Category Archives: metaphors

Buyer Bee Wary, Buyer Bee Remorse, Buyer Bee Gone!

Once upon a time there was a bee called HappyBee who lived in a pleasant semi-detached beehive in the middle of a big Would. He would have gone out more but the Would was full of Would-bees who hassled him quite a lot, selling shiny, insubstantial and illusory dreams. One day a Would-bee called Sellafield came up to the hive and offered HappyBee some special dark glasses Continue reading Buyer Bee Wary, Buyer Bee Remorse, Buyer Bee Gone!

The Optimum Moustache Theory and the Ionisation of Behaviour

I want to keep this simple…. because it is.

There is no such thing as a recession. One may recede although it is more usual for a tide to recede. People recede from economic activity (trading things with one another) because other people recede from economic activity and there is a basic phenomenon in psychology called social proof. In the absence of any evidence Continue reading The Optimum Moustache Theory and the Ionisation of Behaviour

All Quiet on the Western Front

Luciano del Chiesa von Boscombe Seafront was a-ffronted inasmuch as he had a front which showed him little or no respect.  The A front, (which he feels is paradoxically also his Seafront, which he sometimes refers to as his C Front in order to distinguish it from his A front (i.e. his seafront), although frankly I believe this to be an unnecessary distinction as it is the seafront which he feels Continue reading All Quiet on the Western Front