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At last! – Some sanity and sense brought to Maggie’s passing by The Third Eagle of the Apocalypse……..

Oh wait……


The Maine Man

Christopher Knight, 47, known as the North Pond Hermit, after his arrest

This is Christopher Knight, known as the “North Pond Hermit”.

The Guardian reports:

He would meditate on an overturned bucket while staring up at the sky and knew all the eagles that nested nearby. And in his 27 years of seclusion in the woods, Christopher Knight also refined his tastes in the food and gear he stole to survive, authorities said on Thursday after dismantling the hermit’s lair in the far north-eastern state of Maine.

In the 47-year-old’s camp they recovered goods that included high-end LL Bean sleeping bags and a new tent.

He was wearing brand-new shoes and gloves, all believed stolen, when authorities arrested him after he tripped a surveillance sensor at a camp last week. They believe Knight may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries of food and other staples during the nearly three decades he hid in the woods.

Some of the equipment retrieved by police from Christopher Knight’s dismantled camp

Knight’s arrest came a little more than a week after the capture of a self-styled mountain man in Utah who shared some of the same traits. For six years Troy James Knapp ransacked cabins on national forest land for guns, food and high-end camping gear, authorities said.

Knapp, a 45-year-old California parolee who went on the run in 2004, faces 29 burglary-related felony and misdemeanour charges in Utah that could keep him in prison for life.

Authorities say Knight does not show signs of mental illness and they have uncovered no other motive for his seclusion except that he wanted to be alone.

Read the full story at The Guardian

Praised by World!

Oh my! What a popular wee man that Kim Jong Un is!

nk headerkim

It’s not known at this stage in what way the USA and China are planning to join in the planet wide celebrations. A firework display perhaps?

And the least surprising news of the day is…….


News that Had to be Shared!

How could I have missed this article from 2011?

“There’s no question – gazing at large breasts makes men healthier.”

She also recommends that men over 40 should spend at least 10 minutes daily admiring breasts sized D-cup or larger.

There doesn’t appear to have been any research done on the risk of becoming engaged with the executive arm of the legal establishment over the suggested ‘gazing’ or ‘admiring’

I’d suggest that readers might like to print this article off and produce it should anyone challenge them whilst trying to improve their health in the library or supermarket.


A Game of Soldiers…..


This is Oliver Lyttleton aka 1st Viscount Chandos.

Who he?

Born in Mayfair, London, Chandos was the son of the Hon. Alfred Lyttelton, younger son of George Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton. His mother was his father’s second wife Edith, daughter of Archibald Balfour. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He served in the Grenadier Guards in the First World War, where he met Winston Churchill, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and Military Cross.

Chandos was managing director of British Metal Corporation, at a time when it was a major shareholder in “Metallgesellschaft A.G.” a German Industrial giant which financed Hitler’s Nazi party. He also served as Chairman of both the London Tin Corporation and Associated Electrical Industries. In 1970 he was made a Knight of the Garter.

He was Churchill’s minister for trade in the early stages of the Second World War, and as a result of protected occupations act, any man not compelled to join the forces due to critically required trade skills were dubbed to be part of ‘Oliver’s Army’

The title is significant because Lyttleton later became Secretary of State for the Colonies during the early to mid 50’s which coincided with multiple military deployments to quell independence movements at a time when the sun was finally setting on the empire.

Others claim the Elvis Costello song is about Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army.

The lyrics seem to fit the Lyttleton/Chandos theory better.

Something you don’t often see

A Scottish League football ground filled nearly to capacity:


A mere 24 hours after seeing Dumbarton lose out against Raith Rovers my daughter and I took in the Partick Thistle v Morton game last night in the same division.
Same division but a different league.
The Sons and Rovers had attracted fewer that 600 souls to their match on Tuesday, whereas there was just short of 9,000 at Firhill last night with the kick off being delayed for twenty minutes to allow the crowd access to the stadium. We initially paid our way into the stand pictured above but there clearly weren’t enough seats for everyone to be accommodated so the stewards directed us on to the track and to the stand behind the goals.


The Plastic Whistle players celebrate what turned out to be the winning goal last night.

It wasn’t a great game. The decisive moment came in the 41st minute via a cross from Thistle’s Chris Erskine which First Division Player of the Month Kris Doolan just failed to connect with. However James Craigen picked it up at the far post and converted the opportunity with ease.

It looks like Thistle are headed for the SPL. I wonder if Firhill will house as big a crowd as last night at any game next season?