What price a $60,000 education?

1412867970768_Image_galleryImage_They_got_most_of_their_SA They’re among the brightest young minds in the country… and they think America is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS: Harvard video survey reveals the value of a $60,000 top-class education.

Harvard students believe that American is a bigger threat to world peace than ISIS, according to a recent survey of attendees at the prestigious Cambridge university. Campus Reform, a self-styled ‘campus watchdog’ for conservative students, carried out the interviews in the quad at the Ivy League school on Saturday and asked: ‘Who is the bigger threat to world peace, ISIS or the U.S.?’ 1412867983096_Image_galleryImage_They_got_most_of_their_SA

The students featured in the video were overwhelming in their belief that America and its interventionist foreign policy is a greater threat than the group of Muslim fanatics that have gained global notoriety in recent months through a series of video of Western hostages being beheaded. Harvard video survey reveals the value of a $60,000 top-class education

For the parents of these little cherubs who may be looking in; I think you should be asking for a refund…    Yours Aye.

Open season on ISIS/ISIL zombies.

Could terrorists turn themselves into Ebola suicide ‘bombs’? Experts fear ISIS jihadists may infect themselves to spread virus in the West. Terrorist group ISIS/ISIL/IS (shuffle them, and take your pick) may be considering using Ebola as a suicide bio-weapon against the West, according to a military expert. 

The virus is transmitted by direct contact with an infected person who is showing the symptoms – and it wouldn’t be difficult for fanatics to contract it then travel to countries they want to wreak havoc in, according to a military expert. Capt. Al Shimkus, Ret. (below) a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, said that the strategy is entirely plausible.1ec1ey.So.56

He told Forbes: ‘The individual exposed to the Ebola Virus would be the carrier. In the context of terrorist activity, it doesn’t take much sophistication to go to that next step to use a human being as a carrier.’ And Professor Anthony Glees, Director at Buckingham University’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, agrees that the strategy might be considered. He said: ‘In some ways it’s a plausible theory – IS fighters believe in suicide and this is a potential job for a suicide mission. They are sufficiently murderous and well-informed to consider it, and they know that we’ve been remiss in the UK.’Zombie_Terrorist_by_Methados

Please allow me to step in and pee on the above academics bonfire a little – delete ‘plausible theory’ and insert ‘positively happening.’ Certain Western government ‘agencies’ operating around African states over the past several months, are fully aware of the Islamic terrorist groups who have been actively seeking Ebola infected clothing for the use of ‘weaponisation’ – this as well as smallpox among other hideous diseases. Which sadly is a FACT!

It is highly likely that the ISIS/ISIL/IS (shuffle them, and take your pick) zombie season is about to open. Permits are not required – the season could be open for a long time…      Yours Aye.

Highway robbery without a blunderbuss

Calderdale Council in Yorkshire forced to refund hundred of thousands of pounds in parking fines and suspend all on-street meters after admitting every ticket handed out since 2008 has been ILLEGAL.1412850384136_wps_1_Picture_shows_on_street_pA council in Yorkshire is to be forced to repay thousands of parking fines it handed out over six years after a legal blunder saw around 7,000 tickets declared null and void. Serious errors were uncovered in Calderdale Council’s legal paperwork, meaning it hasn’t had the right to enforce fines for on-street parking breaches in Halifax town centre since 2008. The blunder was uncovered after a parking ticket was successfully challenged by a member of the public, and is expected to cost the council around half a million pounds as thousands of motorists claim refunds. Calderdale Council in Yorkshire – nailed!

Last year I (along with another 60,000 motorists) copped a £70 fine through an illegal traffic system set up in York that the council later declared was a ‘trial.’ Fortunately people power turned out to be a force to be reckoned with, and stood up against the council. They only agreed to pay the money back to avoid being taken to court, which would have also meant a huge fine, and many councillors picking up their cards. An independent tribunal found the Council to be in contempt of the law. Below, Lendal Bridge in York, the scene of the illegal  traffic system trial over ‘congested traffic?’1405250810716_wps_2_Fuming_motorists_have_beeYork Council agrees to pay back £1.8m to motorists hit by fines for driving over bridge after failure of city centre traffic restrictions. Councillor David Levene, cabinet member for transport, said the trial ‘was never about making money’ and that work had to be done to resolve traffic issues in York. He said: “But whilst the trial achieved some of its aims, it had become too polarizing an issue, requiring too much resource, and so detracting from other necessary transport policies. An application will have to be made by individuals for refunds, which will be ‘a statement of goodwill’ and will not be volunteered as that would legally say the scheme was wrong.” Fraudulent money grabbing Council barstewards – one and all – sack the lot… Aye.

