Monday, November 2, 2009

Remembering Peter Bocking

The comment section over at Tom Maguire's JustOneMinute is close-knit community. Even a family. One that I consider myself immeasurably blessed to be a part of.

Our family lost a member recently. PeterUK has passed away.

PUK, as we called him on JOM, was Peter Bocking. He was a legendary guitarist from Manchester.

The Manchester Beat has a tribute page up in his honor.

I'll leave here a few more links about Peter Bocking: A little history. A photo. A mention in a Crosby, Stills & Nash biography. And a glimpse into his generous spirit.

Peter Bocking was a genius on the guitar.

On JOM our PUK was a genius of wit and wisdom.

Some of his brilliance from JOM is pulled together below (yes, this is an extremely long post; as it should be).

I miss him terribly.


" In addition to his little train trip, he apparently told that supreme dolt DK Goodwin he expected to be a pres in the ranks of old Abe and told his staff he expects some of his words to be chiselled in marble."

'My name is Ozybamias, King of Kings;Look on my works. Ye Mighty, and despair!'

Either that or the headstone.

Posted by: PeterUK January 24, 2009 at 06:01 PM


Well folks,you have got an aristocracy.No reason why they shouldn't be as batshit crazy like the ones here.

Posted by: PeterUK February 04, 2009 at 01:25 PM


I made some bread once - it was like breeze block,but not as tasty.

Posted by: PeterUK February 26, 2009 at 06:30 PM


" Rush just called Obama the Totus"

So Obama and Biden,"The Totus and the Hair"?

Posted by: PeterUK March 18, 2009 at 02:53 PM


"Buys its own debt with what?

More fiat money? More inflation by definition?"

Here it is called "Quantitive Easing",similar to the effects of a laxative.

Posted by: PeterUK March 18, 2009 at 03:51 PM


"Obama's teleprompter has its own blog!!!"

There is a rumour that the teleprompter is leaving Obama since there are 
things that even a teleprompter won't do.

Posted by: PeterUK March 19, 2009 at 01:29 PM


"16 year old pirate.."

What are you people thinking of ? This is a natural for Madonna? Have him bathed and sent to her tent.

Posted by: PeterUK April 12, 2009 at 08:03 PM


"Hey Ben, and that poll was probably before Andrew Sullivan found out the Uighurs were moving next door!"

Not at all,women's arms have the same effect on him.

Posted by: PeterUK April 24, 2009 at 07:14 PM


"Has anybody speculated on how the Chicoms will react to the Uighurs not being sent back to them?"

Very badly,they already have the Uighur's body parts up on eBay.

Posted by: PeterUK April 24, 2009 at 08:09 PM


""I forgot to mention last night that following World War II war crime trials were convened. The Japanese were tried and convicted and hung for war crimes committed against American POWs. Among those charges for which they were convicted was waterboarding," he told reporters at a campaign event"

One tiny little detail is ignored - the Japanese lost!

This is probably a historical first,the victorious side leads itself off in chains

Posted by: PeterUK April 25, 2009 at 08:29 AM


Septic,Your logic chip is faulty.Report to the recycling centre,there may be some parts that can be used for a hairdryer.

Posted by: PeterUK April 26, 2009 at 04:04 PM


"Well, quite obviously the strategy from the beginning was to lie about everything and let the goddamn Mediacrats cover for him".

Not quite a strategy,more a way of life.The guy is a BS artist of the first water.His first instinct is to lie,his second instinct is to elaborate on it.

Posted by: PeterUK May 02, 2009 at 06:18 PM


"He seems to be in a similar situation as Thatcher was when she 1st became prime minister."

He wears a frock? The difference is Thatcher had a pair of balls,Michelle wears Obama's for earrings.

Posted by: PeterUK May 05, 2009 at 06:00 PM


Arlen Specter,"Sold his birthright for a mess of pottage".

Posted by: PeterUK May 06, 2009 at 06:31 AM


"And whatver happened to the NYC plane explanation? Hasn't it been more than a week?"

The plane was trying to escape to Cuba and claim asylum.

