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Where shall we start?
The Universe?

Your comments are welcome, positive and negative.

I am klunn at tinet.org

I don’t use “social media” like Facebook or Twitter, just e-mail.

Public Transport




British and foreign trains, old London buses, coaches, trolleybuses, trams, underground; planes & airports; daft signs

My Family Tree

My Family Tree

My ancestors, some going back to the 1600s;
some relevant census tables; meanings of surnames;
speed-skating on the fens; Parish Registers;
the Family Research Centre and Public Records Office;
Archdeacon’s (A/Ts) and Bishop’s (B/Ts) Transcripts;
families Adamson, Clements, Croad, Gardner, Lunn, See and Smart; relevant extracts from censuses from 1841 to 1911

Astronomical Objects, Concepts
& Space Research

Crab Nebula
Proton Rocket

Sun, planets, dwarf planets, moons, rings, asteroids, Kuiper belt, quasi-satellites, Hill sphere, comets, stars, nebulae, galaxies; theories; Lagrange points; constellations; gravitational slingshots, resonances; Pioneer, Voyager, New Horizons, Rosetta, etc.; and how to fly a spaceship

Hunky Men

Tom Daley
Chris Mears

Champion divers and hunky men: Tom Daley, Chris Mears, Matt Mitcham, naked Warwick rowers, AussieBum and some guys from the “Belami” & “Kinky Angels” studios [some photos show explicit nudity (and a few are XXX)]

Comedy, Fun & Recreations ♥♦

Laughing Mouse
Morecambe & Wise
Sports croppers

Jokes (of all sorts, puns, howlers), comedy (some TV), comedians, sports mishaps, puzzles (no Jigsaw
jigsaws – find them on the web e.g. Jigsaw Planet), sudoku, real ale, pubs, and money (which isn’t particularly funny per se, but you need it for many things that are). There’s also a lot of fun you can have and odd things you can do with E N g L i S H and I’ve a few more serious remarks about the language itself

Photo Galleries

Photos Bat

George Gammer’s photography, geology, the climate and weather (clouds and storms), beautiful scenery, the Galápagos Islands, animals (birds, cats and dogs, a few more felines, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects), plants, roads and paths, buildings (London and many weird ones elsewhere – and while we’re in London, a trip up the River Thames), miscellaneous art, last moments, BBC’s best of 2014...


and, of course, there are lots of photos in the web pages devoted to specific subjects

Science and Mathematics Mathematical symbols

Game of Life
Muon Discovery

Formula Infinity
Crookes tube
Alan Turing

Science, scientists (including Einstein, Newton and Turing; and a selection of TV science presenters); the Big Bang, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, Gravitational Waves, Atoms, the Higgs Boson, Dark Matter & Dark Energy; Maths, Conway’s Game of Life, polyhedra & fractals

The Arts


Paintings, poems, songs, fiction, plays, Chaucer, Shakespeare, films, radio, music (Beethoven to 10cc)

Art Poems, fiction, plays, etc. Music, films, radio, etc. Music, films, radio, etc.

And four stories from my own pen

Politics & Opinions

Anti-Israel and US Protests


Religions, monarchies, state-sponsored brutality against other nations (armed forces) and their own citizens (police) are abominations; most states (including so-called “democracies”) are corrupt, with governments and law-enforcers uncontrolled – this is just a sample of my totally reasonable bigotry; Daesh, Catalan democracy, American Arms. [And I don’t hold out much hope for the future of civilization on this planet.]

Politics and Opinions
Coulson, Brooks, Cameron

This Web Site...

Favicon Final Version, # 19,
16th July 2016, created by K J Lunn, 2011 – 2016.

No further versions of this web site are planned.

This web site should appear correctly on all browsers that support HTML 5, but I developed it on a laptop; I hope it’s not too awful to use on a smaller-screened device.

The principal browser that I have used to generate and test all pages is Opera (up to version 37.0), using Windows 10. I have no access to an Apple computer or a newfangled hand-held thingamajig; I hope all’s well in those areas!

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Bipolar Disorder

[Start of Excuse:] If you’re wondering why I keep updating this web site, it’s therapy for me; I suffer from bipolar disorder*, depression, asthma, migraines, arthritis, muscular cramps and some other age-related things. So adding to and reorganising this web keeps me (almost) sane. And I like polishing nose-cones. [End of Excuse]

* Here are two excellent press items about bipolar disorder, in The Guardian and The Independent; Wikipedia has quite a good article too. See also “Pull Yourself Together!”.