Broadband speed to warp factor 10

The past several days have been some what of a nightmare. The kind of nightmare where the final assault through an enemy position depends upon speed and muscle memory, yet every step taken is in slow motion, as the ground turns to thick oozing black sticky treacle! Which is all down to my ‘Internet Service Provider’ (oxymoron) not providing the service as contracted. My ISP download speed has decreased each day, even though I pay through the nose for their best available technology. Living in the sticks comes with its own pro’s and con’s, which I readily accept; but having gotten used to a moderate speed – the slow down ‘to a virtual halt’ has taken its toll in more ways than one. Even after numerous calls to the dreaded land of broken pidgin English, it still remains as slow as Joe Biden’s learning curve…  Vice President Joe Biden ordering three beers…article-2518060-19D4C3BD00000578-283_634x460 Having called my ISP ‘help desk’ multiple times it would now appear that I have spoken to all of the siblings of the Singh, and the Gupta family, as well as their extended family members. It was whilst speaking to one of the Kapoor brood earlier today that I had to politely ask for someone who could speak English a little better, as I was really struggling to understand ‘Peter’ the tech advisor. My request must have hit a raw nerve as he lost his cool and sarcastically said “Do you speak Hindi?” To which I politely replied “Good Gawd man don’t be silly, I am English-born and bred, I don’t need to speak Hindi!”

I hate being cut off in mid sentence, I find it very rude, and totally unprofessional :-)article-1110664-0037521B0000044C-569_468x315

Hannah and Nipper have benefitted from the past weeks intermittent digital transfer as we have pounded the country lane more often than usual. It also keeps their claws filed down, and assists in tightening their paw muscles – something field walks tend to slacken off.arnold_schwarzenegger_53164 

It’s true that I have also benefitted from the additional exercise, especially through grinding my teeth in seething anger, which has left me with the strengthened jaw muscles of a young Arnie Schwarzenegger.

It was through the course of such a walk (after todays part conversation with ‘Peter’)  that I actually happened upon the reason of the faulty download speed. A mile from my humble abode I walked past the soles on a pair of boots protruding from a dense bush that were connected to a pair of trousered legs belonging to a British Telecom engineer – tinkering inside a steel cable cabinet. Who almost went into shock when Nipper sniffed his bottom just as I said “Hello mate!” Fortunately he was wearing a hard hat, as he whacked his head on the lip of the box…Broadband

Similar: A BT ‘Openreach’ engineer working on a roadside fibre broadband cabinet.

After chatting with the engineer it transpires that BT are now replacing the old system with a £2.5 billion super-fast fibre broadband programme – that includes my humble abode’s post coded area. Which places me within the ‘warp factor speed’ of the Enterprise class, and out of the ‘haste of a striking slug’ class. Such tinkering over the last several days on both systems appears to have created blockages within the whole system, and it took a blunt speaking Yorkshire engineer to explain and resolve it! I’ve grown fond of my super toned jaw line, and enjoyed the additional country lane walks, I now need to seek frustration elsewhere for it to continue…     Yours Aye.

And while British Telecom seeks to reduce its bills (vastly) by outsourcing its IT ‘help desk’ to India. It cuts no corners on spending within its UK-based call centres, from where it pushes its products hard onto the British consumer. The following clip drops the F bomb, quite often, and quite loud. It is not recommended for those little cherubs under the age of 18, or anyone who is easily offended: It is definitely Not Safe For Work, especially if you work in a convent, nursing home, anger management organisation, or any such institution. BT F bombThis is a genuine recorded phone call made by an agent from a UK-based British Telecom call centre to a fed up BT customer whose number is listed as Ex Directory; Listen to the very end of the clip to hear the agents request to his line manager…

The enemy within…

170px-Cicero“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero~Roman Orator & Statesman 3 January 106 BC ~7 December 43 BC

EBOLA – the scent of martial law?

