The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Category Archives: Oblique
Jeremy Corbyn and the ‘Beast from the East’ Guardian, 15th March 2018 “Britain needs to hold the perpetrators to account. Yet this is not a time for hasty judgments that could lead to a new cold war,” said Jeremy Corbyn. … Continue reading
KFC chicken crisis: Met Police called over fast food chain’s chicken ‘drought’ Evening Standard, 21st February 2018 The Met Police have urged hungry KFC fans not to call them asking for emergency assistance over the fast food chain’s chicken shortage. … Continue reading
Elon Musk sends Tesla car to Mars Independent, 6th February 2018 A cherry red Tesla car was launched into space on Tuesday by tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, with David Bowie’s song Life on Mars playing on repeat. Thousands of people … Continue reading
Do presidential typos matter? BBC News, 30th January 2018 Tickets for US President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address later on Tuesday have had to be urgently reprinted because of a glaring typo which lawmakers mocked. The offending … Continue reading
Who is actually running the planet? Independent, 11th January 2018 The UK government has unveiled plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Environmental groups say the target lacks urgency and does not match the scale of the crisis. It … Continue reading
the oceans are becoming a ‘toxic soup’ of industrial waste and plastic Telegraph, 5th December 2017 In the final episode of the BBC’s groundbreaking wildlife documentary Blue Planet II, which airs this Sunday, the true scale of man’s impact on … Continue reading
UK could pay £50bn Brexit divorce bill The Guardian, 29th November 2017 The UK has bowed to EU demands on the Brexit divorce bill in a move that could result in the UK paying £50bn to Brussels, in an attempt … Continue reading
The Times, 8th November 2017 Boris Johnson has conceded he “could have been clearer” in remarks he made about a British woman jailed in Iran that threaten to extend her imprisonment. The foreign secretary today clarified his comments, but stopped … Continue reading
Storm Ophelia brings dust and debris from the Sahara to the UK The Guardian, 17th October 2017 The strange reddish sky reported over parts of the UK may appear to some a sign of impending apocalypse or a celestial Instagram … Continue reading
Stonehenge tunnel plans modified as costs increase Transport Network, 12th September 2017 Highways England has modified its plans for a road tunnel under Stonehenge as part of its £1.6bn A303 upgrade, however it still faces staunch criticism over the scheme … Continue reading