Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Boobquake Day - a bit of a flop?

No major earthquakes yesterday, nothing but the normal everyday tremors. Go to Blag Hag for the low down and the stats.

News reports and photographs are everywhere.

So Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi you've got what you deserve for babbling your ignorant, primitive beliefs. Utter ridicule all over the world. Let it be an education Mr Sedighi, because you really need one.


Benito said...


Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s syndrome child.

Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example.

Each smallest act of kindness – even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile – reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away.

Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will.

All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined – those dead, those living, those generations yet to come – that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands.

Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength – the very survival – of the human tapestry.

Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days for which we, in our dissatisfaction, so often yearn are already with us; all great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in THIS MOMENTOUS DAY! – Rev. H.R. White

Excerpt from Dean Koontz’s book, “From the Corner of His Eye”.

It embodies the idea of how the smallest of acts can have such a profound effect on each of our lives.

Andy Holroyd said...

Hi Benito. I’ve never read but Koontz but I agree fully with what he writes, on a human scale. However, we have to be careful not to attribute human action to geological or cosmic processes. I’m really busy just now but I’ll try to reply more fully later on.

NobblySan said...

'really busy'?

The pub must be open.

Congratulations to all cleavage-barers for their dedicated pursuit of poking fun at this bearded idiot (not you, Andy....).

I do wonder, though, what would have happened if there had been a bit of an earthquake somewhere.....

Beardy Iranain clerics would have been giggling all the way to the mosque.

Andy Holroyd said...

I was going out for lunch Mobbly, in the pub of course.