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

Monday, July 31, 2006


In order for diplomacy to actually work and be effective, it is necessary for countries to have both formal and informal contacts with each other, as well as diplomats actually placed in situ.

Countries that do not have these arrangements, do not have a hope in hell of resolving issues diplomatically.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Offices of State

It is entirely correct and proper that Offices of State such as; the President, the Prime Minister, the King/Queen etc should be respected.

However, it is not always the case that those people who hold these offices are, or indeed should be, respected.

Friday, July 28, 2006

War By Proxy

Those nations that conduct war by proxy, in the hope of avoiding becoming directly involved, are living in a fool's paradise.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Advice For Those Who Suffer From The Heat

Eat a large Eisbein with mashed potato.

This will assist the sweating process, and provide you with much needed protein and salt.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Good Leadership

A good leader does not leave his men on the beach.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Advice To Call Centres

1 Employ people who speak English

2 Employ people who do not have heavy regional accents

3 Ensure that your staff place the phone close enough to their heads, so that they can actually be heard when they are speaking

4 Shrivel up and die

Monday, July 24, 2006

Advice To Mexican Restaurants

Minced beef flavoured with chili powder, does not constitute a chili con carne.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Thursday, July 20, 2006

"Chances of a Lifetime"

"Chances of lifetimes" are often "offered" by buyers and sellers, yet the
person being offered this chance often rejects it, funny that!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Professional companies and organisations answer emails, letters and phone calls from their customers.

Amateurs, unprofessionals and failing companies don't.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Negative Emails

Sending negative sounding e-mails, when there is no need, is a bad habit.

It is to be avoided.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Advice To "Professional" Chefs

Check your egos and temperaments in at the front door, before you enter the kitchen.

When a customer asks you to fry an egg, do it; don't argue that you are too busy. The customer comes first, not your egos, vanity and arrogance.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


No one can ever hope to make a realistic assessment of a country's intentions, or capabilities, if they do not have direct contact with that country and people on the ground there.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Think About It

We have two eyes, two ears but only one tongue.

Think about it!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Post Vacation Depression

The cure for post vacation depression is to simply not come back from vacation.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Weather Forecasts

Weather forecasts are either hopelessly wrong, or a statement of the bleedin' obvious.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Loud Feet

Walk with loud feet to enhance your authority.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


As sure as eggs are eggs, nemesis follows hubris.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Pissing In Saunas

Pissing in the sauna is not to be recommended. It is unsanitary, and presents the pisser with the danger of steam burns in sensitive areas.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Judge Ye Not

Don't be so small-minded as to judge someone by the size of their car.