Okay, I'll admit it, I'm a bit of a geek. No, really …

However, just because in Doctor Who, the humans being controlled by the cybermen are fitted with earpieces that look oh-so-much like bluetooth … does not make bluetooth earpieces any less dangerous to your brain. No, the chances of them being used to control your thoughts and program you into betraying the human race is very low. Without the person on the other end is very persuasive … Lol. So no, I'm not talking about you being “upgraded” to a cyberman …

I am talking about the radiation being emitted very close to your head. It's worse for mobile phones, but that did not work with these cool pics.

Seriously, though, if you do need or want to use a mobile phone, please please use the earphones that came with it, or you can buy many cooler ones from computer or hi-fi shops … mine are metallic pink and very cool.

They not only make it clearer and easier to understand what the person on the other end is saying, your neck does not hurt as much, you have hands free for doing things like taking notes, typing, surfing Facebook or petting the cat!

All this with the added bonus that you'll have much less radiation next to your brain. And the brain is a pretty important part of you …

… and while we're on the sci-fi subject, every time I see an ad for those anti-bacterial wipes or automatic soap dispensers, I remember Jeff Wayne's musical the War of the Worlds … I'm listening to the part about the heat ray right now!

Why do anti-bacterial things make me think of Martians? I'm glad you asked … it's because, in this brilliant story, the Martians invaded and dropped the red weed on the planet, smothering us and everything here, and they had these powerful machines that killed us, and we had no recourse , no defense … until the lowly and humble bacterium got to the Martians, that is. Those little things, invisible to our eyes, to which we usually have good immune defences, and in lots of cases, depend upon for our health … they saved us.

So every time I tell a new person what I do, and they think I'm talking about some new antibacterial, I wish I could scream “uuullllllaaaaahhhhh” in the way the Martians do … but I know that I'd probably get locked up, and the poor person would be (justifiably) quite scared. Lol.

We need bacteria. We need to expose ourselves to some of it, to build up our immune systems, so that we do not become like the Martians, unable to cope in a real environment. We need to stop this “magic pill” desperation for antibiotics at the first sign of a cold, too … antibiotics do not do anything at all to viruses (which is what colds and 'flu are). They do help bacteria (the yucky ones) build up an immunity to antibiotics, though.

There's another reason I do not like those ads, too … they never show anyone wiping the poison off the benches before putting food onto them. So we are encouraged to wipe the bench with poison, put food onto it, soaking up the residue, then eat that food …

… and while we're on the subject of automatic soap dispensers … the selling point for these is that you do not need to touch the dispenser with dirty, germy hands, right? Please think for just a moment about what you do after you've touched the soap or dispenser. You wash your hands, right? So you do not need to touch the dispenser with your lovely clean hands, right? You only get your dirty hands on the dispenser before you've washed them, yes? So why do you need one that “senses” your hands so you do not touch it and get dirt or germs on it?

Anyways, that's it for my ravings this morning! I'm just up the bit where the cannons attack the Martian war machine, and it's a good bit !! Uuuuuullllllaaaaahhhhh !!!!!!