Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008


I was recently instructing on a sailing course, teaching the use of spinnakers.
I know I shouldn't make fun , but though no fault of their own really , the two students made every mistiake in the book.
Mostly this was due to some pretty appauling weather,a spot of poor communication, lack of decisiveness and a little bad luck.
They never managed to put the thing on upside down I might point out & they did manage
pull it all together at the end of the day & pass the course.

I guess there is no bad student, just a bad teacher . So I shall shut up now.

Monday, July 21, 2008

...1969 moo shot.

The US government in association with the National American Space Agency did, until recently classify the following as highly top secret.

It was noted upon the first moon landing that the bovine population had been performing a ritual "Lunar vault" for some considerable period prior to 1969.
During the harsh climate of the cold war, the mechanism for this was valued & sort after as eagerly as was the cover up to save face. The technical embarrassment the agency would face by being outwitted by cows would not be tolerated & would be seen externally of the United States as a weakness of industrial & scientific power. "If an English cow can do it, so can a Ruskie cow dammit !"
During the subsequent investigation several musical felines were interviewed with regard to their suspected involvement within what became known as the "Moo shot".
A small dog was questioned, but only found amusement in NASA's lack of headway in researching the phenomenon.

This information has leaked & the government official line is that this is "conspiracy theory, conjecture & bull"
Unofficially the investigation still goes on to no avail.
The only circumstantial evidence a few well charred burgers allegedly tracked upon atmospheric re-entry.
The cow trail seems to have gone cold.

(NASA are also curious as to the disappearance of the canteen cutlery)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday, July 04, 2008

...bununus, bononos or benenes

It could be just me , but some bananas have a metalic taste to them at the moment.
Is some one producing fake bananas ?