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1st March 2013, created by K J Lunn, 2011 – 2013.
This web site should appear correctly on all browsers that claim to support HTML 4.01 and have a screen width of 1280 pixels or more
I use Opera but occasionally ‘lose’ bits of the side panels; they come back if you make any screen movement
HEALTH WARNING: Browsing all through this web site can use up several hours of your life
Go to this part of my web site ► for:
What I’ve been doing to research my ancestry, and what I think about the resources that are available. Unfortunately the BBC programme I refer to gives no clue as to how much all the research costs. For those people who are interested there is a link to my Family Tree so far.
My and Others’ views and opinions on: Transport, Religions, the Future, People en masse, Anonymous – Anti-E-mail Surveillance and US Extradition, Gary McKinnon, Bradley Manning , Police wasting taxpayers’ money, Police killing or maiming people by their irresponsible use of guns and tasers, a lesson in Texting for David Cameron, and Gay in Space (by Charlie Brooker).
Finally, my views on the British royal family and links to the ‘scandalous’ (ha-ha!) paparazzi photos of Harry and Kate.
In my Science and Mathematics ► web page:
Almost every page on this web site contains photographs that are relevant to its subject. For example, there are pictures (mostly photos) of all the authors on the Authors ► page.
If you’ve looked at this web site before, you’ll have seen quite a lot of these photographs already, but there are many new ones.
I don’t include in this list photographs that are associated with other subjects, like classical music or films, but these galleries contain some pretty astounding photos; and I’ve added explanations where they seem to merit it.
These are my Photographic Galleries:
Many thanks to my contributors for their remarkable images. All further contributions, as they say, will be welcome.
Here I’m looking at the more serious side of life, things that entertain me but aren’t usually considered ‘fun’. Some of these contradict this paradym. So here are sections on ►:
Some of my favourite visual artists – Constable, Kandinsky, Miró, Dalí, Van Gogh, Escher, Tuke, Michelangelo and lots more.
Some less well-known artists, including my friend Jeanie Mellersh.
Some music that I enjoy, classical (Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms, Litolff, Saint-Saëns, and more); and pop (John Lennon, Del Shannon, Queen, Grace Jones, The Animals, and so on).
Favourite fiction by Douglas Adams, John Grisham, John Wyndham,... and of course Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare AND BY ME!
Poetry from Burl Ives, Lewis Carroll, William McGonagall (the worst!) and Flanders and Swann.
Plays from Joe Orton, Samuel Beckett, N F Simpson and Dylan Thomas.
Films starring Laurel and Hardy, Joan Rivers, Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin;
And finally some words about radio.
In this part of my web site ►, you can find lots of material about:
...tells of my motivation for creating this site. Curious? Go and see! ►
It gives some general information about what its structure is.
Use the alphabetic and picture indexes (in the box in the top right corner) to find things.
Some material is (I hope) fun; and some is quite serious; for example, an account of the recently-discovered Higgs Boson.
Also there are some of my thoughts on life, the universe and everything — I’m a bit [a lot] of a bigot.
It tells you what means on each page.
This page also says something about Creative Communism; some day I’ll discover what that means.
I’d like to know who is visiting my web-site and why. I’ve designed and made up the material, with the help of some very helpful friends and relatives, but I want to know why everyone else is reading it. Strictly in confidence, of course!
E-mail: I’m klunn at tinet.org
Well, what’s Fun ►?
Television comedies, jokes, puns and other linguistic games, amusing dictionary definitions, schoolboy howlers and mistakes made by foreigners trying to speak English, for a start. And puzzles, including Sudoku, and brain-teasers.
Then there are pastimes of whatever sort you like; I like doing cryptic crosswords; I also like studying train and bus timetables! (What a nerd!). I used to play quite a lot of bridge years ago. And compiling these web pages has become a time-consuming, and for me enjoyable pastime.
For many people, playing sports is a healthy recreation. I’m a bit of a couch-potato in that area. I do enjoy watching snooker and swimming on television, and especially diving (admiring the honed bodies of the men doing it). So in this area, you’ll find links to all sorts of hunky men, especially British diver Tom Daley.
Few pastimes (or anything else for that matter) are possible without money, so I’ve added a section about old English coins.