28. Really struggling with the jazz now. Need some guardian jazz angel to appear soon with a fresh approach. 🙂
The girl knitting had the right idea. 🙂
27. I was looking at these two sites below to see what people thought were the worst songs ever. Agadoo is pretty bad with those two Noel Edmonds lookalikes and yet not excruciating otherwise.
Sometimes, the issue is overplaying, e.g. with anything from Bono or Phil Collins. I wonder what you do if you’re Black Lace or these two and people avoid, disappear whenever you start singing? Must be dispiriting.
Then there are songs which are so contrived, so made to order – when the singing pauses, all there is is some metronome thud to keep it going. No spark, no joy.
Sometimes it’s the lyrics. The criticism of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is mainly the ideas in it.
But to me, the really bad songs are those which are excruciating, contrived to tug at the heartstrings by coiffed shallow people. Sometimes not even shallow people -it might be Richard Harris but the song is really bad, talentless, no flow.
Tony Jacks was bad, Honey by Bobby someone, that sort of thing – I reach for the paper bag. 99 air balloons is simply stupid – the only point is she’s supposed to be pretty.
I asked a mate what he saw in metal. Oh, the beat he said. Beat eh? Drumming fury and some guy having a vasectomy while trying to scream it down? Hmmmmmm.
Nearly theworst song I ever heard was called Scram, from the early 60s. Someone telling someone to go away. And radio played it?
Modern songs are nearly the worst too. This one about Chinese food is really not good. Also, were you ever picked up by a panda in a cafe when you were 11?
Some are so bad, they’re celebrated, e.g. Rick-rolling Astley.
Anything on Strictly is pretty bad, but that’s dance.
26. DemRats and RINOS [over here – the left, plus Remoaners, CINOs, BRINOs] truly are tossers of the first water, scumbaggery personified:
I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms, and each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!”
25. Part two of N4 – reader Dianna Deeley wrote:
Adultery is a vile thing. Foisting a child on someone is vile. He’s right to reject his ex-wife, but what the hell did the kid do to deserve rejection? Really? Where’s the honor in that?
Afraid I agree with her there. Then again, daughters have a habit of siding with mother in my experience and if she, the daughter, is going to do that, then I don’t blame the man.
Far better they go and have meal, man and daughter, at some quiet cafe restaurant and talk it all through for hours.
They might find a solution and then he has an ‘inside’ ally during the next women’s meeting.
Phew, thlot pickens:
I was thinking about the original story while I was unable to get to sleep, and it occurred to me: perhaps the man’s mother sided with his ex-wife against him because his mother’s husband was not his (biological) dad.
24. Oh dear, another one of these:
Some people are simply incapable of exercising prudent judgment, and their folly often inflicts heartbreaking pain on those unfortunate enough to be associated with such fools.
In a post earlier this week (“What Causes Misogyny?”), I discussed the case of a man who discovered from a DNA test that his 15-year-old daughter was not actually his daughter, but rather the result of his cheating ex-wife’s affairs.
What perhaps shocked me most in that tale was when the man told how, after discovering how he’d been deceived, he determined have nothing more to do with his ex-wife’s daughter — and yet allowed his mother to talk him into embracing the child as if she were actually his own!
Phew! Pause, sip coffee.
Right, how to approach this? I think I’m one of those fools, or was in the past. A bit susceptible to the female of the species, I seem to have attracted the less than ethical and not the ideal women of myth.
A lot of it is my fault for not being suspicious enough for a long time [ego?] and then, once learning or at least having reason to suspect, still hanging about with her. I’m sure it cuts both ways – there can be nothing as soul-destroying as a woman having his child and then finding out all the work was for nothing.
I’m really dead centre on all this. Methinks both have a duty to keep the private parts for the other. Naive? Does being a Christian help? Maybe. There’s a difference between a churchy and Christian heart, or so it seems. Also, there are how many ethically sound irreligious people out there as well?
It’s just that having another man’s child and the subterfuge of living that life … that’s a bit much to take, not unlike an abortion for less than life-threatening reasons, for PP reasons where the body parts are sold off to fund the PP boss’s lifestyle.
Yes, he was a naive fool but who hasn’t kidded himself ever?
And what of Harry Hewitt?
23. Gee whiz, they’re really taking it to heart over there. I’m not sure I’d follow someone down every alley, not being a party man but rather a people of the land man.
However, at critical times, not voting to fund the wall or aiding the DemRats in impeaching does seem something akin to treason, like Remoaners over here.
22. It’s clearly vital to rush you this news at 7:04 a.m. Sunday:
As scientists now realize, their initial rules for analyzing genomes discriminated against identifying those pint-size molecules. Now, broader criteria and better detection methods are uncovering minuscule proteins by the thousands, not just in mice, but in many other species, including humans. “For the first time, we are about to explore this universe of new proteins,” says biochemist Jonathan Weissman of the University of California, San Francisco.
Yep. Er, right on, man. It would also be wise to check how the plastics are going while we’re here:
Science is beginning to win in the long battle over misinformed anti-plastic advocacy. It has been a long time coming. The most recent paper on the subject of pelagic plastic (plastic floating in the oceans) is from a scientific team at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, Mass., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hmmmm, should I take my plastic straw then, instead of the metal or recycled loo roll? Decisions!
21. Just created this post at 7 a.m. Sunday in bed because I felt I needed to show sentient beings out there [you lot] signs of life here but absolutely nothing to say. Maybe that will change through the day. Time for coffee.
[Blame Chuckles and haiku for a lot of this material]