‘We can’t just seal off the country’: Travel ban could only increase Ebola outbreak by restricting care to those in need, CDC director says… Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned Saturday that imposing a travel ban to the countries known to be dealing with an Ebola outbreak could make the problem worse, as it would cut off the affected areas from receiving necessary medical aid.1412487492687_wps_8_Director_of_Centers_for_D

Such was the case recently in Liberia – where the Ebola death toll is nearing 3,500 people – when African Union aid workers were trying to get into the country, Frieden said. ‘Their ability to get there was delayed by about a week because their flight was canceled and they were stuck in a neighboring country,’ Frieden told a press conference Saturday, according to The Hill. 

‘In terms of the entry process, we really need to be clear that we don’t inadvertently increase the risk to people in this country by making it harder for us to respond to the needs in those countries, by making it harder to get assistance in and therefore those outbreaks would become worse, go on longer, and paradoxically, something that we did to try and protect ourselves might actually increase our risk.’ CDC director says “we can’t just seal off the country”screen-shot-2014-02-09-at-12-02-35-pmLooking in from the outside (as I do every single day – and often) allow me to play the part of  Devils advocate… “Is that the scent of ‘martial law’ I detect wafting in on the breeze?” If so, methinks the clown in chief will find it a tough bullet to chew…      Yours Aye

When America sneezes, we here in the United Kingdom eventually catch the same cold!

Ben Affleck in cuckoo land

Furious Ben Affleck blasts Bill Maher and guests on-air after they claimed Islam is the ‘mother-load of bad ideas’ and compared religion to being in the Mafia.1412470439154_wps_20_Ben_Affleck_vs_Bill_MaherThe Oscar-winning director (left) was appalled when author and guest on the talk show Sam Harris said the Muslim faith was the ‘mother-load of bad ideas’. The trio, appearing on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher (right) on Friday, collided while debating whether large numbers of the Muslim population share the beliefs of jihadists. It led to the actor saying: ‘It’s just an ugly thing to say. It’s gross, it’s racist. It’s like saying: “Oh you shifty Jew”.’ The controversial TV host said Islam is the only religion that acts like the Mafia, because they will kill you if you ‘say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture or write the wrong book’. Ben-Affleck-clashes-with-Bill-Maher

If Ben Affleck knocked on my door to borrow a cup of sugar; I’d drop kick his backside way over the garden gate with the toe end of my heavy walking boot… Another air head celebrity that lives in cloud cuckoo land       Yours Aye.

Jeremy Clarkson flees in 1st Gear

article-2779236-21EAA5DB00000578-564_634x337Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear team are forced to leave Argentina early ‘under police escort’ after inciting Falklands outrage with H982 FKL (Falklands 82) number plate. Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-presenters are seen fleeing in panic as their cars are pelted with stones by an angry mob of Falklands War veterans incensed by their ‘offensive’ number plate. Video footage shows Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond speeding away under police escort after coming under attack during filming for the BBC show. Pictures of the cars with smashed windows were later released by the police. The BBC presenters were forced to abandon their vehicles at a police checkpoint and head to Chile three days ahead of schedule after being told to leave ‘or face the consequences’.article-2779236-21E16E0D00000578-804_634x512Clarkson sparked outrage across the South American country after being spotted driving a Porsche with the number plate H982 FKL which locals claim is a reference to the 1982 Falklands conflict.  From which the Argie forces had their arses well and truly kicked!  Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear team are forced to flee Argentina early under police escort after inciting Falklands outrage with ‘H982 FKL’ number plate

The following clip showing Jeremy Clarkson working alongside Royal Marines on a beach assault, which sunk like a lead balloon in Argentina when it was shown last year… As they used to say in the heat of battle “If you can’t take a joke, then you shouldn’t have joined up!      Yours Aye.        October 28, 1664 – October 28, 2014 – Almost 350 years old…

Aisle 3, Chanel bling and insanity…

1412267119993_wps_16_Mandatory_Credit_Photo_byWould you pay $12,500 for a grocery BASKET? Chanel ensures fashionistas look chic down shopping aisles with new It ‘bag’ 

Chanel wants to make grocery shopping a little more chic with its new shopping basket handbag — however with the $12,500 price tag, you might not be able to afford to put anything in it.

