Random thoughts

by Richard on May 28, 2011

1. A recent bout of illness had me watching more daytime tv than I’m used to. I was disturbed by the number of ads for ‘payday loans’ and similar with APRs of 2000+%. How did we get to be a nation where that sort of trade thrives?

2. When did Christians decide it was acceptable to lie? I heard a bloke (an American) on Revelation TV the other declaring confidently that ‘the Left’ were behind the financial crash and that the Obama administration is a ‘hard Left’ outfit intent on destroying America’s freedom. Lunacy.

3. How come we’re so blasé about the incredible technology that’s now part of our mobile phones? We ought to be astonished every time we pick the things up.

4. The latest storyline in Doctor Who is a real return to form. Tonight’s episide was stonking!

5. Can I have the joy of blogging back please?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }


malc 05.28.11 at 10:47 pm

1) having not watched Day Time telly for a while I couldn’t really say…

2) purposely misleading people?? Am I allowed to question whether it’s not so much, “when did it become acceptable for Christians to lie” but more, “why are so-called Christians allowed to blacken our name??”

3) I’m always amazed when I pick up my mobile… especially if it hasn’t turned itself off in my pocket!!

4) it was good wasn’t it?? though I did spot the continuity error at the end!!

5) more stories about Dr Who, your dogs and the weather!!


Richard 05.28.11 at 11:26 pm

Continuity error? I never get those. Probably for the same reason that I’d never make a profreader.

Dr Who, dogs and the weather sounds like a formula for success. Thanks!


malc 05.28.11 at 11:49 pm

well, it’s terribly, terribly British!!

as for the continuity error, when, and for those that haven’t seen it yet…. SPOILERS!!!, the ganger Dr and Cleves kill the Jenny-monster the acid suit Cleves is wearing also turns to flesh… though it wasn’t, it was a real acid suit that she got out of the stores…


Richard 05.28.11 at 11:51 pm

That’s much too clever for me.


malc 05.28.11 at 11:58 pm

and what I only just realised, the same must go for Amy as well…


Bene D 05.29.11 at 4:52 am

I’m sorry you’ve been under the weather, can’t quite see how watching Revelation TV helps one feel better.:^)

The joy of blogging -hmmm.
What has given you joy blogging in the past?
I wish I could make it all okay Richard, you’ve been a steady, respectful and courageous presence online, showing leadership by leading, giving us readers things to think about, laugh about, be encouraged about.

What can we do to help bring joy back to blogging for you?

Blog on!


Jen 05.30.11 at 10:22 pm

Malc - Amy wasn’t wearing an acid suit :S
I thought I’d spotted a continuity error in Dr Who too - the ganger Dr had the doctor’s screwdriver when he turned to flesh, but the real Dr had it in the tardis when he turned the ganger Amy to flesh. But Adam reckoned he has a spare.


Bob Gilston 05.30.11 at 10:33 pm

So you’ll be getting a season ticket for Swansea then?


Richard 05.30.11 at 11:17 pm

I think not — but what a great result. The Jack Army will be celebrating tonight!


Kim 05.31.11 at 7:02 am

Who’s Ryan Giggs?


Richard 05.31.11 at 10:24 am

Are we allowed to talk about him now?

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