Frnkiero · July 2014 · The Six O'Clock News · THE WORLD *head in hands*

The Six O’Clock News: Insert Story Here!

Usually the news is an hour or five late because I have life stuff on – it’s rarely written early and it’s never been a week and a day early. What the hell am I supposed to write about? For all I know, Current Me is typing this in normal life but by 18th July 2014, normal life may be over due to a terror attack or accident or excellent event (why can I never think of examples of good stuff?) and Future Me might be living like a Killjoy (or not living at all which is a really fucking depressing thought). I usually make a point of ignoring The Outside World when I’m on holiday because I spend roughly 350 days per year attached to the Internet and my only other time off is Christmas.

So let’s look back.

In 0064 AD, according to, Rome burnt while Emperor Nero played the violin. In 1536 the Pope was officially, ah, outed by the English so Henry VIII could get married. In 1830 Uruguay adopted its first constitution. In 1925 the first edition of Mein Kampf was published and in 1951 Uruguay “accepted its constitution”…

Let’s assume today has been just as lovely! Apparently the football World Cup will have been over by then… what’s the next thing? The Euro cup? The Olympics?

Eh I think Frank’s new album is out in August.


2 thoughts on “The Six O’Clock News: Insert Story Here!

  1. think it’s commonwealth games next? maybe. possibly, not really sure.

    wow … so much HAS HAPPENED. and you have so much catching up to do! which is kind of fun. it’s old news .. but new!
    first up … go read the Kerrang interview with Gerard
    then the google+ hangout all about comics n stuff

    and then there’s all the stuff from Uncle G about his new album. and he’s changed his twitter profile pic and header (frank did too – but that was maybe before you left)

    politics – cabinet reshuffle. Gove is no longer education – is chief whip. you maybe already know this! an equally doubtful candidate has taken his role.

    so hopefully that gives you a few pointers on what you’ve missed. admittedly, it would appear that my life revolves around MCR/ex-MCR/twitter … hmmm, yep. it does!


    1. Not surprised they kicked out Gove, I know students who were half a term away from making voodoo dolls of him. Bummed about Hague though, he was the only one I halfway respected (mostly because he didn’t cause WWIII).

      Saving the MCR stuff for post-work break entertainment – if I’m not careful I’ll be online forever!

      Also the Commonwealth Games look kicking… and by kicking I mean I’m looking forward to seeing Tom Daley do his stuff.


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