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

Tuesday, November 30, 2004


A few moments of silence each day, no talking just peaceful contemplation, should be made compulsory for all.

Monday, November 29, 2004


People need heroes, it gives them something to live up to.

Regrettably there are more villains than heroes living on this planet.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

The Pen is Mightier Than The Sword

The pen is mightier than the sword, or so the saying goes.

Absolute tosh!

Try waving your bic biro at the lunatic, who is brandishing a machete in your general direction; and see if he runs off.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Weather Cocks and Signposts

Politicians can be divided into two camps; weather cocks and signposts.

The weak and dangerous politicians are the weather cocks; they twist in the wind of public opinion, following whatever the latest focus group says.

They provide no leadership or inspiration.

Signposts, on the otherhand, clearly point the way; even when the weather is bad and even though the traveller may not wish to follow their guidance.

I know which I prefer.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Advice To Restaurants

A small piece of advice for those in the restaurant trade.

When you describe your restaurant as eg French; at least have the brains to serve French food, even if it's not very good French food.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004


Drivers, don't honk your horns when you are stuck in a traffic jam.

This practice is a total waste of time, and merely serves to annoy those around you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


Don't get into debt; and don't commit yourself to expenditure, deals and projects that you cannot afford.

Monday, November 22, 2004


How to spot a conman:

-They have large amounts of "flash money".

-When it comes to agreeing prices and payment dates, they claim poverty.

-They do not respond to enquiries concerning their non payment of bills

-They rewrite history to suit their needs.

-They play the wounded party in any dispute over contracts.

When you come across these people, avoid them.

Sunday, November 21, 2004


Fool's gold, which will ultimately lead us to ruin.

Saturday, November 20, 2004


Surely the most pointless sport on the planet?

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Good Ideas

"Good ideas don't grow on trees"

How very true!

In my garden, leaves grow on trees.

My thanks to the author, who thought this well known saying up, for pointing out the obvious.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The Sex Lives of Politicians II

In my post yesterday, I remonstrated with the media for hounding politicians about their private lives.

This of course is only applicable to politicians who do not set themselves up above their voters, or try to lecture their voters on how they should live their lives.

In other words, it is a two way street!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

The Sex Lives of Politicians

The media's obsession with the sex lives of politicians is corrosive to democracy.

Whether the prurient voters of "middle England" like it or not, people have sex in one form or another.

So long as the politicians do not do it in the street, and frighten the horses, it does not matter what they get up to.

My message to the intrusive media is simple:

Get a life, and let others live theirs.

Monday, November 15, 2004


Don't lower your standards to fit in with others.

That leads to a never ending, destructive, downward spiral of poor behaviour and low expectations. Stand up for yourself, and make others strive to emulate you.

Sunday, November 14, 2004


Cats spend the best part of their lives sitting and staring.

I am sure that if we knew what was going on in their minds, and could emulate their ability to meditate in this manner, we would be privy to understanding the meaning of life.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Junk Mail

If you are fed up with receiving junk mail in the post, why not give the companies that send you this junk a taste of their own medicine?

Most mail shots usually request you to fill in your personal details, so that they can send you more junk.

Simply complete these forms, with the details of the other companies that send you junk mail.

That way, they will end up sending themselves their junk rather than you.

Friday, November 12, 2004


Trust is a very precious commodity; once it has been eroded, and squandered, it is very difficult to rebuild.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

A Little of What You Fancy

"A little of what you fancy does your good", or so the saying goes.

Therefore a lot of what you fancy must do you the power of good, seems reasonable to me!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Saints' Relics

The centuries old practice, by certain religions, of selling and worshipping saints' relics is a con; designed to extract money from the gullible.

The nail clippings, pieces of cloth and other assorted detritus; that allegedly belonged to these dead "saints" contain no magical powers that can heal the sick, or save the soul.

The churches should be ashamed of themselves for perpetuating such a con.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Whenever you see the phrase "evolving role", in a job advert, assume that the company hiring means:

"We haven't thought the role through, and are making it up as we go along".

Monday, November 08, 2004

Sunday, November 07, 2004

World Domination

My plans for world domination have been put on hold today, as I have a hangover.

Saturday, November 06, 2004


Why do lightbulbs all choose to "blow" at the same time?

Friday, November 05, 2004

The Snake and the Frog

One day, there was a fire in the jungle; in order to escape from it the animals had to cross a large, fast flowing, river.

This posed no problem for the larger animals. However, it proved to be an insurmountable obstacle for the frog and the snake; if they attempted to cross it alone.

However, if they worked together; whereby the snake would carry the frog, and the frog navigated, they would succeed in crossing the river.

The snake was the natural enemy of the frog, as he (the snake) regarded the frog as a food source to be eaten on sight.

However, they worked out a bargain whereby they would aid each other in crossing the river.

All went well at first, the frog sat on the snake's back and they entered the river.

They reached the halfway point, then the snake flipped over onto its back, and tossed the frog into the air; so that it could eat it in one go, as it fell back down towards the snake.

The frog exclaimed:

"Why are you doing this? You will drown if you eat me!"

The snake replied:

"Because it is my nature".

Thursday, November 04, 2004


Education is a privilege, not a right.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004


Porridge, an excellent start to the day. In order to optimise its beneficial affects; porridge must be made, and eaten, in the following way:

-It should be made with water only, no milk or cream

-Do not add sugar or salt

-It should be eaten standing up.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004


Fog has a remarkable muffling affect on noise.

I suggest that those people who persist in annoying their neighbours, with excessive noise, be surrounded in a blanket of thick fog.