Friday 26 August 2011
Thursday 25 August 2011
Wednesday 24 August 2011
Glad we sorted that out then.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
“To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange, and the best obtainable system of popular administration and control of each industry or service.”
Thursday 18 August 2011
During my time as a Quaker attender I would often find great inspiration in reading 'Advices and Queries'; a set of useful paragraphs which as well as being included in 'Quaker Faith and Practice' also came as a handy little booklet. 'Advices and Queries' is an inspirational guide delivered in bite size chunks. It always amused and comforted me that there were 42 of them. HHG2G fans will be aware of the significance of this number. My favourite 'A&Q' and the one I read over and over again was No42. Apart from the last sentence no one apart from Jeremy Clarkson could possibly object to the wording. I'd like to share it with you now:
"We do not own the world, and its riches are not ours to dispose of at will. Show a loving consideration for all creatures, and seek to maintain the beauty and variety of the world. Work to ensure that our increasing power over nature is used responsibly, with reverence for life. Rejoice in the splendour of God's continuing creation."
Wednesday 17 August 2011
- people are too busy doing a really good job that they don’t have time to facilitate the generation of correct data
- the overall data collection process is flawed
- someone else is entering data incorrectly
- data is being misinterpreted
- the metrics used are not well defined and/or have not been communicated to those concerned
- data of different standards and from different sources is being accepted as ‘like for like’
- people concerned aren’t doing their job properly
- any permutation of various of the above
- Other factors that I’ve failed to consider
Monday 15 August 2011
The post in question does mention Izal medicated toilet paper but no poem. Being a lover of poetry I thought I would Google “izal medicated toilet paper poem” to see what came up, and it turns out that during the war Izal employed a poet to pen morale boosting poems in a bid I guess to shit for victory. Here is one such poem that was printed on Izal toilet paper:
Hitler now screams with impatienceStirring stuff eh?
Our good health is proving a strain
May he and his Axis relations
Soon find them right down the drain
Saturday 13 August 2011
Friday 12 August 2011
Full story here.“A row has erupted between police chiefs and the government after David Cameron criticised the number of officers deployed to combat this week's riots.
The PM also said the wrong tactics were used - while Home Secretary Theresa May said it was her decision to cancel all police leave to boost numbers.
Sir Hugh Orde, head of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said she had "no power whatsoever" to do that.
It was police, not MPs, who had restored order, he insisted.”
Thursday 11 August 2011
‘Paul’s special way’ requires that the breadcrumb coating be surgically removed totally from the fish, ideally in one piece. Once removed the coating is piled up neatly on the plate. The fish and any accompaniments are consumed with gusto. When all but the breadcrumb coating is gone it is time for the finalé, the pièce de résistance. Slowly eat the golden goodness, savouring every mouthful of scrummy scrumptiousness.
Fish finger skins – the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Tuesday 9 August 2011
Saturday 6 August 2011
Thursday 4 August 2011
“...Daily Mail readers... ...confuse Justice with Revenge. Justice is only justice when the higher and pure moral ground is taken. State murder is just as wrong as murder by an individual. What right has any person to take the life of another? If you say ‘none’ then you are arguing against the death penalty. If you say ‘some’ or ‘plenty’ then you are saying that murder is acceptable, therefore why are you making it as a crime and one punishable by death at that?
For those of a religious disposition, who believe in a creator god, to take the life of anyone is a blasphemy. You are setting yourself up as an equal to your god. From what I know of the mainstream religions it’s not the done thing. For those of us that don’t need the crutch that is religion, but care about humanity, it would be hypocritical to preach that something is wrong and then go and do the self same thing. Legitimising it under the framework of law doesn’t make it any more justifiable, or any less abhorrent. And for those a little more intellectually challenged (Sun readers etc.), two wrongs don’t make a right!”
Monday 1 August 2011
- First drink of the day – this should be tea. No compromises here, tea and only tea. Ideally two cups before any other drink is even considered.
- Breakfast – it is acceptable to drink coffee
- Mid-morning – coffee
- Lunch – coffee, unless you are having fish ‘n chips when it should be tea, or when having a pub lunch
- After lunch – it’s perfectly acceptable to have a coffee after you lunch as long as it remains within the immediate post-lunch time frame
- Mid-afternoon – tea only. Coffee at this point would be a faux pas extraordinaire!
- Dinner – I would only ever recommend beer or a soft drink unless, again, you are having fish ‘n chips.
- After dinner – coffee would always be the first choice
- The rest of the evening/night – tea
- Supper – tea, a mug of cocoa or camomile
- If in doubt you should always drink tea as this is the default beverage
- At any point in the day tea or coffee can be replaced by alcohol (yes I have had beer for breakfast!). The one exception is the first drink of the day which, just to recap, must be tea.
- From lunchtime onwards it is perfectly acceptable to drink soft drinks. Fruit juice as an addition is perfectly acceptable at breakfast but does not replace coffee or tea at that meal.