devil-29973__340 copysayeth the American (where else?) televangelist “I needed a fourth jet.”

I’d give you the source of the news article that jangled the cash in my pockets but it’s a print article in a recent NZ newspaper. Don’t fret, just google the headline as it appeared—

“The Lord told me I needed a fourth jet, televangelist insists”

—and you too may find enlightenment. But wait, read now and it gets even better (just be careful what you read about)—


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—and it gets even better when the nice, honest, sincere, God-fearing man further explai  justifies himself—

“Now people say . . . can’t you go with this one?” he said, pointing to a picture of the plane he uses. “Yes, but I can’t go it one-stop. And if I can do it one stop, I can fly it for a lot cheaper, because I have my own fuel farm. And that’s what’s been a blessing of the Lord.”

—don’t ask me. I have no idea what a ‘fuel farm’ is (but I guarantee they don’t come cheap*).

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“Hey, you! Yeah you, Bub! Yer name Argus?”

Oops …

Brrr. Moving on, perhaps you, too, could ask The Lord for one of these blessings—

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—and until ya try ya never knows ya luck.

Sufficient unto the day is the televangelising thereof so I’ll leave you with this thought—

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Dodogods, goddesses, godlets and/or Godlings—

that I was born when and where I was. Yay for fortune~!

Luckily I don’t think I’ll still be here by the time these (read quote below) trees come to fruit or the proverbial hits the fan.

Try this on for size (I’ll wait, take your time)—

An author and educator has been ridiculed after saying parents should ask babies for consent before a nappy change, and watch for a response through body language.

Deanne Carson said in an ABC News segment that families could set up “a culture of consent” in the home by asking newborns: “I’m going to change your nappy now, is that OK?”

The CEO of youth relationship service Body Safety Australia added: “Of course, a baby’s not going to respond, ‘Yes Mum, that’s awesome, I’d love to have my nappy changed,’ but if you leave a space and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact, then you’re letting that child know that their response matters.”

—and ponder all possible meanings of the word ‘educator’ and whether it can possibly have any relevance in the Real World.

To read whole article at source: CLICK HERE

… or not click there and thusly save yourself a few bellowed guffaws of the sort that always attract unwanted attention and spray coffee over your screen if reading in Starbucks or Maccers or wherever you’ve sneaked away to.


—before you get all judgemental, it was sourced in Australia (which may explain quite a bit).

Thank heavens, and phew~!


Hold me tight …



NEVER BEATS           

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a slowie but,

it’s better than a nothingie—

…Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis (1972), occurs when a group makes faulty decisions because group pressures lead to a deterioration of “mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgment” (p. 9). Groups affected by groupthink ignore alternatives and tend to take irrational actions that dehumanize other groups …

sourced: CLICK HERE (or not)

—and I still say that to teach your kids the fundamental laws of thought is to cut through the dross to the chase (if I’m allowed to mix metapho clichés). Independent thinking? Hah! Never happen … not in today’s educati indoctrination systems.

You may apply the above freely, or not. Suit yourself—I’m still getting over God’s gift of the latest flu and don’t really give a damn; anyway,  they’re your kids, not mine …

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When in fact, all you really mean is that—

—there’s a slight “act of God” possibility that there may (as in might, perhaps, just, maybe, almost, could) be a happening.


that if someone is (say) ‘accident prone’ it means they’re always having accidents. No? Okay, then, often. And if one building in a city/town/village is ‘earthquake prone’ they all bloody well are.

Vulnerable to an earthquake is one thing, resistant to earthquakes is another, but ‘earthquake prone’ must apply to all the proximate buildings—that single word ‘prone’ screams loud and clear the warning:  STAY AWAY!


New laws passed after the Canterbury quakes have tightened the standards for commercial buildings.

The owner … is worried.

Her building is on the dreaded list drawn up by the Southland District Council of buildings in the town which could be earthquake-prone, and she is trying not to panic.

“To assume you have a value in a property and then to have it dissipate largely overnight …”

To read from source: CLICK HERE 

But this candour(?) is how we attract our tourists to our land of earthquakes, volcanoes, and such on the Pacific Ring Of Fire (and home to Lake Taupo—holder of possibly the world record for loudest POP when erupting.) ( Loudest ever, note—we don’t do ’em by halves, neither in our advertising for the tourist dollar nor in our natural phenomena.)

devil-29973__340 copyTO MR McHUGH

and the lady business owner, and anyone else concerned … you could do a lot worse than invest a few bucks in scoring a proppa edjication for the good folks who use whot onc e was The Queens inglish … they seam prone to misinterpretation at time’s … even if we do have the best scholaring sistems in the world univers.

Semper Vigilans



devil-29973__340 copyoh no, not again~!


a query:  Does this thought—

“The pigments, Potts and his co-authors now believe, were part of a prehistoric trade network—one that existed 100,000 years earlier than scientists previously thought.”

to read more: CLICK HERE 

—rewrite tens of millions of educational books?

I remember being taught that before the ‘ancients’ of the Middle East all was intellectually vacuumish; you know—the earth was without form, and void; and darkness lay upon the face of the deep and stuff.


what is the (real~!) lifespan of a fact?


In fact, is there such a fact as a fact?

Do ‘facts’ even exist, per se?

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“Argus! Cool it! You’re making my head hurt!”


Contradictions Law

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Here, Little Fact! C’mon wee fellow—don’t be shy …”

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and such should, perhaps, read these words from the late great—

• On the possibility of contact between humans and aliens: “I think it would be a disaster. The extraterrestrials would probably be far in advance of us. The history of advanced races meeting more primitive people on this planet is not very happy, and they were the same species. I think we should keep our heads low” – In Naked Science: Alien Contact, The National Geographic Channel, 2004 

—Stephen Hawking, as quoted by (who else?) the experts who give you gems like this—

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—which means only that (other than moiself) few folks mourn the passing (no, silly person, not of Stephen Hawking in this instance) of the Proof Reader, Subbies, and (gulp!) standards. (Oop’s, standard’s …)

But I do find myself asking (quite delightedly~!) “… on her what?”

“Mr Argus, Sir—”

(SFX: insert gentle sigh here, please)

” … Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Does it really matter?”

“Let’s just hope they use telepathy, Kid.”

And let’s hope they can make better sense of things like this, scientifically designed to be read by extraterrestrial intelligences—

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—before they get here. A wee primer, in fact.

An invitation card (and guidebook for tiny tot’s).






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… words always win.

But the good news is, I’m friends with Mr Google and Mr G knows everything (no, not that Mr G, dammit—I mean the other one, the one that we can all talk to and who actually answers us).


So provoked beyond canine endurance (and embarrassed to boot) I looked it up, and along with a whole herd of other stuff Mr G came up with this—

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—which is a much better answer than going to church and asking the Big G (the infallible one—nice enough guy, but doesn’t say much these days).

This post triggered by Professor Taboo in one of Ark’s posts—thanks, Prof*.

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* You’ll keep. (Where did you say you live?)