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: obama
Woke up, fell out of bed …
No boots on the ground CBS News, Thursday 11th Sep 2014 President Obama on Wednesday night put forward a plan to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) that was short on details but included one clear assurance: … Continue reading
Posted in Woke up, fell out of bed ... Tagged ISIS, no boots on the ground, obama
Obama’s tea towel address
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
Posted in Opinion Tagged cricket, iraq, ISIL, Islamic State, obama, Syria, tea towel, US foreign policy
Woke up, fell out of bed …
So, newspapers are today reporting that, according to genealogists, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin are 10th cousins through a common ancestor, John Smith, a 17th century pastor. What silly nonsense. So what if they are? Winston Churchill was descended (on his mother’s side) from … Continue reading
Posted in Woke up, fell out of bed ... Tagged churchill, genealogy, humour, obama, pikaia, sarah palin, satire
Science or pasta?
Do scientists now believe the planet gets cooler when the sun gets hotter? The science journal Nature recently published research relating to the sun’s energy output. The study, led by Professor Joanna Haigh of Imperial College London, measured solar warming during a three-year period between … Continue reading