THE WISE & WICKED BLOG PAGE IS NOW CLOSED TO FURTHER ENTRIES but remains published for archival access and replies (in ROR) to conversational threads
Almost 2,000 blog entries since inception from just under 12 months ago has resulted in a blog platform that presents a loading challenge for many browsers; there seems little point in having to scroll through 11 months of blog remarks to register a fresh comment. The W&W page remains open however, to browse and read past comments and conversational threads that might be of interest.
(Editorial amended 24th Jan 2010). We have today launched Rhyme or Reason (ROR) as an alternative – where you can display your wit again without editorial sanction to let those who care read your valued opinion. “GENERAL BANTER” BLOG IS AVAILABLE).So cheps – continue to stick it up the establishment in whichever manner you choose.
Those of us who relish the order and common sense of decent living in the autumn of our years as citizens of different communities and countries across the planet, regularly view with cynicism the direction in which the 21st century is heading. Political correctness has introduced abject craziness – uninvited – into our lives – with punitive penalties if we speak our minds in public. We often seek the opportunity to register an unedited opinion in print without fear or suspicion of carping criticism by others.
Here is such a platform to do just that. Our past military experience and our maturity I feel, entitles us to express wonderment, dissent, humour or incredulity at the joy or pathos or seeming stupidity of events and practices today, across a wide spectrum of reported happenings. Additionally, from the beginning of the launch of this sub page we have re-discovered the popularity of those memorable songs of the ’50’s and have accordingly linked to You Tube to bring selections to you. CHANGE BLOG PAGE TO “NOSTALGIA 1DCLI OLD TOONS “1953-1957”
Hotlinked headings (tune references) are underlined and bolded – just hover your mouse to preview or click to open.
Similarly, an original suggestion by John Tenniswood has given rise to the formation of “The Troopship Empire Clyde Association 1954” – which has now been given another sub page to keep you abreast of progress. Check out the Titles on the header above and open accordingly. So get to it Cheps! – use your wicked wit and turn of phrase within the bounds of printable text and GOYA and give it a go! Perhaps we should also mention that neither the grammar or the (deliberate) misspelling of words, nor the opinions expressed are reflective of the Editor’s editorship or views.
The Editor in OZ and his staff of hand picked enthusiastic assistants (pictured left, on Light Infantry training exercises) are awaiting your blog comments with interest. I seem to recall that they are watching a Vickers live firing demonstration. Don’t think that its Cpl Jack Madron at the trigger though – 1914 a little before his time!!