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: Libya
On 22 July 2011, NATO warplanes attacked a pipe-production plant at Brega in Libya as part of the coalition operation against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. Four days later, during a press conference, a NATO colonel insisted that pro-Gaddafi forces were … Continue reading
Prepare to be intrigued and amazed by the world at the edges of our human landscape, the places we like to forget about – the seemingly endless desert wastelands, the rural poverty, the chaotic urbanisation and more. Intriguingly, these places … Continue reading
In March, President Barack Obama, along with other western leaders and mainstream western media outlets, claimed that intervention was necessary to prevent a bloodbath in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city. Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organisation, subsequently contradicted this appraisal … Continue reading
The fourth law of thermodynamics states: “If anything can go wrong, it will”. You know the sort of thing – directly you cancel your plumbing insurance, the taps start dripping and a pipe bursts in the loft. So it was … Continue reading
This is based on an actual incident that took place at work a couple of days ago. Abdul (not his real name) has resigned and decides to have his leaving do at a local Indian restaurant. As Abdul has been … Continue reading
“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” (Stephen Stills) The revolutionary uprising of the people of Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt is being described in some quarters as the Arab 1848. Perhaps a little optimistically, it’s … Continue reading