Category Archives: Observations

My friend used to say….

“America is run by 100,000 really smart people. The rest are just sheep” This stamp is a classic: Round, because even your dimmest employees will recognise that it’s for international mail. And doesn’t need an airmail sticker. Undenominated, because it … Continue reading

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Close to home

Between 10 and 15% of bombs dropped on Germany in world war 2 didn’t explode. About 250,000 remain, 5000 are unearthed and disarmed each year. Occasionally, someone unearths one and it explodes. Yesterday, in Euskirchen, a digger operator  working in … Continue reading

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The complaining customer doesn’t want a refund

  Seriously good stuff from  Seth Godin He wants a connection, an apology and some understanding. He wants to know why you made him feel stupid or ripped off or disrespected, and why it’s not going to happen again. If … Continue reading

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Nothing to hide….

  —-no need to worry.   Yeah, right

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Out of the mouths of babes….

Apocryphally, mothers-in-law and sons-in-law aren’t meant to get on. No-one told Elisa, Ms jb’s Mum. And if anyone told me, I either didn’t hear, wasn’t paying attention (the excuses I use more and more  as time passes….) or I didn’t … Continue reading

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A load of bull

“Sideswipe” is a daily column in the New Zealand Herald, edited by Ana Samways and featuring the obscure and interesting, interspersed with geriatric and self-righteous ranting. Very much like YMBFA, come to think of it.. This ad was featured during … Continue reading

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Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank

Give a man a bank and he can rob the world

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It’s frightening….

Think of how dim the average person is. Then realise that 50% of the population is even dimmer….

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Class warfare

1935 Now.

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If this is Boeing quality, I’ll stick with Airbus thanks very much

What an appalling graphic. Your eye is automatically drawn to the dominant feature of the chart (the aircraft icon and solid graph area) and you’ll think that very few aircraft accidents happen during landing and take off and that the … Continue reading

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