Random theory is, well, erm…way too complicated and beyond the comprehension of our meagre grey matter to go into here but it does by some fluke have a bearing on this week’s Friday Links blog. We know, it took us by surprise too, who’d have thought it, eh?!
Anyhow, randomness, with or without the theory, is what we’re offering up today, oh yes. Random was our adjective of choice this week, having as it does no specific pattern, purpose or objective and a superfluity of rather impressive synonyms (10 of which we’ve shoe-horned into this here blog).
And in the interests of not over using the word, lovely though it is, we’ve consulted the office Thesaurus to bring you this arbitrary arsenal of time wasting link tips.
First up is this beauty – we like to think of it as the maths conundrum on Countdown but with hit-or-miss flight destinations. MRM’s GCSE geography singularly failed us in round two we are ashamed to admit – damn that pesky countdown clock and our rubbish teacher!
And how’s this for desultory destinations?
What better example of purposeless pursuits than looking for ways to express your love of bacon by way of a classy tattoo. Nothing says sexy and sane like an offensive inverted symbol of the Christian faith represented in bacon and tattooed across your substantial rear, right?
Now some might argue that the accidental placing of an ad next to an entirely unrelated yet strangely fitting object is serendipitous but we call it just plain fortuitous. See for yourself – when ads go wrong.
And we leave you with this selection of contingent occurrences, they may be incidental but that makes them no less marvellous, as this TED talk by Rachel Sussman on the world’s oldest living things proves – not least because it allows us to say humungous fungus and wonder at a 2,180 year old living tree. What better way to start your weekend, eh?