Archive for the ‘opinion’ Category


Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Ageless, forever young, liver of life, lovely tiki loving Joe lover, disc spinning colourista, friend of many, wine drinker, foodie, traveller, Shiraz appreciator, Devotee.

Happy Birthday Ren

May you rot in hell

Monday, January 28th, 2019

May you rot in hell

Fuck you bastards

Constant media coverage gets tedious

I need to immerse myself in something that is nothing to do with brexshit


Sunday, December 11th, 2016


But is it art?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Giles was keen to know, and the rest of us certainly were interested…

Do we know what’s going on here?

Someone else had spotted it, but kindly remarked

I know, I saw that. I think that was the pressure jet, but pollution will sort it out.

Turns out

He thought he was being helpful by jetting away the debris that  had accumulated.

All is well now, but we still wonder…

But is it art?

Tango Romeo Echo Foxtrot.

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Tango Romeo Echo Foxtrot.  That’s my handle, my call sign, the way I like to be recognised. I answer to it, everywhere I go, at home, in the street and in the farthest reaches of your imagination. It wouldn’t work any other way, no way.

Try it, say it out loud, like it is, now, go on. Sounds okay to me. I am good with that. Comfortable. Tango Romeo Echo Foxtrot, I said it again. Tango Romeo Echo Foxtrot. Ohhh kaaay.

It’s good baby. I like it. Sits easy, on my shoulders, like no other. With it I walk tall, I have vision and I can see. The clock on the wall ticks but my name stays the same. Numero uno. Yah. With me to the grave. That’s me.

Tango Romeo Echo Foxtrot Tango Romeo Echo Foxtrot Tango Romeo Echo Foxtrot Tango Romeo Echo Foxtrot.

“Big June is Awesome”

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

I don’t know big June but she is awesome, I’m told. The imagination runs wild.

Who is this woman?
Was she born in June?
Why is she “big”?
Is she fat?
Does she have a big heart?
Is she tall?
Is it that her stature in the community has earned her the name?
She must be a helluva woman!

Presumably June is a woman and not just a reference to June as a large month which I don’t think is true?

I’ve had this piece in my philosopherontap folder for years and not done anything with it. It is time Big June was aired. June where are you? What are you doing on this Saturday night in February?

“Big June is Awesome” was the Facebook status of someone I knew at university. It was some years ago. I know no more.

Big June we love ya 🙂

Richard Dawkins and the Cancer of Creationism

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

A Christian’s critic’s critic writes:
For the most part, Richard Dawkin’s “The Greatest Show on Earth” is a beautifully written and well argued piece of work. In it he puts forward many convincing data and explanations which demonstrate categorically that the world is about 4.6 billion years old and that all species on earth can trace their origins back to the dawn of life itself. That is, the creationist view of the earth having existed for less than 10,000 years is dogma of the worst kind; deliberate ignorance and denial of fact to satisfy one’s own, in this case, religious agenda.
Admittedly, Dawkin’s well-documented arrogance surfaces regularly; here, for example, in the form of intellectual snobbery:
“…….reminds me of Peter Medawar’s wickedly astute observation that ‘the spread of secondary and latterly of tertiary (more…)