Happy Diwali

Man its cold today. Cold cold cold. And that rain! Its verging on sleet so it is. Did no one tell the weather that it is still only October? But sure we’ll cope. Somehow. Possibly by using coats, scarves and maybe even gloves. And hats. Hats might be utilized in …

There’s white things in the air

What’s this, what’s this? A post from me that’s more than a review? What’s this, what’s this? More than just an excuse? Honestly, I don’t know what it is, but you can blame JP for it. Him and his complimentary comment. I guess flattery really will get you every where[1] …

Gravity was invented by Isaac Walton. It is chiefly noticeable in the Autumn, when the apples are falling off the trees

Students! Aren’t they annoying. And stupid. Perhaps I over generalise. Actually no perhaps about it, I do, I know. And I get on really well with some of our students. But in general, as a population, aren’t they stupid? And annoying? I say this because the stupid questions just keep …

Rome 2.3 These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero

Things aren’t really going to well for Vorenus, are they? Dreaming about his wife’s suicide/attempt to distract Vorenus from killing her son. Waking up knowing that it is all true. Becoming a “son of hades”[1] Being a general grump, although I suppose thinking that your kids are dead and knowing …

Yes! We’re all individuals!

And so, of course, we are all entitled to our own points of view. But[1] sometimes don’t you think it’d be easier if we all thought the same way[2] Wouldn’t it make life so much easier? Think about it. No more contentious issues such as “who should we vote for” …

Just deserts

Do you ever watch people crossing the road and think to yourself, they deserve to be knocked down? Not killed, just bumped a little, a warning to wise up, you know. Every morning as I walk to work I see the fools, looking to check how close the traffic is …

The Pursuit of Happyness

At the start of the film Linda is pulling double shifts while Chris is out selling bone density machines, struggling to make ends meet and support their young son Christopher. Things are not going well, the bone density machine isn’t selling as well as Chris had hoped and he had …

The most important thing to remember about drunks is that drunks are far more intelligent than non-drunks. They spend a lot of time talking in pubs, unlike workaholics who concentrate on their careers and ambitions, who never develop their higher spiritual values, who never explore the insides of their head like a drunk does.

So who was it that taught pigeons to play chicken then? They can’t have come up with that nonsensical approach to life themselves can they? I mean, I know they’ve always been a bold and fearless[1] species, what with their belief that they can escape the wheels of death-buses merely …