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.





Tag Archives: Only in Hong Kong


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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A Dumb Post on Geo Expat

It was time for some brownie points today so off we toddled to the Stone Grill.

This is not a review, that’s not the function of my rants, unless there was something sufficiently wrong to raise my hackles, suffice to say everything was fine.  It was while trying to find the address on-line that I came across something worthy of my ire.  Stone Grill is pretty much what the name says, they bring your meat or fish to the table on a hot stone, you cook it yourself,  eponymously named you would think!  And yet I found this post from “angiebaby” on Geo Expat:

“Stone Grill Sucks!”

“I would like to express my displeasure with the business model of Stone Grill restaurant. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the restaurant, i will take a minute to explain. Food is cooked on a hot stone. They place raw meat on the stone and serve the customer. The customer then has to attend to the meat as it cooks on the stone. I wish i could say it is any easy task and it would have probably avoided this thread. However, it was not, especially since the raw meat is 4-5 inches thick with loads and loads of fat. Why would any go to this place, if not by error. I mean for christ sakes why go to a restaurant to cook your own food? Doesnt it defeat the purpose of going out to eat? I want to know who is the freakin genius that came up with this business model!!! To make matters worse they tack on 10% service charge??? For what? The customer is the one that has to deal with the cooking and serving! Oh, and of course, lets not forget about the freakin steam that blows in your face from off the stone grill! The restaurant isnt bad enough and now i have to deal with smelling like a sizziling fajita. I am very annoyed at this restaurant and wont recommend it to anyone!”

I really don’t know what to say, except, Angiebaby, perhaps being fertilized was a mistake, you don’t seem to have made much of the opportunity!

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Assaulting Coppers(2)

Yesterday’s post concerned the slapping of a policeman by Amina Mariam Bokhary, niece of Justice Kemal Bokhary, one of the three permanent judges on Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal.  Bokhary is the villain of the piece in that you cannot go around slapping coppers

But not every drama needs a good guy and a bad guy, here it seems we have two equally pathetic guys, one an annoying connected bitch; the other an embarrassment to his fellow Police officers, an individiual whose theatrics are worthy of Ronaldo, or perhaps a camp thespian analogy would be more apt!

Slapping copper

We all know the propensity for individuals to ‘act for the camera’ but does this guy have to be so bad at it.

We’d like to think a stern word was had in his ear, but he’s probably still in hospital filling in compensation forms.

Weak and pathetic, sad and contemptible.

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