face a fine. The reason is that this constitutes ‘using foul and abusive language.’

Well, that rather depends on your point of view, doesn’t it? I…

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Author: ridicuryder

Cloaked & Variable Character(s) who only make sense if read from the beginning - start at the Ride Along Reader's Guide (Nov 2012) then pick up Contraption Attachment Disorder from July 2012. RidicuRyder is a fictional adventure layered over an actual trip. Our Adventurers have strange takes on things like Lisps, Motorcycles, Montreal Steak Spice, Mental Health and The End of the World (Evolving our species just sorta happens by accident). New for 2013 - opinion pieces in between trip stories.

7 thoughts on “How to be ridiculous

  1. It’s a good job the nimbies from Salford Council never stood on the terraces of The Willows, the late lamented home of Salford R.L.F.C. They’d have happily given the inhabitants of “The Shed” life imprisonment, or the death penalty if it was still an option!

  2. Aw, I love Duncan. ❤

  3. Shining the spotlight elsewhere is half thefun of blogging – looks like you do that well.

    • Yeah…I’m close to converting the blog to a book with another couple of entries. I’ve pretty much been re-blogging for 2015…lots of great Blogger’s to stay active.

  4. Am I ridiculous yet? Or did I start off that way?

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