Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Monday, January 31, 2005

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Those governments that seek to keep their citizens under control, by using alarmist terrorist threat warnings that prove to be false, would be well advised to remember the story of the boy who cried wolf.

What happened to him, could well happen to them.

Sunday, January 30, 2005


Those governments and organisations that seek to regulate humour, to avoid giving offence to groups and individuals, fail to understand the very essence of humour; namely that it is often cruel, offensive and insensitive.

Those that seek to regulate humour, in this manner, lay the foundations of dictatorship.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Neither a Borrower or Lender Be

The above saying is regarded, these days, as being a tad outdated and irrelevant.

Given the decline of the Dollar and the impending economic collapse of the USA, as a result of the citizens of the USA living beyond their means, I feel that it has a certain resonance and relevance today.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Binge Drinking

Britain is currently going through a period of self examination in respect of its problems with binge drinking, and drunken anti social behaviour.

The solution is simple, those successfully prosecuted for anti social drunken behaviour should be banned from being served alcohol in pubs and clubs.

The ban would be enforced by the application of a clearly visible tattoo, in place for a period determined by the courts, on the forehead of the offender stating:

"I am a drunken yob"

Bars and pubs that serve alcohol to people with these tattoos, would have their licences revoked.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Most Depressing Day of The Year

Scientists have identified that the 24th of January is the most depressing day of the year.

That being the case, I recommend that it be declared "World Duvet Day"; whereby everyone is allowed to stay in bed all day.

Monday, January 24, 2005

The Cycle of Life

In billions of years time, our sun will expand to a red giant and swallow the earth.

Life on this planet will be extinct.

However, there is no need to panic, the building blocks to life have been found in deep freeze on Titan (one of Saturn's moons).

The expansion of the sun will set set these building blocks free from their frozen slumber, and the cycle of life will continue.

Sunday, January 23, 2005


Don't write blogs when you have a hangover.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

The Value of Money

It is an immutable law that as the size of notes and coins diminishes over the years, so does the intrinsic value of that currency.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Taking Sides

Human beings love to take sides.

That is why wars, fights and court cases are so popular.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The European Union

The European Union (EU) allegedly was set up to unify Europe, and to allow the free movement of people across borders within the EU.

That being the case, why is it that people still have to show passports when travelling from one European country to another?

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Custodial Sentences

It is usually assumed that the two main purposes of custodial sentences are that they act as a deterrent, and that they reform the offender.

In reality, there is in fact another purpose of a custodial sentence; namely, to make others feel good about themselves for not breaking the law.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Mobile Phone Tariffs

Utterly incomprehensible!

These are clearly drafted by the same people who write the terms and conditions of credit card agreements.

Saturday, January 15, 2005


After "No", "Why?" is the second most powerful word in the English language.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Global Warming

There is much comment in the media as regards the freak weather incidents being a portent of doom, with regard to weather change and global warming.

It is utter folly to base such a hypothesis on evidence, that only goes back a couple of centuries or so.

The world, and its weather, have been changing for aeons; there is no reliable empirical evidence, as yet, to prove the global warming/weather change theory.

Thursday, January 13, 2005


A much overrated dish, that is in effect little more than a fancy cheese and tomato sandwich.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Obsessive Fans

I am inclined to think that some of the more obsessive fans of showbiz folk should seek medical attention.

Their refusal to "brook" any form of criticism of their heros and heroines, and their rabid hatred of their detractors warrants some form of restraining order.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The Big Rip Off

Supermarkets are keenly installing machines that turn your loose change into shopping vouchers.

These machines are proving to be very popular with lazy customers, who cannot be bothered to bank their change, and with the supermarkets who make a nice profit on them.

They charge around 7% on the money tendered, and then only offer the customer a voucher; which they have to use "in store".

Now even the most dim witted individual should be able to see that it would be far better for the customer, if he/she has already bothered to take their loose change to the supermarket, to spend that cash directly and not lose the 7%.

Seemingly, some people deserve to be ripped off!

Monday, January 10, 2005

Advice to Clothes Stores

Whilst I fully appreciate the need for, and usefulness of, security tags; please could you ensure that you remove them from the purchased article, when you are wrapping it up for the customer.

I had to spend over 30 minutes trying to remove one, that had been left on my new jacket, yesterday.

Sunday, January 09, 2005


Don't people realise that the new diets that they attempt to start each January are worthless, unless they stick to them for the rest of their lives?

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Car Alarms

The noise of a car alarm is surely one of the most irritating noises on the planet. Yet these devices are, more often than not, ignored by the owners of the cars and passers by.

Let us rid ourselves of this scourge of modern life, and pass a decree whereby; if a car alarm is not silenced within 15 minutes, the car is blown up.

Friday, January 07, 2005


Should you feel a burp or a fart welling up inside of you, do not be constrained by social etiquette to keep it in.

Release it.

A release of pent up pressure is far better for the digestive tract.

Thursday, January 06, 2005


A person's reputation is the most valuable asset that he/she can have.

Do not squander it by associating with "less than reputable" people, or by becoming involved in illicit deals.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005


The most depressing aspect to January is the media blitz, launched by the food and pharmaceutical industry, that tries to convince us that we are overweight, lazy and unhealthy.

Some people are perfectly happy with their shape, weight and level of activity.

This propaganda, designed purely to sell us "snake oil" slimming products etc, must be stopped.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

What Does The UN Do?

What does the UN actually do?

It is impotent when it comes to preventing/stopping wars and aggression between nation states.

It has been slow to act in response to last week's tsunami, yet it was very prompt to criticise the actions of other countries.

It seems that the time is now right to restructure this political dinosaur.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Charitable Donations

The current contest between the wealthy nations, as to which of them can give the most to the victims of last week's tsunami is disgusting and repellent.

Charitable donations and compassion should be given anonymously, not with a media fanfare telling the world how generous and selfless you are.

Saturday, January 01, 2005


Pinch, punch first post of the year!