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Tech Companies as Christmas Icons (Comic)

12 Dec

Spotted this on The Bis Key Chronicles


Tech Companies as Christmas Icons (Comic).

Well I though it was funny…

Especially liking the Facebook one. Nah, I don’t like fruitcake either.

Facebook Makes Me So Angry

7 Dec

I’m not a great fan of  Facebook, sometimes it has its uses for me though.

But some of the stuff I’m seeing shared on there lately is really beginning to rile me.

We are constantly bombarded with viral images of  things and asked to share. Child abuse, animal cruelty, cancer. Most of the time I just ignore the posts, but just occasionally out of curiosity, I try to check the background of an article.

Two in the last couple of days have been spreading like wildfire.

One in my local area (Burnley), in which a child was supposedly missing, having been abducted in a car. I Googled the given registration of the car involved, and lo and behold, up comes an article from South Africa about a young girl who has been snatched by her father. Not even in this country, never mind in this area.

The other is even worse.

One of the many photos of “child abuse” which is doing the rounds. On checking the photo in the reverse image search, I found an article about the child.

Not child abuse at all, but the three-year old girl was the victim of an attack by a two-year old at her nursery!

Lord knows what the parents of this child would think if they ever find out what their daughters photo has been attached to. Over two thousand comments on the post to date, saying what they would do to whoever was responsible. Some even saying they knew the evil person that had committed the crime.


a. That people are sick enough to spread this stuff around in the first place.

b. That people would join in with the charade of making an article appear true.

c.  That so many people seem to take whatever they see on Facebook at face value.

I actually put a comment on linking people to the real story, but seeming nobody has taken any notice because the comments on the photo are still coming!



4 Dec


Double argh!

Kate and William are expecting a baby. I’m very happy for them and wish them well. Just as I would anyone else.

The problem is  the press. They are bombarding us with Royalty/pregnancy related articles. Even the most tenuous links are explored.

Plus we have the extra bonus of Kate’s “hyperemesis gravidarum” to be informed about.

I don’t watch that much TV so that’s easily avoided. I don’t “buy” newspapers or magazines either. No problem there.

But do I have to navigate through the mass of trifling “Wills and Kate plus one” news for the next few months to get to some “informative” headlines?

The Daily Mail sidebar is full of royalty/pregnancy links because there obviously isn’t much that is more newsworthy to put in there…

They have already given us a view of what they think the future Prince/Princess will look like.

I’m not a Republican, but neither am I a  Royalist. We have a Royal Family and that’s it.  I’m pretty much indifferent. I choose not to be interested in it on the whole.

Why can’t the Press keep all Royal related stuff under one link or is that too much to ask?

Edvard Munch – The Scream. Very much how I’m feeling about it today!

This rant is certainly the first, last and only post about the matter that will be seen on this blog.

The Scream

photo credit: CHRISTOPHER MACSURAK via photopin cc


30 Nov

Oh my word it’s cold this morning! Lodges are frozen over. Poor ducks.

The photo below was taken not long ago. It’s a bit hazy due to my breath on the window.

Need to go into town this morning, hope daughter’s car starts OK.

Ice Cold


The Daily Mail was advertising their sister website yesterday. Today I’m Wearing.

It seems anyone can upload daily pictures of what they are wearing for readers to vote on.

Should I upload mine I wonder? Today I’m wearing my thermal vest, two baggy T-shirts, big woolly jumper and finger-less gloves. I will soon be wearing my attractive hat with animal face which cover my ears and lovely sensible boots. Final touch will be a scarf that covers most of my face….

As an accessory I will be carrying my trusty folding walking stick, to help with balance.

Edit: I should add I am also wearing jeans, in case you were picturing something different reading that!

Winter Warmers

photo credit: amanky via photopin cc


Ah…the last day of Nablopomo. Back to normality.

Not Long Now

27 Nov

Not long to go now with Nablopomo. It finishes on Friday thank goodness. It’s been a bit of a bind and I probably won’t do it again! But I started so I’ll finish…

NaBloPoMo November 2012

On the plus side it has introduced me to some blogs I probably wouldn’t have seen by checking under the topic heading in the reader.


Speaking of the reader, some of the new posts haven’t been showing up at my end. So I’ve started checking each site from my blog roll every so often. I’d hate people to think I wasn’t interested in their posts.


Also, some comments and ping-backs have been going straight to spam, so I have now started checking those very carefully.


photo credit: AJC1 via photopin cc


I have changed back to the Bueno theme as you can see. The last one was nice, but I wasn’t keen on the reply post background in the comments section. Plus I prefer the straight lines of this theme. I can have an Archive page too.


Ha ha…I have finally figured out to make a custom menu and put certain post categories at the top of the page. Brilliant.

This site here explained it well. I’ll keep it bookmarked for further reference in case the brain cells fail me again.


On a final note. It is Lancashire Day today.

Lancashire Rose

From Wikipedia:

Lancashire Day is held on 27 November. It commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as The Model Parliament.

Curated by the Friends of Real Lancashire, it was first observed in 1996 with the loyal toast to “The Queen, Duke of Lancaster”, and is open to celebration from everywhere within the county palatine.[1] The day since has been widely publicised, including mentions on the BBC website[2] and in the local press.[3] The day receives support from both district councils[4] [5] and Lancashire County Council;[6] Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council has resolved to support the day every year.[7] Many towns throughout the historic county host events on the day,[8] most notably readings of the Lancashire Day Proclamation.[9]

Annoying Things About Facebook

3 Nov

Thumbs down

I have a Facebook page. Occasionally  use it to keep in touch with sons who live out-of-town. Also to gather pictures of my grandkids that have been posted.

But most of the time I just find it terribly irksome.

Some of the stuff which has really been irritating lately:

People putting on pictures of something tragic or sad, asking you to like them and basically saying “if you pass this one by, you don’t care”.

Being asked to copy and paste something onto my wall. Also reading something on the lines of “I have an idea which of my friends will do this”

People putting up the same pictures, jokes, etc that they have put up several times before. I can remember it, why can’t you?

People going into every minute detail  about their day. I’ve even learnt about someone doing a smelly fart..

People posting incorrect information and saying “I could be wrong but”

People putting on statuses and passing them off as their own thoughts. (You have either seen them elsewhere or know for a fact they don’t write, punctuate, or use grammar in that way).

People posting about stuff when you know they haven’t got a clue what they are discussing.

People posting all those things about prayer and God, when you know they aren’t in the least bit religious. So why do they do it?

The ads on my page. I’m of a certain age and single, so FB assumes I want to see ads such as “oldies” dating sites, bingo and stair lifts.

Meeting someone I haven’t seen before, or someone I haven’t seen for years. Then one of the first things they ask is “Are you on Facebook”?

The fact that if you don’t go on FB for a few days, some people think there is something wrong with you, like you are ill or dead.

End of rant…

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