Watching this video of Father Robert Barron engaged in the apparently thankless task of trying to inform a middle-aged tieless man who is either a world class actor playing a dope or a genuine dope guilty of dopehood in the first degree, I was itching for him just to say, 'Do you think it's my job to entertain you?'
The soi-disant, ersatz 'Scottish Government''s latest wheeze is that the police will be allowed to keep a proportion of monies seized from gangs. The practice of making financial gain from the arrest of criminals is properly called 'bounty-hunting'. Turning our police officers not into Boba Fetts but Boba Fettes can hardly be described as progressive.
Its other most recent wheeze is the appointment of a 'Chronic back pain tsar'. When Gilbert and Sullivan wished to satirise imperial Japan, they created 'The Mikado'; a similar effort on post-devolution Scotland might be styled 'The Lumbago'.
The most apposite and universally applicable piece of post-Budget commentary comes from a former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
The number of fatal poisonings amongst Jews and Muslims may be set to increase exponentially.
As learning aids, books beat computers every time. You do not have to reboot a book. A book does not freeze on you at a critical moment. Messages saying 'The page cannot be turned' do not pop out of a book in the same way that some browsers indicate they cannot open some webpages. You do not need constant electrical supply in order to read a book. And a book is not so loaded with code that you have to wait five minutes for it to open.
And books do not have apps.
The Catholic publication 'The Tablet' seems to be calling for rather radical measures against bloggers, providing another reminder why I do not read the Catholic press. Paulinus has given it the treatment, and without anaesthetic.
Budget commentaries are exercises in invincible ignorance; usually issued by the invincibly ignorant. I think the commentors on the latter link have been holding an informal competition to see how many times they can use the terms 'Henry VIII' and 'syphilitic' in the same sentence.
Lastly, folks, a prayer request. Please pray for me. Not really feeling well at the moment, and am concerned is showing in the prose. Many thanks.