Monday, August 27, 2007

The Invasion Begins

A news article appeared on the BBC late last week which I'm struggling to take seriously. Taking place in Kenya during the press' silly season it is one of those stories that has to been seen to be believed.

Monkeys running amok over a village destroying crops and sexually harassing the women farmers. If true, it would be quite extraordinary if a human government couldn't deal with a problem caused by what we see as a lesser species. It would also act as testimony to the notion that we are not as omnipotent as we think we are.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Storyfix Ends

One of the BBC's finest bit of programming where the newsreaders get a few minutes to basically take the piss out what they do has ended.

Last programme

The only news feature in town where you get to hear Emily Maitlis swear. Quality genius. Bring it back.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Arctic - New Territory

Good to know the international game of "baggsy" is still alive and well with the claims of Canada, Denmark and Russia to the land beneath the Arctic. Why all the fuss? 25% of the worlds gas and oil is sitting under there apparently.

Maybe I'm reading a little bit too much John Perkins but I'm thinking it's probably not in Canada's best interest to find more oil, being so close to the USA and all...

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

It's Good to be Home

For a couple of months it has been a wacky, wacky ride inside my head. I've come to the conclusion that there is little on this earth more destructive than uncontrolled, unrequited love. From a highly diminished interest in work, a dreaded fear of anytime spent in loneliness to developing a borderline eating disorder, it helps to provide at least a chunk of new perspective on life.

For one, the mind can be domineered by a sole thought, from the waking hour to after the setting of the sun where all the actions that fit in between are seldom anything but interruptions. Applied to something more constructive that could be handy one day.

The good news is even though I was pretty much doomed from the start, and was very conscious of it, I knew it would be worth going through for the life experience even if I ran into heartbreak.

So with the renewed ability to direct my own thoughts, a revitalised interest in the day job alongside other mental pursuits and a revived appetite in a body that's probably in the best shape it's been in since I left blue collar work, I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life leading up to the quarter century mark and blogging about more interesting things than my messed up mind or distractions there from.

Buck a duck. A 75 word sentence. Hope those of you who have to read aloud have taken a breath or two.


Monday, August 06, 2007

Weird World - Paternity

At a time where more children have no idea who their dad is, the rate of fathers attending births is the highest it has ever been in the modern age...

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