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Audioboo account

I'm starting to really enjoy flicking through the archives on my hard drive and popping up little five minute "boos" of previous work.

http://audioboo.fm/NickMargerrison


On the account you will find 15 five minute audio clips. I've been popping one up a week since the start of the year. The beauty of audioboo is that you can subscribe to it on iTunes. It's also nice and concise, five minutes maximum, a little like Twitter with its word limit.

I've been wondering if I should do more with it. You know, now I've got a bit of downtime. Not sure what I'd do though. Meh, anyway have a look and subscribe etc.

So, you've left LBC then? And other FAQ's.

23rd March

The announcement is made that I'm leaving LBC.

Not much to say about that other than we're working on a new TV show for Controversial TV on Sky Channel 200. I'm talking with radio people at present but will be enjoying having my weekends back.

Discordianism is a non prophet organisation - RAW

Discordians are always aware that the word "is" makes a sentence nonsensical to all but the writer of that sentence.

Words are thought control
An Erisian rejects control
But loves words.

Anything which can be spoken is not the truth.

The Goddess Knows all but no one thinks she speaks the truth.

NM

Income tax

The Government put taxes on things that they do not want you to have. For example, it's bad to smoke so they put extra tax on it. It's bad to drink ... more taxes might discourage you. Everyone is familiar with this idea. Why then do they tax people who earn an income? Why does this taxation increase the more you earn? It is almost as if the Government hasn't considered the huge contradiction at the heart of any budget issued within the last 30 years or so.

Whether you like it or not the consequence of taxing income is to discourage the worker earning it.

The supposed idea behind this taxation is to "redistribute wealth" from the rich down to the poor. However most people know one thing about the super rich, they don't work and do not have a job or income in anything like the sense you and I might.

Really rich people, the target of any sensible wealth redistribution policy, do not flinch at the idea of an income tax. It is those who aspire to wealth who should worry about how it is going to come-in. The really rich do not require wealth to come-in, they already have it. In-come is not their concern. Wealth protection is more important. They would like to keep others out.

The result of income tax is to calcifiy the social order. Those who want to get wealth in to their lives are hampered by it. Social mobility is significantly harder if everytime you increase your money the Government steals more of it.

I once did a show about a guy called Henry George. His idea was that you should tax the land. Perhaps that's a better way forward, I'm not sure. There are problems with all applications of state power. I don't  think taxing people who earn money is a good idea though, in a globalised marketplace it will result in a nation of dissaffected unhappy workers who cannot compete with others who have a better taxation system.

NM

I'm now proper into the yoga and things.

So, strike the entry which reads: "I'm now proper into the gym and things". Replace it with an entry which preaches about the joys of Yoga and Pilates and we're slightly closer to the truth.

Pulling weights is so incredibly boring! And it's really tiring. Ugh, horrible. Now, Yoga and Pilates, this I could get used to. Really easy and yet still technically classified as exercise. You have some hippy woman who lights joss sticks and stuff, talks about sacred energies and then gets down to some stretches. In the main it's not too hard. Pilates seems to be easier than Yoga.

-- Do not read beyond here unless you distracted yourself from large chunks of your life with the game Street Fighter II --

I'm looking forward to the more advanced stuff. Can't wait until they teach me how to float cross legged and spit fire out of your mouth. Imagine that, you'd be a legend. Never short of a lighter. Able to extend parts of your body to unfeasable sizes. Also capable of unintentionally comic special moves... I wonder what a real life Dhalsim would be like?















































Oh yeah, it'd be like that.

NM

More stand up

However I am not going to be performing under my own name. And I'm not going to tell anyone when or where I'm doing it. I've been practising a lot recently. My material is on my YouTube channel here meaning I'll be doing stuff that's almost exactly five years old. It's had around a thousand people watch it so far. I'm hoping none of them will be in the audience to shout out punchlines etc.

I will report upon how this all goes on the blog.

Currently I am learning and practising.

NM

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