The day of days.


I caught the tail end of a news item last week about a space rocket launch, I think taking supplies to the International Space Station. It only got a mention, because it also was carrying up the ashes of the actor James Doohan. The name might mean nothing to you but if I said he … Continue reading

The real bastards.


I want to tell you the story of a couple of things that happened in the not too distant past, because they obviously need to be told again, if only to serve as a warning from history. They’re forgotten stories nowadays, possibly because they’re not very pleasant ones, but they did happen. The philosophical basis for the Nazi movement … Continue reading

The 100,000 pages landmark.


Well, there you go. WordPress informs me that 100,000 pages of this blog have been read, or at least clicked on, by people around the world. How so many people googling “meerkat” or “MaxGentleman” could end up here, I’ll never understand. It is of course, a feel good thing for a variety of reasons. At this … Continue reading

Climate Alarmism and The Prat Principle.


I’d like to introduce you to one of the great discoveries of my life, the Prat Principle. Before doing so, I’ll have to ensure we have a common understanding of what exactly a prat is, prior to sharing it with you, together with some related tricks and tips. Prat is one of the great words in the … Continue reading

What I’m going to say will upset a few people.


This is not going to be a popular article with some people on the skeptical side of the global warming divide but you’re going to get it anyway, because a few things that have needed to be said for some time, now require to be said more urgently, especially in the light of recent events. … Continue reading

For Nicholas, a birth poem.


  Against the odds, you were a boy, Confounding sages of such things, From bump to boy, with Marie’s help, We loved your baby screams.   Your limbs they are so smooth and straight, Your bones so hard and pointy, Your chubby cheeks and cupid lips, Your back so warm and downy.   In sleep … Continue reading