The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


Escaping from a sinking car

Several years ago our friend and her dog died in her car when it was pulled into the river in a flood. The shock of that kind of event is unbelievable. It’s always something that happens to someone else – never to anyone YOU know. Continue reading


Ad blocks, bullshit blocks

Yesterday I complained about the ads that plague my Internet browsing. I put Adblock on my Chrome. It’s much better. You only get clusters of site promoters like ‘Would you like our newsletter?’ ‘Please do this survey’ or ‘Follow us on Twitter’ ‘Donate to Patreon’. Ad confetti! Continue reading


We could update our marriage! LGBTQ

According to the news,  Continue reading

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Interesting reddit on rare dog discovery in New Guinea

The Furlong house is dog lover territory. Man’s best friend. Our best friend.

I’ve been exploring the Wild West of reddit – and in ‘new’ today, I found Continue reading

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Have you heard of Hagfish?

I accidentally came upon this report about an apocalypse of Hagfish – Continue reading


Oh for Gard’s sake

It’s a frightfully tragic thing that, say, in the case of Madeleine McCann, there has been publicity, promotion – and even government intervention and assistance. But, in the UK alone, there are THOUSANDS of missing children.

No one is particularly “interested” in them. The press never mention them. They get no power, money or influence. They are forgotten, unknown, except by their grieving parents and relatives. Continue reading

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On Tobacco Control and the Drug War – harm reduction

Good stuff here  whether you are pro or anti drugs/smoking/vaping – half an hour on ideas you didn’t think of.  I personally hate the term “Harm Reduction”  even though I am a vaper. I hate the term because it issues out of the mouth of Tobacco Control, and I view “The EndGame” (ie – a world without smokers) as a totalitarian ideology that should be fought with all our might. But this is harm reduction with a twist. Enjoy. Continue reading