Ray's thoughts

We are all time travellers.  We start our travel at conception and end it at death.

Why can't I win the lottery?  But then I see how well off I am compared to many others in the world, and realise that I have already won the lottery.

Many times, I am impressed at seeing the wonderous creativity of the human race, then to be disillusioned by its greater ability for destruction.  We are a dead-end species.  Prove me wrong.

Please people; learn to communicate better.

After about the age of 30, aging becomes just an extremely slow form of body decomposition.

NOTE:   There is a distinct possibility that some of the following information may not be entirely true.

I am really good at 'hide and seek'.  In fact, I was Australia's 'hide and seek' champion, for three years in a row.  Three years, because that's how long it took for them to find me.

When I was four years old, I learned at kindergarten that the Earth is round.  When I told my mother, she said that I was misinformed and that the Earth's shape is, at best, approximately oblate spheroidal.  How come the teacher didn't know that?

I'm a great believer in 'political correctness'.  We need to cater for everyone's sensitivities.  For example, I am very superstitious.  I will not go into a building that has a floor designated as floor 13.  What I now propose is that the number 13 be removed from the decimal number system, to be replaced by "(12+1)".  Unfortunately, that doesn't cater for those who find 12 and 1 to be distasteful, but, it's a step in the right direction.

IT sales people are selling solutions that are 'future-proof'.  At my workplace, I have to deal with the legacy of some really bad decisions that were made in the past.  Therefore, I am going to hold off on my work related purchases until the next generation of solutions appear; solutions that are both future-proof and past-proof.

I hear conflicting information all the time.  For example.  I hear that overweight people will die younger.  But I also hear that mass distorts space-time, meaning that the heavier you are, the longer you will live.  Someone is wrong.

Why are red cars faster?  The answer is simpler than you think:  Red paint contains mostly, red electrons.  Of all the coloured electrons, red ones are the lightest.  Therefore, red cars have a greater power-to-weight ratio, and thus, greater acceleration.

Cause and effect:  Over my lifetime, I have observed that when it is raining, people are using umbrellas.  And when it is not raining, people are not using umbrellas.  Therefore, I have logically deduced that rain is caused by open umbrellas.

Why is it, that our own poo doesn't smell as bad as other people's poo?  What was the evolutionary driver for that?  I could understand evolution driving things in the opposite direction; a hightened sence of the smell of one's own poo.  Imagine some caveman/cavewoman saying to themself, "OMG. That's a bad one. I had better finish this off quickly and make tracks before a sabre-toothed tiger gets wind of it."  More cavemen/cavewomen would live to pass on the gene that provides the hightened sence of the smell of one's own poo.

Sedentary lifestyle; not to be confused with sedimentary lifestyle, the lifestyle you go to having once you're dead and buried.

Why is everyone else wrong ?

Thoughts/quotes of others

????????:   "The trick is to keep breathing."
Elmer Fudd:   "Such is wife."
Albert Einstein:   "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe!"