What a brilliant sunshine day today. Naturally I stayed inside, I don't want this to become a habit or I might start enjoying life. It has been a restful few days, I only went into the museum for half an hour on Friday, I came out two hours later, these women do talk, but it was less busy than I expected.
For some strange reason having had almost no books to read a few days ago I appear to be finding them everywhere, I landed two in the museum, and there appears to be a growing pile in, er, well several places. Three by my bed, a couple here, a few in the loo, and several on the shelf waiting patiently. Funny how few in the family read anything but a tabloid paper. They have the brains, why do they waste their lives like this?
As you are asking yes the Heart of Midlothian still top the league. A win against Partick Thistle today by a mere three goals to nil was the least we would expect. I listened on the Hearts radio but it is not as good as seeing pictures. Indeed the Hearts radio output has never been good since Donaldson left to make money in far of USA. In those days the three men worked well together, it was like being with your mates at the game. Today the commentator does his job, Jimmy Sandison also but there is no 'spark' no humour, no life to it. This is a shame as it would be good if the element of enjoyment of sharing the game with mates returned.
Still we are top of the league and doing OK all things considered.
I'm annoyed. Indeed I am somewhat peeved. The media are showing video clips of an aircraft crash at an airshow. A Hawker Hunter jet, once the best in the world, attempted a loop the loop and the pilot misjudged his angles or had a problem on the way down. The plane crashed into the ground near a roadway and several are believed dead.
That in itself does not irk me, such tragedy's do occur though rarely at UK airshows these days. The problem is the video taken at the time is shown complete until the moment the aircraft hits the ground then the picture 'stutters' and restarts moments after the crash. Why? Are we not supposed to see the plane hit the earth? Is this a legal thing? Could it be considering the victims on the ground? I wonder. It appeared to me to be yet another of those 'nanny' like things which bedevil society today.
There are warnings on almost every packet saying 'This could contain nuts,' things that get heated warn 'This could be hot' and signs everywhere say 'Mind the step' or 'Slippery when wet.' What happened to common sense?
I agree some situations warrant a warning sign but most are posted just because daft folks sue simply to make money, the majority are not required. I doubt hindering the death of an airplane requires a two second blurring of an accident. Good grief I came into this world just after a war, fifty million died yet nobody held up a warning notice. Would it have helped to erect one on the Polish border? 'War making can be dangerous, contact your solicitor.' Plane travel is safer than any other form of transport these days but in the fifties accidents, even at airshows, were common. Why have we become so namby pamby these days?
It is time for a return fo some 'stiff upper lip' and some 'common sense.'