Archive for the ‘Police’ Category

Smart Arse!

25Jan17

You’re more likely than ever to get a speeding ticket on Britain’s roads even though you’ve never driven so slowly. It’s all because of “smart” motorways. There’s nothing “smart” about them, they’re just motorways with variable speed limits. The speed limit is displayed on one side of the gantries and on the other side there’s […]


Traffic was bad on the A1 this morning. It reminded me of when this happened… Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk to me about it, call me on +44 1438 422106 between 6am and […]


Streaky Bike-on

14Jun16

Why you should never ride a bike naked. At the weekend, hundreds of naked cyclists rode through central London. It was a protest highlighting how vulnerable they are when they ride their bikes on the road. Considering they are aware of how vulnerable they are, it’s odd then that, even when they are clothed, they […]


Hate Crime

15May16

This week a man was arrested in Scotland because an online video shows his dog making a Nazi salute. He could now be charged for committing a hate crime. The Crown Prosecution Service website has a large section on hate crime and how they define it. I was particularly interested in the section on race […]


I had the honor and privilege of appearing on the PodcastOne international hit podcast “Up Close and Far Out” this week with the wonderful Michael Harrison from Talkers.com. The Talkers.com website described it as,”…an extensive chat with Graham Mack, the personable “breakfast show” host and program director of independent music and talk station BOB-FM located in the […]


Mack Nuggets

01May16

Here’s what I’ve been on about on BOB fm lately… Boaty McBoatface and the end of democracy; Did Kim Jong-Un know I was back? Are the Spice Girls getting back together? I talk to Geri Horner (Halliwell), Ginger Spice; Pranks; Sarcasm can be good; The voice of BOB talks about performing love scenes; Justice for […]


A schoolboy holds a leather ball In a photograph on a bedroom wall the bed is made, the curtains drawn as silence greets the break of dawn. The dusk gives way to morning light revealing shades of red and white which hang from posters locked in time of the Liverpool team of 89. Upon a […]


I’m pretty sure I know why I’m being plagued by one-eyed monsters. It’s because hardly anybody does basic car maintenance any more. My dad was no mechanic but he did every oil change on his Cortina, himself. Most drivers these days wouldn’t know where to find the dipstick. Every morning on my eight mile drive […]


I was the victim of a crime on the mean streets of Chicago a few years ago. I was reminded of this today when I came across a Youtube video of James Bay playing in Buddy Guy’s “Legends” club. James is from where we live in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and it turns out that he’s also […]


Home Truth

28Nov15

The War Office changed its name to the Ministry of Defence in 1964. Now they should just go ahead and change it back. The Prime Minister, David Cameron is saying that we should bomb Islamic State militants in Syria and that Britain cannot afford to stand aside. But we’re not standing aside, we’re doing our […]


Fobbed Off!

16Dec14

I broke the law this week and I’m glad I did. My car key got damaged. The key blade and electronic guts of it were fine, I just needed a new key shell for the fob bit of it. I called around and the cheapest genuine key shell for my car from the dealer was […]


I stood accused of murder. It was 5am, two police officers were waiting for me when I arrived at the radio station. This all happened in 1998, I was presenting the Breakfast Show on 2CRFM on England’s South Coast. It all started innocently enough when the owners of the radio station booked the former Radio […]


When I touched him, he was cold, stiff and very dead. I didn’t know it at the time, but he wouldn’t be the last. In 1998 I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 2CRFM in Bournemouth. Julie and I were living in a nice flat in Westbourne. On my way out to work […]


The traffic light turned red, the brakes whistled, everyone stopped what they were doing and stared at me. I wished I was invisible. Driving home from a failed shopping expedition to Milton Keynes on Saturday, Julie decided she was going to buy the huge eight foot by three foot mirror she’d seen in Vinegar Hill […]


I want cyclists to be safe. Unfortunately, some cyclists don’t agree with me. Look at the picture above. It shows the spot where a cyclist on this road, which has a speed limit of 60mph, was riding at least two yards from the curb. This is the direction I was heading. When I drove around […]


Sometimes sleep deprivation makes me act like a crazy person. In 1997, I was the Breakfast Presenter at 2CRFM in Bournemouth. Julie and I rented a one bedroom, ground-floor flat in Boscombe. One night the people in the flat upstairs had a party that went on past midnight. Lying there trying to get to sleep […]


I got a shake of the head this morning. I saw it in my rear view mirror, it was a cyclist. I always give cyclists a wide berth because they’re the most vulnerable vehicles on the road and anyone who rides a bike on a main road is a bit mad anyway. There’s an uphill […]


We waited ten weeks for our car to arrive in Britain by ship from Australia. When it got here, we weren’t allowed to drive it. To “export” the car, we had to take the number plates off and hand them in. So when it arrived at Tilbury it had no plates. I managed to get […]


Howard Stern once said, “Most of the things I do are misunderstood. Hey, after all, being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses, is it not?” A recurring theme in my life is being misunderstood. Unlike Howard who was obviously talking about being misunderstood artistically, I am continually misunderstood by people in positions of […]


Sting sang, “Giant steps are what you take, walking on the moon”. He was right about that, the Moon is smaller than the earth and has much less mass so it pulls with less gravity. In fact, if you stood on the surface of the Moon, you would experience only 17% the force of gravity […]