“Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

The Board of The Fatdog Broadcasting Corporation came to order.

Currently the Board comprises three members:

1.The non-voting Director – The Fatdog (non-voting, only because we’ve no way of telling if she has voted, or not, on any given issue).

2.Myself, the Director in charge of creativity…and random blog changes.

3.The Glass of Red Wine

The Glass of Red Wine holds the majority of votes on the Board and thus controls most of what appears on the pages of the blog.

The Thursday evening emergency meeting had been called to discuss recent changes to the blog.

I challenged the Board…

“I just can’t get enthusiastic about this new blog theme!  Want my “leather bound” one back!”

Then we got around to the detail.  The Glass of Red Wine was intent on a change of emphasis:

”Cut out most of the Pages!  Nobody wants to read what was blogged about a year ago!  Keep it fresh! Shorter posts!  Less writing!  More colour!  More drive!  Less predictability! More flamingos!”

“More Bonios!” enthused The Fatdog (who can be selectively hard of hearing)

The debate gathered a serious collection of exclamation marks then concluded with the implementation of a series of half-arsed recommendations which saw some pages deleted and the return of the “leather bound” theme.  It was also agreed that the next post (this one) would feature flamingos – for no other reason than they were a pretty colour and totally ridiculous looking creatures.

As I altered the blog theme for the nth time in the past 2 weeks, the words of Shelley came to mind…

“Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Oh yes, despair…and there is a lot more despair to come! 😆

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18 thoughts on ““Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!””

  1. I share a bit of your despair, but am keeping the faith that
    the Board will resolve the issues and all will be well….. or drunk!

  2. It seems to me that the position of the Creative Director is somewhat parlous. Can the blog cover the expense of these constant changes? Surely, funds are better spent by the Glass of Red?

    I think you should put it to your customers. A poll is what is required.

    Or has the Creative Director become Gaddafi-like, clinging on to power?

    Nice Famingos.

  3. The Glass of Red Wine was all for expanding by the aquisition of Majestic and a small vineyard in the Rioja. I was left fiddling about with very minor blog changes that only cost time…my time! The Glass of Red Wine blamed me for the initial changes and stated that setting it right should be at my own expense…not that of the Corporation.

    I could put it to a poll – but given the number of visitors that would just be embarassing.

    The flamingos send their regards! 😀

  4. Ground troops. Shock & Awe. It’s the only thing that the Creatives understand. Brute force to rescue Maisie from the Brute!
    The Red Cross should fly in Bonio Drops. Hang the UN! Let’s do it now!

  5. This is really all rather exhausting, Ken.
    Perhaps you need to get away for a bit.
    On a Cheap Flight, maybe. You could pop round to Stansted and get one….?

  6. Funny you should say that Martin – possible Ireland trip in a couple of weeks time. Maybe not by a certain Irish airline who, believe it or not, had that video on their website. No publicity is bad publicity eh! No our trip will be by ferry so that The Fatdog can go with us.

    Hopefully that’s things settled on the blog for a while although I’ve still a few tweaks to make.

  7. The bottle! My god no! You don’t let the bottle into the meetings. Total catastrophe! You’ll find all sorts of odd motions passed (I expect Mr Sloman will arrive soon to comment on passing motions 😉 ) of which you have no recollection.

  8. We used to invite all the shareholders into our Blog’s board meetings.


    The bite-size pork pies and sausage rolls became romantically attached and the finger buffet afterwards was trampled in their headlong rush for passion.

    The Bottles of Red wouldn’t talk to the Fizzy Water and the Orange Juice threw itself petulantly all over the table cloths.

    In the end, the Creative Director and the Bottle of Red bought back all the shares and told the ex-shareholders to sod off. We went off together down to the pub to play a few calming games of pool before firing up the thought-juice gargle blasters (a happy combination of Black Sheep and Leap-Frog) and returning to Mission Control to pen even more rubbish than usual.

    No other shareholders to worry about. The Blog became once more Beautiful and Bolloxed.

  9. The Bottle of Red has temporarily taken control of the Blog as the Creative fellow is a bit busy impersonating Don Quixote.

    Normal service will be resumed when the blighter sobers up.

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