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: talking point
Martin Luther King said: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” At times of challenge and controversy, our current crop … Continue reading
According to the BBC, the Dutch team competing against Portugal in Euro 2012 enjoyed 56% possession of the ball and managed 529 passes compared to their opponents’ mediocre tally of 349. Of those passes, Holland achieved a success rate of … Continue reading
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The media is whipping up anti-muslim and anti-jewish sentiments today as it focuses on an article in the Veterinary Record by Professor Bill Reilly, ex-president of the British Veterinary Association. Controversially suggesting that some abattoirs might be refusing to stun … Continue reading
This week, a red kite twice tried to snatch a woman’s dog as she walked in fields near her home in the Cookham area of Berkshire. She managed to scare it off, but the incident raises the issue of whether … Continue reading
This post is intentionally short as I believe it is morally deleterious to engage in immoderate debate over the actions of Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik, currently on trial for murdering 77 people during a three hour killing spree in Norway, … Continue reading
The torrent of outrage that greeted the Chancellor’s decision to cap the tax relief on charitable donations appears to have frightened David Cameron into an embarrassing U-turn. Back-pedalling furiously, the Prime Minister has promised to listen “very sympathetically” to concerns. … Continue reading