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

Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Politicians can survive most things, except ridicule; once they are deemed to be ridiculous in the eyes of the voters and their colleagues, they are finished.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Travelling By Plane

It is clear that many people who travel by plane, lack the basic skills necessary to embark upon such a journey.

First time travellers and the ignorant should be placed on mandatory training courses, which would cover the following:

1 Ensuring that they have all the relevant documents, eg passport tickets etc, to hand when checking in

2 Minimising conversation with the check in staff, so as not to delay those in the queue behind

3 Bringing only essential items onto the aircraft, rather than the kitchen sink

4 Turning mobile phones off when told

5 Ensuring that banned items, eg knives, are not brought through security

6 Doing as told by airline staff

7 Consideration for other travellers

8 Not talking to the person in the seat nextdoor, unless invited

Follow the above rules, and the journey will be far more pleasant and speedy for all.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Answering Machines

When confronted with an answering machine I strongly recommend that the caller leaves a message, rather then ring back a dozen times during the day.

The constant calling, and blank messages on the answering machine, merely serve to irritate the person being called.

Friday, May 26, 2006


Why do we pay politicians?

The best person most suited to public service is someone who can afford to do this without a salary; ie someone who is doing it not for money or patronage.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


As sure as eggs are eggs, you can guarantee that if you organise a barbecue even in the midst of a hot summer it will rain on the day of the barbecue.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Law

The law, and those who seek to enforce the law, can only attain the respect of people if common sense is exercised when enforcing it.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Many a potentially successful project has failed, before it has even started, owing to a lack of faith.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Unanswered Emails

An email unanswered is an abomination.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


History rewards those who demand the impossible.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Male Pattern Baldness

Why is that in science fiction shows, that portray a future where diseases are cured and mankind lives a long and healthy life, the cure for male pattern baldness has not been found?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Great Lies of Today

"We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with our service".

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures do not succeed if one of the partners treats the other merely as a "cash cow".

Monday, May 15, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Over Prescriptive Governments

An over prescriptive government is a weak government, anxious to try to prove its machismo.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Health Obsession

The Western world's current obsession with healthy eating and "turning the clock back" is not at all healthy, it reveals a self obsessed fearful culture that refuses to accept the inevitability of ageing and change.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Missed Deadlines

Missed deadlines are a clear warning sign that something is amiss.

Beware dealing with people and organisations that cannot meet a deadline.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Success and failure in politics is determined by momentum.

Friday, May 05, 2006

The Fickleness of The Sun

As sure as eggs are eggs, as soon as you are ready to go out into the sunshine a cloud will appear.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Extended Guarantees

Extended guarantees are the rip off of the century. The companies that try to sell these worthless products know full well that they are not worth the outlay.

They should be treated with the comtempt that they deserve.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


People and organisations that miss deadlines, miss opportunities.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Money is not a self replicating product, large quantities of it can only be amassed by hard diligent work.

Those that try to say otherwise are indolent idiots.