Daily Prompt: Longing for Gravity

Today’s daily prompt is called Longing for Gravity and it asks;

You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?

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Joke of the day

The “Buffolo Theory” of Beer..

A herd of buffalo can move only as fast as the slowest buffalo. When the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first.

This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

In much the same way the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, we all know, kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.

In this way regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers, and that’s why beer is so GOOD for you!

Daily Prompt: Counting Voices

Today’s daily prompt is called Counting Voices and it asks;

A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people?

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People are changing their names to ridiculous things

A record number of people in the UK are changing their names by Deed Poll to names after celebrities, football stars, cartoon characters, and things they like such as one man who changed his name to Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Continue reading People are changing their names to ridiculous things

Joke of the day

Chester and Earl are going hunting. Chester says to Earl, “I’ll send my dog out to see if there are any ducks out in the pond. If there aren’t any ducks out there, I’m not going hunting.”

So he sends the dog out to the pond. The dog comes back and barks twice. Chester says, “Well I’m not going to go out. He only saw two ducks out there.”

Earl says, “You’re going to take the dog’s barks for the truth?” Earl doesn’t believe it, so he goes to look for himself. When he gets back he says, “I don’t believe it where did you get that dog? There really are only two ducks out there!”

Chester says, “Well, I got him from the breeder up the road. If you want, you can get one from him, too.”

So Earl goes to the breeder and says he wants a dog like the one his friend Chester has. The breeder obliges and Earl brings the dog home, tells it to go out and look for ducks. Minutes later the dog returns with a stick in it’s mouth and starts humping Earl’s leg.

Outraged, Earl takes the dog back to the breeder and says, “This dog is a fraud. I want my money back!”

The breeder asks Earl what the dog did. So Earl tells him that when he sent the dog out to look for ducks, it came back with a stick in its mouth and started humping his leg. Continue reading Joke of the day

Britain is finally getting a referendum on EU membership

It’s finally official, Britain is getting its referendum on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.

I’ll be honest there has been a part of me half expecting David Cameron and/or the EU to find some way to weasel out of it. We all know what politicians and bureaucrats are like.

There’s a part of me that also thinks that even if the British people do vote for Brexit (I already hate that term and the campaigning has only just started) then the EU won’t allow Britain to leave. They’ll find rule or regulation or piece of legislation that means Britain can’t leave, or can’t leave without jumping through a series of hoops or completing a series of impossible tasks. Perhaps having to make a large payment to make up for the revenue lost from Britain leaving. Hopefully I’m wrong but it’s a niggling feeling I have. I don’t have much faith in politics.

As for where I stand on the issue, I’m leaning towards no, that is to say I’m in favour of an exit. The EU has become too big and too unwieldy , stuffed full of unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats, ignoring the wishes of ordinary citizens.

I think the EU needs Britain and a few other countries to leave in order to bring about some long overdue reform because the EU seems very unwilling to do so otherwise. Some accountability and transparency should be top of the reform list.

Also let’s not forget that Britain never actually signed up to join a political union. What Britain signed up to was an economic trade union, one that slowly turned into a political union, taking more and more power as it expanded over the years.

Over the coming months, as the debate grows and the campaigning goes on, I’ll add my thoughts on the issue.

Also feel free to let me know what way you are leaning and why.

Daily Prompt: Pace Oddity

Today’s daily prompt is called Pace Oddity and it asks;

If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?

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