Category Archives: Musings

Thought for the day

Shamelessly stolen from the Core Rulebook of the Elite: Dangerous RPG: … when you’re out there in your ships, a canopy of stars above you, and not a living thing for a million miles all around, the light of a purple dwarf star glinting off the hull plates, and an unexplored galaxy stretching out in […]

Thought for the week

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. […]


I’ve always liked Portsmouth. I used to have to go there regularly in a former career, but I never got too much time to take in the sights and enjoy the city for the wonderful tourist attraction and monument to naval history that it is. The Illusive Father has never been to Portsmouth, so we […]

Competative Quartet

A musical quartet with a difference – I bet these ladies are amazing live!

Money is the drug

No one can have missed the news recently regarding the attempted takeover of AstraZeneca by Pfizer. For anyone that may have missed it, some crazy sums have been offered for AstraZeneca, with some news agencies reporting figures in the $60bn region. Naturally this takeover bid has polarised the political community, with various MPs and ministers […]

UKIP and why I’ll be voting for them

Those of you who don’t live in the EU have probably escaped the fact that on May 22, a large proportion of us are going to vote for our representatives in the European Parliament – our MEPs. I have been asked on several occasions how I plan to vote, and why. I plan to vote […]

Justin Bieber

Here is a photo of Justin Bieber showing just what he thinks of his fans: In case you’re having trouble following what’s happening in this collage of photos, Bieber is showing the world (and his fans) what a disgusting, over-privileged little fuck he is by spitting into the face of one of his fans. Naturally […]

I wonder…

The Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has said that energy customers are not cash cows. Customers are not just cash cows to be squeezed… One cannot help but wonder whether Mr Davey and his other honourable colleagues, our Members of Parliament, will remember this when they’re filling out their expenses claims. After all, if the energy […]


How do you know whether you’re on to a good deal or not? Most people would compare what they’re getting against what other people are getting and make an educated judgement to determine that. So when politicians talk about rising energy prices and the costs of heating homes, we need to look and see what […]

Horses’ arses

Anyone ever really stopped and wondered about railroad tracks? They’re very interesting things. The standard railroad gauge (the distance between the two tracks) in the USA is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. A somewhat arbitrary number, if you stop and think about it. Why was that number used? The answer is simple: because that’s the way […]