The newspaper purchase

loyalcardBananas left the zoo and visited a nearby library in the peoples republic of camdem.since nobody else had bought the newspaper back to the monkey house so i ended up in big chain of newsagents.

Having located the item i presented it and the method of payment to the human who fumbled about several times to get this thing paid.

This was complicated by some management decree that i also had to have a several other bits of waste paper of some offer that usually would be invalid.

Those extra bits of paper (receipted by the pos too) where rejected and then i returned to the zoo none the wiser as to what they where.

If i was paying that retailer to promote something (my blog) and did what i did then i would want my money back.

Discount newspapers and Rupert Murdoch’s poor shareholder return.

The_Sun_(Gotcha)Bananas was in a newsagents one day when the price of newspapers came to my attention.   The price of the monkey houses paper does not change and i know what it costs but if you read a chav newspaper (image to your right) then Murdoch and family varies the price by it seems by 50%.

Being generally unaware and not somebody who thinks good things about the Murdoch family (my blog) this does not concern me but when the human in front of me did not have enough money for a eyesight chart*. The paper was returned unsold.

This i found interesting  that even perhaps a more gullible human found the value proposition a poor one.

So when Murdoch (& family) next complain about newspapers not being profitable remember that he is breaking it not the people who buy it, I could remind you about phone hacking (my blog) and a pay for news culture (my blog) too but i think you know who is the worse offender here after all most of england and wales has yet to hear about watford and olive oil due to his misdeeds as a owner or press baron.

I got our copy of the internation daily bonobo rowandian bush telegraph (a non murdoch paper) and returned back to the zoo however if i was in charge of mergers of television i would make Murdoch and family have to sell tv rights to a new satellite tv operation that he or his family could never own.

*it does look like one

Holiday sales are weird

headacheBanaanas in the falklands was enjoying a day at the zoo sans single parents and other guests taking photos of us so we all wondered off to see the security team who told us that some humans never visit the zoo but get up really early on these national holiday days and go shopping.

Sally our ape of the mind was most perplexed but knew the type (my blog) but as the rest of slept in we think these humans who live to shop when shops are closed need there heads examined probably by Sally ring the zoo for an appiontment.

We had a lazy day and somehow think these sales are not all they be cracked up be. Since we apes are happy with our lot.

cometh the branded poppy seller

olivecookeThe poppy appeal has good and bad reasons attached to it say does it mean support the armed forces minus benefits (the Armed Forces Covenant) or lets go to war in Syria/Iraq again because the sand is better than in cornwall ?

Olive Cooke (my blog) is also a problem for the charity sector with a plethora of other poppy like things our zoo poppy mugger last year was equipped with a range of branded merchandise all paid for by that person into a quasi uniform.

I have misgivings about how the poppy appeal is used by various organisations, the possible abuse of its volunteers and its movement into uniform and stuff noted earlier.  Perhaps with other armed forces on the rise hi lighting the loss of the Armed Forces Covenant the poppy is not what we think it is.  After all if more charities are created does that not mean the poppy appeal works or that covenant is? and is simply a brand name now.

Have a think about it.

as seen on tv and now please call a charity or else

Bananas was watching a program on tv i usually catch up on demand it is un blog worthy usually although i have mentioned it here as something else.

It differs greatly, and the thing i saw is more adult than the blog content i could compare it tooand that is where my problem lies that at the end a helpline (my blog) was given out for those ‘affected’ by the content.

dontcallmecrazyIt seems as if the sjw’s have invaded tv, and the nuances of the thing have lost with the sjw’s in tv adding the ‘downer’.

While the original was lacking i rather liked the depressing angle in the tv version however badly handled at the end.

My name is bananas in the falklands and i am a banana addict* – you happy broadcast  tv sjw’s ?

*i joke – bananas anonymous does not exist

strictly ballroom?

poledancing

poledancing

One of the things the older lady apes here in the zoo ‘enjoy’ on television is strictly come dancing a bbc thing that rupert murdoch has yet to discover along the lines of this (my blog).

So if i am wondering about in the zoo in the evening its scheduled i might see them watching it with the crack team of zoo security staff. Although most of the celebrity they have no idea as to who they are along with myself.

Ballroom has a chequered past on television from weird amateurs and funny  (perhaps sarcastic) commentary to this polished version but with its  dragging people on the floor,lifts (not in buildings type) and gymnastics are supposed to be dance then i did wonder if strictly is ballroom dance or not.  Not that i honesty give a stuff

smile !

smile !

From the very brief extracts i see, and the thirty second performances which i am told about by the seniors and do not see it does look a parody of ‘ballroom’

Some apes like it, but i suppose most people watch it for the celebrity (my blog) over the thing.

Since i rarely delve into popular culture these days i hope you will score me highly for my wit and observation and not ring the rekcus  phone line.   Next week i will blog about something else less chav in case you where expecting that kind of thing here today.