Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Eating Man Phenomenon

I would like to share a bit of a tale from my observations of the activities and movements of a person whom I have dubbed "The Eating Man" over the past few years.

He is called thus because virtually all sightings of this mysterious individual involve him in the process of stuffing his face.

Hence the Eating Man...

But that's not the story. No, this is a tale of shifting paradigms and making conclusions based on faulty assumptions. And being surprised.

Monday, January 21, 2013

A (not so) wonderful day

Ever have one of those days where everything just goes according to plan, good results at every turn, and nothing unexpected ever happens?

As a general rule, I don't, but for just a moment thought I was having one.

Of course, I was wrong.

Friday, January 18, 2013

PIs on TV: Kalinda Sharma

Okay, so she's an investigator for a law firm rather than in a private capacity but, in this particular case, I'm prepared to make an exception.

And it's not those smouldering eyes, the misandry (even misanthropy), or the short skirts and boots.

Although they help.

Why so ronery?

An encounter with Mrs Kim Jung Il (might not be her real name but it fits) has really managed to piss me off today.


She was given my details from the Family Court in regards to serving her divorce papers. So far so good. I agreed to come pick them up in person, something I usually do, and she wanted to meet right away in a part of Bad City that wasn't all that close to my current location.

No problem, I said. I'll make my way there forthwith.

Wish I never bothered!

Monday, January 14, 2013

International 'Buy a PI a Coffee' Day 2013

I thought that, given last year's dismal failure, I'd better put this out there a bit earlier so as to get some traction for the event.

Yep, bookmark March 16 as International 'Buy a PI a Coffee' Day and let's make it a resounding success this time.

I'll have mine a short espresso, with just a hint of sugar.

Where Are They Now? The Hapless Mr Meringue

Well, it may be a little mean-spirited to compare Mr Meringue to the now much maligned Jimmy Savile but the two may have more in common than is considered healthy.

Or decent.

After closing off that previous investigation, I had put Mr Meringue out of my mind but then he recently made a return appearance.

Luckily, I have a memory like something that remembers a lot.

Pursuit Magazine reloaded

Just a reminder that the 'new and improved' Pursuit Magazine has been launched and it would behoove a well-read person, such as yourself, to take note and make tracks there if you haven't already.

That is all.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Where are they now? Sarah Nichols

No doubt I'll be accused of exhibiting Tall Poppy Syndrome in the face of success by others but self-aggrandisement, particularly by certain types of people, really annoys the fuck out of me.

What types?

Those like Sarah Nichols, who you might recall from just over a year ago.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013