Monday, December 24, 2007

A Merry Fucking Christmas Message from The Devil


Your humble Devil is not really shutting up shop for Christmas, but he will be spending much of today Christmas shopping—having been too busy to do any at all so far—so he thought that he'd get the Christmas note out of the way before he heads over to the wilds of South West London to spend a couple of days with one part of the Demonic Brood.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin post #3,445...

Well, it has been an entertaining year, there's little doubt of that. So many others have summarised the various political thrills that there seems little point in my doing so. And frankly, I can't be arsed: you'll just have to go through the archives if you want that kind of thrill. However, we did finally get rid of Chuckles Blair and wasn't it extraordinary how quickly we all forgot him? Legacy? Ha!

And watching the monocular Brown floundering around, his big clunking fist hitting political turd after political turd has been deeply entertaining and not a little hilarious. Let's face it, unless the Tories bollocks things up (and there's still plenty of time for them to do so), the last six months have seen the effective end of the Gobblin' King's government. The stage has been set: someone just needs to plunge the knife into the blind one's back...

Personally, your humble Devil has had an eventful year; the move down to the Big Smoke has been a good one. Not only have I found the new environment something of a tonic, but I have enjoyed going to various political events and seminars. Part of this has entailed meeting bloggers and they have all turned out to be top-notch people.

Work-wise, I have been somewhat slack but that has changed over the last couple of months as Mike Rouse and I have started working together. This has been immensely beneficial as not only do our skills complement each other, but we are both enabled by knowing that the other is there as back-up. In fact, working with Mike was everything that I thought my last business would be and wasn't; in other words, I feel that I am working with someone and not just trying to drag the whole sorry edifice along on my own. The future is bright...

This blog's fortunes have been somewhat mixed. Visitor numbers have basically doubled over the year and The Kitchen won a slew of trophies at the Witanagemot Awards, as well as rating very highly in Iain Dale's Guide To Political Blogging charts.

However, I have gone through something of an existential crisis as blogging fatigue has hit your humble Devil more often and for longer periods throughout the year; a couple of months ago I hit a period of almost two weeks in which I could barely make the effort to write at all—when I did write, the words did not flow as they normally do and there was a serious danger that I might put this blog to bed.

Thank you very much to my contributors, who kept the blog going throughout the year, particularly when I didn't have the will to write. Luckily, I am back in the saddle now and I can assure you that—as far as I can tell right now—The Kitchen will be going strong for the foreseeable future.

The new year will, no doubt, hold some amusing events; we will see the launch of the Libertarian Party (let's see whether they manage to herd those cats!) and more solid policy documents from UKIP. No doubt we will be able to snigger as Gordo continues to flail around pathetically, the whole scene made far funnier by his utter lack of a sense of humour; however it happens, one hopes that one will finally have the pleasure of watching the NuLabour edifice come crashing to the ground. It will be painful, but if it keeps those bastards out of office for another 18 years, it will have been worth it. Almost.

But, in the meantime, it only remains for me to thank all of The Kitchen's diligent and loyal contributors, readers and commenters: thank you for continuing to read these rage-fuelled rants and a merry Christmas to you.

I would wish you a happy New Year, but I'll be seeing you well before then...

Regards,


P.S. This morning, your humble Devil's breakfast consists of smoked salmon and buck's fizz. Cheers!

22 comments:

Jackart said...

And a Merry Cunting Christmas to you too. y'cunt. May your new year be filled with sweary goodness and may your muse not desert you and political bile spew forth with gay abandon!

JuliaM said...

And a very merry Christmas to you too.

"This morning, your humble Devil's breakfast consists of smoked salmon and buck's fizz."

Start as you mean to go on!

Shades said...

Have a good one!

redandwhite said...

I admire your optimism about UKIP. We need someone to smack the left and it sure won't be the Tories.
http://farleftwatch.wordpress.com

Bag said...

Merry Christmas DK. Hope you have a good one and the usual happy New Year.

My hopes are this destroys labour as a viable party and they never make a government again.

crackers md said...

You don't do 'lite' or gossip blogging, the policy of the two of the more 'popular' blogs, so understand your fatigue and periodic writer's block.

I wish you commercial success in 2008. And I hope that your fucking pen continues assault our senses and sensibilities in the year ahead

With appreciation

Crackers MD

Unsworth said...

DK

Splendid effort throughout this year, despite your fatigue. The way things are going you should have so much more to consider during the next twelve months or so, anyway.

A Merry Christmas to you and yours - and a very good New Year.

PS Keep an eye on those announcements that are quietly slipping out from the Government during the holiday season. They've already started. Red Ken is going to be an entertaining side show, too.

PPS Devilled kidneys and kedgeree for me!

The Tin Drummer said...

Merry fucking Christmas, you cunt.


Um, actually I feel really uncomfortable saying that: look, season's greetings old boy and all that sort of thing.

Salmon & Buck's Fizz (o damnation)?

Three pints of Stella and a pint of ale have done me proud for lunch.

Ed said...

All the best DK, Merry Christmas.

Keep up the blogging good work - don't under estimate how appreciated your blog is!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy yourself and come back in the New Year full of bile and ready to rant!

Trixy said...

Merry Bloody Christmas, you old soak. Of course, 2008 wasn't as good as it could have been considering that you and I parted romantic ways, but at least you had the pleasure of my company for the first few months of it...

I look forward to my christmas present

Trixy
x

Eric the Blue said...

Have read your blog for a couple of years without posting before. Don't give up! Merry Christmas

Mr Eugenides said...

Have a peaceful Christmas, comrade.

And keep your strength up: there will be demons to slay in the New Year...

Longrider said...

Have a good one. And I hope that the new year brings prosperity to all - apart from the one eyed monster, to whom I wish nothing but humiliation, despair and defeat. May the fleas of a thousand camels etcetera, etcetera...

verity said...

Well, Roman Catholicism has taken over as the main religion of Britain, with more church attendances than the Anglican church, and what does the Archbishop of Canterbury give his Chrismas sermon about? The birth of Jesus Christ? Charity and caring for the less fortunate or some other traditional Christmas message?

Why of course not, you silly thing! The message on the day Christians worldwide celebrate the birth of Jesus, Archbishop Rowan Nutjob gives a talk on "the environment". No wonder people are dropping off the Anglican Communion like dead fleas.

bernard said...

A joyous Holyday?

The whole idea of using foul swear-words in writing is to lend sudden impact to a point you want to make.
By sprinkling them around as you do, defeats the whole purpose of trying to inform the public ie. it becomes tiresome & obsessive.
I saw you at a rally in London earlier this year: Go enjoy your 25 quid...you unpleasant looking little freak...

ascotinlessables said...

A Merry Christmas and a happy blogging New Year.
Don't like your language but love your words

Sean Jeating said...

Merry Christmas, Mydevil. And may you find many new words in your stockings. :)

Cygnet said...

Young Man -

Wishing you and yours all of the best over the festive season and new year.

Keep up the good work...

S.

Reactionary Snob said...

Merry Christmas old chap... and here is to a very sweary New Year. Unfortunately, I don't think the cunts will behave themselves!

RS

CityUnslicker said...

hope the shopping was successful and the times were good.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Many thanks for all of your goodwill messages, they mean a lot!

Christmas shopping was remarkably relaxed -- I had expected everywhere to be rammed but it was rather quiet -- and the times were, indeed, good. I imbibed a colossal amount of fizz and generally enjoyed myself.

Still, back to the grindstone now, eh?

DK