Made from brass and covered with calfskin, the basket
is part of Chanel’s autumn/winter 2014 accessories collection, which was shown at Paris Fashion Week in March.

The autumn/winter 2014 collection, which was shown in a Chanel-themed supermarket with shelves full of Chanel-branded food products, also included bags shaped like milk cartons, with pearl-studded ‘lait de Coco’ branding, which are currently on sale for $4,800

ISIS/ISIL, and Islamic terrorism in general is tearing the world apart – EBOLA is just around the corner – We have a demented President and Prime Minister who are as much use as two men missing (who couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery between them!) And now to add to the insanity of it all, we are presented with a $12,500 ‘chic’ shopping basket!!! Gawd almighty, what planet do these air head ‘designers’ and ‘celebrities’ come from? When I shop I refuse point-blank to pay 5 pence for a carrier bag, I either get them for free or every thing stays on the check out till…     Yours Aye. 

‘Out Of Africa’ to a street near you.

article-2777788-21E2B5F400000578-462_964x449School administrators in Dallas, Texas, urged calm as none of the children who came in contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, pictured left, have shown symptoms and are being monitored at home, where they will likely remain for three weeks. However, some parents with children at the four schools affected, pictured top right, are taking no chances.1412195647778_wps_15_Ebola_Virus_Disease The mounting panic in Dallas comes as new details about the severity of Mr Duncan’s condition were revealed including that he was ‘vomiting all over the place’ when he was eventually admitted by ambulance on Sunday – four days after showing symptoms of Ebola and eight days after arriving in the U.S. at the apartment he was staying in, pictured bottom right. Janitors in hazmat suits were pictured entering one of the affected schools – Lowe Elementary on Thursday – to disinfect classrooms, pictured main, despite parents were still being told to keep their child attending class. Up to 100 exposed already in Dallas Ebola shambles: Family try to break out of isolation at virus victim’s apartment – where infected sheets still lie on the bed – as visitors come and go1412265775247_wps_9_Two_days_after_a_man_in_TProtest: Dr Gil Mobley wore protective gear warning passers-by the ‘Center for Diseases Control and Prevention’ (CDC) is ‘sugar-coating’ the threat of Ebola ‘The CDC is lying to us!': Doctor checks in at Atlanta airport in full protective gear to protest against disease center’s handling of Ebola outbreakdcs

imagesNot wishing to sound like a real armchair expert (of which I certainly am not!)  MTS_isbrealiomcaife-1130702-paintingAnd not wishing to spread panic and chaos throughout the digital airwaves (it appears to have already started?)

I would say that the world has a real problem on its hands, that requires a strong determined leader from each of our respective countries to stand tall – place their testicles in their hands – and tell us all the truth! There is more chance of Nelson getting his eye back…      Yours Aye

Catula a feline vampire-fangs very much!

A rescue home cat has finally found loving owners after people were put off by his Dracula-like fangs. Timmy, a nine-year-old black cat, has an enormous pair of front teeth which stick out of his mouth like a vampire. 1412264643645_wps_33_Timmy_the_cat_who_has_fan

The nine-year-old moggy was taken into the Blue Cross re-homing centre in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, around three months ago. There were fears he might never find a home because of his bloodthirsty look, with most cats finding owners within a month.

Count ‘Catula’ Timmy the black cat with enormous vampire like teeth has now been adopted by a family. 

What a combination, flick claws, vampire fangs, night camouflage, night vision, and stealth. The only way ‘Timmy’ could pose more of a threat would be if he was armed with a 12 gauge shotgun…  Yours Aye. 

Why Things Always Go Wrong

Bitter Secret Service chief RESIGNS after knife-wielding intruder breached the White House and armed man got into president’s elevator over just three days. 1412192205345_wps_2_WASHINGTON_DC_SEPTEMBER_3Julia Pierson, the first woman to helm the U.S. Secret Service, resigned on Wednesday following two embarrassing episodes over just three days that underscored the once-respected agency’s struggle to protect the president and the White House. A bitter Pierson gave an exit interview in which she claimed resigning with her agency in tatters was ‘the noble thing to do,’ and blamed news outlets for the quick collapse of her job. 

