Category: General Interest

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Who’s the worst?

This post: circa 3,200 words, estimated reading time: 16 minutes Who is the judge? I’m not judging, here, but you are. You, with your high opinions, your biases, your stereotyping, your othering. What gives you the right to judge me!? No, I’m not in a ‘funny mood‘, I’m not “going...

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Covid-19. Is the vaccine safe? Also, who’s to blame?

This post: circa 3,000 words, estimated reading time: 15 minutes Thought-provoking observations A friend shared this picture below, and while you may or may not agree with its underlying message, it raises a valid point.     Makes you think, eh?   NOTE! This post does not suggest nor imply...

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Shades of Jekyll and Ms Hyde, it’s the Corona plague. Blame Boris!

This post: circa 1,400 words, estimated reading time: 7 minutes We are all Johnson’s exes now. Claims Guardian columnist and Tory basher, Marina Hyde. Adding, as she does, that we are led on by false hope and dishonesty. Her heritage speaks of privilege, but has she lost touch with her...

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Dark Waters and the forever chemicals

This post: circa 1,500 words, estimated reading time: 7 to 8 minutes Du Pont, Teflon, and ‘forever chemicals’ The other day I watched a supposedly true film called ‘Dark Waters‘, with Mark Ruffalo. The plot is that a multi-national chemical company, supported by the government, poisoned a whole town, poisoned...

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Entitled asylum seekers living the life – at tax payers expense (?)

This post: circa 3,500 words, estimated reading time: 16 minutes Prisoners, caged like animals This post was prompted by an article by WalesOnline, claiming asylum seekers are being caged like animals. The short Facebook post read like this: “Caged like animals, eight to every empty, cold room. Made to wait...

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Pirate characters

Avast ye land lubber! I rather doubt any sea-fairer – piratical or otherwise – shouted such nonsense, but it suits for the intro. Below are some 20-odd characters for pirate stories and adventurers. I wrote these some twenty-odd years ago for a text-based open world fantasy single/multiplayer game, based on...

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Covid-23: Songbird

COVID: Songbird Four years into quarantine the virus has changed and so have we… Described as a ‘terrifying thriller’, in the Songbird movie SAR2-Cov has mutated into COVID-23 virus and the world is now in its fourth year of lockdown. In this new dystopia infected Americans are dragged from their...

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It’s 2020, Giant earthworms, why not!

I read about giant earthworms decades ago, so nothing new to me, and this/these particular images have been floating around for several years, usually decried as a fake, Photoshop’ed, obviously. The image below caught my attention all the same, appearing on Facebook pegged as We don’t need Dune in 2020...

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The corona virus is a ‘fake plandemic’?

Facebook trolls? Or do they actually believe what they say? Mostly I’m bored with the whole pandemic. In the great scheme of things, it’s not that bad, depending how you approach it, of course. Before it’s run its course over a million will have died, and millions more have long-term...