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“I always like to smoke before sex”

Of the 1000’s of crime stories available to the curious seeker on the WWW this one slice of real life (as opposed to fictional Hollywood processed spam ) was compelling. Murder on a Sunday Morning [2001]           Available on YouTube For a … Continue reading

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old Documentaries

An Australian documentary brings a fresh diagnosis of the economic debacle and an obvious treatment for recovery.  This well paced narrated documentary (by Rachel Meagher) is insightful. http://realestate4ransom.com/   Buffalo Springfield     those well-known economists said in a completely different context… ‘There’s something happening … Continue reading

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JUST THINKING….always

Had time under a leaden sky to ponder the big question.   It isn’t an inquest into the folly of a casual smoke with a glass of something, but the big question most of us were aware of since the age … Continue reading

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try another edition…..

of same. Yep!   If nothing else you’ll be rewarded with a mainline entry to the jazz-rock supremacy of Becker&Fagan at foot of page https://mosaherne.wordpress.com/author/suedenemakesausefulpun/?iframe=true&theme_preview=true    

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INDEX

 Réflexion London calling….. more from RC central. AND most personally meaningful mauriceaherneblog.wordpress.com Roma  Curiously  Solipsism in the Sol? WORTH REVISITING…… Putting Descartes before the Cheval.   0.0000069% From my novels My quotes So How was It for You? Time, Place … Continue reading

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From my novels

“ It may be due to ageing that his primary focus for some time was not to end up on the evening TV news. ” You don’t want to be a one liner on an autocue read by someone trying to … Continue reading

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Curiously….

Curiously   The strong-armed shameful treatment of the Scavi Excavations Office on the Via Paolo VI afforded me time to visit  Cinecittà Studios.   So while I lost some faith in the Church (the bureaucratic wing and a few thug staff specifically) … Continue reading

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Roma. Losing religion

but strengthening my spirit. Roma     I will go into great detail later on how I went to the Eternal City for a third time in almost as many years but on this occasion came up against the less … Continue reading

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London calling…..

First time  was in 1962.  Of course I was amazed.  I was 6.   Last time 2010. Actually May 2010, or the ballot closing night of a UK general election.  We were diverted from Munich due to the Eyjafjallajöku volcanic eruption and I enquired whether … Continue reading

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Réflexion sur Paris

Nous rendrons pas à la terreur.   Vive la liberté.   Why is every tragedy in recent times converted into a month of voyeuristic journalism which largely feeds the twisted psyche of the terrorists?    The second heinous attack within a year on Paris received a reactive … Continue reading

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CON SU MESMERISED

Originally posted on IRE Land-Fill. :
  Inventive and necessary short documentary I saw 3 years ago     http://documentarystorm.com/the-majestic-plastic-bag/ A government levy on plastic bags was a great dissuader locally. Not many policies work or are useful just like the politicians Ireland, but…

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ROI ROY LE ROI

Originally posted on IRE Land-Fill. :
The Irish hyper keenness for a football player called Roy was, and often still is, a curious phenomenon. How the media circus kept the story running for a decade is another one. Or the very…

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1970’s. Before Mir and the ISS.

Apollo Soyuz.  This is a  display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. shows the docked  configuration with the restored Apollo Command and Service Module used for testing prior to the mission the back-up, land a model of … Continue reading

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What’s up doc?

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Wha? Van Who?

  Listening momentarily to our broadcasters. It’s more than life-shortening!  Just for now…..  Pronunciation. Dostoevsky to be intoned dahs-tuh-YEF-skee not Dosstoyesky Van Gogh is Vun Hucqk with a little phlegm Admittedly I said Van Hock at one time.  Life is continual … Continue reading

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excuse exceptional crudity but……..

