Pure Heaven

My final night on this earth was a Thursday, an innocuous day except for its proximity to Friday and the blessed weekend. On this Thursday evening, I went for drinks with a few work colleagues to ‘celebrate’ the leaving for pastures new of one of the company’s hotshots, who evidently had his real friends to …

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The Sheople

The four-letter word that controls the world is….FEAR. All over the world, millions of sheep are herded every day with virtually no physical contact, using fear. People, on the other hand, don’t need to be herded. They have out-sheeped the sheep by policing each other. Most people around the world are ruled/controlled every day by …

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Cynicism, Scepticism and Free Thought

Cynical? Realistic? Positive? Naive? Though individual experiences and attitudes inevitably vary between individuals, it is thought that around the age of 45, our cynicism starts to grow. This creates great material for satire, but is it a positive or negative development?? ‘Cynical’ is a word which creates a trigger that screams of negativity as soon …

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Legends And Folly: The Remarkable Story of R.M.S. Titanic

Sources: A Night To Remember by Walter Lord (book) On A Sea of Glass by Tad Fitch, J. Kent Layton  & Bill Wormstedt Titanic: Death of a Dream, The Legend Lives On (documentaries) Wikipedia Various survivor testimonies In 1898 American writer Morgan Robertson brought out a book called Futility, which detailed the plight of an …

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Blue Suede Truth: A Cursory Guide To Inner And Outer Truth

A couple of years ago, I recorded a discussion called ‘Truth Comedy’ with Julian Charles for his excellent alternative media website/podcast ‘The Mind Renewed’, in which we explored how comedy can be used to reveal inner and outer truths, using various reference points such as Bill Hicks, Andy Kaufman and the films ‘Being There’ and …

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