Riotous Fun

Topical, given the UK Rioting that has occurred

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
Proverbs 22:24-25

Influence is not delivered to the conscious mind; logic may be, but influence is processed at the unconscious level and moves into conscious thinking where reason and logic become applied – and Justification.
At whatever level the rioters were influenced

Interesting then that the use of Social Media comes into the frame, seen as inciting riotous action because Social Media at every level will influence somebody.
There are sites like and that measure exactly that

Think on Social Media wrights and influence well

Image Daily Mail On-line




“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world”

~ Lucille Ball


I read this in the Alternatives News Letter.
So true! So important! Feel good about yourself and the world will feel good to you thus providing the right environment for you to succeed.resulting in things just happening the way you would probably want or even better.

Lucille Désirée Ball

I grew up watching Lucille Ball and her husband, Dezi Arnaz. The “ I Love Lucy” show burned in my memory for sure!

Lucille Ball playing “Lucy,” an ambitious  scatterbrained red head with very little talent,  getting into all sorts of scrapes and mishaps trying to acheive her numerous ambitions, appeared on TV for 23 years!

Lucille Ball – Born August 6, 1911. Died April 26, 1989.
Look her up on Wikipeida or at

Images from Wikipedia

Tiffin Boys Choir Tour of Australia #TiffinOz

It was my pleasure to assist Gill Broderick in promoting the Tiffin Boys Choir and helping her raise money for their tour of Australia.

At the age of 17, when I started work, Exports were the order of the day. Harold Wilson and the Labour government were stressing the importance of earning money from abroad to prop up a devalued Pound, so we should export the best!

As far as I am concerned Tiffin Boys Choir exported the best! The best of British talent!

They have been described as:
Magnificent by The Independent
by  The Times


Here is an article from The Canberra Times, from their recent tour.

Capture“Choir’s memorial performance stirs echoes of past” ~ The Canberra Times:

Twitter Hashtag #TiffinOz

That’s a Joke!

You may have noticed that I try to vary this blog using Jokes, Articles and Quotes so that it remains Fun and Interesting or Funteresting, as I like to call it.

Sometimes finding usable jokes is difficult so I thought I will look for jokes about blogs and I came across this blog post from HCaldwell who describes themself as:

“What is there to say? I’m not very interesting. I’m not a good writer. I don’t even dress well. If you insist on knowing something about me just wander through the archives. It’s all there.”

Clearly a great sense of humour!

Look at this post , you will see what I mean.  I like

“What’s black and white and red all over?”
“A really ugly template.”

Which one do you find the funniest?

image from and rude jokes available at

Listening Whole-istically

Following on my previous article

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it

Jiddu KrishnamurtiWikipedia


Jiddu Krishnamurti (12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was a writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual issues including psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, human relationships, and bringing about positive social change

Bio and image from


Share a Quote Spread the WordQuote from Sean Malarkeys Share a Quote site

That’s a Lie!


is becoming more popular and there is a lot of interest being expressed in some of its techniques and practices but this being a good thing has its problems. Exactly, as some purported Social Media gurus out there who learn a little and peddle a lot, they can cause misconception.

The other day on a UK national digital radio station on a morning show the Jock, talking to his colleagues in the studio, as well as the unsuspecting listening audience said:

Yeah, if they look to the left , they’re lying!

An absolute case of a little learning becoming a dangerous thing!

Just for the record (every pun intended) and I hope of some use to you, if you are going to watch people and in particular their faces to glean what is going on with them …. Calibrate what they do!

There are generalisations that are used to explain how humans work but these are not to be used in a general way! …. Calibrate!

Look at the person you are listening to

Watch the person that you are in conversation with and notice the physiological patterns that they use repeatedly and then test them to confirm if what you glean is right.

I am not suggesting that you take the Dr. Cal Lightman approach of standing one foot from their face seemingly staring up their right nostril even if I do love that show!

Eye Accessing Cues

has also been referred to as Mind Reading.

Here is a generalised  way of explaining Eye Accessing Cues , based on looking at a typical Right Handed person:

EYES UP – If they look up they may be assembling pictures in their mind
EYES LEVEL to one side – If they look to the side they may be assembling sounds in their mind
EYES DOWN – If they look down then they may be assembling feelings in their mind or talking to themselves

The degree of how UP LEVEL or DOWN will vary on the person and the complexity or weight of the assembly … Calibrate!   Their eyes may flick slightly in a given direction or make a bold movement in that direction or something in between – we are all different.
We move in the ways that we have practiced most.

See what they do repeatedly with their eyes whilst in the conversation

Constructed versus Remembered

To make matters more complicated and this is where most of the misunderstanding occurs:
EYES UP RIGHT – if a person looks UP  to the RIGHT they may be constructing a picture
EYES LEVEL RIGHT – similarly if a person looks LEVEL  to the RIGHT they may be constructing a sound

They may be constructing. It does not mean that they are lying!

It could be that are thinking about what they may say next and trying it out in their mind first – like a dress rehearsal.

They may be lying but you must Calibrate – look at the repeating physiological patterns and test them by asking questions or making statements that presuppose an answer, for example

“I bet you always do that”
“That must be annoying”

EYES DOWN RIGHT – looking DOWN  to the RIGHT is where they may be assembling feelings: emotional, tactile, physiological
– Try this: imagine what its like when you finger tips are frozen?  Where did your eyes go?

Generally speaking, eye movements to the left are remembered:

Eyes UP LEFT remembering a picture of what happened or what they saw
Eyes LEVEL LEFT remembering the sound of what happened or what they heard
Eyes DOWN LEFT talking to themselves

You could presuppose that a left handed person would use their brain in the opposite direction to a right handed person – be careful! They may not conform or may only conform in part. They may demonstrate a right handed person’s characteristics

Calibrate – look at the repeating physiological patterns and test them


Here is my best advice!
Go with your gut instinct because your unconscious mind has listened and watched while you were running your conscious mind, doing the observing thing and that logical thing we do.

Be still, be quiet to allow your unconscious to guide you.

Oh, and the liar?

One of the most efficient way to test a lie is to ask the person to repeat the story backwards .. “Where did you say you were, just before that?” “What did you say a minute ago?”
The chances are that they would have constructed a story line forward in time with no memory of the events they describe, because they didn’t exist

Since they didn’t actually experience the event by taking in all the information that a real experience would have given to their senses they would find it difficult to construct the story in reverse unless they have rehearsed their story well.

Even then the lie will leak and you can detect it with practice.


wait until you get onto studying what people do with their heads yet alone the words they use! Here, we have only considered what they do with their eyes

Happy Calibrating and be careful of helpful Radio Jocks!

images used: Lie to Me
Pinocchio appears on may web sites but the original is probably from The Disney Company

The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him most

From my friend Andrea Smart’s Facebook page.

I just had to share this!

The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him most, he said “Man.
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

That is magic!