Not sure but I was possibly according to stats the 2,794,802,356th in 2.8 billion souls in December1955. Now who literally f***** it up to 7.294 billion for this small planet? Didn’t they hear of contraceptives or abstinence … for a period of … Continue reading

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As if the age we live in now…….

hasn’t enough #selfies# I include the use of my cyber nomer MOS with some acronyms that may be apt or not. MOS Moment of SilenceMOS Measure of SuccessMOSMade of SteelMOS Military MOS Microsoft Office Specialist MOS Mean Opinion Score MoS Ministry … Continue reading

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Best use of analogy

mountain climbing and growing older  Life is like slowly circling a mountain upward; you can’t help but see the world from a different perspective. The air is thinner, the vegetation has changed; you are aware that you are two-thirds to three-quarters … Continue reading

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In case I didn’t mention it somewhere else……

and for the warm fuzzy feeling of interconnectedness, I take your arm gently and lead you to…..     https://mauriceosullivanaherne.wordpress.com/  https://mauriceaherne.wordpress.com/ http://mauriceaherne.tumblr.com/       Lastly, leastly,  largely on local yokels or in some cases more yokels locally.  https://suedenemakesausefulpun.wordpress.com/                    If … Continue reading

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21ST CENTURY NEWS CYCLE AMNESIA

Humans have an extraordinary ability to forget, or is it an inability to remember.  Usually it is very selective.  Humans will ‘move on’ from a significant tragedy in 2 weeks, or a failure of politics in one. A failure in sport will … Continue reading

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SUPERFINE 289

    This F-4E is 1966 vintage though the first Phantom was developed through the fifties into many series.  I’m the all weathered superhot Irish December 1955 vintage human here.  I got to sit in this F-4 which grants one … Continue reading

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‘don’t make em like that enmore’

 

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LOCKHEED MARTIN

  NOT AN AVERAGE WORKPLACE  if you look closely.   One of many Lockheed Martin facilities in the US. Maybe best explained here http://www.lockheedmartin.com/     Just to orientate ourselves here.  South of the Bay!   Few hundred miles further … Continue reading

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California (or some parts of the whole of)

A mere glimpse. (top to bot) through Antelope Valley on way back from Lancaster and Palmdale and Edwards Air Force Base, from Union Station Los Angeles.  Then Halloween on West Hollywood.  Subsequently up in a 727 commuter run along the … Continue reading

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Dis n Dat

  Immune from influenza?  http://www.cracked.com/article_16656_6-brainwashing-techniques-theyre-using-you-right-now.html What about using some sense?    Wrong!  More human hubris! http://www.cracked.com/article_17142_5-ways-common-sense-lies-to-you-everyday.html http://www.cracked.com/article_19468_5-logical-fallacies-that-make-you-wrong-more-than-you-think.html  ————————————————————————  Why Roy Rogers should not be mistaken for Will Rogers . One had a horse while the other had horse-sense. “There’s only one thing that … Continue reading

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What’s Up Doc?

More docs anyone?    http://documentary.net/roctrip-china-2011/ http://documentary.net/sf-to-paris-flight-in-two-minutes-with-aurora-borealis/ http://documentary.net/the-well-covering-capitol-hill/ http://documentary.net/hollywood-and-the-war-machine/

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WORTH REVISITING……

WASHINGTON DC PLANES OF FAME down to CAPE CANAVERAL ROCKETRY

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Jung as you Feel, or Sense, or Know.

“There is a thinking in primordial images, in symbols which are older than the historical man, which are inborn in him from the earliest times, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche. It … Continue reading

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So How was It for You?

By some quantum fluctuation 13.7 billion years ago(plus or minus just a few hundred million years) we are here on a minor planet in a tiny solar system in a smallish galaxy. It was a trillion times a trillion trillion … Continue reading

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PACIFICation. Impressions of a coast.

       

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A SIGN?

    while sorting through old photos, this one over Nevada, somewhere between Reno and Las Vegas, is unremarkable. Wait a darn minute!  Is that a spiritual manifestation? or an acrylic-plastic window maintenance problem.              … Continue reading

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It used to be …….

  Nowadays compressing oneself inside a Boeing 737 that is decorated like a Ronald McDonald’s eaterie is regarded as travel.  It isn’t really.  The plane travels.  The passengers arrive. Unless one brings some imagination and a plan one might be better off looking at a travel advert on … Continue reading

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Are your curtains closed? Or …….

      ……. would you prefer to be the subject of Arne Svenson and be mounted in a Manhatten gallery.  Some might view it as stalking, while others might see it as opportunist and intrusive.   My initial impression was that it was tastefully staged.   … Continue reading

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