Pegasus Project -
Another Bit of a Worry
In his 2015 essay on the development of personal phones during his lifetime, mr ishmael said: "But I hate them most of all because they don't do what people are led to believe they do. And they do do something else." Nil By Mouth drafted 21/5/15 (published in The Sunday Ishmael 18/07/2021)
Hot in the House of Commons on 22/7/21 - Dawn Butler went a step too far in calling a spade a bloody shovel, and found herself excluded from the House after refusing to withdraw her accusation that Bo-Jo is a liar:
And it has been a week in which Dom Cummings has made further revelations about Bo-Jo's handling of the
Covid v. The EckonomyStupid crisis.
Impossible not to believe that Bo-Jo considered the culling of over eighty-year olds a sensible price to pay for the restoration of Life As We Know It. In an unrelated fact, Bo-Jo's father, Stanley, was born on the 18th August 1940 and is estimated to be worth approximately £2 million.
In his Annual Report for 2021, the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has started worrying about the seaside. He has recommended a cross-governmental national strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of residents of coastal towns, where, it seems, there are higher disease rates and lower life expectancies than inland. For example, in Blackpool, which the local G.P.s (Def. non-specialist doctors for our non-British readers) identified as suffering from Shit Life Syndrome (SLS)*, life expectancy for males is 74.4 years and for females 79.5 years. This is considered to be appallingly poor, surprisingly, as it is substantially better than greater Glasgow, where life expectancy is currently 71.6 for men and 78 for women. Now, there is no point in a Glaswegian male moving to Blackpool on his seventy-first birthday in the expectation of getting another three years out of the Judge's arse (prison slang, ask me later). Life expectancy should be calculated at each point in the life journey. So, if a baby survives the dangers of gestation and birth, it will have a greater life expectancy than the zygote. If the 21 year old survives the horribly dangerous male teenage years - war, crime, showing off, he will have a greater life expectancy than a 13 year old. With each decade successfully negotiated, life expectancy increases. So a child with a life expectancy of 79.4 at birth, doesn't actually run out of life expectation when he attains the age of 79.4, our older readers will be delighted to note. He can continue expecting more life.