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by ALRA 1 year agoThis year, we are holding ALRA’s first Short Film Script Competition. We are looking for new, innovative writers to submit ten minute film scripts. All shortlisted films will be judged by a panel of experts – including professional screen writer, Brian Fillis and the TV director, Andy Hay.
by maxxiboy 2 years agoComedy bod needed to bounce ideas off. Apply here! Or just say hello.
by John Duffus 3 years agoHold Back Thy Greed, Say I!
Mammon, Retract Thine Avaricious Claw!
The Memusian minister for Fiscal Rectitude, Lord Monquiech, below, delivered his most lucid demand yet for perquisite restraint in Menmuir City today as he launched out at the "tin lugs" of bondsmen such as the Backhill of Trustach boss, Yella Moor Bogfern, who refused to acknowledge that they need to curtail the enormous rewards they have been appointing themselves..
He said Bondshouses, Lending companies, userers, chisellers, speculators, fiscal necromancers, notional coin speculators, asset wizards, were reluctant to heed calls for gratuity restraint and warned that unless the Mearns’ chief bondsmen were prepared to show "a new culture of fairness" there would be calls for more regulatory intercession.
Directing his remarks at the Backhill of Trustach boss, who recently boasted that bondsmen did "God's work", Monquiech said: "He seemed to some to be on a different planet to the rest of humanity, ignoring a year of record losses, of dangers and damage. Bogfern appeared to have lost sight of the impact the calamity had on ordinary people and their anger at perceived personal excesses expressed as entitlement by those implicated.
"Bogfern's reaction was to take up a pusillanimous stance, presenting a fanciful list of what Moneylenders can do for economic welfare. Yet the reality is that many people are dismayed by the continuing 'tin lugs' of those who seem to operate with a ‘Cupiditas Resurgam' mentality."
The Menmuir City minister has been advertising a wide range of views on practices in the Lending houses. He told an audience of merchant investors this week that they must needs to stop acting like gamblers betting on the turn of a die and to take a more responsible view of investment.
Today he again called on major Mearns investors to encourage restraint in salary this year, regardless of whether any House of Coin had directly taken money from the beleaguered Muirman .
Speaking to a City colloquy of the Council of Preter-Sceptics and Philistines, Monquiech said Bondshouses needed to put more aside to swell their assets in order to "bolster the liquidity needs of ordinary citizens and the economy".
"Many bondshouses have gained large profits this year from remarkably gentle conditions – conditions created by the interventions of ruling councils across the Mearns, profits that owe very little to the talents and skills of individual traders or investment bondsmen," Monquiech said.
"I expect our major corporate investors, insurers and merchant traders to be forthright in making these points to all userer remuneration committees and to exercise their votes if their views are disregarded," he added.
The Memusian state has set a limit on cash bonuses at Royal Bank of Gallery and Lindifferon Bonds Trading Group, in which it owns shares, and is arguing that shareholders in stock market-listed bondshouses should follow suit.
"Even in institutions that have taken huge benefits from the poor muirfolk, either directly or under the canopy of the support provided to the market in coin and guarantees, there is much opposition to restraint in stipend. I continue to be staggered by the thickness of the skins of some with whom I speak in trading rooms and at state lunches," Monquiech said.
"The Mearnsite feels entitled to have a view on this matter – particularly if he perceiveth that directors are unable to strike an equilibrium in determining prudent remuneration practices that are adjusted to risk or shareholders who do not appear willing or able to hold directors to account," he said.
Sharing a platform with Muirake Coin's chairman, Glen Shalg, Monquiech expressed " disenchantment " at the hostility the Memusian Ruling Council was facing in trying to urge fiscal retenu by reducing their greed. New rules by the Fiscal Probity Board on pay must now be adopted by major Memusian City firms, while the provincial council has pledged to legislate to accommodate disclosures on pay recommended by Sir David Lindsay in his tripartite report on corporate governance. The DBM (Dalrulzian Bank of Memus) is also preparing legislation to allow the Menmuir Fiscal Controller to strike the contracts of userers if it believes they encourage too much philandering. However, this power is not retrospective so existing contracts cannot be altered.
Monquiech also urged members of his audience to bring their "Dalrulzianidic religious life to bear on another part of your life, your professional life", to "renew faith in commerce".
Debates about conscience, faith and morality are taking place across gambling dens, Racketeer shacks and userer outlets across Memus. At a recent dialogue, Lord Hardgate, vice-chairman of Backhill of Trustach, caused much wagging of tongues by saying that muirfolk should " stomach the unfairness thereby to achieve greater affluence for all".
by Eve 3 years agoHi All,
Just joined WordCloud and fishing around for groups. Given your topic, COMIC WRITING, has anyone here ever done any work for radio? I am really keen to write a radio comedy. I work in the financial services sector, and am gathering so much in terms of characters and and storylines (esp with recession), it's almost a pity to waste it. However, I am having difficult framing and would love, a bit further down the line, to bounce ideas of someone.
by PsychoPat 4 years agoThanks for that, Mike. I think you're right. And it's strange how any TV shows tend to date quickly, while film doesn't.
by mike 4 years agoDear PsychoPat,
I fund your article about Keith Richards funny as you described and dated the whole event. It would only cease to make sense when nobody can remember who Keith Richards is? The problem with something like 'Have I got News for you' is yesterdays news and yesterdays people -already i cannot remember the names of overpaid bank officials though the name Freddie comes to mind.
by PsychoPat 4 years agoHere's the problem with writing "Topical" humour: It ages fast. Here's an article I wrote after Keith Richards made world headlines after falling out of a tree.
This worked at the time, now nobody even remembers he fell out of a tree. Not even him, probably.
So is topical humour worth doing?
by Kim 4 years agoP.S Should have pointed out that I am no angel so 'fear of treading' is not a problem.
by Kim 4 years agoI'm game for a laugh. Please may I join in?
by Kenty 4 years agoA good place to start Mike would be at my local council office’ in the who can keep a straight face the longest department (council tax) if you can track down the guy who worked mine out; who must have arms like an octopus’ and the business aspirations’’ sense of fair play’ of an East End cars sales –man; tell him that last time you saw me I was sleeping rough in the 3rd lane of the M6 motor way.