How true is this…

Got this e-mail today, and thought it would make a good blog entry…

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,

Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth 

records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.


He will be remembered as having cultivated such

valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain,

why the early bird gets the worm, life isn’t always fair, and maybe

it was my fault.


Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t

spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies

(adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned

but overbearing regulations were set in place.


Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for

kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using

mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an

unruly student, only worsened his condition.


Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked

teachers for doing the job they failed to do in disciplining their

unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required

to get parental consent to administer Panadol, sun lotion or a

sticky plaster to a student; but, could not inform the parents

when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.


Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten

Commandments became contraband; some churches became

businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their



Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself

from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for



Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed

to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a

little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.


Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents,

Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility;

and his son, Reason.


He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My

Rights, someone else is to Blame, and I’m A Victim.


Not many attended his funeral because so few realised

he was gone. If you still remember him pass this on,

if not join the majority and do nothing.


Consider it passed on..

>>–> Trelawney

E-On Software Picture Of The Day Award 14/01/06

Remember a couple of Blogs ago (A Grave Conflict) image & animation?

Well I just received a lovely surprise this morning in my e-mail in-box.

It’s made my day!

Your picture "A Grave Conflict…" is today’s picture of the day on e-on software’s website!

Please visit to see your work displayed.

Congratulations for the great picture!

In recognition of the quality of your work, we, at e-on software, are pleased to grant you the "Picture of the Day" award.

You can place this award on your website:




 A Grave Conflict – PotD Link (14/01/06) Link

Elven Vale – PotD (23/05/05) Link

"You said he was dead…" – PotD Link (14/02/05) Link



Follow the Trackback Link below for links to the full sized image and animation. 


>>–> Trelawney

Jadis News – Jan ’06

BABOON ENQUIRIES                                            January 2006

plus guest
Steve  Thorne
Happy New Year to you all,
Some big news updates from Jadis to start the year off ………..
The new album ‘Photoplay’ is now finished and review copies have already been sent out to magazines, fanzines and radio. The disc will be available to buy from the end of February. The full track listing is as follows :
There’s a light
What goes around
Asleep in my hands
Standing still
Need to breathe
Who I am
All you’ve ever known
Please open your eyes
Make me move
I hear your voice
Gary reckons it to have some of his best riffs and melodies to date and says it shows a heavier side to the band which he has wanted to promote and get out of his system for a long time. A lot more has gone into the vocal arrangements and Steve Thorne has contributed backing vocals and harmonies on most of the tracks. Lyrically it covers a broad spectrum, but does touch a few times on Gary’s disregard and loathing for religion, and fanatical faith.
All the artwork has again been done by Geoff Chandler at and the front cover is on view online at
The other big news is that Martin has decided to end his involvement with the band. This has not come as a shock to the rest of the band as they had been expecting this for a while. Although it might sound a bit cliche, the ‘musical differences’ thing was quite a big factor and it is true that Martin was under used within the parameters of what Jadis do. There is absolutely no ill feeling at all and the rest of the guys are very grateful for his input and obvious talents that have helped shape many of the Jadis albums since ‘More Than Meets The Eye’ back in ’91 and we wish him every success with his next solo album and future IQ projects. The rest of the guys have been in touch with a couple of prospective new keyboard players who are interested in working with the band – so as soon as they have made a choice, we will let you know.
For those of you willing to travel, you can see Martin’s last show with Jadis at Mr Kyps in Poole on Thursday 19th Jan … go to to order your tickets.
All the best,
Herman Hermitt

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