Can you remember who tried to assassinate who?

Palin Holy Grail - Swamp castle

 Now now, let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who, this is supposed to be a happy occasion!

It’s quiz time. How many people remember the names of the people involved with failed attempts of assassinations?

Let’s try shall we:

King_George_III_-_Gainsborough_1781 King George III?

Queen_Victoria 1887 Queen Victoria (any of the 3 attempts)?

No? What about more modern then: Read more of this post


Save Me – (Short Story / Monologue)

                                                                                Save Me – By Gary Shaw

I don’t think I can do it any more. I’ve already saved five people today, and that was just on the way over here. And now, here you are, just waiting to be saved.  I’ve got to draw the line.

No, please don’t beg, you’re making me feel awful here. I’ve got a life to lead too you know. What you do for a living?

That’s nice. But let’s say you wanted to change careers, what would you do? Join a few recruitment agencies, look around on the internet? Me, this is it, I change jobs, people die.

Well yes, I could just save you and have done with it, but don’t you understand, every victim will keep saying that to me.

Of course you don’t understand what I’m talking about. Given your current situation, I don’t blame you. Although what I do blame you for, is getting yourself in this predicament in the first place. Read more of this post

No more room! Just Packham in?

Wally, trying his best to highlight overpopulation in the world to today’s children

Chris Packham recently did an interview in the Radio Times focusing on the British animal that should represent the nation, he chose the Barn Owl, good stuff. In this article he talks about his views on overpopulation and what to do about it. It was this that several tabloid newspapers picked up on and ran with that aspect of the interview.

He said “I read the other day that, by 2020, there are going to be 70 Million people in Britain. Let’s face it, that’s too many.”

He was asked whether he thought people should stop having children, and Chris Packham, who has never been one to sit on the fence, said “Yes. Absolutely, I wouldn’t actually penalise people for having too many children, as I think he carrot always works better than the stick. But I would offer them tax breaks for having small families: say, 10 per cent off your tax bill if you decide to stick with just one child. And an even bigger financial incentive if you choose not to have a family at all. ”

The tabloids, of course, sensalionised this with Read more of this post

This Smoking Life

Society really has come a long way since I smoked my first cigarette. I don’t mean this literally of course; otherwise I would say the little buggers have slowed us down if anything.

It was February 1995 and I was a college student, a friend and I were at a pub one evening. He was one of my cool friends who seemed to have lots of interesting opinions about stuff and had a way about him that felt like a natural leader type. So when he offered me a cigarette that evening, I inevitably accepted. If there had been a ban on smoking indoors at the time, and if I’d had to go into the wintery outside, I probably would have declined. Does this make me a weak willed individual, who may have not taken up smoking if only the establishment had said ‘not in here sunshine’? Read more of this post

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