Posted by: PeterUK May 13, 2009 at 12:35 PM


"Pelosi should have just pulled a piece of paper out of her safe..."

She can't even pull her head out of her arse.

Posted by: PeterUK May 14, 2009 at 05:56 PM


"I propose we close down the S and M show for the night --or--I could unpack those pistolas.."

Clarice I maintain we are performing a public service.Here Septic is in the hands of experts,our rolls never die on us and we get useful information about the hysterie du jour in the hive.

Posted by: PeterUK May 16, 2009 at 11:13 PM



Glad somebody else has noticed Obama's addiction to the first person singular.
Looks like the rest of his speech is simply something to hang his verbal onanism on.

Posted by: PeterUK May 23, 2009 at 06:31 PM

"I have always said,I,uh,that is me,I,the President of America,believe,that,I uh,have always held the position ,that I uh,will not flinch from the,uh, challenges that,I, as President of America,uh face me.Godamnit this teleprompter has too many vowels".

Posted by: PeterUK May 23, 2009 at 07:01 PM


Of course they are utterly self obsessed,that is why they go into politics.Where else can these people get to play "Simple Simon Says" with everybody's lives.

They should have fixed terms,after which we strangle them and throw their bodies into a bog.The traditional way.

Posted by: PeterUK May 23, 2009 at 09:47 PM


God created the universe, the earth, the sun, moon and stars, plants and animals, and the first two people within six ordinary (approximately 24-hour) days.Are you saying Obama isn't up to it?

In the beginning there was Obama and he said let there be Me and there was Me.Me created the first person singular becoming "I" and I looked upon it and it was good.

Posted by: PeterUK May 24, 2009 at 10:36 AM


"“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor,"

Was that wise? Amazing how these lefties come off sounding like adolescent,all mouth and trousers.Being liberal means never having to talk sense.

Posted by: PeterUK May 29, 2009 at 09:33 PM


"our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging."

I hope every WASP attorney has that tattooed over his heart.

Posted by: PeterUK May 30, 2009 at 05:41 AM


"You can rest assure that President Obama has been on top of the auto giant's situation before leaving for a night out.

Better for us had he been on top of an intern."

Better still,if he had been on top of an upturn

Posted by: PeterUK May 31, 2009 at 10:24 AM


"Is the term "green shoots" a relatively new development or has it been around for a while?"

It has been used here for a couple of years or so to explain the verdant bits on a corpse."The first green shoots of recovery".

Same stable as "Dew Fresh Morning Picked Free Range Baby 

Mushrooms".Produced the same way in the dark and fed on manure.

Posted by: PeterUK June 01, 2009 at 11:08 AM


The moat is rather traditional old Tory, but Ed Balls charging thirty quid for a memorial wreath and Frank Cook a fiver for a church collection is just socialism.

Alistair Darling,the Chancellor of the Exchequer another good little Marxist had more "second homes" than some people have hot dinners.

Still,all of them will have more time to spend with their families.Shame about the guillotine though.

Posted by: PeterUK June 02, 2009 at 07:57 PM


Since you spend so much time here, DITTO - you closet neo con."

Nah Cleo just likes arguing with lots of people,Cleo is a mass debater.

Posted by: PeterUK June 04, 2009 at 11:04 AM


"using a non-threatening approach that outwitted the detainee - even getting him to talk by using his childhood nickname."

Which means they have captured his mother."Oh Ali was so cute he used to have this little stuffed goat called Moomoo,used to take it to bed with him". "I remember the time when he was........" "Mother! For the Love of Allah......All right I'll talk".

Posted by: PeterUK June 11, 2009 at 02:54 PM


" Whadda buncha idiots. What are these people doing on television?"

forget television,what are they doing off a sex offender's register?

Posted by: PeterUK June 13, 2009 at 03:35 PM


Talking of dogs.That is the most incompetent dog handling I've seen,absolutely no control whatsoever. I hope these aren't the same methods she used to train Barry.

Posted by: PeterUK June 15, 2009 at 07:35 PM


" Why did I go to school with people so much older than I am??There must be some mistake somewhere."

That's what come of being a child prodigal Clarice.

