Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Oh Poor Bones!

Once again some poor person has had the temerity to suggest that Mortimer Bones’ column is a waste of  column inches and should be stopped. (Canal Boat Magazine Aug 2011 Letters pg 19). What this sad person fails to realise, as did the last complainer, is that it is not supposed to be serious. It’s Bones talking about Bones.  Methinks a bit of jealousy is showing. That’s fine, but, either show the CB editor you can do it better; or shut up.

I asked Bones if she had seen the letter, her reply? “I thought it was disappointingly short, though at least they hate me enough not to go on about it.”

9 comments:

The Grumpy Porter said...

Those of us paying £3.70 a time for Canal Boat do have the right to an opinion on the content of the magazine. I expect CB to give me information and advice on many aspects of boating which it does very well in many ways. The Bones column might well be Bones about Bones but it is boring. I just turn the page when I get to it now because it is a waste of space, but when I pay the price I am paying I don’t expect to be page turning every month. I could not do any better but then I am not getting paid to do so I assume Bones does

Maffi said...

I don't know if you do have a right other than to vote with your cash. You buy Canal Boat because you like it. However I assume that you dont agree with everything your daily says, Do you write to them? I don't suppose you do. You will not like everything you read in any magazine you buy. I am sure you do find it boring but not everyone does. Those that have met the good Dr Bones have a vastly different view to yours. If you have the opportunity to say hello please do. You will like her. I know you will. Enjoy the magazine bit you do like.

This opinion is mine and has nothing to do with CB mag whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

Oi Mister - The Grumpy Porter was talking about the column not me.... who said anything about liking!
Bones

Mister said...

Oi Doctor - There is nothing wrong with your column.

The Grumpy Porter said...

Quite so Bones, if understanding your column was about likening you we would have to arrange an orderly queue of the circa 12k of CB readers to meet you. I do understand however how difficult it must be to come up with something entertaining or interesting every month. I do like reading both your blogs, how sweet that Maffi is so protective of you

Anononomous said...

Heh candle holder, I have met bones and she looks big enough and old enough to look after herself

Maffi said...

Oi! GP Dont call me sweet you will ruin a reputation that has taken me a long time to build :)'

Anononomous Spelling not your forte?

NeilR said...

I love Bones' blog, its one of my favourites and she seems like such a lovely character, but I do sometimes feel her column in CB is just typing until the required word count is achieved, its all a bit too random and then just ends. And I hate to say that! She obviously got the gig off the back of her blog, but maybe it doesn't translate? Having said all that, I can't believe CB actually printed that miserable letter! It suggests that someone at the magazine agrees with it, in which case they should have the balls to speak to her directly and give her more direction rather than printing something so negative.

Anonymous said...

So you have to turn a page GP. WOW! Do you read every classified ad? OK i know that the advertisers are pay for them but you still pay for the whole magazine. Surely you should write to each one of the explaining the fact that their advertisemnts were not entertaining enough. Isn't there more important issues facing the waterways than a few column inches in a magazine you choose to buy? You're a dullard & it's a blooming liberty!