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‘Til Tuesday

Hi! I think I’m going to change apoplectic.me’s regular posting day to Tuesday.

Over the weekend, there are weekend things to do, and then by Monday all the other things to do have built up and there are regular weekday things to do and I want to do all the things because if I don’t do all the things the to-do list will just get longer and longer for ever and ever amen.

Not Tuesday
Yes, I *know*.

[More whimsy and more personal reflections are available in the Apoplexy Tiny Letter.]

Continue reading ‘Til Tuesday

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Monarchy

At the end of last week’s post on Democracy, I asked

And 1,000 years of glorious autocratic rule at apoplectic.me
Where “this” = puns, whimsy, and dated British indie music, obviously

I was quite pleased with the turnout, although I wouldn’t call it overwhelming. Nevertheless, we have a decision and I intend to carry out the wishes of the apoplectic public. Although I suppose that after my triumph, I should resign from the blog and let another blogger pick up the pieces. Someone with high level experience, and a knowledge of dated British indie music and puns. And a mum, preferably. A mum of kids. A mum of kids who can maintain the high moral tone of the blog. But who fits the bill??? Continue reading Monarchy

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On Vacation

apoplectic.me is on vacation this week.

You’ve got to help me. I’ve gone on holiday by mistake.

I’ll look forward to writing to you next week. But in the meantime, please do take the opportunity to catch up with these recent scribblings by a bloke three years removed from a catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke:

  1. The Hofstadter-Moebius Loop – on writing Nerd Bait’s latest short form rock opera.
  2. Will This Do? – on Boris Johnson, in the style of a lazy, research shy, moron.
  3. Will This Do, Too? – more #EUreferendum: why are these lying bastards lying to me?
  4. Stroke Digest #8 – On The Revenant, Richard Dawkins, and a junior doctors’ strike update.
  5. Survival – On The James Plays, lies, damned lies, and statistics.

All from a uniquely stroke-y angle.

Till next week…

CheeriOats!
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Gone Fishin’

A quick flick through my Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations reveals that no one has ever said anything funning about fishing.

What, I'm a clown? I'm supposed to make you laugh?
“That’s true!”

So, I’ve not gone fishing, but apoplectic.me is taking the week off – things are busy around here. In the meantime, why not check out Nerd Bait’s site in preparation for the première of their new short-form concept album, The Tail of The Wee Mermannie, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 25th August?

Alternatively, please take a minute sign up for the weekly Apoplexy Tiny Letter.

apoplectic.me will be back on 17th August. Till then, have a great week!

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International Masturbation Month

Hello, Dear Reader. And belatedly, Happy Stroke Month. To mark the occasion, the Apoplexy Store has re-opened.

A massively smaller selection of stuff, but much pithier, I think. The bad news is, given what’s been cut, you’ll have to hack my phone if you’re looking for a t-shirt of Stroke Bloke looking lithe in a dress.

RRRAAAAWWWWKKKKKK!!!

Oh, and sign up for alerts, and more personal and more whimsical content at: https://tinyletter.com/apoplectic_me. Continue reading International Masturbation Month

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Site News: Moving To Weekly Posting

Good news and bad news. Or maybe, good news and good news.

The bad news is that, starting with the Monday, 9 September post, apoplectic.me will be moving to a weekly posting schedule, every Monday. The good news: while this means half the apoplexy, as we approach Stroke-iversary, there will be twice the quality.

But, never fear . . .

If that’s not enough apoplexy for you, don’t forget that if you leave a comment or otherwise expressly request, you’ll receive extra material and easter eggs from time to time in email notices of new posts. Unless you wish to opt out.

Best,

Ricky/Stroke Bloke

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