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

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Year!


 Good Morning!

I would like to wish you a Happy New Year, whichever timezone in the world you reside in.

Do not dwell in the past, or overanalyse the present; as the undiscovered country of the future will bring about change.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Advice To Joggers


When you are running up behind me, and I move to the left to give you maximum space to pass me, DO NOT puff, pant and wheeze "move out of my way" at me!    

I haven't got eyes in the back of my head and you are more than capable of running around me, given that I had moved as far left as I could!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Christmas for Families With Loved Ones in The Forces and Merchant Navy


Just a gentle reminder that whilst people are sad that they may not be able to meet with their loved ones at Christmas because of covid, bear in mind that families with loved ones in the forces and merchant navy face that prospect/possibility every Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Ken's Christmas Tips - No Slobbering!

Irrespective of Covid, I recommend a policy of "No Slobbering" over people at Christmas; as it spreads all manner of diseases, even in Covid free times!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Advice To Celebrities and Other "Personalities"

Tweeting your innermost thoughts is not necessarily a good idea.

Your fans are best left in the dark about what goes on (or rather doesn't go on) inside your heads!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Karma's a Bitch - and so, Apparently, is Burley!


Friday, December 11, 2020

Ken's Christmas Tips - Sprouts

  Remember to start boiling your sprouts now, so that they are perfect for Christmas Day!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Fear of Death vs The Quality of Life

When you allow your own (or others') fear of death to negatively impact your quality of life, you need to slap yourself firmly about the face and remind yourself that you don't get another life!

Don't let the fear of death diminish your lust for life!

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Advice To Sky News

When your reporters become the story, then you become the problem!

Friday, December 04, 2020

Advice To The Anti-Vax Hysterics

 The reason that we don't have a.o. smallpox, mumps, measles, polio etc ravaging the developed world is because of vaccines.

That is a good thing!

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The "Protective" Embrace of The State


When the State (government, NHS, PHE etc) claim that they want to protect you, run a mile.

The only things that they are interested in protecting are their careers and reputations!

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That - Compulsory Vaccines


Riddle me this, riddle me that:

When is a non compulsory vaccine compulsory?


When the government insists that venues, such as pubs and restaurants etc, only allow you in with a vaccine certificate!

Monday, November 30, 2020



 People are, to my mind, very much overrated!

Friday, November 27, 2020

The Light at The End of The Tunnel

 Beware that the light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Could vs Should

People invariably conflate "could" with "should".

They are wrong!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Certainty of Conviction Paradox

 Beware those who never doubt the certainty of their own convictions!

Monday, November 23, 2020

IRONY KLAXON - The Freedom Pass


The so called "Freedom Pass" is a contradiction in terms. 

Any state that requires you to have a pass in order for you to live your life freely, is not a free state!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Advice To Rudy


Either change your hair dye, or go au naturel!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Advice To SAGE


When modelling potential Covid cases and deaths, use valid data from valid sources; do not cut and paste random numbers from Wikipedia!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Kimchi Top Tip


When you find some Kimchi that has attached itself to your jumper when you were scoffing it earlier in the day, don't throw it away eat it.

It will have an extra special mature flavour!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Lightning Bolts

Whilst lightning bolts can illuminate the very darkest corners of a room, their effect is transitory!

Monday, November 16, 2020

The Truth


Beware those who claim to have discovered the truth.

Their version of the truth may not be your version of the truth!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Happy Friday The 13th 2020!


Be assured, that irrespective of the date, I will continue to bend the arc of history!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Don't Fall For The Banks' Bullshit!


Certain banks and financial institutions are proposing that those who work from home after the pandemic should pay more tax, in order to support those who have to travel to the office.



These institutions are not thinking of others, but merely themselves. 

For you see dear reader, they have large sums of money tied up in commercial property investments. 

Unless those properties are occupied they lose a fortune. Therefore from the banks' perspective the more people who are taxed back to offices, the better

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Question For Handcock (aka Dr Mengele)


Given that you are so keen to inject "hope" into millions of arms this winter, I trust and assume that you will be doing a Gummer and (at the very least, if you don't have one of your children to hand) taking one in the arm yourself?

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

How To Escape From Painting Yourself Into a Corner


People become terribly stressed when they realise that they have painted themselves into a corner.

