About McPherson's Rant


McPherson’s Rant is an old Scots Folk Song about a Robin Hood Type Character who was hanged.

There is no connection, unless you count the “rant” part.  The world’s a strange place and sometimes a “rant” at absurdity and unfairness is just what’s required.

Here you can expect to find examples of stupidity, irony and idiocy , especially relating to Hong Kong, and with particular attention to the SCMP, and its’ letters page. A common problem with many blogs is their failure to find something new to say, I find the SCMP, and it’s letters page, provides plenty of ammunition on a daily basis and will reference them frequently. If you have your own letter not getting published, put it on our comments section.






A strange nugget in the SCMP today…

“A 91 year-old man is critically ill in hospital after setting fire to himself in an apparent suicide attempt.  Police are treating it as Arson.”

I thought arson implied wilful damage to property, generally with criminal intent.  Maybe it’s just me, but I would have suggested treating it as a suicide attempt, or even a cry for help!  But then, it’s Hong Kong!


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