An American organisation called Healthline logo healthline.com contacted me recently and asked me to publicise their “Bipolar Disorder Infographic – Healthline”. So I just did. They have apparently no specific axe to grind (for example, religious indoctrination) just improving people’s health; they are funded by advertising.

The Value of this Web Site

You won’t learn much from this site (or maybe you will), but they may point you to other sites that do lead you to things that amuse you or make you think. Also there are some of my thoughts on life, the universe and everything.

Some of the stuff here is quite serious; for example, an account of the recently-discovered Higgs Boson, because I suppose that most people have heard of it but don’t know what all the fuss was about. Other material is (in my opinion [not a humble cliché one]) funny, both in the sense that the kids might laugh or Great-Aunt Maud wouldn’t need resuscitating, and also in the sense that it’s bawdy or worse (better?).

I’d like to thank all those people who have supported and contributed to this web.

The Life of this Web Site

This version of my web site will remain online for you to browse, agree with, feel utter contempt for, or whatever. All views are mine, even when I have extensively quoted from articles in other web spaces. If I disagree with what others have written, I say so. I make no apology for anything that you may find objectionable, except to say that I wish your views coincided a little more with mine!

Still, it’s a good job we’re not all the same – there lies boredom and monotony. Indeed I’ll go further and say that I hope you’ve been offended by some of the things in here.

Photographs: Almost every page contains relevant photographs, and there are the Photo Galleries. I was going to put a picture of “Nessie” (The Loch Ness Monster) in one of the photo galleries, but is it a fish, a reptile, an amphibian, a mammal, a tree branch, or a hoax? I don’t know, so go and see what others think.

My Sources of Information


www.theguardian.com home page

Guardian and Observer Online

BBC News

the BBC News web site

Independent home page or I newspaper

the Independent (or i) web site

The Intercept home page

The Intercept web site

La Vanguardia home page

La Vanguardia web site (in Spanish)

Television and Radio News and Other Programmes

BBC News ITV1 Channel 4

Some time ago the BBC (ITV, etc.) changed their satellite transmissions to hone in on the UK. So we lost BBC 1/2/3/4/News, other TV channels and BBC Radio stations from our television. Fortunately all is not lost as we now watch and listen on the internet, using a free service FilmOn which gives us all the old channels and more.

Weather Forecasts

Weather forecastWeather forecastWeather forecast

The BBC (A TV forecaster said once: “Temperatures tomorrow could reach double figures or even more.” – Phew!)

The Met Office

Photos of clouds and other weather events

Spell-bound? Lost for Words?

Chambers Dictionary Logo

Chambers Dictionary

What’s That in Spanish?
What Does That Spanish Word Mean?

Collins Spanish Dictionary is invaluable and now available on-line.

Google logo

(Remember Google’s funded by adverts, so the first sites presented have $$$ or are for associated companies. And it’s involved with British and American spy networks [NSA and GCHQ].)

DuckDuckGo logo

A “spy-resistant” search engine is DuckDuckGo.

Looking round London

London Visitors free magazine [advertisement]

and the
London A to Z

WikiLeaks logo

WikiLeaks: not part of the Wikimedia Foundation but nevertheless an important and worthwhile project, whose site is often “unavailable” (I wonder why‽).

Wikiphilia: A mental illness characterized by the irrational conviction that any problem faced by a group can be rendered solvable through installation and use of a Wiki. This delusional ailment has been occurring in increasing numbers ever since it was first identified in 1995.

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Wikipedia logo
Exploding Wikipedia logo

Wikipedia; the free encyclopedia, usually authoritative; I highly recommend it. The point about Wikis is that anyone, even you or I, can edit the information, preferably to correct errors! They claim that this isn’t as dodgy as it seems.

Wiktionary logo

an open content dictionary

Wikiquote logo

a compendium of sourced quotations

Wikinews logo

the free news source “written by people like you”

Wikispecies logo

covering all forms of life

Wikisource logo

a library of free content publications

Wikibooks logo

an open-content textbooks collection

Wiki-Commons logo

freely usable media files

Wikiversity logo

devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research

All this lot is under the auspices of
Wikimedia logo
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.”