Europe right now is being pummelled by extreme weather events.

Seven inches of rain have fallen on Yorkshire in the UK, in one hit. Resulting in thousands of homes under water, four people dead, the closure of the M1 motorway and 100s of millions of pounds damage. And its not over yet. It’s Gordon Brown’s first day in office. Lets hope he doesn’t have a hangover from celebrating all night, (somehow I think not!).

Down in southern Italy they have just hit 47 degrees C. That’s hot. I’ve been in 45 degrees C. That was in the middle of the Western desert at an oasis, 50 miles from the Libyan border. Only the camels look relaxed!

Weather extremes? More like weather madness.

Don’t bother heading for the mountains. You’ll probably get hit by high winds and fork lightening.

Did someone forget God’s birthday?

Come to think of it! When is it?

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11 Responses to 47/7

  1. Pete Smith says:

    Like the picture Matt! It intrigued me, so I followed my nose to the source. It’s the cover of an e-book available for free download from http://www.newhorizonebooks.com/
    Here’s the summary:
    “When the ancient prophecies of major floods and earthquakes are suddenly fulfilled, many of Earth’s people are rescued by spacecraft and taken to huge mother ships, where they are received as honored guests while Planet Earth undergoes a complete restructuring.
    “As they enjoy the enriching experiences of daily life on these giant spaceships, they debate and plan their New Society. Rejecting outright any form of aggression and planetary pollution, they develop new ideals of law and liberty based on one simple, all-embracing principle reflected in a full program of land and resources-use, economy, business, and personal liberties.
    “Just as many intrepid souls once crossed the Atlantic from the Old World to a new continent and a new life, so the time finally comes when Earth’s people return to their ‘new’ planet, now cleansed, refreshed and replanted.
    “Take a full guided tour of a giant spacecraft 25 miles long and 5 miles high, follow the detailed policy and planning debates, and glimpse the ideal society we all dream of, yet never manage to create.”
    Sounds like a good plan to me, when do we start? πŸ™‚

  2. matt says:

    I’ll only start if I can take vegemite into space. Can’t enjoy me toast otherwise. πŸ™‚

  3. Pete Smith says:

    It says in the blurb:

    “Rejecting outright any form of aggression and planetary pollution…”

    so I guess that’s Vegemite ruled out. And Marmite. πŸ™‚

  4. matt says:


    Still, I could be persuaded to enjoy a little inter-planetary R&R.

  5. the Grit says:

    Hi y’all,

    Ignoring the fact that the European migration from the Old World to the New killed like a hundred million people, count me in. Well, assuming that sufficient stocks of Scotch and beer are on board πŸ™‚ Oh, and I’ll have to bring my dogs and cats.

    the Grit

  6. matt says:

    > Oh, and I’ll have to bring my dogs and cats.

    They’ll have to be de-fleaed 100% and once in space, do their thing at the vacuum flush toilet terminal. πŸ™‚

  7. the Grit says:

    Hi Matt,

    My wife is a veterinarian, so there is no problem with the first requirement. As to the vacuum flush toilet terminal, we’ll use it if you survive the test flush πŸ™‚

    the Grit

  8. matt says:

    Damn, you spotted my ruse ….

  9. matt says:

    I was really hoping someone would tell me when God’s birthday is. I’d like to send him an e-card.

    Hello …. anybody out there!

  10. matt says:

    All those who say they communicate with God aren’t silly. They’re deadly serious. OK, I’m not one of them but, if any of these God communicators can let me know when God’s birthday is (catch God in a good mood) I could then send a SOS message on behalf of planet earth.

    You don’t think it’s worth a try then.

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