How to tie your shoes, and why human nature rarely brings out the best in things.

7 06 2011

TED Talks \”How to tie your shoes.\”

The way human society seems to work at first people will laugh at him and his bizarre new ideas on shoe tying, then there will be angry calls in the right wing media to “ban this filth” and made up stories of children tying up their shoes in this better way but caught in a bizarre and deadly accident involving shoes and a railway track.
Then, this form of shoe tying will be banned and a special government agency set up to arrest anyone caught wearing shoes tied in this “dangerous fashion.” Politicans will be elected on how tough they are on the “Shoe Tie Issue” and contracts will be given out to private companies to monitor and enforce compliance with the new laws.
By then there will be so much money invested in keeping everyone using the less efficient form of shoe tying and the public will be so afraid of doing anything differently that the only people calling for some sanity on the issue will be on the internet.
And so it goes…..

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A more civilised and British way for cannabis.

6 07 2010

Someday soon I’d like  home grown marijuana to be legalised. In this near utopia people would cultivate the weed in their back gardens or allotments then sell off their crop to suppliment their income (with the taxman taking only a reasonable amount.) People in jumpers would discuss how their crop is doing over the garden fence with their neighbours whilst smoking pipes.

I’d like to run a website where growers could sell their merchandise online and receive reviews on their product. It would help local traders, those organic people could sell their Soil Association weed to Guardian readers while a Real Ale movement for weed would be established with weed festivals alongside beer festivals where local musicians would play to a bonged out audience to a backdrop of far out visuals supplied by yours truly. You wouldn’t need police at such events, because who is going to start a fight when you’re nicely toasted with friends?

Is such a vision an appalling sign of the collapse of society or just a very British way to enjoy something which shouldn’t be illegal and which people shouldn’t be afraid of even if it’s not their cup of tea?

If you agree with me then spread the word, make the prohibition on Mary Jane so ridiculous and counter productive that those who still harp on in favour of look as reasonable as the Flat Earth Society. You can make this happen.