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Online PayPal Scam

Having fun with a PayPal scammer

There are some absolute shits out there! I'm reluctantly selling a load of camera gear - stuff I've become illogically and unrequitedly attached to over time (I imagine this is how cat owners feel). I listed it all on Facebook and Gumtree and the obvious happened... (more…)

Physics and superheroes

Physics and superheroes do not mix

Sometimes my train of thought gets so carried away that it's amazing the measly mind powering it manages to cope. This happens a lot when I watch superhero films. I love them, but I find myself somewhere between "Wow cool" and "...but hang on - that can't happen". Physics and superpowers don't generally go well together. (more…)

Why Playing the Lottery Is a Man’s Thing

(This is a sponsored post, written by a company that requested to use my platform for exposure).
These days, one must take care not to discriminate by gender. Men and women were created equal after all and it would not be politically correct to suggest otherwise. Therefore it may come as a surprise that when it comes to online gaming, there is a distinct difference in behaviour between the sexes. And it may be even more surprising to learn that men play the lottery more than women! (more…)

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Restaurant mistake rendered our four year old child drunk

Seeing our daughter intoxicated was something Kate and I thought we had over a decade to prepare ourselves for. Apparently not - a mistake from a local restaurant meant that we witnessed our four year old child drunk. As if that wasn't weird and disturbing enough, she had the inevitable hangover the next day. I appreciate this might sound funny to some but think about it - she's four years old, and she was drunk. It's wrong... (more…)

Advice from the future

Advice from the future – a society 10 years from now

The year is 2028. This is a letter from yourself, 10 years on. Some advice from the future, if you like. Use it as a guide, because the next 10 years are going to be a roller coaster. I suppose the phrase you'd use in 2018 is "tread on egg shells", but since global veganism was declared mandatory in 2021, the phrase has been banned. (more…)

Terrorism, refugees

Terrorism – my thoughts and despairs

Listen, I don't claim to be an expert on global affairs. I'm not politically minded, despite how opinionated I seem at times. I'm not even claiming to have any suggestions on what can be done to right the wrongs with terrorism we see on an all-too-frequent basis. But I have something to say, and a platform to say it from... (more…)