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: Saudi Arabia
Wheels and chains
According to the independent pan Arab newspaper Al-Yawm, Saudi Arabia’s religious police have now conceded the right for women to ride motorbikes and bicycles. By coincidence, last month saw the centennial anniversary of the watershed 1913 women’s suffrage march in … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion Tagged abaya, Al-Yawm, burqa, driving ban, Manal al-Sharif, Saudi Arabia, suffrage, Washington, Women2Drive
Driving for change in Saudi Arabia
When the horse is dead, you have to get off. Human rights and feminist groups in the West continue to rail against oppression of women in Saudi Arabia, insisting on saving them from a fundamentalist religion that reviles, subjugates and veils … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion Tagged Islam, King Abdullah, Manal al-Sharif, mutawa, Quran, Saudi Arabia, Sheik Ghazi al-Shemri, talking point
Woke up, fell out of bed …
An item of news that caught my attention today was the detention of a vulture in Saudi Arabia. The bird is suspected of being an Israeli spy as it was carrying a GPS transmitter and a tag bearing an identification … Continue reading
Posted in Woke up, fell out of bed ... Tagged Caucasus, espionage, humour, Israel, nonsense, Saudi Arabia, spy, vulture