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Eunoia, who is a grumpy, overeducated, facetious, multilingual ex-pat Scot, blatantly opinionated, old (1944-vintage), amateur cryptologist, computer consultant, atheist, flying instructor, bulldog-lover, Beetle-driver, textbook-writer, long-distance biker, geocacher and blogger living in the foothills south of the northern German plains. Not too shy to reveal his true name or even whereabouts, he blogs his opinions, and humour and rants irregularly. Stubbornly he clings to his beliefs, e.g. that Faith does not give answers, it only prevents you doing any goddamn questioning. You are as atheist as he is. When you understand why you don't believe in all the other gods, you will know why he does not believe in yours.

Oh, and after the death of his old dog, Kosmo, he also has a new bulldog puppy, Clara, since September 2018 :-)

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Mothers' Day thanks ;-)

I just had to translate this newspaper ad for y'all ;-)

Yesterday was Mothers' Day. Most moms get a card and a box of chocs. Some get a "Thankyou Mom!" ad, naming and praising them, in the local paper, always nice to read. But there was one anonymous ad there which was unusual to say the least; I found it hilarious. I translate :-

"Well I'm 80 now, so it's time to say thankyou to all the not-moms today. To those 40-odd ladies who shared my bed or let me share theirs over the past 64 years. We always had safe-sex, using contraception, so none of you were a mom (by me), nor did anyone get an STD. An example for today's generation. I remember almost all of you (except for those 3 one-night stands) and would like to say thankyou on this not-a-mom day :-) You know who you are :-)"

I was surprised that the local (Catholic) paper let this through; Great fun!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Star Wars Day, a tribute to Carrie

Thanks to Hollywood, today has become known as Star Wars Day. Being Merkins, they forgot the apostrophe, like the Hells Angels did. It is attributable to the pun on May the force/fourth be with you.

Thanks to Sir Isaac Newton, first lord applehead and chief minter, we know

F = Ma

so we could say May your Ma be with you. That'd help all the teenage geeks who still need help from their moms ;-)

Personally, I'll be celebrating tomorrow : May a fifth be with you. For those more used to the metric system, a fifth (of a US gallon) is about 750 milliliters, a regular wine bottle size in Yurp.

Comments (3)
Ed (USA) asks "What does F=Ma mean?" Force = Mass * Acceleration.
Jenny wrote "Is it true that Sir Isaac Newton died a virgin?" So we are told. But since he was Warden of the Royal Mint, he may have f*cked many people over ;-)
Billions of Versions... (Mike) wrote " You know that May the 5th is Cinco de Mayo which is the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It’s no big deal to the Mexicans but the Americans see it as another day to drink yourself into oblivion. So, celebrate and pound that fifth down!" Cheers, Mike!

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Off the road again

My old university friend Mike The Hike, whom I haven't seen since about 6 years ago, is off on another hike, he tells me. He will be hiking across Scotland again, as he did in 2019. Off the road though.

This time he will be hiking along the ridges, not through the glens as he did last time. All the way across Scotland. When he did so last time, I was in Vaduz (capital of the Principality of Lichtenstein) one day, thinking that I couldn't even walk across Lichtenstein (which is about 4 miles across) nowadays :-(

Mike always takes great photos on his hikes so I'm providing y'all with a link to the blog of Mike's hike so you can follow him too. He starts on the tenth of may from the Shiel Bridge area, shown below, and then hikes east.

Comments (1)
Billions of Versions... (Mike) wrote " This Mike couldn’t do the hike either." Google Maps says 210 km, 70 hrs, so not for me too. But he has hiked through Patagonia etc too; go see his old hiking blogs.

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