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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Tag Archives: EU
EU protectionism effectively fosters poverty in developing countries by denying them trade with the West and the opportunity to develop their industries and agricultural sectors. As a sop to liberal sensibilities, developed countries, like the UK, seek to compensate for … Continue reading
BBC News, Monday 16th March 2015 Currently Britain does not have a national bird, but ornithologist David Lindo believes that should change. Mr Lindo will close the vote on the day of the general election, 7 May, and ask the … Continue reading
“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member” Wolf Street, Monday 3rd November 2014 Among the core principles of the EU are the free movement of goods, capital, and people. Britain – or rather the … Continue reading
Under pressure Clegg defiant after Lib Dem election losses BBC News, Monday 26th May 2014 Nick Clegg has rejected calls for him to stand down as leader of the Liberal Democrats after the party’s worst European election result for 25 … Continue reading
The Farage-Clegg EU pantomime The Telegraph, Friday 28th March 2014 Only one person is laughing at the Farage-Clegg EU pantomime. Nick Clegg challenged Farage to two fights, and LBC aired the first on Wednesday. David Cameron said he wouldn’t be … Continue reading
EU ban on refillable olive oil jugs and bowls BBC News, Saturday 18 May 2013 The EU is to ban restaurants from using refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil, citing hygiene and consumer protection. Previous Next WUFOOB Archive
As pantomime season approaches, it’s pertinent to consider what this distinctly British entertainment says about us. Originating as a kind of “low opera”, British pantomime is a spectacle of song and dance embellished with colourful costumes and cross-dressing, buffoonery and … Continue reading
“I don’t want to join a club that will accept me as a member.” (Groucho Marx) The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of six decades of work dedicated to advancing peace in Europe. While … Continue reading
Metro, Tuesday 3 July 2012 David Cameron risked the wrath of Tory backbenchers last night by again dismissing calls for a quick referendum on membership of the EU. He insisted that voting to leave would not be good for Britain. … Continue reading