They have no need to be stressed, for the solution is simple. Just walk back across the painted area, and paint over the footprints.

In the event you don't have enough of the original paint to do that, then either change the colour or simply say that the footprints were part of the original design.


Monday, November 09, 2020

The "Special" Relationship Debunked


Every time there is a change of President in the USA, the media and certain politicians/political commentators wax lyrical about the so called "special" relationship and fret whether it will continue under whoever is the new President.

Whilst personal chemistry (or lack of it) between the President and the Prime Minister can be a help or hindrance to the optics of the interactions between the USA and UK, there has never been a "special" relationship in the sense that the media and politicians would like to have us believe.

The USA and UK, because of their shared heritage, history and economic/security ties will continue to work together no matter who is President or Prime Minister. However, never be under any illusion that the UK will be treated "specially", the USA always acts in what it perceives to be its own best interests!

Friday, November 06, 2020

Die Alten Tage - Presidential Elections

I am so old that I remember a time when a losing Presidential candidate would graciously concede defeat, and call the winner to congratulate him!

Monday, November 02, 2020

Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That - The Cure for Flu


Riddle me this, riddle me that: 

How do you cure flu?


Combine the flu stats with Covid stats, and present them as Covid


Friday, October 30, 2020


Once you understand and accept that human beings are a remarkably stupid species, then the world makes perfect sense!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Drawing Lines In The Sand


It is unwise to draw lines in the sand during a sandstorm!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Lockdowns Kill

Lockdowns don't reduce the number of deaths, they displace the cause of death from one factor to another and cause others (eg undiagnosed/untreated cancers) to increase over time.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Covid - The Reality


It is apparent that:

- Lockdowns don't work

- Lockdowns cause untold damage (metal health, non covid health issues and economic carnage)

- Track and trace apps in Europe have failed

- Politicians don't have a plan, other than to wait for the "vaccine "

Will the politicians change tack?

Will they fuck!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Irony KLAXON - The Connection Between Track & Trace and Scam Phone Calls

I find it "ironic" that since I have been mandated by the government to leave my contact details with pubs and restaurants, I have been on the receiving end of numerous scam phone calls!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Failed In Wales - Fire-Break The Lockdown That Dare Not Speak Its Name

When all else fails, double down on what you did before that didn't work but call it something else!

It won't work, and it will be in place a lot longer than 16 days!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Tax Return Time Again!


Where's a rainy day when you actually want one?

Friday, October 16, 2020

Circuit Breakers Are Pigs In Makeup


Circuit breakers are lockdowns, except with a fancy name.

Just because the sick pig you bought last week is now wearing makeup, doesn't make it a new healthy pig.


Thursday, October 15, 2020

When All Else Fails

When all else fails, double down on what you did before that didn't work but call it something else!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Lockdowns do not save lives, they postpone deaths and impart economic and psychological misery on people.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Kobayashi Maru Solution


Every leader at some stage faces a decision where whatever he/she decides will lead to the deaths of thousands, no matter what he/she decides the leader will be blamed for those deaths (ie they face a no win scenario).

When faced with such a decision, the true leader (the one that will go down in history as a great leader) needs to grasp history by the privates and seek Captain Kirk's Kobayashi Maru solution (one that breaks the rules and dispenses with the binary choice no win scenario).

It should be noted that not every leader has gone down in history as a great leader!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Question Re The Three Tier System

How is it the Three Tier System has the following tiers:

- Medium

- High

- Very high

However, there is no "Low/Zero" tier?

Where exactly is the off ramp?

Thursday, October 08, 2020

The Danger of Defined Paths


Defined paths (this is how things have been done before) and copycat policies are not always the best way to handle situations such as Covid, especially when they make things worse. 

The trouble is, no country or leader will admit that they have got it wrong.

Hence many countries are now doubling down on restrictions that will make things worse.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Question For Handcock

If local lockdowns/restrictions, imposed and managed by central government are so effective, why is it that in those areas which have had these lockdowns/restrictions for some time do the alleged cases continue to rise?

Friday, October 02, 2020

Ken's World of Facts - Social Media

Social media is NOT the real world, do not let it (or the shouty people who use it) give you a false perspective of reality.