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

Friday, September 30, 2005

The Value of Bovril

As the weather turn to an Autumn chill; the value in terms of taste, warmth and nutrition of drinking hot Bovril cannot be overstated.

The effectiveness of this splendid drink can be enhanced by adding a measure of sherry.

Thursday, September 29, 2005


When attending a funeral, always ensure that your hip flask is fully loaded and functioning.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Fear

Beware those who fear the future, they will try to take you back to the past.

Monday, September 26, 2005


The more a person uses the words "obvious" and "obviously" when arguing their case, the less intellectually rigorous their argument.

Saturday, September 24, 2005


Sometimes stupid is so simple, it's brilliant.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Great Cons of Today

Loan protection!

Those companies that sell you these insurance policies do everything they can to avoid paying out, when a claim is made.

This despite the fact, that the cost of the policy is often more than the interest on the debt.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Alternative Medicine

Utter hogwash!

Practiced by those wanting to make a fast buck out of the naive and gullible.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Indian Summer

The best way for the summer to end, is with and Indian summer.

Monday, September 19, 2005


Don't allow others to dictate your career path.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Friday, September 16, 2005


Don't allow emotions to dictate your relationship with money.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Family Visits

During prolonged family visits it is wise to ensure that you have a suitably trained/cute pet on hand, to reduce the tension and to distract the attention of your guests.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Empty Bellies

When bellies are empty, men feed on fear.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Freedom of Speech

Politicians are keen to warn us that we face a terrorist threat to our freedom of speech.

I would remind the politicians that a nation's right to freedom of expression is laid down in its constitution and legal framework.

The terrorists cannot threaten or change these elements, only the politicians can.

Therefore, the threat to our freedom of speech comes not from the terrorists but from the politicians.

Friday, September 09, 2005

The Space Shuttle

The most expensive, technologically outmoded and dangerous piece of junk currently in use.

NASA should be ashamed of themselves for making people risk their lives in this celestial coffin.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


What did we do before handkerchiefs were invented?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

How To Recognise A Conman

1 He claims to be wealthy, yet never has any cash.

2 When negotiating a deal with you he asks for a discount.

3 He delays paying you, claiming to have cashflow problems.

4 He claims to be honest.

5 He gets nasty when confronted with the truth.

6 He has a "selective" recollection of events and agreements.

7 He is on trial, but claims that it is all a mistake.

Monday, September 05, 2005


Those of you who think that they can placate bullies, by appeasing them, are mistaken.

Whatever you give the bully, will never be enough. You will in fact be feeding his/her appetite, and emboldening them to ask for more.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Kite Flying

Those of you feeling stressed out by work and family pressures, should eschew short term palliatives such as; alcohol and tranquilisers.

Instead you should take up kite flying; a highly effective means of relaxing.

I command you all to go out and buy a kite today.