Posted by: PeterUK June 28, 2009 at 12:16 PM


Now the Jomettes will start drooling.

Posted by: PeterUK July 01, 2009 at 03:57 PM


The Wise Latina would have insisted on a making sure there was balanced diversity in the rescue team. Then there would be a discussion on the phallic implications of the crane.

Posted by: PeterUK July 01, 2009 at 04:23 PM


The White House announced today,that in honour of Michael Jackson,whose untimely demise covered up the debacle over Iran and the disastrous Cap and Trash Bill,America is going to be renamed "Neverland".

Posted by: PeterUK July 02, 2009 at 01:15 PM


Great galloping Engels Sylvia! You are dead on the button with 19th century Marxism.This is the new economics? Get a refund from your Professors at once,you have been robbed.

Posted by: PeterUK July 06, 2009 at 07:03 PM


"Anybody know what the administration position actually is?"

In the groove.Not on the right cheek,not on the left cheek,but right in the groove.

Posted by: PeterUK July 06, 2009 at 08:23 PM


"Ivy League Economists",which means they have to work in academia because they are not good enough to be head croupier at Goldman Sachs.

Posted by: PeterUK July 07, 2009 at 10:35 AM


Brooks is to journalism as Bill Ayers is to patriotism.

Posted by: PeterUK July 07, 2009 at 03:16 PM


This administration has a death wish. Do they not realise that Cheney will have some files? Open,worms,can.

Posted by: PeterUK July 12, 2009 at 06:35 PM


"And what they can get out of the clients is astonding. she's even done operations on pet tarantualas."

I got a hearing aid for mine. She walks quite well with sticks.

Posted by: PeterUK July 13, 2009 at 08:17 PM


"Hit, hopefully granny won't become a food source too..."

Surely you have heard of Soylent Gran?

Posted by: PeterUK July 13, 2009 at 08:18 PM


"Second, I think Ă˜bama should be cut some slack"

Especially in the crotch of his jeans.No wonder he was running like a fairy.

Posted by: PeterUK July 15, 2009 at 12:57 PM


"Barry chose Joe for the same reason Hardy chose Laurel, Abbot chose Costello and Moe chose Curly."

Yes,but,Laurel,Costello and Curly were comic geniuses. Biden is special needs.

Posted by: PeterUK July 17, 2009 at 12:21 PM


Mr Ballard,
Whilst the mouth moves and the head goes from side to side,the eyes of Obama are those of a dead cod. People will notice.

Posted by: PeterUK July 17, 2009 at 09:19 PM


"Obama is a divisive jerk".

Indeed he is,but Obama is also proof that it isn't just the females that suck blood.

Posted by: PeterUK July 19, 2009 at 04:45 AM


Did you know that arugula,as well as making tasty dishes like Arugula Surprise,can also be woven into clourful native costumes?

Posted by: PeterUK July 19, 2009 at 08:14 PM


"If I wanted to call a cop every name in the book that is my freedom of speech and yours as well. I would assume you'd cherish that."

Yes,it is also an inalienable right to poke a bull in the balls with a stick.Ga ahead feel free.

You are right about this being about liberty.The liberty not to have your name dragged out in public by the president. America isn't a banana state yet.There are penalties for upsetting the president's friend,are there?

Posted by: PeterUK July 25, 2009 at 11:41 AM


"(A big chunk of dough is being authorized to be spent fighting obesity "

Yes they get $2000 in fifties and hold it between their teeth at meal times.

Posted by: PeterUK. July 29, 2009 at 12:46 PM


" The so-called "birther" movement, which demands that Barack Obama prove that he’s really, um, an American citizen, has been debunked by every sane political journalist,"


Ye Gods,that is like a man eating gerbil!!

Posted by: PeterUK. July 30, 2009 at 07:36 PM


"Why, then, all the attention now?"

It's like this. You buy a horse at an auction,sold as a yearling,you get it home and find it has false teeth,a limp,a squint,it won't run and it won't pull a wagon. Do you complain or feed it to your dog?

Posted by: PeterUK July 31, 2009 at 08:28 PM


"But doesn't he know how many pubic hairs he has, and shouldn't an affadavit supporting that statistic be provided?"

