Things That Make You Go Hmmm... , January 2013

War Games

January 29, 2013

“One, two, three, four, I declare a thumb war!”

I was late to the sport of Thumb Wrestling, having spent my childhood playing such games as British Bulldog (sadly, a game deemed too violent for today’s less hardy progeny); but my children, prevented from engaging in any kind of physical contact on the school playground for fear of potentially life-ending knee-scrapes (or, more likely, school-ending legal action) were ardent thumb wrestlers; and I found myself engaged in what to me were...


January 8, 2013

Deep breath.

Folks, let me be absolutely clear at the outset. I am definitely NOT someone with any kind of political agenda. I am not a Republican nor am I a Democrat. I am neither Labour nor Conservative. I hold just about all politicians in equally low regard, the only exceptions being those I hold in utter contempt (yes Tony, I'm talking about you).

Janus, Cassandra & Pollyanna

January 2, 2013

Last year at this time, I wrote a year-in-review piece for 2012, which, from a retrospective angle, looked back at the events that I foresaw happening over the last twelve months (stay with me here). How did I do? Well, frankly, appallingly.

How would I have done without the interference of the good men and women of the European Idiotocracy? Well, I suspect rather better, but that is besides the point. In an effort to demonstrate that I learn from my past mistakes, I will not be making any...