‘The media has made it clear that this is what they expected,’ she told Bloomberg News. Pierson faced a hostile panel of lawmakers on Tuesday who demanded a better showing from the nation’s top bodyguards after a mentally ill veteran scaled the White House fence on Sept. 19 and scampered more than 100 feet into the building, with a knife in his pocket, before agents tackled him. ‘It’s unacceptable,’ Pierson conceded, but even President Obama’s allies would hear none of it. ‘I wish to God you protected the White House like you protected your reputation here today,’ Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch barked at her. Bitter Secret Service chief RESIGNS after Secret Service screw ups1412193474198_wps_9_FILE_OCTOBER_1_According_Surely it’s just par for the course within the White House circus? But if I may recommend a book that was brought to light by Clark Zlotchew in a recent post on here, which may just benefit the next Secret Service ‘replacement’ nominee. Though far too late for the trio of buffoons above!      Yours Aye.The Peter Principle

‘The Peter Principle': Why Things Always Go Wrong… In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his own level of incompetence. This dangerously simple maxim of organisational dysfunction, first spelt out more than thirty-three years ago, has wormed its way into everyday managerial vocabulary. The Peter Principle is rife wherever hierarchies exist – multinational companies, local government, the Civil Service, hospital management, the groves of academy and public transport. There is no escape: promotion, like the paths of glory, leads but to the grave of over-promotion.

‘The Peter Principle’ is required reading for all those now setting their feet on the first rung of the promotional ladder, their starry-eyed gaze fixed on the heights above them. Do they really want to scale a peak from which their fate can only be a dismal shunting into oblivion? But all is not lost. Those who shrink from the horror of the Final Placement may seek salvation in a deviously cunning strategy. It will demand diligence and a talent for dissembling, but it may just avert the unwanted, ultimate promotion.

A bloke called Clooney just got married?

William Hill the ‘bookmaker’ has been forced to slash the odds of George Clooney becoming the next US President after a flood of bets from members of the public. The bookmaker originally offered odds of 200/1 on the actor, who married lawyer Amal Alamuddin in an £8m ceremony earlier this week, leading his home country at some point in his life.      Original story by Andrew Trotman; The TelegraphfrontCovers_3056401c

William Hill has now cut this to 100/1 and said it expects huge bets to made in the near future, as the 53-year-old’s marriage makes him more appealing to American voters. (Above) Some bloke called George Clooney married Amal Allamudin a British/Lebanese barrister in Venice?  (Below) The snivelling cowardly wretch Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, and his human rights Barrister Amal Allamudin… 


“Originally we did it as fun around the wedding,” said Rupert Adams, a spokesman for William Hill. “But people took it seriously, so we had to change the price. “We could get up to a six-figure sum in the next week. The UK public doesn’t believe the US would vote a single man into the White House, and Clooney now has the whole package. He’s a genuine contender.”

Mr Clooney, a staunch human rights campaigner who was arrested in 2012 while protesting against Sudan, has previously ruled out running for President. Speaking at the Venice Film Festival in 2011, the actor said that the troubles Barack Obama has faced since he took office in 2009 put him off politics. “As for me running for President – look, there’s a guy in office who is smarter than anybody you know, and nicer, and he’s having an almost impossible time governing.” – “Why would anyone volunteer for that job? I have a very good job. So I have no interest.” However, Mr Clooney is not the only celebrity William Hill is taking bets on becoming the next President. Actor Will Smith is priced at 250/1, while singer Lady Gaga and golfer Tiger Woods are both 500/1.obama idiot

Well George, with a comment of “As for me running for President – look, there’s a guy in office who is smarter than anybody you know.” I would say that places you in the running good and proper, in fact you could step into Joe Biden’s shoes, they’d be a perfect fit. Just take an idiot ticket from the asylum machine and stand in line!      Yours Aye.Obama-idiots

The height of insanity

The £250k flat/bachelor apartment  that comes with a fireman’s pole to connect the kitchen and the ‘man cave’ below. Even quicker without using the pole!Fire pole houseHouse-hunters are flocking to an unusual bachelor pad on the market for £250,000 – to try out the fireman’s pole. Kevin Wallace has put his home in Stockbridge, Edinburgh, up for sale – and most viewers are turning up for a go on the 18ft stainless steel pole. The 30-year-old, who is director of a joinery company, installed the pole as a quick way to reach his basement ‘man cave.’ Bachelor pad on the market in Edinburgh with its own fire pole

The area is noted for its bars and restaurants, and fortunately the Western General Hospital is only a mile away. The height of insanity, especially after a night out on the tiles… Yours Aye.

