Archive for September, 2007


September 13th, 2007

Here is your new word for September.

Spelldour: (n) the splendour of correct spelling.

Fly, child of mine! Be free!

Mosquito Squadron

September 12th, 2007

At the moment I’m staying at my summer home in the pictureskew county of Shropshire, England. Thanks to the wettest summer since the last time England suffered its wettest summer, a plague of mosquitoes blights the land.

I can’t stand the sound of a mosquito in the bedroom and I can’t sleep if I hear that incessant whine. I would often be seen throwing a rolled up pair of socks at a tiny black dot on the wall, or chasing them round the house, flicking a tea towel at them.

However, I have discovered the perfect weapon against the pesky mosquito: the vacuum cleaner. The tiny beasts are too dumb to fly away as soon as they hear it and too slow to escape its inexorable suction.

Bizarrely, though, my neighbours seem to find the sound of a vacuum cleaner more irritating at 3 am than the drone of a mosquito.

Musing #20

September 12th, 2007

If there’s one thing I learned from the Batman, it’s that violence is ultimately the best solution.

I know where the dumbest people in the world live

September 4th, 2007

It used to be here. Now it’s definitely here.

And this is why I say so.

What future is there for two cultures who attack each other’s children?

In fairness to the Israelis, I’m sure they didn’t deliberately target children with their airstrikes. Still, surely the history of the past thirty years would tell them that so-called “surgical” airstrikes are about as surgical as dentistry with a chainsaw.

As for the Palestinian militants… firing mortars at a school??? Gaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!! 

It’s true. The strategy of “an eye for an eye” leaves everyone blind. And incredibly stupid and cruel.

The Israelis and the Palestinians are caught in a marriage neither of them wants but neither of them can get out of. They are both traumatised peoples in need of more relationship counselling and fewer rockets. Regardless of what brought the two of them together, they are stuck on the same strip of land now and they think killing each other’s children is the way forward – just hurts my head.

Google Reader

September 4th, 2007

If you don’t know about Google Reader yet, in about five minutes’ time you will.

Get yourself a free Google account, then set yourself up with Google Reader. Register your favourite blogs (or ballog *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*) in your Google Reader, then add GR to your favourites. Then instead of having to check your favourite blogs (or ballog) for updates, just check GR and it will let you know if there are updates.

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