Fun Things To Do While The World Blows Itself Up

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Cut firewood. Treat yourself to a brand new saw. Don’t press with it, just move your arm and let gravity do the rest.

Find firewood. This is better than buying it, because it means you don’t have to work, which means you don’t end up accidentally paying for Trident. There is firewood everywhere if you know how to look. The same goes for magic mushrooms. And war-mongering small-dick heads (of state).

Eat magic mushrooms. You can’t be arrested if you eat them while standing in a muddy field watching the sunset. The colours are better. Your friends are funnier. And nobody died.

Surf. Before the sea freezes over.

Go to bed early with Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett.

Burn effigies.

Sign petitions.

Pick daffodils. In November. Think about the reality of climate change. Read about the devastation caused by forest fires in Indonesia. Marvel at the lack of reportage. Ponder the meaning of global security.

Hope. (Don’t pray). (Religion doesn’t seem to be working).

Ignore everything you read in the newspapers unless it is written by Frankie Boyle:

‘A government that doesn’t believe it should have any responsibility for regulating our banks or even delivering our post thinks it needs to be a key player in, of all things, the Syrian civil war. Somehow, the plight of this strategically significant state has touched their hearts. Britain is so concerned about refugees that it will do anything – except take in refugees – to try to kill its way to a peaceful solution.’

Refuse to be a part of it. Like Camus said:

‘The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.’


7 thoughts on “Fun Things To Do While The World Blows Itself Up

  1. Icarus62

    Well I emailed my MP, urging her to vote against any proposed military action in Syria… though I don’t have much confidence that MPs are swayed by the opinions of their constituents.

    On the subject of fun things to do while the world blows itself up:

    Collect fallen apples.
    Make compost.
    Read books.
    Feed horses.
    Sow seeds.

  2. Stephen McDine

    Daffodils in November?….It’s all going to hell in a cup full of daffodils…..very strange.
    I have two new axes and a bow saw…”sandvik” blades are the best.
    I plant trees…natures carbon capture system….it’s worked for millions of years
    since the planet made the trees…..I would like to see them put back……all of them!…one of my fun things to do!…it may take a while.
    Indonesia must be classed as “not news worthy”…in a “out of sight out of mind” sort of way…making fires to clear land is a crime that no body wants to know about…..only when climate change bites them on the arse….probably!
    Mushrooms are a hoot….I remember I had face ache the next day …..and sort of remember being fascinated with blades of grass and laughing at a field of turnips….maybe they should be included on the NICE list.
    Frankie tells it how it is…it’s good he can make me think and others squirm….Does Frankie Boyle surf…given the chance I recon he would.

    Burn effigies?… you put them in the wood burner?.

    Pallets once cut up burn well if they are dry.

    how will it all end?

    1. catrina Post author

      God knows. But when it does end it will probably start again. That’s what the mushrooms told me. Thanks for the tip about Sandvik blades.


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