Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

Predicting the future is not worth it because eventually you get proved wrong. I’m going to download the new Blade Runner film, “Blade Runner 2049”. I can’t remember much about the original film, so I decided to watch it again before I watch the new one. What a disappointment it is. I suppose when it […]


T’d Off

25Oct17

Politicians LOVE pollution and they’ve got really good at turning it into revenue. They’re called “green” taxes even though the money they raise isn’t spent on making the environment any cleaner. If you drive into the centre of London you have to pay a “congestion charge” of £11.50 a day. All vehicles that put out […]


Train In Vain

14Oct17

“In business, if you realize you’ve made a bad decision, you change it”. That’s a quote from Richard Branson. This week he announced that his Virgin Group has invested in Hyperloop One. They’re a company that wants to bring Elon Musk’s magnetically-propelled high-speed transport system to life. A hyperloop is a pod that travels through […]


Mack Nuggets

29Sep17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm Lately, including; Houseguests from Hell. How do you pay tribute to Hef? Stuff you’ve done at work to make things more interesting. Unusual places to be chatted up. Nigel is an endangered species. Public transport nightmares. A special birthday song. Lisa gets her finger stuck in someone’s […]


Convoys of driverless trucks will be on British roads soon. The Government is going to pay for trials of semi-autonomous goods vehicles. A human will drive the lead truck which will be followed by drone trucks piloted by computers. Now they could just have one truck pulling a couple of trailers like they do in Australia, […]


I’ve had an experience that directly relates to one of the stories in the news this week. The list of Britain’s most overcrowded trains is out. Number two on the list is the 7.55am Cambridge to London King’s Cross. Capacity 202 passengers, actual number of passengers 426. I’ve been on that train. The normal rules […]


Carmageddon

26Jul17

The anti-car people are going to have to find a new reason to hate cars. For years they’ve been banging on about how bad cars are for the environment. They’ve been blaming the cars and their drivers but the truth is it’s not the cars that are dirty, it’s the fuel. I’ve been saying this […]


I’ve worked out how to save the planet. We keep hearing about how fossil fuels are bad for the environment and how they’re eventually going to run out anyway. As long as we generate electricity from renewable sources the answer has to be electric cars. I’ve been thinking about this lately because the new Mackmobile […]


London Calling

18Apr17

In Episode 29 of my show for the USA, I talk about how the Soccer World Cup is coming to America, Canada and Mexico but should not be there at all; The Queen meeting her namesake in a zoo; How the National Trust upset Christians; The British tradition of doing a runner and the delights […]


Battle Dress

02Nov16

  How would you feel if, just for fun, a battle of Hastings reenactment society recreated the events of 1066 on a main road you were trying to drive along? People dressing up in costumes and pretending to be someone they’re not is happening every day on Britain’s roads. Grown men (and it’s usually men) […]


One Track Mind

24Oct16

Britain’s new railway should be re-named. The transport minister, Andrew Jones agrees with me but he wants to use the wrong name. The new line will connect London with the North of England. A lot of people are against it, especially in the communities that will be affected along the route where homes will be […]


Cracked it!

27Aug16

When I discovered a three inch long crack in my car’s windscreen, I was angry at first, then I realised that crack contained the secret to eternal life. The crack can’t be repaired, I need a new windscreen. It’s the latest part that needs replacing. I’ve had the car for about a year and a […]


I’m very suspicious of a city that hates cars as much as Cambridge does. I was there yesterday. There are loads of streets that you’re not allowed to drive down and there’s hardly anywhere to park! It’s ironic that there was once a car named after this place that detests them so much. On the […]


When my laptop died a couple of years ago, I lost loads of important stuff. It was a wake-up call, now I don’t store ANYTHING on any of my computers. I only ever save stuff to Google Drive, the cloud storage system. Next time any of my computers crash or is destroyed, at home or […]


I’ve been unlucky with speeding tickets. One morning, exactly three years ago, I came within three points of losing my licence. I used to present a Sunday morning show on Jack FM in Southampton. I lived in Swindon at the time, which was a 130 mile round trip. On the May Day bank holiday weekend […]


I don’t like scientists who think they’re better than us. The official name of a new British multi-million pound polar research vessel is unlikely to be “Boaty McBoatface”, despite winning a public poll. The public overwhelmingly voted for it to be the name in a poll that closed at the weekend. It got more than […]


Smart Arse

09Apr16

Motorways used to be Britain’s fastest roads but not any more. These days you’re lucky if you can go faster than 50mph. I’ve been spending my weekends on the M1 and M6 lately because I’ve been driving between Hertfordshire and the North West. It feels as if most of that time I’m driving in roadworks. […]


Mack Nuggets

19Mar16

Here’s what I’ve been up to so far this year on BOB fm, including: Why Space travel is boring, The Graham Mack Theory of Everything, How I almost got thrown out of a West End theatre, The best way to have pancakes, How to look good in every photo, David Cameron is not dead, The […]


Ship Mate?

13Mar16

When we don’t know what’s going on, we make up a story. As a child the story we tell is much more innocent. Walking along Liverpool’s waterfront this morning, I was reminded of the day the aircraft carrier, HMS Eagle was in town. It was early 1970, I was five. My dad took me to […]


Space travel has become boring! It didn’t used to be, as a child, I watched live TV pictures of people walking, talking, singing, bouncing, hitting golf balls and driving a car, 238 thousand miles away ON THE MOON! From the moment my mother woke me up before 4am on July 20 1969 by whispering, “They’re […]