Is laughter the best medicine?

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Laughter.

They say laughter is the best medicine. My question is, the best medicine for what?

Different illnesses require different medicine. I don’t see how laughter would help with the issues of broken ribs. A collapsed lung. An asthma attack. Cardiac arrest. A broken leg. A rash. A cut. Herpes. The list goes on really.

So what is laughter the best medicine for? Simple painkillers seem like they would help with more of those issues than laughter.

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Throwing a tantrum

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Tantrum.

Tantrum. The thing that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been throwing all season and the thing that ruined our season.

Yes we know, you weren’t happy with the board and the lack of the signings they made, but you should have got on with the job, you still had some good players in your team.

Bubbles!

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Bubble.

I recently bought some special cat bubbles. For my cat obviously. If they were for me I would have just bought some normal ones.

I think they use different chemicals in the formula so they don’t make a cat ill, plus they pop straight away, they will actually settle on the ground or whatever they land on for a little.

My cat loved them. They work just like normal bubbles, get the little stick thing wet and blow. She was going mad chasing them around the garden, jumping up in the air trying to catch them, pouncing on ones that landed on the ground. It was brilliant. If you have a cat I would highly recommend trying them.

The best bit was when got stuck to her paw. She picked it up off the ground and it just sort of stuck to her, she kept shaking her paw trying to get it off, doing that thing where they walk backwards away from something.

Like I said it was brilliant and I would highly recommend it. Now the weathers turned nice I should probably buy some more.

Parallel Worlds!

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Parallel.

Yay a prompt that gives me a chance to springboard to one of my absolute favourite topics. Parallel worlds, multiverse, and philosophy.

I have so many books on this subject.

This is the basic idea that there are an infinite number of parallel worlds/universes, which in turn means each infinite possibility is possible and will exist somewhere in one of them.

So there will be a parallel world/universe in which God is real. In fact there will probably be several in which that is the case. Odin, Thor, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Zeus, and co will be real in others. There might even be some where they all exist together.

Of course we can get more mundane with it. There will be a world where you flipped a coin and it was heads instead of tails, where you went out instead of staying in, and things like that, but why think small and mundane when we are talking about infinite possibilities?

Then there’s the paradox that if there are an infinite number of possibilities and these infinite number of possibilities exist across these infinite number of parallel worlds, then one such possibility is that parallel worlds, the multiverse does not exist. So there is an infinite number of possibilities and one of these possibilities is that actually there isn’t an infinite number of possibilities and in one of these parallel worlds, parallel worlds do not exist.

If I could I would love to travel between parallel worlds like in the TV show Sliders. I would try to track down the best possible version of myself and then take his place.

Never had a mentor

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Mentor.

I have never had a mentor and I don’t know anyone who has.

It’s one of those things you hear people talking in TV shows and films, how one character was a mentor or teacher for another, or in the media by politicians and those types, how they want to set up mentoring programs or encourage mentoring.

But nope. Not real life.

It’s just a hollow talking point to spin some good PR.

The tide

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Tide.

There are few things more relaxing in life than relaxing while watching/listening to the tide flowing in and out. I suppose that’s why they put it on lots of relaxation and sleeping aid soundtracks. It has a very hypnotic quality.

I’m feeling, well not relaxed but certainly less stressed, just thinking about the tide coming in and out with that whooshing sound it makes.

Serial mistress, 47, who’s had sex with 100 married men says she doesn’t feel guilty

So this story took place on This Morning this morning (ha!) and then made it into the papers.

All I have done so far is read the headline:

‘Homewrecker!’ Serial mistress, 47, who’s had sex with 100 married men is slammed by This Morning viewers for saying she DOESN’T feel guilty

My response?

That’s kinda stating the obvious. If she felt guilty she wouldn’t have slept with 100 married men! She clearly likes and enjoys it. To each their own I suppose but I get why others are calling her a homewrecker because, well she probably has wrecked a few homes.

If it was like say half a dozen men I could be like, maybe she didn’t know they were married when she slept with them or maybe they are in really really awful unhappy relationships so she didn’t feel guilty for that reason.

Not 100 though. What are the odds that she didn’t know all 100 were married? Equally what are the odds all 100 married men were in awful unhappy relationships? Leaving aside any marriage jokes naturally.

Should I read the article and see what she said or is the headline enough?

To preserve my sanity i think I’m gonna pass. She doesn’t feel guilty, that’s her choice and her right, nothing is going to change that I don’t think.

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What does it mean that Uranus is moving into Taurus?

Ah another day and another stupid newspaper headline.

Earlier on I browsing through a newspaper website I stumbled upon this gem of a headline.

For the first time since 1942, Uranus, the planet of change, is moving into Taurus, triggering a period of worldwide upheaval. Here, a top astrologer reveals what tomorrow’s cosmic curveball means for YOU

 

I am going to save you all a lot of time and tell you the answer right now.

What does it mean that Uranus is moving into Taurus?

Absolutely nothing.

It’s not a cosmic curveball. It’s not going to trigger a period of worldwide upheaval. Other events might sure, but not Uranus moving into Taurus.

Astrology is a con. It is nonsense.

What such a thing is doing in a national newspaper of what is supposed to be an enlightened country is beyond me.

What’s the difference between a forest and a wood?

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Forest.

I’ve never been to a forest. I’ve been to woods, fields, and parks but not an actual forest. At least no that I am aware of.

Is there even any difference between a woods and a forest? To google!

OK so I found this on sciencing.com.

A wood is an area covered in trees, larger than a grove or a copse. A forest is also an area covered in trees, but it is larger than a wood.

That’s really helpful. Thanks for that sciencing.com. Now I’m just wondering if what I’ve been to is actually a wood, and not a grove or a copse. How are they different from each other? What’s a copse? I’ve never even heard that word before.

OK more reading.

Woods and forests have no clear delineation in scientific terms, although they are widely considered to be slightly different.

Damn you science. How could you desert me at a time like this? That is not even remotely helpful.

They are different, but only slightly different, but we’re not really sure what they are or how they are different. I think someone needs a good talking to and told to make up their mind.

Both are expanses of land covered in trees and inhabited by animals, but woods are smaller and their canopy cover significantly less dense than those of forests.

I don’t think we are going to get a better answer than that.

“A wood is a baby forest that is still growing and hasn’t had all of its canopy come in yet.”

That is now the new definition and distinction between the two. No one bring up jungles OK? Lets not go down that rabbit hole.

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