Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Pareidolia again

You may have seen this picture in the Telegraph today.
The woman who took the picture is convinced of the following
1. This is a picture of an angel
2. The "apparition" is some sort of message, intended specifically for her.
3. The "message" is from her father who died 20 years ago.
4. That it means her sick son will get better over Christmas.
 For fuck's sake missis. It's a fucking cloud!


AKA

I notice in The Times this morning a small feature on free diving. people who see how far down they can go in the water and get to the surface again without any form of breathing apparatus. The world record depth currently stands at a staggering 281metres.

What did strike me in the article was the statement that, apparently these feats are made possible by a special breathing technique, called "apnoea". Wow! who'd have thought it. Doesn't that just mean holding your breath?


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Homophobia

I understand Christopher Monkton has recently been quoted as stating, "Gays have 20,000 sex partners in their 'short, miserable lives" This figure I found a little dubious to say the least, so I decided to do a little simple arithmetic.

If someone, gay, straight or bisexual, were to have a new sexual partner every single day, 365 days of the year, from the age of 16, they would be almost 71 years old by the time they reached partner number 20,000.
Which suggests to me that their life could by no stretch of the imagination be described as short or miserable!

Monday, 1 December 2014

The NHS

It is rare that DZ perceives in any politician the qualities of honesty, intelligence and perceptiveness. This article however is so spot on that I have to acknowledge an exception. Correct, absolutely, to the last full stop.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Chicken

DZ once had the misfortune of coming down with Campylobacter food poisoning. I was sicker than I have been in my life, before or since. The source of the infection was never traced. So I was interested to see this article in today's press. It's no surprise really. Chickens are social animals, and even those raise in a traditional manner are going to have close contact with others and so bacteria such as Campylobacter and Salmonella are going to be endemic.

So the recommendation that we should all boycott chicken is, I think, a bit of a hysterical over reaction. There is a perfectly good way of eating chicken, regardless of source, and not getting food poisoning. The solution was well known to my own mother. Cook it properly!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Booze.

Ephesians 5:18 - And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.

Single malt for me then!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Quote

"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

                                          Bertrand Russell