WordPress encourages the use of a ‘tagline’ and after browsing for something rather smart I decided that ‘Outside the Asylum’ would be perfect, especially if you know me.

Any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a package of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane.

(Wonko The Sane)

The quote (from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s ‘So long and thanks for all the fish‘) just about sums me up. Wonko and I would make great drinking buddies. We’re so alike we could have been twins, separated at birth. If I’m not Wonko’s twin and I could be someone else, I’d probably like to be ‘Wowbagger, the infinitely Prolonged’, what a great role he had, and again, so much in common.

Anyway, the asylum? Well, come on, we are protected from just about every ‘un-danger’ there is today.

Do you have to give me instructions on how to use a toothpick, do you have to tell me that my bag of nuts may contain nuts, do you have to tell me to call only when it’s safe to do so, do you have to keep reminding me not to call now, my vote won’t count but I may still be charged, do you have to keep telling me that calls from mobiles may be considerably higher, and when you’ve told me the speed limit is 30mph, you do know that you don’t have to keep reminding me every 50 yards? And another thing, when I buy a radiator key what on earth does it mean when the packet says “average contents: 1″ !?

Rest assured, this blog’s written from outside the asylum, a safe haven in the ether-sphere where we can remember how it used to be before they decided to try and protect us.

I keep the door firmly locked. They shouldn’t be able to get out. Maybe they’ll recover in time. But I turn on the TV, and listen to my radio and they’re still out there. Scaring me. They won’t go away.

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