It seems that adults would rather not do the primary school arithmetic to make decisions - to know if an electric vehicle (EV) is financially worthwhile. The whole decision seems to be about virtue-signalling for those who can afford to save the planet without thinking. What the Americans call 'math' is really just simple arithmetic, … Continue reading Do EVs Add Up?
Until fairly recently, the head of the Metropolitan Police in London was Cressida Dick. Cressidus Dickus It's an unusual name, right enough, but my wife nearly choked laughing when a contestant on "The Chase" saw this: ... and decided to declare her name as "Caressa Dick". And to think we used to just laugh at … Continue reading Bobby
There are so many TV commercials for women's stuff, and very few aimed at men. This is also true for newspapers, magazines, radio and the internet. The internet and television also have shows or parts of shows about new products, or how to use products. Nothing for men. This needs to be addressed, and I … Continue reading Idea for a TV Show for Men
When a man loves a woman, he doesn't know (nor does he want to know) about her previous boyfriends and dalliances. When you go to a restaurant and sit at a table - perhaps "your table" - you deny yourself the thought of others using this table - and YOUR waiter. This is the same … Continue reading This Needs Its Own Word
In my last post I mentioned giants of songwriting and producing such as Nile Rodgers and David Foster. Because I like knowing how things tick, and because David Foster and Nile Rodgers were very open and candid, so I went down a "rabbit hole" on youtube and came across another Canadian songwriter and grammy award … Continue reading How To Write A Grammy Winning Pop Song
In the lockdown we decided to buy a couple of smart TVs and subscriptions. However, it turned out that we rarely watched the TVs, preferring instead to be entertained and informed by the internet via a laptop (which we can configure to kill adverts). The old (unSmart) telly in the kitchen has actually been quite … Continue reading Backroom Boys
Sometimes you hear a pub story that changes your life or way of thinking. This is one of those. I was told it by Wee Frank in the early 1980s, and there are life lessons to be learned. Wee Frank's pal, Lawrence was in semi-retirement when he decided he needed a new interest to occupy … Continue reading The Money Making Dog
It's been many years since I worked with Georgie, but I still laugh when I think of the things he used to come away with. Some were quite rude, but also daft, unexpected and (every so often) profound. One phrase of his that I loved was "Mistakes Makes Cakes". Think about it. Good isn't it? … Continue reading By George
I had a strange dream, and it was such great fun that I didn't want to wake up. There are lots of bizarre details and sub-plots, so I'll tidy things up for this post. The only thing you have to know beforehand is that my family and I like old and unusual cameras - we … Continue reading Last Night’s Dream Could Be a Movie?
My mate's wife told him she was having trouble at work. He said he understood, because it had happened to him. There's nothing to be done about it, other than ride it through. As he told her "I realised that it's just a cross I'd bear." A while later she asked what exactly he meant … Continue reading Bears, Pears and Eyes