Category Archives: Phlyarology

Happy Towel Day 2022!

Following on from the Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quizzes I did for Towel Day 2020 and 2021, here’s another to celebrate Towel Day, 25May2022! The answers will be published later on today (at 22:10:10 UTC) in a password-protected post (here). You … Continue reading

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Get my eBook for FREE, Towel Day 2022

Grab your towel, froods! Although it has nothing at all to do with The Hitchhiker’s Guide… On 25May2022† my eBook is available totally FREE! Just click on this link right here to get it. If you don’t have a Kindle,don’t … Continue reading

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The writings of Chat Qu’éspire

About four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare was born and died in the Aprils of two successive centuries. As I sit here putting the final touches to this post, it’s the last day of this year’s April; the first day … Continue reading

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My technique for coping with spam comments on WordPress.com

‘Wibble’ began in 2007; a lifetime ago in Internet terms (and of course also for those now aged 15 and under, duh). In all those years, I only rarely had any spam comments to deal with here on Wibble, and … Continue reading

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Towel Day 2022 kicks off in 101010* days

* There are 10 kinds of people: those who grok binary, and those who don’t.‡ As at the date of publication of this post, the number of days remaining until Towel Day 2022 is, coincidentally, also The Answer to The … Continue reading

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The greatest weapon in the green warrior’s arsenal

tl;dr: Just Say No. From birth to puberty, a hamster doubles its weight each week. If it didn’t stop when mature, as animals do, and continued to double on its first birthday, we would be staring at a nine billion … Continue reading

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Get my eBook for FREE, All Fools Day 2022

It’s no joke! On 01Apr2022† my eBook is available totally FREE! Just click on this link right here to get it. If you don’t have a Kindle,don’t worry, you can usethe Kindle apporKindle for PC Enjoy! If you feel that … Continue reading

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Let’s Play: Spot the Poop

I clearly need to up my gameMy rant has not got through.My walks of late have been the same:Strewn with dogshit poo. What is it with these low-life shits?They care not for their home.I’d like to rend them into bitsThen … Continue reading

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A magical interlude: the mystery calculator

In 1957, Leon Festinger wrote a book about cognitive dissonance, in which he suggested that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency, and that when presented with conflicting information, the struggle to reconcile the differences causes mental stress. I’ve been … Continue reading

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On the self-righteous litter-picker (me)

I collected two more bags of trashOn my walk today.Stuff folk, unthinking, careless,Chose to throw away‡Into hedgerows on the public pathOblivious of the aftermath. ‡’Away’ is, to me, a foreign landIt’s not a place I’d like to liveIt’s dirty, smelly, … Continue reading

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