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: Quirky Hong Kong

Ho Ho Ho…

No, not a late Santa joke.

Who would have thought that anything could have pushed Nancy Kissel into second place as the subject of Hong Kong gossip?

But then who could have seen the Stanley Ho story coming.  Who, in their right mind would try to rip off old Stan?  This is one serious old fella, with an  ’interesting’ history and an amazing number of  ’connections’ in Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland.

One can only assume that the family members behind this attempted coup, thought the old boy wouldn’t last much longer and would probably die in Hospital after his stroke.  There is no other sane explanation.  And now Stan da’man, father to assorted children, Husband to 4 wives, will have his revenge, probably in this world and the next.

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The wrong book store

Sometimes you just know, you are not going to get the book you want!
Wrong book store

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American English

This may seem pedantic, and I accept that a significant proportion of readers will see nothing wrong with the advert below, but I wish this town would decide whether we are using American English, or proper English.  Ok I put ‘proper’ in there just to wind some of you up, but the point remains valid. If a newspaper has a singular style that all journalists conform to, surely they could impose the same standards on their advertisers.  I accept the old adage that the UK and US are two countries divided by a common language, but it seems cultural imperialism has now infected the SCMP much to our collective mutual detriment.Metre!

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Taoist Master Sex Scandal

Only in Hong Kong.  A young model agrees to have sex nine times, with a lorry driver masquerading as a Taoist master, in the belief that this will improve her career

I said model but perhaps I should have said moron, but she is 19 years of age, moron or not, and I’m not sure our would be Master should go to jail.  If lying about yourself to increase your chances of getting laid is a crime, the Police would be busy every weekend in Lan Kwai Fong with all the charlatans pretending to be brokers, traders and bankers.

Sentencing is due on 21st January, lets see what he gets.

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