4 Jul 2020

And Then They Open...

I caught a small item on the news that seemed to suggest pubs an’ such reopened today. Let’s celebrate this fact – should it be fact – with a trip to a proper pub. Remember them?

         

Quote;  John Cowper Powys.

“There was a general stir in the room and a craning forward of necks. The seasoned cronies of the Three Peewits had long ago discovered that the most delectable of all social delights was a quarrel that just stopped short of physical violence.”

3 Jul 2020

And Then A Quiz...

At the crack of quite early this morning AM, whilst watching the clock tick towards pill poppin’ time, I was patiently going through the news channels on the TV in a forlorn search for the actual news rather than the fluff an’ puff they pass off as news,  when I stumbled into a quiz show. I was just in time to hear the question asking fellow ask a young, but not that young lady the name of the sea that separates  England from the Netherlands. The young, but not that young lady answered in a heartbeat and with great confidence, “The Pacific.”  Basic geography not your strong point then young, but not that young lady?

Never mind girl; you’re not alone:

         

Finally, I’d like to ask Greta Thumbelina, blessed be her name, where that global warming is you promised us as I’m getting a tad fed up with this rain falling from gloomy grey skies and the high winds, all requiring the fire to be on for an hour or so of an evening to warm these old bones of mine.

Quote;  Neil Gaiman.

“Note for Americans and other aliens: Milton Keynes is a new city approximately halfway between London and Birmingham. It was built to be modern, efficient, healthy, and, all in all, a pleasant place to live. Many Britons find this amusing.”

1 Jul 2020

And Then, Clarification...

Firstly, and not widely reported in the MSM, I see many folk and organisations are frantically - but quietly - dropping and rowing back from their early support of the BLM movement. They’ve obviously done a little belated digging, noted wot the ultimate aims of the BLM movement are and are now somewhat regretting their initial ‘knee-jerk’ virtue signalling.

The MSM have also been in overdrive these past several days regarding the second coming of the big bad flue. Luckily for their hype, it seems a place called Leicester is having to go into lock-down Mk-II.

The TV news channels have obviously been all over this ‘news’. However, there’s one thing missing from the reportage. And that would be? They fail to mention in which country this particular Leicester is in. We should be told as it’s impossible, from the footage showing the general population that accompanies these reports,  to determine with any certainty in which country this Leicester is located.

In other unreported news, I believe we’ve sort o’ sneaked a little closer to getting out of the EU. Or at least passed the point where further extensions could’ve be asked for or given. Man, it’s a long hard road is it not? And that, for reasons not yet fully understood, reminded me of this: We’ll never give in....

          

Quote;  Erich Fromm.

“There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as 'moral indignation,' which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.”