Welcome to this weeks Musings!
Making the right choice!
As modellers we are used to making decisions when confronted with choices. What colour scheme? What to paint next? What to buy next? You get the idea.
Life however isn’t just about modelling and occasionally life throws us some tough choices which, like it or lump it, we have to make decisions on. Some people bury there head in the sand, others take a lead role and others do as instructed by others. One way or another we’ve all had to make difficult choices and they don’t get much tougher than this one.
Sticking with difficult choices …
This is, believe it or not, first and foremost a modelling blog but if you live in the UK it’s been pretty difficult to avoid the subject of Brexit just lately. If you listen to either camp it would appear Armageddon is just around the corner. Put simply we are heading for disaster and our media can’t get enough of it, or so it appears to me. Now it won’t surprise you to know that I have a view on the subject. Without getting to technical I would best describe the whole process, irrespective of which way anyone voted, as complete and utter bollocks.
There has been much talk about the impact on Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the customs union, defense and the free movement of people, etc, etc, and last week a 585 page document was published outlining the deal on the table. Now I doubt many of you have taken the trouble to read this tome but I have and I was disturbed to learn that there is not a single mention about the implications for modellers and modelling! The government claims to have the interest of everybody at the heart of what they do but clearly this is not the case.
Modellers have been totally overlooked and quite frankly that’s not good enough!
Politicians and Hobbits
Continuing with the political theme and making choices …
I’m sorry to say that I wouldn’t trust a politician further than I could throw one. This of course begs the question “what politicians, if any, can you trust?”. Well, if we base our trust on the basis of how far a politician can be thrown then we can immediately rule out all the heavy ones. With all the will in the world we ain’t about to pick those mothers up. Any attempt to do so would almost certainly put our backs out.
I think it is also safe to rule out ethnic minority politicians and female politicians too. In a world gone mad the risk of picking up a politician from either group would almost certainly result in claims of either racism, sexual harassment or both. I think it is also reasonable to assume that attempting to throw a politician with a disability would be described as both inappropriate and insensitive regardless of how good the intention for doing so was.
Although by no means certain, by my reckoning the only politicians with the potential to be trusted based on how far they can be thrown are non disabled white male dwarfs.
Personally I think JRR Tolkein reached a similar conclusion. It cannot be a coincidence that he trusted the Hobbits to go in search of the ring can it?
This week TIM has been listening to …
Hard to find fault with these guys in regard to their taste in cars and women. Facial hair on the other hand …
Two of my favourites – “Gimme All Your Lovin'” and “Sharpe Dressed Man”. Play LOUD!
This week TIM has been watching …
Not sure how available this series is across the globe but if you haven’t seen it, aren’t offend by foul language and are willing to reflect honestly on you own miss spent youth it’s almost impossible not to relate to these guys. Watching the series from start to finish along with the two films for the umpteenth time and it gets better or worse every time.
Personally it feels like a biography as far as I am concerned. Impossible to watch without fond memories, uncomfortable squirming and pissing myself with laughter. Perhaps it’s just me!
Until next time.