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: Philippa Foot
The mad philosopher spilled the beans about the nuclear bomb and the crisis was averted. It turns out he’s suffering from pulmonary hypertension and needs a heart transplant. He is referred to a hospital that has a brilliant transplant surgeon. … Continue reading
Okay, the mad philosopher didn’t get thrown in front of the runaway tram and has now been arrested. He claims he has hidden a nuclear device in a major urban centre and it’s been primed to detonate in 24 hours … Continue reading
This is a similar scenario to Moral Dilemma #2, i.e.: You’re on a footbridge above some tram tracks; a tram approaches out of control; five people have been tied to the track by a mad philosopher; the tram can only be stopped … Continue reading
You’re on a footbridge above the tram (streetcar) tracks. You can see that the tram approaching the bridge is out of control, and that it’s going to hit five people just past the bridge. They’ve been tied to the track by a … Continue reading