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

Tuesday, August 31, 2004


Why were the dinosaurs so blooming big?

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Facing The Unknown

We are, by nature as a species, afraid of the unknown.

Do not fear the unknown, change is a natural part of life.

Saturday, August 28, 2004


Why does the sun always go in, when I am about to go out?

Friday, August 27, 2004

Microwave Ovens

Microwave ovens are a curse on mankind.

I spurn them, as I would spurn a rabid dog.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004


Envy is often dismissed by religions as a negative, and base, emotion.

This is not so.

Envy is the spur that inspires people to better their lives, and hence add value to society.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


It is always darkest before the dawn; so don't despair if things look bleak, time changes everything.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Half Arsed

Don't do a "half arsed job", do it well.

Take pride in your work, no matter how mundane it may seem to others.

Sunday, August 22, 2004


The nations of the world are like the seas.

They are inextricably linked, yet frequently clash against each other.

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Never Give Up

If at first you don't succeed, keep plugging away.

Face down your disappointments, and never give up!

Friday, August 20, 2004

The Car

The car brings out mankind's worst characteristics:

  • It makes us envious of our neighbour's newer, faster model.

  • It encourages us to show off by speeding, and performing dangerous stunts.

  • It causes disputes between neighbours over parking spaces.

  • It causes massive environmental damage.

  • It is responsible for the modern day phenomenon of road rage.

I am inclined to limit car ownership, or maybe ban it altogether in favour of efficient mass transit systems.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Dress Code

I am heartily sick and tired of seeing some people in restaurants dressed in merely a T-shirts and casual trousers.

It is disrespectful to the other diners, who are there for a "special evening". Those that insist on a "casual look" can dine in a casual place, such as a fast food diner.

I want to see some form of dress code enforced at these places.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Take a Chance

Don't let opportunity slip through your fingers.

When something comes along, that may be the opportunity of a lifetime, grasp it firmly with both hands.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Blue Sky Thinking

Blue sky thinking is what separates us from the animals.

The ability to imagine a better world, has enabled the human race to leave the caves and reach for the skies.

Monday, August 16, 2004

The American Dream

The American dream, whereby all the citizens of the United States can become millionaires, is an impossibility.

You cannot have a society whereby all are equally wealthy.

Those that hold this belief are destined for a big time disappointment.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Road Rage

What is the point of two adults waving their fists at each other, and hurling insults at each other; just because their precious cars have pranged into each other?

Poeples' values are topsy turvy.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Diamonds and Coal

A diamond is a lump of carbon, with no intrinsic value or use; it is coveted by the wealthy as a symbol of power and wealth.

A piece of coal is a lump of carbon with a practical use, yet of little value.

What does that say about the people who are willing to pay a small fortune for the useless carbon lump?

Thursday, August 12, 2004


Education is a privilege, not a right; it should not be taken for granted.

As soon as people realise that, the value of education and professional qualifications will rise; and people will appreciate the opportunities afforded them to learn and study.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004


Graffiti is not an art form, it is vandalism; perpetrated by attention seeking halfwits.

Those second rate "celebrities", most notably in the music industry, who encourage this vandalism; should be personally made to clean the up this mess and blight on the landscape.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers are apt, whether required or not, to regale their passengers with their opinions on all manner of subjects; ranging from politics to sport.

In order to have some control over this mental intrusion, I prefer using taxis that are fitted with an in car speaker switch. This way you can turn the driver off, quite literally.

I commend this device, and request that it be made mandatory in all taxis.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Nature Abhors a Vacuum

Advice to world leaders, seeking regime change in countries other than their own.

When invading countries, on the pretext of helping the local population rid themselves of the incumbent regime, ensure that the following two rules are adhered to:

  • Make sure that you have a plan for the reconstruction, and repair, of any damage caused.

  • Don't "cut and run", until the local replacement political and security infrastructure is strong enough to stand on its own two feet.

Nature abhors a vacuum; if you leave before the above points have been addressed others will fill the vacuum, and chaos will ensue.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Men and Women

Men and women are totally different in respect of how they perceive, and react to, situations and events.

However, more often than not, they fail to recognise this. Instead they criticise the opposite sex for their behaviour and, if in a relationship, try to modify their partner's behaviour.

This causes considerable friction, and stress, between the sexes.

My advice is simple, stop trying to change each other; accept that the opposite sex is different.

Life will become considerably less stressful.

Saturday, August 07, 2004


Risk is an essential spice to life.

Take a little every day.

Friday, August 06, 2004


Celebrity footballers are paid a small fortune to kick a ball around a field.

Nurses are paid a small sum to care for the sick.

Something is very wrong with our sense of values.

Thursday, August 05, 2004


Optimism about the future is essential.

People should view their lives in positive terms, otherwise there would be very little point in getting out of bed in the morning.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Less Government

Governments are inflexible, their desire to intrude into peoples' lives stifles initiative and progress.

The firmer the grip that the State has over society, the more stagnant and inflexible that society becomes.

It is a hackneyed phrase, but "less government is better government".

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Faddy Eating

There is a veritable smorgasbord of programmes on TV, that aim to improve the eating habits of the population.

They follow a standard format; whereby someone with an unhealthy diet is introduced to the novelties of fresh fruit, vegetables and fibre.

Invariably the human guinea pigs turn their noses up at the new diet. They protest, in the manner of a 3 year old, that they don't like or eat vegetables.

I am moved to question, how it is that these so called adults still act as though they are a 3 year old throwing a tantrum at the dining table; when made to eat something that they choose not to like?

The answer is simple, their parents failed them when they were bringing them up.

Instead of taking the harder route of making them eat what was put in front of them, they took the easy route and let them eat what they wanted.

The result; an immature, spoilt, fat and unhealthy adult.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Sunday, August 01, 2004


The Koreans believe that meal times are a time for reflection and contemplation.

Inane babble is not required, or welcome; instead meals should be eaten in an atmosphere of peace and contemplation.

An excellent maxim to follow, I commend it.