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: satire
European Commission President lashes out at the G20 summit Daily Mail, Wednesday 20 June 2012 No way, Jose! Barroso has a cheek to claim the EU needs no lessons in democracy or economics. The president of the European Commission Jose … Continue reading
The Guardian, Sunday 10 June 2012 Spain’s prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, on Sunday made a desperate attempt to portray a €100bn (£81bn) bailout of his country’s banking system as a triumph at the start of a week which could determine … Continue reading
Colder weather on way for Easter The Guardian, Monday 2 April 2012 The Met Office said: “It is likely to continue to feel cool, if not fairly chilly, particularly compared with the recent very warm spell, with temperatures quite widely … Continue reading
petrolgate, pastygate, … Daily Record, Thursday 29 March 2012 Queues grew at forecourts around the country yesterday as news spread of the Tories’ warnings over a threatened tanker drivers’ strike. No strike has been called and talks are planned, but … Continue reading
Cameron in cash-for-access turmoil Financial Times, Monday 26 March 2012 David Cameron was on Sunday night under pressure to disclose fully which Conservative party donors he had wined and dined in private engagements at Downing Street after the prime minister … Continue reading
Sun executives accused of paying huge illegal payments to corrupt public officials. Scottish Daily Record, Tuesday 28 February 2012 The Leveson inquiry team have been investigating the conduct of the printed press. The Sun paid a fortune in bribes for … Continue reading
The revolt against workfare spreads. New Statesman, Saturday 24 February 2012 What began as a revolt against a Tesco job advert which notoriously offered a salary of “JSA + Expenses” has thrown the entire future of the [government’s workfare scheme] … Continue reading
Abu Qatada is to have round-the-clock police protection. Daily Mail, Saturday 13 February 2012 At a cost to taxpayers of £10,000 a week, a team of up to 60 police officers and MI5 agents will provide round-the-clock protection for a … Continue reading
BBC tells journalists to stop calling Abu Qatada an ‘extremist’ as it implies a value judgement. Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 7 February 2012 A British court has called Qatada a “truly dangerous individual” and even his defence team has suggested he … Continue reading