Covid19 – No cure for stupid

As I write this, many of us are holed up at home to stop or at least slow the spread of the Covid19 virus.  Trips out, we are advised, should be kept to a minimum as any social contact risks exposure to latest threat to our wellbeing.  In fact, for …

Just be Yourself is terrible Advice

How many times have you been told to ‘just be yourself’? It sounds lovely, doesn’t it?  Don’t worry, just be yourself. We hear it in the lead up to job interviews, presentations, speeches, first dates, and all manner of situations in which we seek the reassurance of others.  Don’t sweat …

Charity Gameshows

Charity.  You can’t fault it.  Charities help out people all over the world that are less fortunate than we are, and make it possible for us make contributions to causes which would otherwise be out of our reach.  Really, if you wanted to make a donation towards well building in …

Be Patient. I’m lowered.

Driving through the town the other day, I was held up by a car going ridiculously slowly over some speed bumps.  OK, that’s kind of what speed bumps are for, I get that, but this car was going preposterously slowly.  It was one of those silly cars as well.  You …

Depression. A shit that needs wiping up.

You have, at some point in your life, been affected by depression, or its little brother anxiety.  If you haven’t suffered from it directly, you have no doubt known a family member or loved one who has.  In fact, around 20% of people in the UK will experience symptoms of …

People believe some proper shite.

Have you ever heard of James Randy?  For those of you who haven’t, James Randi used to work as a magician, escapologist, mind reader and the like.  He claimed no special abilities, but used a series of tricks and techniques with nothing more in mind than providing entertainment for his …

All inclusive

It is a wonder of our modern and enlightened civilisation that every member of society has the opportunity to grow and shine.  As the playing field becomes increasingly level, it becomes less and less important to be privileged or even able in order to be propelled to the top of …

Are people really getting more stupid?

It can’t just be me that gets the impression that people are getting increasingly stupid.  The dimwit to functioning human ratio seems to increase by the week, and there is no knowing where it is going to end.  Even the traditional halfwit is on the decline, giving way to the …