Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Jubilee

When I was writing an earlier pst about Queen Worship, it curiously seemed to take on a life of its own, and morph into the Olympics! They are both part of the same thing, whipping up nationalistic fervour, Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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NASA, Da Vinci and The Moon

Leonardo da Vinci was very interested in the Moon. He studied it closely, and made many scientific notes and drawings. In 1994, Bill Gates paid 30 million dollars for da Vinci’s Notebooks, now known as the Codex Leicester. They cover … Continue reading

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The Wedding Photographer

It is quite common that the Wedding Photographer runs the Wedding. The photographic record becomes more important than the event itself. Sometimes it almost seems as if the whole thing is staged just to get good photos, like a fashion … Continue reading

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Queen Worship

The Day of Queen Worship is fast approaching on 5th June, and everyone is being hyped up into a state of nationalistic fervour. It is another one of those things when the government decides when you have your time off … Continue reading

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More Moon Ramblings

I am reading an amazing book called Who Built the Moon. Some of what I am reading is matching up with things I have observed for myself, which is good corroboration. The book is written from a scientific standpoint, and … Continue reading

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Shelf Life

An allotment neighbour recently explained to me how his wife selected the best raspberries for freezing. This is probably what most peole do, but I started wondering why we don’t eat the best stuff straight away, while it is at … Continue reading

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Monkey Stories

The Hundredth Monkey… A bunch of monkeys are taught how to do a certain activity. By the time a hundred monkeys have learnt how to do it, the rest don’t need to be taught. Why is that? The monkey species … Continue reading

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