The God Particle

Richard Dawkins
agreed with Stephen Hawking's
view science not religion will claim the God Particle
if LHC finds Higgs's boson's the genuine article.


To Peter Higgs, scientist,
talk of the God Particle made him pissed.
His had been the hard work predicting his boson
while priests and shamans had continued to doze on.

Which do you prefer?


The Bated Bard

Prof Jonathan Bate
brilliant BRLSI Bard talk
heard with bated breath


Prof Jonathan Bate
baited bears and Bated Bard
all the Globe's a stage

Which do you prefer? Let us know... 


Prof Jonathan Bate

Prof Jonathan Bate
enthused about the Bard to a date
Pointing she asked "Is that Shakespeare?"
and dropped Rohypnol in his beer.

Very loosely inspired by listening to Prof Bate give a superb illustrated talk on next year's Shakespeare exhibition. Part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad taking place around the UK, the exhibition describes the life and times of Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare in terms of the objects associated with it that have survived. The lecture room at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution was packed for the talk.

These include hazelnut shells (the litter left behind after the groundlings had enjoyed the popcorn of their era) and a money-box into which each theatre-goer placed his silver penny admittance fee (wherefrom we derive the term 'box office').


The Postman Always Blogs Twice

Scudding scatter'd clouds
Shred past silver'd gibbous moon
Dark December morn


Scudding scatter'd clouds
Shred gibbering gibbon moon
Dark December morn

I can't decide which I prefer. Can you?



John W. Campbell
imagined Antarctic camp hell
What regenerates faster?
Alien protoplasm or Hollywood chutzpah?


Mind full

under body scan
ten toes ten fingers tension
being not doing

Mindful of my debt to Celia.



Jeremy Clarkson

To Jeremy Clarkson 
Offending everyone was just good fun 
Women, workers, truckers, Thanes of Cawdor 
Serially, and in no particular order