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: good planets are hard to find
The media is whipping up anti-muslim and anti-jewish sentiments today as it focuses on an article in the Veterinary Record by Professor Bill Reilly, ex-president of the British Veterinary Association. Controversially suggesting that some abattoirs might be refusing to stun … Continue reading
This week, a red kite twice tried to snatch a woman’s dog as she walked in fields near her home in the Cookham area of Berkshire. She managed to scare it off, but the incident raises the issue of whether … Continue reading
Commercial asbestos mines started up all over the globe in the late 19th century as the Industrial Revolution took hold. Before long, the asbestos business became a major industry employing thousands of employees. Company bosses enjoying soaring profit margins were … Continue reading
Female dolphins are referred to as “cows” in the same way as “bull” and “calf” are also used to denote the gender or age of large animals. Many dolphins, male and female, are certainly cash cows for the entertainment industry. … Continue reading
Sneakily launched on July 25, just before the parliamentary recess, the Government’s proposals to reform the planning system have not been subject to a parliamentary vote. They’ve not even been debated in parliament. In fact, they’ve got no further than the … Continue reading
Monday April 25th is World Malaria Day! I know some people disapprove of charities because they breed dependency. And if we give to charities, so another argument goes, governments may renege on their basic responsibility to use tax and aid … Continue reading
Dolphinarium advertisements invariably feature a “smiling” dolphin. But the implication that the hapless creature is enjoying its interaction with humans is a cruel deception – the “smile” is just a natural anatomical feature. At The Mirage Hotel ‘s “Secret Garden … Continue reading
A little while ago, I wrote in this blog about the plight of the North American bison. Another symbol of native America, the Bald Eagle, is also facing a fresh threat today. The American Bald Eagle was officially adopted as … Continue reading
I know some people disapprove of charities because they breed dependency. And if we give to charities, so another argument goes, governments may renege on their basic responsibility to use tax and aid revenues to take care of those who … Continue reading