The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


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Absorbing Culture

This Furlong was a History major. I was horrified a few years ago when I was at the hairdresser. I made a joke about Marie Antoinette going grey overnight. My hairdresser, fresh out of education, said “Who is Marie Antoinette?” Continue reading

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If you are unhappy with your life, get a Second Life you can be unhappy with too

Many years ago, several computers previously, and when it was just launched, I had a Second Life account. Continue reading


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Twiddling the mouse

If you have nothing better to do today, and you are sitting around twiddling your thumbs, you could uplift yourself by watching this GIF. I found it whilst switching phones yesterday. It was the very first GIF image I ever saw way back in the nineties. I still like it! Continue reading


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Oh the PAIN!

Today I did nothing but work on our phones.

I swapped Mr Furlong’s data to another smartphone,   Then I swapped my phone data with his old phone (which had to have factory settings installed) because mine had been dropped and cracked and the mic didn’t work unless I had the headphones dangling off of it. Continue reading


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I won’t do it!

There are some things about the Internet I simply refuse to do.

I won’t listen to any video with an automated voice. This is a ghastly example. Continue reading


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Blackberry playbook blues

I have two BlackBerry playbooks. It’s such a waste! I hardly ever use them. They are so beautifully made.

But

I’ve dug them out and am trying to use them again.

I’ve reinstalled the rim operating system. Wow it seems to have been updated. That’s a surprise! For years I longed for an update. BlackBerry stuff used to be fantastic

in the beginning.

But their rim system has been completely superseded by Apple and android.

BlackBerry playbook used to be my midnight friend when I first started blogging here on WordPress. But now WordPress’s ‘new and improved!!!! system doesn’t work on BlackBerry playbook.

But

I’ve found I can still use the old dashboard system – the old GOOD system that WordPress replaced to make a post at midnight should I feel like it. I have to overcome a few glitches to do it but, SEE! I have posted here from my old playbook.

I’ll even try inserting a photo. If you don’t see it, I couldn’t do it.

Elephant skipping languidly seems to have been updated.


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There’s violence, then there’s violence, then violence.

I complain about Mr Furlong watching violenceporn on TV.

What do I actually mean, since I like movies with some kind of violence in them too?

  1. So – there’s violence – what I call NOBLE VIOLENCE. This is when the hero overcomes the enemy and good is restored to the world.
  2. then there’s violence – what I call ENTERTAINING VIOLENCE. This is always SO extreme as to become funny because it’s choreographed like a dance. All hell breaks loose – everyone gets shot, stabbed, killed, and order returns when all the windows, furniture, cars, whatever have been destroyed.
  3. then violence – the one I don’t like – is what I call VIOLENCEPORN – is gratuitous violence. It is violence exaggerated to repulse. It often involves violence on women, torture, grotesque methods of death that go beyond the imagination. The scriptwriters have violated the minds of the viewers in presenting it. It’s viewer abuse. It entangles the mind over and above ‘the plot’. I think it can harm people.

Well, that is MY opinion. If I get the feeling I am being abused by the scriptwriter in either, ‘padding’ with verbiage/situations, or ‘padding’ with long scenes of gratuitous violence, I’m off!

I stick my earphones on, and watch something better on my own laptop in my comfy lounge chair, in my own world where I’m happy!