In these troubled times, it may become necessary to defend yourself against the worst elements of extremism. My thanks go out to Master Ken, who has provided us with an instructional video on How To Punch A Nazi via the magic of YouTube.
Warning: The video depicts scenes of violence, the use of dangerous martial arts techniques, tiki torches, parody and subtle political commentary that may not be suitable for the faint of heart.
Do I really need to caption this to tell you what it is?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or have spent the last month with your fingers shoved in your ears yelling “La la la, I can’t hear you!”, you’ll probably be aware that there is a General Election looming in the UK.
The deadline for registering to vote is tonight at midnight. Theoretically, there are around 54 million people in the UK eligible to vote, of which just under 46 million were registered in 2016 according to the Office of National Statistics.
I don’t care about your politics or if you’re apolitical. I don’t care about the colour of your skin, the colour of your money, your rosettes or your heart. Just remember this – if you don’t want to engage in the democratic processes of this country (flawed as they are), then you’ll end up with far less weight to any complaints you may have resulting from such elections.
If you don’t think there’s any point voting, register anyway and then vote. Parliament gives “short money” to opposition parties as a counterbalance to the Government’s access to the entire might of the Civil Service and it is determined in part by the number of votes cast nationally. So, once you’ve registered, don’t forget to vote on the 8th June 2017.
You can go online if you want to Register to Vote. Go on, it’ll take you less than minute. Why would you not?
There must be more than a few music geeks reading this. I’ve got pretty eclectic musical tastes, so I am delighted to share this video of Bobby McFerrin (probably best known for the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”) singing Bach’s Prelude in C major. The amount of precision and vocal control required to do this well is incredible.
I hope you’ve had a relaxing weekend whether you celebrate Easter, Ostara, chocolate, or The Flying Spaghetti Monster. May this video continue that weekend a little bit longer.
While you’re digesting all that chocolate, tell me what singer and song and combination has surprised you in a good way recently? 🙂
If your answer is yes, then great – just don’t forget to vote on the 23rd June.
If no, then you have until midnight tonight to register to vote for the EU Referendum.
If after today you haven’t registered to vote and are then unhappy with the result announced on the 24th of June, I’ll come around to your house and give you a rousing chrous of the “I told you so” song. ;p