Archive for the ‘Skeptic’ Category

Smart Arse!

25Jan17

You’re more likely than ever to get a speeding ticket on Britain’s roads even though you’ve never driven so slowly. It’s all because of “smart” motorways. There’s nothing “smart” about them, they’re just motorways with variable speed limits. The speed limit is displayed on one side of the gantries and on the other side there’s […]


Beware of shysters who say they can predict the future! You’d think that in the 21st Century, there wouldn’t be much call for fortune tellers but the profession is alive and well and a lot of money is spent on it. It’s a racket but stupid people continue to fall for this stuff. The most […]


The Wet Office

04Jul16

All fortune tellers are crooks. No one can predict the future. If fortune tellers could really do this, at least one of them would have won the lottery by now. The most crooked fortune tellers of all work at the Met Office. They’re so crooked, they present their brand of mumbo jumbo as SCIENCE! Even […]


Sun King Wrong

20Jun16

I love it when ancient and modern collide.  This week, we had the longest day of the year. It’s an important day for pagans who celebrate the summer solstice.  It reminded me of when we lived in Wiltshire and visited the ancient stone circles at Avebury on the day of the solstice. We accidentally found […]


Radio is more powerful than God. I say that because I used to work for a commercial radio station that had a christian church as an advertiser. God is all-powerful and omnipresent but it turns out that he doesn’t have the same ability to influence people’s behaviour as radio does. Craic on! Listen to the […]


Drone Alone

09Jan16

Would you fly in a drone? A Chinese company claimed a world first last week by unveiling a drone capable of carrying a human passenger. After setting a flight plan, the passenger just has to give two commands – “take off” and “land”. They have no controls as a backup. The company is planning a […]


Mack Nuggets

02Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately including: What men DON’T want for Christmas. Should we be bombing in Syria? David Beckhams old car. A hapless taxi driver. A diary mix up. Is the Apple Watch the most useless gadget ever? Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. The USA’s […]


Are the American public being manipulated? The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel alert for it’s citizens in response to what they’re calling an “increased terror threat”. They’re advising Americans to avoid crowded places. They haven’t closed any airports, cancelled any flights or told people not to travel. It’s a vague warning that doesn’t offer any […]


Do you want LESS of something you like? It’s a stupid question but a radio station called ‘90.3 Amp Radio’ in Calgary Canada thought that’s exactly what their listeners wanted. Three weeks ago they switched to a new format called “QuickHitz”. They edited down every song they played to roughly half their original length. As […]


I’ve never got on with Windows computers. If it isn’t the “blue screen of death”, it’s the frozen screen and the “control/alt/delete” (which only fixes it half the time anyway). If I’m not turning it off and back on again, I’m being threatened that “your computer may be a risk”. I don’t even have to […]


Howard Stern once said, “Most of the things I do are misunderstood. Hey, after all, being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses, is it not?” A recurring theme in my life is being misunderstood. Unlike Howard who was obviously talking about being misunderstood artistically, I am continually misunderstood by people in positions of […]


These new e-passports are a con. I found out first hand this week. There’s a lot of fuss right now about e-passports which have a chip in them so they’re supposed to be more secure. I read on http://www.zdnet.com that they’re easy to clone and fake. They even published this picture of Elvis Presley’s e-passport […]


If you say you have an “open mind” to the possibility that some humans have paranormal powers, you actually have a closed mind. Your mind is closed to the fact that there is a total lack of evidence that such powers exist. If you think that there’s a chance that even one person on earth […]