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

Friday, September 28, 2018

British Judges vs American Judges

Whilst the British legal system, especially our judges, has been roundly mocked (and rightly so) by British satirists for centuries; I would not swap any part of it for the grotesque monster, and travesty of justice, that the Americans have created.

Let us be proud of our bonkers, eccentric, strangely dress judiciary; who do their best to dispense justice, in a calm and measured way, in a world that has lost sight of right and wrong!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

When You're Laughing, The Whole World Laughs With You...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Advice To Three UK Re Communications


You are a communications company, as a starting point I suggest that you resolve the communications barriers that exist between your Upgrade Department and your Complaints Department!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spanning The Divide

When trying to span the divide, be careful you don't fall down the middle!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

On This Day

On This Day

In This Place

At This Time

I am mainly being


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Advice To "Models"

Don't fake your own poisoning just to get your boobs published in The Sun!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Reciprocity is the name of the game in geopolitics, if you don't do that you will get diddly-squat!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Advice To The United States

You can be at peace with a country that has nuclear weapons, but if you choose to be at war with that country the chances are you will both end up having to use your nukes!

Use the peace to negotiate nuclear and conventional arms reductions.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Advice To Potential Assassins

You will have to aim your bicycle locks more precisely next time!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Bowel Movements

I cannot overemphasise the health benefits of a daily effective bowel movement, it sets you up for the day.

Indeed, the benefits are multiplied many fold if the bowel movement occurs when seated upon the toilet!

Thursday, September 13, 2018


Why do printers take so long to clear their throats before spewing forth what you have asked them to print?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


When dealing with certain individuals, flattery is far more effective at persuading them to take a certain course of action than threats and bluster.

When dealing with certain types of Presidents, flattery should be laid on with a trowel!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Europe's Lurch To The Right

Europe's lurch to the right is a symptom of the fact that voters feel alienated, afraid and have given up on the mainstream parties.

The solution?

The mainstream parties need to promote competent people who have principles, charisma, a sense ethics and who actually listen to the voters and engage with them (even if that means disagreeing with them).

Oh, and by the way, promising voters the moon really doesn't work anymore!

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Advice To Presidents

It is perfectly correct, and indeed advisable, to ask searching questions of those around you.

However, it is highly advisable that you listen to the answers!

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Advice To Virgin Media

Given the fact that you are in the business of "ultrafast communications" may I suggest that you sort out your "helplines"?

I waited 45 minutes to talk to someone only to be cut off mid "help" session, I then had to wait another 45 minutes to get through again!

I know that I am not alone in having to endure this shambles, a cursory glance at the comments on your "help forum" proves this is a widespread issue.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Merchant Navy Day 3 September 2018


Yesterday was Merchant Navy Day.

Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September has honoured the brave men and women who kept our 'island nation' afloat during both World Wars, and celebrated our dependence on modern day merchant seafarers who are responsible for 95% of the UK's imports, including half the food we eat, plenty of the fuel we burn and virtually all the products and goods we take for granted!

Above are two photos; one of my granddad (shown wounded foreground after his Royal Navy ship -  HMS Goliath - was shelled on 28 November 1914 off Dares-Salaam) who went on to serve in the Merchant Navy convoys in both wars, and my dad who served in the Merchant Navy convoys in the second world war then continued to serve in the Merchant Navy until the 1970's.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Monday Morning Dawn Chorus

The week is gently ushered in by the sound of numerous police sirens in the city.

Ah bliss, another week starts!