Tuesday 26 September 2023



“I think unemployment is the great affliction of man. Even people with jobs are unemployed. In fact, most people with jobs are unemployed.”

Leonard Cohen

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” 

William Morris

"My advice to myself: Be yourself; there is no other you. Don't perform and achieve in order to accept and be happy with yourself. Accept and be happy with yourself and let your performance flow out of that self-acceptance and happiness. Don't hold yourself to an imaginary standard; the standard is you."

Michael Rectenwald

“Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.”

 Joseph Conrad

“If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will, and his motives may not be the highest.”


“Thoughts become perception, perception becomes reality. Alter your thoughts, alter your reality.”

William James


“Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.”

Oscar Wilde


“Experience is the only wealth.”

John Ruskin, habitually quoted by Guy Pringle in The Balkan Trilogy


“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
Alexander Pope

“Dieu me pardonnera - c'est son metier.”

Heine's last words.


  1. Livestock and mRNA Vaccines: What You Need To Know

    First introduced to the population through the COVID-19 vaccines, mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccines have been in development for decades, says Folta in a recent AgriTalk segment.

    He adds that the technology’s potential in human health makes it a likely candidate to have a place in animal health as well. However, “the technology is being maligned in social media, and is now shaping decisions at the level of state legislature,” Folta says. This leads to the growing importance that producers and consumers become more educated on the topic.


    "First introduced to the population through the COVID-19 vaccines..."

    Remember that joke I sent you a while back with two rats one asking 'are you going to take the vaccine?' and the other answering 'am I crazy? let them finish the trials on humans first'.


  2. @Michael Rectenwald quote:

    1. Blessed are the self-confident for they will succeed.

    2. Blessed are those who avoid guilt feelings for they are comforted.

    3. Blessed are those with a positive self-image for they will feel better.

    4. Blessed are those who clarify their values for they will invent themselves.

    5. Blessed are those who know their rights for they will realize their entitlements.

    6. Blessed are those who are non-stick surfaced for they will be admired.

    7. Blessed are those who mob and gossip for they will move forward.

    8. Blessed are those who are politically correct for they will avoid controversy.

    - The Post-Modern Beatitudes by Ellis Potter

  3. I heard some more commotion coming down the west side of Trafalgar Square. As a morass of royal blue and gold feudalist stars descended, I realised it was a Rejoin the EU March. It was a veritable sea of Smurf-hued, deluded wankers. Middle classness wafted off them like steam rising from a fresh turd. I could smell the joyless stench of soy, and Guardian print on their lockdown-loving, lily-white, Islingtonite hands as they screeched: ‘Bollocks to Brexit!’ A lot of them were wearing blue berets, which made them look like a Frank Spencer tribute act. I must confess I did shout ‘ooh Betty, the cat’s done a whoopsie!’ quite a few times.

    I got amongst the berets. I asked a woman, who looked like she owned several cats, what she thought about the EU funding a proxy war alongside the US, using our money? I asked a young-ish man why he wanted any part in a place that has, over the last three years in particular, subjected its citizens to unrelenting tyranny under the guise of ‘for the greater good?’ I prefaced each interaction with the phrase: I am not so much interested in right and left, as right and wrong.

    A woman, who reminded me of a young Bella Emberg, looked straight at me; patted her arm, and snarled, ‘I LOVE vaccines.’

    Fucking Mental.

    Abi Roberts

    I love Abi.