Obligatory – New Year

Is it new, to celebrate the start of a year in which one becomes older?

Does the angst of youth miraculously dissipate, or does it accelerate until it can no longer be retained by the brittle shell of depletion?

Copyright of Jay Cool´s thoughts owned by Jay Cool, Saturday 1st January, 2022.

Joined-up thinking?

According to The Sun, the coronavirus infection rate is slowing.

According to The Express, today’s coronavirus data is delayed.

According to the The Independent, the latest daily infection rate was 24 hours ago, at 183, 027.

No new updates are due until 7.30 pm today.

And yet.

According to a Bing search, as of 15.43 today, the 30th December, 2021, the daily rate of infections in the UK was 221, 250!

Joined-up thinking?


Be confused no more. As of 20.58 today, The Daily Mail, put the record straight, knocking to total infection rate down to 189,213!


Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 30th December, 2021

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They had nothing to do with each other. Not really.

Nothing in the way of communication passed between them, although one, it could be argued, was a regular guest of the other. Not by way of invitation; but more in the way of a gatecrasher. Although to use the word gatecrasher might seem to imply intent on the part of the visitor and, in this situation, with this visitor, there was no intent whatsoever.

The involuntary-gatecrasher certainly possessed a multitude of positive attributes; attributes which might, to the uninformed observer, be cited as more than enough to impress the highest calibre of a host. And, yet, it was not, it seemed, enough to earn the guest, even the flicker of hostly acknowledgement. Not that the guest, by way of return, if a lack of acknowledgement can in any way be returned, suffered in any way by such a rebuff. Again, there are some who might point out that, without intent on either the part of the guest or the host, there cannot possibly be the conception of a rebuff.

And, as has already been put forward, they had nothing to do with each other.

Not really.

Copyright owned by Jay Cool, Tuesday 28th December, 2021

Photograph by Jay Cool

Looking Again at Christmas

Image courtesy of sik-life on Pixabay.com

Looking again,

Boris considers,

The fiction that is the Christmas

that is different for


the Christmas that is smaller somehow –

smaller and even somewhat less than a day

in the land,

upon which he

plods and


Reconsidering, after taking into consideration his own

situation, Boris



Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 19th December, 2021

PC Party Pooper

Bubbling up,

he doubles up,

dressed all up in

scalp with chicken-yellow,

and comb of cop-guy`s blue.

Crime stopper or cork popper?

All work and no play makes Jack;

no work and lots of play makes –


Copyright owned by Jay Cool, December 2021

Inspired by Macron`s reference to Boris as un clown; and by our PM`s penchant for parties and dressing-up.