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Sleeves

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Sleeve.

Sleeve. Something you find on t-shirts, shirts, jumpers, coats and jackets. Well sleeves I suppose if we want to be more accurate since you normally have two of them.

I don’t like things with long sleeves that much. I find they tend to get in the way when I’m trying to things, meaning they are more likely to get dirty or wet which then just feels horrible.

Sure they are great if you want to do sleight of hand magic but since I can’t, I don’t need long sleeves. They just get in my way.

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What is a rebel anymore?

My response to the Daily Prompt titled Rebel.

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An example of the dumbing down in the media

The other day browsing through the Daily Mail’s website I came across this headline.

Can you all see the mistake in the headline? Dissected alive? That’s called vivisection. It should read something along the lines of:

“The horrors of Japan’s WWII ‘human experiments unit’: Disturbing images show how Japan performed vivisections on Chinese civilians and Allied POWs and infected them with the PLAGUE”

It may seem pedantic and trivial, the sort of thing one should not get worked up over but I hate it. To me it just highlights the dumbing dumb in society and the declining standards of the media.

 

‘The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell’ – A fascinating story and brilliant read

I’ve just finished reading a news story on the BBC website called ‘The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell‘ about the secrets and lies a woman was told growing up during her unusual childhood. I should point out it is real life, not fiction.

I’m trying my best not to spoil anything because it’s an absolutely fascinating story and brilliant read. It’s one of those stories that shows real life is stranger than fiction.

I’m still trying to process it all. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be in her place.

Go read it. It’s long but well worth your time.

Man gets stuck in a spanner [Weird News]

Flicking through the news earlier I came across the rather bizarre and uncomfortable story of a man who got a certain special part of himself stuck in a spanner.

The brave, curious, and highly stupid man went to A&E where they had to call the South Wales Fire Service to come and help him out, quite literally in this case.

Now I say brave because it takes a certain amount of courage to try such a thing, I say curious because it takes a special kind of inquisitive soul to look at a spanner and find new uses for it shall we say? And I say highly stupid because it is a bloody spanner, what did you think would happen if you stuck your dick in it? Who looks at a spanner and gets aroused?  “Oh my what a delightful spanner you have” he says with a lustful look in his eye.

It must be really awkward going to a hardware shop with this guy, he’d probably wander off leaving you looking all over the place for him before you find him stood in the tool aisle staring at the spanners.

Not wanting to miss out on some social media attention South Wales Fire Service took to Twitter because of course they did, companies and organisations love taking to Twitter to show how “cool” they are, to remind people: “If you’re using tools, make sure you’re handling as the manufacturer recommends.”

It’s good solid advice from South Wales Fire Service and one that will probably ensure that you don’t waste too much of their time. They do a very very important job. It’s a little sad that they have to remind people but sadly that’s the world we live in.

Of course we’ve missed out the obvious question, how big was the spanner?

On second thoughts I don’t want to know. I think we’ll leave it there.

What the world would look like without people

OK so the title is a bit of a lie because we can never what the world would look like without people, they’d be no people to look at the world and go “hmm so that’s what the world would look like without people, neat.” Well at least that’s what I would probably say if I was in a position to see such a thing somehow.

Oh and of course, in case anyone is panicking, people haven’t actually disappeared from the world. As a whole that is. People still exist and populate the world. Don’t worry. You are not alone. You’re not the last one left. If you were though it would mean the title is a lie still for as long as you exist.

With the lies of the title out-of-the-way, earlier I was looking through the news online when I came across this. An article in an online newspaper of a bunch of photographs of places that people have abandoned and nature has reclaimed over the years.

I love stuff like this, photos of long forgotten and abandoned places, it has that post-apocalyptic feel and shows what would happen to all our lovely buildings should humanity just die off.

It’s eerily beautiful how nature just moves right back in and reclaims it all if we aren’t there to push back against it. There’s probably some symbolism about the constant fight or struggle between man and nature there but I’m too engrossed in the pretty pictures.

It all just looks so peaceful. No worries about all the stresses and pressure of modern life, none of the persistent noises of cars, people, and every other bit of technology that we can’t escape. Just peaceful.

If I ever had the chance I would love to go exploring around places like that. Maybe take a book and spend a relaxing afternoon there.

Anyway just thought I would share a link to the news article so that you can check out the photographs for yourself because they really are quite something.

Writing Prompt #2 – New Year’s resolutions

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Christmas Special (2017) Writing Prompt #24 -The night before Christmas

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Christmas Special (2017) Writing Prompt #23 – Favourite Christmas activity

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Christmas Special (2017) Writing Prompt #22 – What to get them?

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