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: Islamic State
Donald Trump may have been ridiculed for suggesting there had been an immigration-related security incident in Sweden last weekend, but it can’t be too long before there actually is one. In consequence of the migrant crisis last year, Sweden received … Continue reading
While expressing our solidarity with the French people following Friday’s terror attacks, we should reflect that Arab lives matter just as much. Over 40 people died in Beirut in a terrorist attack carried out by Islamic State suicide bombers a … Continue reading
The migrant/refugee crisis may be a problem of the EU’s own making or it may be an orchestrated plot on the part of Islamic State to exploit the unrest in Syria and create a tidal wave of refugees to swamp … Continue reading
It must be possible to make sense of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. It starts out straightforward enough – on one side you have the Alawite Assad regime desperately trying to cling to power in Syria (the Alawites … Continue reading
In today’s Daily Telegraph, BBC Newsbeat editor, Louisa Compton, huffily dismisses the Ofcom ruling over the appropriate context and scheduling of a report on Newsbeat featuring an interview with a British man fighting for the so-called Islamic State. During the … Continue reading
I have used this blog many times to appeal to imams to distance themselves from the activities of Islamic State (and other Islamic terrorists). So it is only fair to draw attention to it when they step up and do … Continue reading
In a televised address to the American people, President Obama said: “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL … Continue reading
The Times, Wednesday 10th Sep 2014 A terrorist attack linked to Islamic State (Isis) militants was a “very real threat” to the Nato summit in Wales. Officers in charge of one of the biggest security operations in UK history said … Continue reading