Internet: beauty & the ……

‘There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge’

Bertrand Russell

The beauty of the internet is that you can find stuff like this. The absurdity is that the same search gave me information about a brand of electric kettle.

Definition: Diplomacy

From Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary

DIPLOMACY: ‘The patriotic art of lying for one’s country’


Today I came across a group on Facebook called Sturgeon Slayers….I’m appalled there are four pro hockey players (!) proud of the fact that they caught a 7 and a half foot long fish: now even if they are not that tall they must be at least 22 ft in total. That’s just bullying in my book. Even if they had taken it single handed what’s to be proud of ? do they need to eat? are they hungry? Or simply revelling in an (unfair) battle. I despair of hunting: man against nature? OK put the telescopic sighted high power rifle away and take on a grizzly? Fancy your chances? Doubt it? but even that isn’t that the point! I don’t believe that any other animal kills for fun!