Trust me, I’m the President…

Obama has had accurate intelligence about ISIS since BEFORE the 2012 election, says administration insider.1412025531910_wps_7_image003_pngThrown under the bus: Obama told the ’60 Minutes’ program on Sunday that ‘our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria’

President Barack Obama’s intelligence briefings have provided him with specific information since before he won re-election in 2012 about the growing threat of the terror group now known alternatively as ISIS and ISIL, an administration insider told MailOnline on Monday. ‘Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president’s daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,’ said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings. The staffer declined to share anything specific about the content of those briefings, citing his need to maintain a security clearance. But ‘it’s true,’ he said, ‘that the [intelligence] community was sending pretty specific intel up to us.’ ‘We were seeing specific threat assessments and many of them have panned out exactly as we were told they would.’1412025733048_wps_12_image002_pngShots across the bow: The president is seeing significant pushback now from members of the intel and national security communities who resent the White House ignoring their warning for years.

Since the president’s CBS interview aired Sunday night, a few intrepid whistle-blowers have poked their heads above Washington’s parapets to disagree with his claim that his intelligence advisers failed to pinpoint the growing ISIS threat. One former senior Pentagon aide told The Daily Beast that ‘either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting, or he’s bulls***ting!’ Like that former official, MailOnline’s source requested anonymity. He echoed the Pentagon veteran’s concerns about how the president digests the information that Clapper and others distill for him on a daily basis.PinocchioObama 

‘It’s pretty well-known that the president hasn’t taken in-person intelligence briefings with any regularity since the early days of 2009,’ the aide said. ‘He gets them in writing.’ ‘And it’s well-understood why. No one sits and watches him read them, and no one can come back later and tell Congress in a closed session that “I told the president this specific thing was likely to happen”.’ Obama-accurate-intelligence-ISIS-BEFORE-2012-election-says-administration-insider.obama-lyingLies – damned lies – and statistics! From a delusional Pinocchio President who has done it for so long he even believes them as they spin out from his wooden pie hole.   Yours Aye.

Now for something completely different!

Is this the most relaxing song EVER? Listen to the music that is ‘scientifically proven’ to send you to sleep.  A video for the track that has been ‘scientifically proven’ to be the most relaxing song in the world has been released as part of an album with five other songs. Named Weightless, the music can apparently slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and decrease levels of cortisol – a steroid hormone released in response to stress. The track has been labelled ‘the most relaxing song in the world’, beating other contenders including Adele and Coldplay.     ‘zzzzzz ZZZZZZZZZ zzzzzz ZZZZZZZZZ’Marconi Union weightlessMost relaxing song EVER. Listen to music scientifically proven to send you to sleep……….

One of my mate’s ‘found’ himself after visiting Goa a couple of years ago (I had no idea he was lost!) Upon his return to the UK with a female companion (also of the ‘lost & found’ department) his previous lifestyle became a taboo subject. Sadly he was no longer the ‘work-hard-play-hard’ carnivore companion of old. Not long after his return, I, and several other good friends were invited for a slap up meal and a gallon of ale at his abode; from which, I departed more sober and hungry than when I first arrived. The music and burning incense accompanied by salad, salad, beans, and more salad – was far too much for my delicate ears, nostrils, and stomach to take.

Fortunately my mate once again ‘found him self lost’ after suffering from a moment of weakness when he visited a burger bar in York, which is close by to a very good real ale public house. Much to the annoyance of his blue-eyed, blonde haired, 84Ib girlfriend, who almost shattered the strengthened glass in his front door, when she stormed out and left him at daft-o-clock in the morning – taking all of the ‘chill out’ music CD’s with her. This afternoon I sent the following YouTube clip to my mate, as a simple reminder of his near miss…  Marconi Union-Weightless-10 hour version (Yep, 10 hours zzzz ZZZ) Yours Aye.