Sunday, December 10, 2006

Alone in a godless universe… and out of shake ‘n’ vac

an amerikan friend (hi Janet if you are reading this Love you!) tells me that they have Shake ‘n’ Vac over in amerika though it is called something else.

we do have 400 ml of shake n vac in the house all will be well again

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Everyone's a Fruit and Nutcase....

You scored 85% Eccentricity!
You are a true eccentric in all aspects of your life. You are known to all as a most singular character and your reputation preceeds you. You are oblivious to any adverse reactions you may get as a result. A small village in Shropshire has recently lost its resident eccentric to a ballooning accident and they want YOU to fill the role!

This test tracked 1 variable. How the score compared to the other people's:

Higher than 90% on Eccentricity

Link: The British Eccentric Test written by Originaluddite on Ok Cupid

Saturday, November 11, 2006

wasted talent......

You scored 90 Fuck Buddy!
See, this is easy. If you scored high, it means you would like to be the man in my fantasies, my own fuck buddy. Now, would you like to share your wet dreams with me? If you scored low, well, you probably didn't want to fuck me anyway ^_^ We can be just buddies.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 20% on Fuck Buddy
Link: The Fuck Buddy Test written by Writer83 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Friday, November 10, 2006

Music To Wash Up To! (part one of an occasional series)

What music do Pagans listen to when washing up? Hymn to Pan of course! IO Pan! IO Pan IO Pan! PAN!!!! PAN!!!! PAN!!!!

A pan yesterday.  IO Pan!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I only used Urban75 for the silly games....

You scored 19 Politics, 27 Fluffiness, 37 real life, and 46 hardcore!
Well done! You endured the test. A high score in Politics suggests that you are one of the old school, who remembers when all the boards were red and kittens were but a distant memory. A high fluffiness rating suggests that you love Urban for knitting, kittens and talking to people without punching the keyboard in anger. A real-life score suggests you haven't quite grasped just what a strange creature U75 is, and a high hardcore rating is quite obvious. Now, get thee hence to U75!

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 0% on Politics

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You scored higher than 30% on Fluffiness

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You scored higher than 70% on un-urban

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You scored higher than 60% on hardcore
Link: The Urban75 Test written by rozi83 on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Friday, October 20, 2006

Philosophy Sucks! Don't do it Kidz!

Ludwig Wittgenstein
You scored 55 realism, 61 rationalism, 61 materialism, and 38 atomism!
Your philosopher is Ludwig Wittgenstein (April 26, 1889 – April 29, 1951), an Austrian philosopher who contributed several groundbreaking works to modern philosophy, primarily on the foundations of logic and the philosophy of language. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. When faced with a problem, your first reaction is to analyze it, to work through the details and try to find the underlying cause. You are not one to be influenced by dogma or theology, yet you know that the world is more complex than most people think - the world is, indeed, more than the sum of its parts. Even logic and reason themselves come under your steely gaze, and you are likely to think that all knowledge is contingent - we believe what we believe because it allows us to get along with others, but there's usually a different reality lurking just beneath the surface (one that you understand and others merely guess about).

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 65% on realism

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You scored higher than 72% on rationalism

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You scored higher than 96% on materialism

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You scored higher than 30% on atomism
Link: The Philosophy Test written by Datamouse on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


I popped into the White Horse on Town Street in Armley for a bit of research (no really there is an interesting old map of Leeds) and noted that the old sign saying “HAPPINESS IS HAND PULLED” was gone. Evidently it was not dead but resting a bit. I was alowed to take a picture which is below.

and Hand Pulled is all I get these days….

No doubt Harold is spinning in his grave….

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Vile Victorian Headwear

this morning went to The Swarthmore Education and Indoctrination Centre for first session of course on 5 Rhythms Dance.

with a name like ‘Swathmore’ methinks them dodgy Quaker types mite be involved….

Over the road from Swarthmore is a statue to one of the Vile Victorians, I forget his name, he was a Mayor of Leeds it would seem and they erected a statue of him complete with the traffic cone that he always wore in public, it was the fashion in those days and it takes all sorts……

The traffic cone lends a certain dignity to a City Father

Here he is from the side

maybe I can be a City Father one day….

And proudly looking down on His wonderful Vile Victorian City

it’s wot traffic cones were invented for….

If you want to get a head get a hat

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Hyde Park Moonshine

Well, you learn something everyday. Was cultivating friendship last nite at a party in Hyde Park when we did partake of Hyde Park Moonshine, to wit Pimms, Rum and Lemonade. Sip it! Don’t sink it! Or you will end up talking to God on the porcelain telephone again. I am too old for this…. My fault for drinking vodka with a Finn I suppose…. Cheers Han and Amy if you are reading this.

Hyde Park Moonshine yesterday

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Joy of Socs! (part one of an occsaional series)

Ah Societies Fayre! And indeed the Student Experience! The University of Leeds has probably the greatest range of non sports societies for any University in these Islands.

Beer holds the Universe Together!

As Scotty would have said “Ye CANae change the Laws of PHYSOCs Jim!”

