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

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Unwanted Downloads

Those of you who find that their pc's slow down at critical moments, owing to the machine deciding to download an update to some existing software, may find the following solution invaluable.

Take an axe to it.

That will teach it!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

No Winners

Whenever the phrase "there were no winners" is used, you can be sure that the person saying this actually means "we lost".

Monday, January 29, 2007

At The Table

Sometimes it is better to be at the table talking, and getting nowhere, rather than to stop talking altogether.

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Forget about reading the formal minutes of meetings; instead, ask each participant to provide a summary of the meeting from their perspective.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Confidence Building

Confidence building in education should not be an end in itself.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Target Practice

If people are shooting at you, then you know that you are doing something right.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Hope should not form any part of a business plan or company strategy.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Beware the politician who says that he will leave office at an unspecified date many months into the future.

That politician has no intention of leaving office.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


When asking for a quote for a service or product, always make sure that you know exactly what you want before requesting a quote.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Customer Relations Department

Customer Relations Department=Department of Obfuscation and Delays

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Alliances of Moderation

So called "alliances of moderation" should not include extremists, dictatorships and bigots.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Departing Presidents and Prime Ministers

Beware departing presidents and prime minister with legacies to embellish.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Photo Shoots

Never do photo shoots during the Christmas gorging period.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


It is far better to have people inside the tent pissing out, rather than have them outside the tent pissing in.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Don't ask people or companies to provide you with a quotation for goods or services, knowing that you do not have the means to pay for them.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Drawing Conclusions

Sometimes it is better to allow a person, or organisation, to draw the correct conclusion at their own pace rather than to force the issue at your pace.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Moral Clarity

Whenever I hear the phrase "moral clarity", I instinctively reach for my revolver.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Sanctions are the most effective method of unifying a country, and strengthening the leadership of that country.

Don't believe me?

Just ask Fidel Castro.