Well you're stuck to his bum,you count them. On second thoughts you probably have pet names for them.

Posted by: PeterUK July 31, 2009 at 08:51 PM


Clarice,The Coroner's report said that the teleprompter took its own life because it couldn't stand the shame.

Posted by: PeterUK July 31, 2009 at 09:30 PM


I prefer women shaped women,not someone who looks like beef jerky.

Posted by: PeterUK August 02, 2009 at 01:45 PM


"I heard that the Brooks Brothers dudes are Democrat plants."

Yeh,one's a pansy and the other is a geranium.

Posted by: PeterUK August 05, 2009 at 09:14 PM


The speech by Obama with the superfluous words omitted.'m...I...I...I...I.

Self obsessed Moi?

Posted by: PeterUK August 07, 2009 at 01:46 PM

Another good idea. Poke a bunch of,trained liars,subversives,torturers,assassins,spies and secret snatchers in the balls with a stick.

You know it makes sense!

Posted by: PeterUK August 10, 2009 at 05:52 PM


"The evidence shows that Obama has always been in favor of "death panels". He just prefers that they be called something else."

He found,Einsatzgruppen too old fashioned and firing squads had consumer resistance. Give him time.

Posted by: PeterUK August 18, 2009 at 06:33 PM


As Creator,surely God would have created a partner who didn't need a teleprompter?

Posted by: PeterUK August 21, 2009 at 08:02 PM


What is it about liberals,always changing their minds with their underwear?

Posted by: PeterUK August 25, 2009 at 05:49 PM


Why use enhanced interrogation when all you have to do is threaten a lift home by a Democrat Senator.

Posted by: PeterUK August 29, 2009 at 05:41 PM


Bush can fly an aircraft.Obama can fly only with the aid of substance abuse,

Posted by: PeterUK August 29, 2009 at 10:04 PM


"Wasn't Hildog the first person to use the line "vast right wing conspiracy", in reference to the scoundrels who claimed her husband was unchaste outside the marital chamber? "

That was because Bill was unchased in the marital chamber.

Posted by: PeterUK September 05, 2009 at 06:36 AM


"--Jones, a towering figure in the environmental movement...-- "

Like a midget in the Snake Limbo Dancing Community.

Posted by: PeterUK September 06, 2009 at 11:04 AM


It is also never safe to underestimate a lefty smooching a derriere.

Posted by: PeterUK September 06, 2009 at 02:19 PM


I'll settle for the unicorn.With one of those, you can get the rest. Besides,it will save cutting the grass.

Posted by: PeterUK September 06, 2009 at 02:38 PM


“I think she really unnerves him because he knows inside she's better than he is--she's more beautiful, has accomplished more, is braver ,smarter,and more fearless than he is"

And he will never get to wear the red shoes in public.

Posted by: PeterUK September 09, 2009 at 04:14 PM


You've seen one Obama speech,you've seen them all.Looks like a Punch and Judy Show.

Posted by: PeterUK September 13, 2009 at 08:51 PM


The Obama Roadshow is getting like a Spinal Tap tour.

Posted by: PeterUK September 16, 2009 at 04:13 PM


I think Obama is trapped by his own smartarsedness. Because his mantel of omnipotence forces him to opine on every subject that arises,he goes into the blagging mode that he has used all his life."I've always said...."The man bears the imprint of the last person who spoke to him.

Posted by: PeterUK September 20, 2009 at 06:22 PM


Like all actors,Obama depends on the suspension of disbelief. Have you ever watched a film,play,TV and notice that the protagonists are speak utter balderdash? You know so because,it is your field of expertise,you migh even have written the book.But there they are gabbling away,drivel spouting from their mouths.That is the way you have to get people looking at Obama."That isn't a four iron,it's a shovel".

Posted by: PeterUK September 20, 2009 at 06:40 PM


"every elementary school I've ever been to has retarded songs like this --"

You went to retard school?

Posted by: PeterUK September 24, 2009 at 05:34 PM


Typical Obamas all false Ayers and graces.

Posted by: PeterUK September 24, 2009 at 07:59 PM


Oh definitely.But would playing bushkazi with Biden's head actually interfere with his functions as VP?

