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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Rules To Live Your Life By

Here are three rules which you should live your life by:

1 Check your shoes for scorpions before putting them on.

2 Check your bananas for venomous spiders.

3 Check that your flies are done up.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019

Monday Sunshine

Sunshine, on a Monday morning?

You spoil us weather gods!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Today I Am..

Today I am mainly being myself....be afraid, be very afraid!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Augurs Well or Badly?

By happenstance I discovered that I had put my underpants on inside out this morning.

The question is, does this augur well or badly for the rest of the day?

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pocket Diary Inserts

Every year,around this time, I buy a pocket diary insert for the coming year.

Yet, for the last few years, I rarely (if at all) ever put the diary in my pocket (let alone use it) when I go out; it sits forlornly on a shelf unused.

Why do I not break the habit of a lifetime and stop buying inserts?

A mystery indeed!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Camels, Eyes and Parliament

Methinks it will be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for Parliament to actually agree on where we are going or not going!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday Morning

A wet and gloomy Monday morning has vomited on our week with the depressing inevitability of an unloved season!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Trump's Ceasefire - The Reality

In case you were wondering, Trump (via his "ceasefire" agreement) has given the green light to Turkey to annex part of Syria.

Echoes of the Sudetenland!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Cambridges Troll The Sussexes

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Russian Asset Has Excelled Himself


The Russian asset in the White House truly has excelled himself:

1 He has withdrawn US troops from Syria.

2 He has enabled Assad to fill the vacuum left by the troops.

3 He has ensured that there will be a proxy war between Turkey (a NATO member) and Syria (supported by Putin).

4 He has ensured that ISIS will regroup and destabilise the Middle East and Europe.

5 He has left 50 US nukes on Turkish soil.

6 He has strengthened Iran and Russia's role in Syria.

Job done!

Monday, October 14, 2019


Tying a knot is one thing, untying it is quite another!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Advice To Ocado

It is NOT yet time to book my Christmas delivery!

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Don't EVER Trust Social Media Companies!

Twitter admit to using people's phone numbers (submitted for security checks) for advertising purposes:
"We recently discovered that when you provided an email address or phone number for safety or security purposes (for example, two-factor authentication) this data may have inadvertently been used for advertising purposes, specifically in our Tailored Audiences and Partner Audiences advertising system. 

Tailored Audiences is a version of an industry-standard product that allows advertisers to target ads to customers based on the advertiser's own marketing lists (e.g., email addresses or phone numbers they have compiled). Partner Audiences allows advertisers to use the same Tailored Audiences features to target ads to audiences provided by third-party partners. When an advertiser uploaded their marketing list, we may have matched people on Twitter to their list based on the email or phone number the Twitter account holder provided for safety and security purposes. This was an error and we apologize.

We cannot say with certainty how many people were impacted by this, but in an effort to be transparent, we wanted to make everyone aware.

No personal data was ever shared externally with our partners or any other third parties. As of September 17, we have addressed the issue that allowed this to occur and are no longer using phone numbers or email addresses collected for safety or security purposes for advertising. 

We’re very sorry this happened and are taking steps to make sure we don’t make a mistake like this again. If you have any questions, you may contact Twitter's Office of Data Protection through this form."

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

The World Is Not Fixable

Once people realise that the world is not fixable, it is merely manageable, they will find their lives a lot less stressful!