The Tories.  Today actually…

Ah Conservative Future, still rather colourful despite Jason Sender having repatriated himself, hi Jason if you are reading this! he was doctored first....

another view of the tory stall and a very nice midriff

not too keen on war myself, it is a rather rough sport…

Well, they are the jollier sort of people…. Save a war! Not a Hospital or School or indeed a Russell Group University. Funny how Blairite their policy on war and occupation is…..

And now a bit of Pink, not a Conservative Lady as far as I can tell. But you never know…..


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

european geography (part one)

I was watching “A Bridge Too Far” and it opens with a caption “ARNHEM, HOLLAND”. As it turns out I had a big atlas next to me so paused and looked on the map. Would you believe it Arnhem is in Gelderland not Holland at all….

The Netherlands yesterday.  Not just Holland

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

All About Swinging

Got a message at myspace from a chap. My reply is below, I thought it was pretty good so will post to blog. If anyone knows all about swinging feel free to enlighten me.



> Just thought I'd send a message to say that I like your mean 'n moody stare!

news to me, but thanks anyway

> Tell me more about swinging!

what i know could no doubt be written on the back of a postage stamp so here goes.

one email contact said that there is a difference between swinging and wife swapping, but since single chaps aren't welcome anyway, it all seems to amount to the same thing.

Perhaps one day i will finally produce the sexual hierarchy flowchart, with smug married monos (including the respectably gay, the respectably gay looking down on the respectably hetro no doubt) looking down on the polyamorous, in turn looking down on swingers, in turn looking down on single men, especially terminally single men.

blessed be


Swinging of course

Monday, September 04, 2006

Once a Blogger!

A fellow blogger a few months ago referred to my “abandoned blog”. Eh?!?!?

No, I have not the slightest intention of abandoning my blog. Where I go months without posting it is because I am horrendously depressed, ill and low in energy. I have a lot more to say. Attention. We are dying in spirit through lack of it.

Once a Blogger! Always a Blogger!

Im Ranting again!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Two Wheels Good!

taken when I Got back to Gisburn, not sure how far it is from Gisburn to site…

Perhaps, if I have the energy I will do a longer blog post about this year’s Northern Green Gathering, if not not. But for now, proof positive that I cycled all the way there and all the way back.

actually I was supposed to be in the center of this pic but my photographer was a dozy volunteer…

Observant readers (or reader would be a fine thing) of this blog will notice the Northern Green Pixie herself sipping one of her rose hip wines, one of the tastiest home made wines I have ever tasted. Herewith another picture of Gael

I couldn't find a picture of a pixie sorry

anyway, surprised more greenies did not cycle all the way, are Merrick and I a dying breed of cycle fetishists in the Green movement?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Splashdown Again!


I forget when I left the site of the Northern Green Gathering (aka Hippies Up North) yesterday, I think it was 1633 hhrs. Got safely back home to Old Blighty (Armley, Leeds) at about 2210. Not bad! It was a wonderful experience cycling. Glad my tyre survived the journey, had to pull two thorns out of it and fix 2 punctures before setting off, took me ages. Oh the hazards of the countryside.

I needed a holiday after Crowbar 2! I might just have had the holiday I needed, special thanks to NGG Wellbeing crew.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Pictures from Hourne Farm

I originally planned to upload these pics with any commentry I felt moved. I hope to publish another post about what I did down in Sussex, but for now, perhaps a picture can paint a thousand words. I certainly learned that in art history. A few of the pics I am having difficulty rotating at the photobucket, so they will come later.

lentil soup is yummy!

In the refrectory.

remember 'the rabbi's gift? are we all monks and nuns here?

Contemplation of Lentil Soup

nice classical gnomes

a path leading somewhere, a parable of life perhaps

for it is written in the stars

The Mosaic in the yard

anyone know how to repair outdoor mosaics?

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius!

evening I think, or was that morning….

A view of Sussex

very co-operative though they don’t seem to do much

The Swans

they could almost be plastic…..

The swans from a distance

And did those feet!

A vision of the New Jerusalem!

The Goethe Room is in the stables

Behind the stable

Popular facial tattoos…..

Goethe, yer man!

I even brought my sleeping bag

Inside the Goethe Room

Eric and Mike give it some

Musicians! And singers

Did someone mention Sex?

The Open Space Timetable

Bluebell and Heather having swapped hats

Rise Up Singing!

with chocolate!

Heather’s CafĂ© Choco Celtica!

a typical dodgy Quaker type, yesterday

Dodgy Quaker types………..

who burned the rules?


who’s that fat bastard?

Bluebell’s David Beckham sarong

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Group Photo from the firepit

how many bumps?

Michael’s Birthday

bluebell’s stew being clearly inedible lol

the last supper, or dinner

non vegan alas but no worries

Chocolate cake

splendid chap!

Orlando looking perplexed

a not so gentle Alexi Sayle?


managed to get the timer to work on the camera

In the main meeting room. Who’s that fat bastard?

a chilled sort of place?

Everyone’s gone home

yes it is a skirt not a sarong

bluebell (endymion non-scriptus) again

something for everyone!

The Library

now I’ve got your attention

Even a section on sex and marriage, popular subject!

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