Passing Observations 131

This is a long standing series of small items which have caught my eye or mind and which seem relevant, startling, amusing or all three. Occasionally, items which appear here may return as a longer piece. Mostly they will not.

  1. It has been recommended that covid-19 booster jabs only be given to individuals with an IQ under 70. ‘Only morons want these damned jabs,’ a Government spokesidiot is believed to have said. ‘So let’s make sure that only morons get them.’
  2. The Welsh Government is reportedly going to fine people who go to Wales on holiday. I expect the plan is to keep the damned visitors out of the country. After all, everyone knows that tourists are a nuisance and if they’re stupid enough to go to Wales they deserve to be fined.
  3. In my view there are no leaders now. I believe there are only conspirators and collaborators – all of whom have betrayed us and all future generations. The collaborators allow themselves to be locked in, masked and jabbed. The next step will get them to climb aboard a train and then all take a `shower’ together.
  4. More and more workers are being offered a four day week. I’m desperately hoping that I might allow myself to have a six day week.
  5. A Dutch picture framer once had a customer who wanted to pay for some framing with a few pictures he’d done. The picture framer turned down the offer though his heirs probably wish he hadn’t for the customer’s name was Vincent van Gogh.
  6. My friend Peter Marshall, who runs the village shop in Bilbury is famous throughout North Devon for his slogan ‘Buy one and get what you pay for’. It’s called honesty in advertising.
  7. Any new and great enterprise requires two quite different human skills. First, it requires the vision, the imagination, to see an opportunity where no one else has seen one. Second, it requires a systematic, logical mind able to turn the dream into reality. William Shakespeare had both these qualities. Over a 15 year period William Shakespeare purchased grain, malt and barley which he stored and then sold. He retired in 1613 as the largest property owner in home town of Stratford upon Avon. He had worked for just 24 years and had made big profits, despite being fined for illegal hoarding and tax evasion.
  8. All young people look the same to me. They dress the same, they talk the same way and they say the same things. Antoinette, who is much younger than I am, has also noticed this. She has also noticed that whereas she once saw all old people as almost indistinguishable, she now seems them as individuals. I suspect this is a common but unreported phenomenon. In the same way that occidentals tend to find it difficult to identify orientals (and vice versa) so we find it difficult to identify individuals who are much younger or much older than ourselves. When I see a group of youths it is their very youth which is the most significant factor in their appearance. And their dull clothing and tattoos, of course.
  9. We know a couple who live by sea, but go to Walsall for their holidays. They stay in a small commercial hotel and go the shops and parks. ‘It’s a lot cheaper than London and they have nice shops in Walsall,’ they explained.
  10. Some people know more than they tell and others tell more than they know.
  11. It always seems to be the wrong people who win the lottery. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone won £100 million and used it to tell the truth about vaccines? You could buy an awful lot of advertising with £100 million.
  12. People still talk of the fake pandemic as though it could and should be placed alongside the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. Let’s get this straight: there was no pandemic in 2020. The covid-19 scare was a fraud and anyone who still believes it was real is an idiot. Any doctor who believes there was a pandemic should be struck off for pandering.
  13. Energy companies should print their bills upside down and back to front. I might then understand them. Am I the only person who cannot understand the invoices I receive?
  14. King Charles apparently wants a low carbon coronation. It might be more useful if he were to sell one or two of his eleven palatial homes, find more profitable employment for a few thousand of the sad souls who are paid to look after him and learn to travel around by bicycle. I particularly recommend that he travel by bicycle when visiting Australia or America. He may need a snorkel.
  15. A delivery driver insisted that I give him my date of birth before he would release the parcel he had for me. ‘Yesterday,’ I replied. He looked puzzled and I could tell he didn’t believe me. I laughed gently. ‘Just kidding,’ I said. ‘The real date was 1st April 2006.’ He thanked me, obviously believed that I am 16-years-old, and keyed this date into his smart-phone.
  16. Money buys only two things that matter: freedom and privacy. The rest is frippery.
  17. Generally speaking robots will make more caring doctors and nurses than the currently available pretenders. We will have to wait no more than five years for health care to be managed pretty well entirely by robots. (Students studying medicine at the moment are wasting their time and money.)
  18. Anyone who believes in global warming should be banned from driving or operating machinery. They are, quite simply, too stupid to do anything more complex than sit in a corner sucking the corner of a comfort blanket.
  19. More people in England worship regularly in mosques than in parish churches. We have, it seems, become a Muslim country.
  20. For the first time since records began in 1845, more babies are being born out of wedlock than in it. Most mothers are now not married or in a civil partnership. This may explain why there are so many bastards about these days.

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