DEAR HUMANS, YOUR SERVICES ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED

About twenty five years ago I had an engineer friend called Robert The Cow who was really quite brilliant and expert at designing milking machines and ancillary equipment for the dairy industry. Robert came up with all sorts of very useful devices for popping tassels on udders but one day, for no particular reason, he … Continue reading DEAR HUMANS, YOUR SERVICES ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED

AVERAGE, PENNILESS, MONOGAMOUS, MISANTHROPIST

It has been well documented that we gauge our own intelligence by the intelligence of our peer groups. You might well be under the impression that you are incredibly clever but that could simply be because those you associate with aren't. You might well be the smartest person you know, the smartest person in the room, but that … Continue reading AVERAGE, PENNILESS, MONOGAMOUS, MISANTHROPIST

THE SUN, THE PENDULUM AND THE ATOM

What exactly is the fun part of getting old? When does it start? The fun. I keep hearing or reading about people who extol the depletion process. Celebrities often. Actors usually. They speak about finding themselves with age, about how they have reached a greater understanding of life, how they have learned to appreciate every … Continue reading THE SUN, THE PENDULUM AND THE ATOM

THE ADOLESCENT GOD AND THE INTERNEST OF VIPERS

I have always maintained that the truth is what I say it is, even when writing twaddle, but not anymore, I daren’t. Now the truth is whatever the internet says it is. Apparently. The trouble with being a fabulist is that people might actually believe you, which is the opposite of the problem now suffered … Continue reading THE ADOLESCENT GOD AND THE INTERNEST OF VIPERS