As well as Engine Room I am quite busy this week – it is Salon Privé this week and I shall be looking at the Super Cars, more later (to Smiles’ disgust!)
More to the point in less than 3 weeks we will know if the Jocks have said
- oh PLEASE.
Independence to the whingers, who needs you.
Freedom faces the rest of the UK – we may actually be able to vote for our own decisions without their meddling, and save a load of money.
Yours, diablog, in hope
Amongst the bits sent in recent weeks is this from Erika
(probably for the real amusement of Druid) who is a fully qualified engineer and methinks was probably really her doing!
Subject: The Engineers’ Dinner
The angle is not quite right but he gets a C for attempting such an ambiguous task.
Please pardon my silence over the last few days. Or enjoy it while it lasts. I will leave you with Chez Glynsky for a few more days.
While I am on my next road trip, enjoy the best song for travelers like Smiles:
Papa was a rolling stone, in the long version by The Temptations.
In a recent post The Opinionated One debated ‘pitchforks’ with his usual self conviction of a) never being wrong and b) inviting all to follow him.
Boy did he get that one wrong – even the usually mild Caspie
set too and delivered a well thought through and accurate broadside.
In the meantime, and probably of more use when chit chatting ‘stuff’ Philippa
has sent some real information for thought.
Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World
1. Where Google Street View is Available
Map by Google
2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System
Map via Wikimedia Commons
3. The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)
Map by Stuart Laycock (via The Telegraph)
4. Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders
Map by eatrio.net via Reddit
Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Palaeozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa .
I am really struggling to find inspiration for posts right now – it almost seems as though there is too much to choose from, and yet not enough!
Maybe a bank holiday will help with a little music to soothe the troubled brow.
of course, always has what is needed for the job in hand but then hers is rarely at a loss for what to do with it!
This take on music she found is known as ‘ Who are you gonna call!’
and I guess, for him, a tact – itian!
Yours, diablog, strumming
Privately, Glynsky and I were having a debate a while ago. And I would like to know, what you think.
Here is the story I told Glynsky.
Not too long ago at a wonderful dinner party I got to sit next to a rich man. Not just well off, really rich. The gentlemen is worth tens of millions. He is a smart and funny character, neither snobby, nor living in a golden cage. He does not show off. In case you wonder, he made his money all himself through a successful company he founded and eventually sold. He was not born rich.
So, while we were sipping whiskeys after dinner he surprised me by saying:
Unless we rich people start sharing our wealth, we will have a revolution soon.
I almost spilled my drink, and to make sure that I understood correctly, I asked:
Do you mean a real revolution? Violent? Blood in the streets?
To which he responded:
Yes. That’s what I mean.
When I told Glynsky a few weeks later, he responded with his usual, “bullocks”. Glynsky believes in “trickle down economics“. Never mind that those have been proven wrong, but Glynsky believes, that Reagan was a great politician. Oh well, if you must, read the rebuttal to that here.
Now back to the issue on hand. Not too long after the above mentioned dinner party, an interesting article at Politico came across my eyes. Its title is:
I kindly ask you to read the full article. It is written as an open letter from one – self-proclaimed – plutocrat to the others in the 0.01 percentile of society.
And after you are done reading, would you be so kind and let me know what you think?
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Amazing Grace
For the Inverness Druid
and the bagpipe-loving Smiles