The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


A Little Bit Of Nice To End The Week …

There are 2 reasons for the title of this post.

The main one is that I’m ending the week on a nice story.

And when I say ‘nice’, I mean it … it’s not me ranting about some revenge I’ve finally unleashed on someone after 30 years.

I know … who the hell am I?!

The other reason is that I’m having a little break so you get a ‘long weekend’ of blog post freedom as I’m not back till Tuesday.

Enjoy it, it might not happen again for a long time.

But back to the main reason for this being nice …

England has a terrible history in terms of inclusion.

Hell, it has a terrible history in a lot of things.

And while the World is a massive, massive shit-show right now, there are moments where faith is restored.

Case in point is what the Bank of England have done with the design of the new £50 note …

For those of you who don’t know who Turing was, read this.

Put simply, he not only was a brilliantly clever man, he played a huge role in the Allies victory in World War 2.

And yet despite all this, he was treated despicably simply for being gay.

And while you could argue this gesture of acknowledgement is too little, too late – and it is – the way they did it is the perfect tribute to the man.

An act that shows how he did things, not just what he did.

A gesture of beautiful nerd resonance.

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There are many reasons to like this post, but a long weekend of post freedom is the main one.

Comment by Bazza

“Beautiful nerd resonance” sounds like a pitch for a remake of “revenge of the nerds”.

Comment by Bazza

I read about this. It is a much deserved and perfectly executed tribute. But as you say Robert, far too late in coming.

Comment by Lee Hill

Very nice. And with Brexit ensuring £50 will be worth £1, more people will get to see it.

Comment by George

I would love to know the approval process to make this happen. Or maybe it was done in secret. It is very good.

Comment by DH

Enjoy your four day weekend. Hope that will be long enough to count your £50 notes.

Comment by John

my fucking £50 notes.

Comment by andy@cynic

youre a bigger fucking blagger than an f-grade influencer.

Comment by andy@cynic

How is your day off?

Comment by DH




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