Saturday, 31 October 2009

Accentuate The Positive.

Oft times of late I have found myself dwelling a little too much on the negative effects this wondrous thing, the world wide web, can bring bursting onto little screens the planet over. The fact that someone in Peru can call you a cunt and within seconds another cove in Dar Es Salaam can throw in their tuppence worth and agree while never having met you is truly a wondrous yet frightening thing.

Imagine the old days when Gordon at Khartoum was writing battle reports for the monarch and ministers back in Blighty. It'd take months for Gordon's opinion that Muhammad Ahmad al-Mahdi was a bit of a tool to land on their desks by which time both Gordon and his entire force could have been put to the scimitar.

Nowadays it only takes a few seconds to spoil someone's day. It's all so casual, so instant. We live in the now. Consequences seem less because subconsciously perhaps we assume there'll be another shit-storm on it's way instantly which will make the previous one all forgotten about.

Is this right? Who am I to judge? I do have an opinion and I fall on the side that it is wrong. That's not to say I am claiming to be wholly innocent in these matters myself but I'm just pondering the moral question of how it's dealt with, how it is perceived in today's society.

However, the world wide web also has wondrous positive aspects to it. Up to millisecond news reporting, the ability to have a forum to air their beliefs if persecuted by a censorious government, the fact that you can pretty much (within seconds) find any clip from Sesame Street you want. Fantastic!

So today I intend to conduct an experiment. Explore the web for some of the wonderful things it holds and offers to ANYONE, ANYWHERE, AT NO COST! This is what makes the internet great. It can bestow gifts of great art, humour .... a cornucopia of delights is at our fingertips so maybe we should all take a little time out from staring at negativity on our screens don the cyber pith helmet and mount an expedition into (to bastardise Conrad) the metaphorical heart of (cyber) lightness.

Where will this trip take us today?
Just click on the links to find out.

I was reminded of a thing of beauty today. One of the most unappreciated genii of music. One of the immortals ehm ..... except he's dead now. Listen to this though. Brings tears to the eye.

I've been reading a lot about reformation era Europe at the moment and although not strictly anything to do with the reformation click on any one of these images and you'll be met with wondrous sites from at time I am truly glad I never lived in.

I've just had my dinner (or lunch I would say if I was posh). Which means I simply must post this link. I may be going over old ground here but it's damn tasty ground. Regional peasant food of Scotland as Heston Blumenthal may describe it. He can stick his toe jam foam up his hole! Sometimes a man needs proper sustenance.

Now, who here has never felt a little down, a little blue?
Everyone of course it's human nature. Soooo whenever you do, all you have to do is click here.

For the fans of quality athletic prowess and defeating the forces of evil I've included this little gem.

Well, that's me for a wee bit. Off for a swim now I think. Good for the health and good for the head! I might even have a wee go on the flumes but not the scary one.

Hope everyone else out there has a wonderful day too.

Ta Ta!


  1. Thanks for the Spike Milligan clip I hadn't seen that before, so funny!

  2. true. i found this about 30 years after it stuck in my head.

    also, this

  3. You cheered me up with the Spike Milligan song, but then you went and ruined it all with the Celtic goal. You just give with one hand and take with the other ;)

  4. Cheers for the links babybear, nice to have you posting again.

  5. Sorry Jon. It was a cracking goal though!

  6. blog more! always nice to read your posts and don't let the bastards grind you down on fdb , not that you do.

  7. The libertines agency A professional and Reputable Band booking entertainment agency lazy eye management I agree, every one has preconceptions of human nature and wrongly assume that some one who they have not met before is either thick, or what ever, to put some one down makes the perpetrator feel better about them selves and this tactic is used to deflect away their own inadequacy and inferiority or inadequacie, for example i can spell, but on the net feel it,s pointless to be politically correct, and becos i hav got nothing to prove i dont feel the need to be seen as some sort of journalist who can write well, also i know that the net is a false cyber world , about the spelling people took the piss for my spelling mistakes on my website, this lead me to doing a spell check on my website and correct the spelling, after that i thought , how small minded are some people to judge you on some thing so minute and irrelevant, just shows if they can judge you on your writing spelling, they can also judge you on your sucsess, just as equally... people dont like people who get on in life, and feel the need to drag you down to their level, happy people never do this, they want you to do well, so just remember if some one is having a go at you, stop and just look at that person, and think to your self, what really is their problem ? bcos what ever they say about you , it says more about them , than you... envy usually has alot to do with 99% of evey thing in life.. if every one in the world was rich, sucsessful, happy, talented, there would be no bad words or felling said about any one.... bcos we,d all be equal..... the haters are the people who want it for them selves, but havnt got it, so hate the people who do have it..... end of... simple as that....ego has alot to do with it also peopel trying to be better than every one else.. the net is full of people trying to out do and out wit each other.. hence why you shudnt take it seriously... but if you put yourself out there, you become public property.... and not every one will like you, thats human nature, hence why i would hate to be famous..... the net is full of peopel you would not even look twice at in the street... it,s full of loosers i mean that,s a cyber fake world end of... if you met these people face to face in real life they would not dare say it to your face the shit they say about you on the net... plus if they are talking about you on the net it means youre clearlly of interest to,s a blumin pantomime ... just laugh at their thickness and ignorance , i do.. ha ha ha..i had loads of shit said about me in the past on the net, i was called a comical twisted genius and mad... just for calling my buisness the libertines.... later these idiots then began copying off my ideas, and realised they were clearly jealous envious and threatened by me....... iv since found out who these chavs are , and believe me and you, there as thick, as they come.. i rest my case..

  8. Holy Moly! Thanks for the input.

  9. Hiya Babybear...

    You surfed the net and never found me... you're worse than Interpol!

    Anyway,take care and glad I found this blog hidden away as it is...

    All My Best



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