Conscious that I sometimes share material on other platforms that never makes “the cut” here on my blog, here’s a few tweets, posts, and observations that still seem relevant from July. Lots of ephemera, but hopefully still quite entertaining.
July 3 : New from Marvel Comics? “Knull Is Coming”. FYI – Knull is a very naughty word in Swedish. https://www.thelocal.se/20200702/swedish-word-of-the-day-knull
July 16 : Yesterday a colleague admitted to Weetabix for a late afternoon lunch. Today I ate a bowl of ice cream during a video conference. Working from home!
July 17 : Have spent half the morning waiting for a quiet period at home to record some audio links for my weekly radio show. Jackhammers! Another colleague reports he has a possum in the roof (lives in the country). Anyone else having this problem?
July 18 : Reading a newspaper article about the death of one of my ancestors. “Her spirit passed away from it’s earthly tenement, which from sheer decay of nature, had become incapable of longer retaining it.” Can I please request this for my obit? :)
July 26 : Hardly a week goes by without me mentioning @vgeller (tell the truth, make it matter, never be boring) and @Brdcaster (on diversity – the risk of becoming a precious emblem to a dying elite). Thanks both for your inspiring thoughts that live on at ABC Australia.
July 26 : Many years ago I noticed a subtle language difference between the Irish and the English. At Dublin airport they asked me “how long are you staying with us for?”, and at Heathrow, they asked me “when are you leaving?”. :)
July 29 : #nerdalert My local pub takes your temperature when you enter. Here are some recent entries: 35.4, 35.7, 35.9, 35.7, 35.3, 35.3 Who needs Medicare? :):) To which, a colleague replied: “Were these all taken in one day, or are you spreading out these visits?” Hheheheheeheh