Sunday, 11 October 2015
Predictions, Pirates, Sailors, Syria and the End of the World (again)
I have cunningly disguised my bit of 3D art
for now as it is not entirely finished
I am back and not before time I can hear you all say . . . . OK I can at least pretend you are all pleased to see me back at the helm of my favourite steam powered PC; with its very annoying and overworked fan squeaking at me as it desperately tries to deal with the internet and my spelling. Well it was a lovely week pondering the world down in
Wales in a semi secluded lodge near the coast.
It was quite interesting watching the sailing folk as they clambered in and out
of their assortment of boats, but I was left with one rather puzzling question
by the end of the week. You see you would think of sailing folk as lean mean
fighting machines leaping from mast to mast with daggers and swords held
between their teeth like pirates of old. This however was far from the truth
indeed. As most of the ones I saw were rather unfit and overweight and at least
half of them seemed rather elderly. Maybe this is why traditional pirates died
out as a species, as they were just unable to sing (sorry Swing) from ship to
ship on ropes going HAR HAR HAR.
Now while I was away doing some arty stuff watching sailors? and thinking, I sort of remembered something from way way back about that chap Nostradamus, sadly folk keep doing sneaky stuff to his predictions to try and keep him up and running, but I do recollect he first said the start of the End of the World would happen back in 1990 something, and since then folk have lost interest (when it never happened) and just use Google instead to predict everything. But I’m sure I remember that it was all due to start going down hill with war in the Middle-East and I am certain
was the predicted flash point. Look this was a long time ago now, we have not
chatted for ages on account of Mr Nostradamus not being entirely alive. In fact
the last time we met he tried to eat my brains and groaned a lot which did make
me suspicious back then. Syria
OK back to the point Syria is in a bit of a mess at present and both Russia and the USA are trying to bomb it to bits while avoiding accidently bombing one another. Now there is no doubt that President Putin is far more gung ho than President Obama but if say Mr Trump became President Trump, then I suspect he would be up for a bit of brinkmanship against President Putin. Let’s face it they are not going to be buddies and chatting on the phone to deal with those tricky international issues.
So maybe that Mr Nostradamus might have been right about the End of the World starting in the
Middle East after all. I plan to wrap my head in tin
foil, write poetry and do some art while hiding under the dinning table. . . .
. still it could be worse I could own a VW.