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To save the world from myself.
Officially I'm the world's only Living Saint. I might look like an angel but I'm not. In reality I'm a High Priest in the Church of Hypocrisy preaching water and guzzling wine.
When not practising Heavy Drinking For Journalists, I am working on a bestseller which will re-write the history of WWII. But not change the result.
After that I will edit the Bible into tabloid format: Did God score with a virgin? Was Jesus the first man in space? Why the Cosmic Zombie in the sky nuked Sodom & Gomorrah. How to turn water into wine made easy - learn to spell properly.
Then I will update the Kama Sutra and correct errors in Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Everyone's warped, not just time and space.
STRENGTHS: As an ex-fighter pilot, first man on the Moon, Nobel Prize and multiple Olympic gold medal winner, I AM SICK AND TIRED OF BULLSHIT ARTISTS.
WEAKNESSES (if any): way too shy, far too modest, much too humble.
Now if that ain't practising what I preach.
"What good I can do, therefore let me do it, for I shall not pass this way again." French Quaker missionary Stephen Grellet.
"What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean." Sir Isaac Newton
Right thoughts; Respect; Non-violence; Non-materialism. Siddharta Guatama (Buddha)
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Recruiting for Alcoholics Anonymous.
Have not got my wings yet.
Drinking Earl Grey tea in the morning after a hard night's drinking, reading, talking, relaxing, dreaming, sleeping, making mistakes, learning, etc etc.
Travelling the path less taken. Long-distance cycling. Avoiding work. I've got better things to do with my time.
- mental and physical orgasms
Music, Movies, and Books
- Great voices (Harry Secombe's arias! Maddy Prior, Elvis etc). Calming classical music. Steppenwolf's "Get your motor running." Bagpipes. The sound of railway locomotives.
- Great speeches/rhetoric (Churchill, Kennedy et al).
- Great movies ( Chaplin's "The Great Dictator").
- Great writing (Bertrand Russell on religion, Marc Aurel's "Self Reflections"; Viktor Klemperer's "LTI" (misuse of the German language in the Third Reich) etc etc
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Climbed Mt Everest backwards in a wheelchair with both arms broken and no brakes.
My discovery of chile in Mexico. With this nuclear herb, I can eat boots, trucks and concrete pylons. Chile eyedrops are great too for that natural red eye look on a hot, romantic date.
Teach, Learn, Share
GREAT GURUS - EX POLISH PRESIDENT LECH WALESA
I once interviewed Solidarity hero Lech Walesa in his Gdansk office. His son had been caught in Gydnia's magnificent three-storey "Bodega" brothel. The Polish press had a field day: WALESA IN BROTHEL. I asked the great Solidarity leader what he thought of prostitution.
"We must fight good with evil," said Walesa.
Walesa's non-stop barrage of whacky homespun wisdoms had confused the translator so much she got his reply back-to-front. Walesa even confuses himself. Walesa promised to slash the cost of living by 100% as Polish President. Against Walesa, communism never stood a chance.