Posted by: PeterUK September 27, 2009 at 09:15 AM


This chain of command,isn't it time somebody pulled it?

Posted by: PeterUK September 28, 2009 at 01:01 PM


"Could you be the next Dana Milbank or Eugene Robinson?"

If so,help is at hand.Just one JournoGo pill in the morning will relieve those irritating symptoms of punditry.

Posted by: PeterUK September 29, 2009 at 01:26 PM


There is an alternative scenario. Obama is so dire the rest of his administration were simply trying to get him out of the way.This would fit with all the other time consuming fripperies that he engages in.

Posted by: PeterUK October 03, 2009 at 03:42 PM


"you are singing a fugal entrance into a long run of accidentals that aren't necessarily making any immediate sense against what the girls in front are singing at the same time."

But cheaper than buying them dinner.

Posted by: PeterUK October 04, 2009 at 06:33 PM


It is a matter of who has the most fun,infants in the infantry or adults in adultery.

Posted by: PeterUK October 11, 2009 at 11:26 AM


Zero's idea of bold is wearing his shirt outside his underpants.

Posted by: PeterUK October 20, 2009 at 09:18 PM


"I'm trying to think of why the opinion of Gore Vidal means anything, and for the life of me I just can't come up with anything."

Because his name is an anagram of "overlaid".

Posted by: PeterUK September 30, 2009 at 11:47 AM


The long march through the indecisions.

Posted by: PeterUK October 01, 2009 at 05:59 AM


She used to need a bra,but that is all behind her now.

Posted by: PeterUK October 02, 2009 at 03:00 PM


Lip syncs
Has a body double for the love scenes.
Somebody does all his stunts.
And now they notice?

Posted by: PeterUK August 11, 2009 at 12:50 PM


I wish you would all stop beating up Sylvia,it is like watching someone playing tennis with a jelly fish.

Posted by: PeterUK October 13, 2009 at 01:45 PM


The "All will have Prizes" syndrome has resulted in the morass of microcephalic mountebanks which is laughingly called a government.

Posted by: PeterUK October 15, 2009 at 11:13 AM


Obama isn't dithering over Afghanistan. The Taleban are waiting for moderate Democrats to emerge so they can negotiate.

Posted by: PeterUK October 19, 2009 at 01:21 PM


Ayers - Geppetto.
Obama - Pinocchio.
Just like a fairy tale – Grimm.

Posted by: PeterUK October 19, 2009 at 08:54 PM


I know bugger all about fashion,but she looks like she has been made out of two people!

Posted by: PeterUK October 21, 2009 at 04:06 PM


"In a real breakthrough for MS-LSD, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were invited to sit on Obama's knee and listen to the President whine about how mean the Fox News people are."

If they can be trusted not to pee on Obama's knee.....

Posted by: PeterUK October 23, 2009 at 05:25 PM


The left has been absolutely gagging for another Vietnam,in Obama they have found a president who will give them one – hard.

Posted by: PeterUK October 24, 2009 at 12:32 PM


"And the real shame is that our CinC could so easily reassure military families."

Perhaps,but Michelle won't let him resign.

Posted by: PeterUK October 24, 2009 at 02:50 PM


This is a continuing effort with the long march through the JOM archives still in the early stages. It will probably take the better part of a week to get through, including greatly appreciated help from JOM's Elliott and hopefully other JOMers as well contributing their favorite PUK comments and quotes.
Rest in peace, dear friend.

UPDATE: Thank you Manchester Beat, JustOneMinute and iOwnTheWorld for linking.
The second post of PUK's Greatest Hits is up. There will be more.


  1. I was trying to find the stories that he told of his mum's awful death shunted aside and ignored by the NHS. I can't remember what the dates were. (End of August maybe?)

  2. Thanks. He was an inspiration. And hilarious.

  3. Hit, Thanks for this. This is such sad sad news. A light has gone out of the world, that will never be replace. What a wonderful, lovely man. Love You PUK

  4. Hit, your email has been hijacked and is sending out spam..Get a new email and notify all your addressees.