Category: explains

James Explains How To Blog

Hello bloggers and bots, it’s James here, off of the multi-award nominated blog, ‘James Proclaims’. I’ve been at this blogging malarkey for over five years now (if we ignore all the blogs I started and then abandoned in the preceding years. Of which there were a few) so I’m something of an expert. Indeed after…

James Explains How To Comment

Hello fellow bloggers, bots and the unlikely but still plausible person who reads this and is neither a blogger nor a bot. Today I’d like to talk about commenting on blogs. Because I’ve noticed that some people are prone to do so on this blog and, to put it bluntly, not everyone is getting it…

James Explains The Mask Situation In The UK

It is officially mandatory to wear face-masks in some places in the UK as of today. It was already mandatory to wear them on public transport but previously it was not necessary to wear them in shops. According to ‘man of the people’ Michael Gove, it was basic good manners to wear them in shops,…

James Explains Independence Day

Happy 4th July everyone! Today is officially Independence Day in the UK! What’s that? July 4th is Independence Day in the United States? No, that can’t be right. Unless you mean the time that Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum saved the world from aliens in 1996? Because I’m pretty sure that was a movie. And…

James Interrogates ‘The Science’

Like many people I’ve been slightly perplexed by the way the British government has handled the ongoing pandemic. It’s not that I fundamentally disagree with anything the government is doing. I would like to disagree, but while I lack any remote understanding of what they are doing, I’m not sure I can disagree. Because to…

James Explains The Easing Of Lockdown

There were one or two suggestions after my post on Tuesday that I was somehow advocating irresponsible drinking with large numbers of other people in the park. So, I should probably clarify that that is not in line with current government advice. Current government advice is that you can get drunk anywhere you like, as…

James Explains ‘Common Sense’

As lockdown restrictions ease in England, despite an apparent lack of clear guidance on…well anything much, the British government has made it clear, on multiple occasions that people should use their ‘Common Sense’. But what it this thing they call ‘Common Sense’? And do we all have it? Or is it a bit like ‘The…

James Explains Some Stuff That No-one Asked Him To Explain

Welcome back to another James Explains. It’s been a while since I last donned my explaining socks (which are, essentially, just ordinary socks that I’ve chosen to call ‘explaining socks’), to answer the questions posed to me by other people. People like you. Assuming you are people. Which is the only assumption I can make,…

James Explains Probability Amongst Other Things

Hang on to your hats, it’s explaining time! Although if I’m brutally honest, I can’t begin to explain why I opened with that particular line. But I will try and explain some other stuff that people have asked me this week. And I will do it right now! First up, and inspired by last week’s…

A Post In Which I Answer A Load Of Film-Related Questions That Someone Asked Me In the Comments Section Of A Different Post I Wrote

It’s Thursday, which in recent months has been the day I have posted an unnecessary review of a film I watched when I was younger. But this week I’m posting something a little different. Because a few weeks back, in the comments section of one my Tuesday ‘James Explains’ features, I found a load of…

James Explains Onomatopoeia Amongst Other Things

Hello truth seekers, and welcome back to the bit of my blog where I answer the difficult questions that other blogs choose to ignore. Mostly because they weren’t asked them. But I was asked them. So I will answer them. Because that seems like the polite thing to do. To kick us off, Pete asks:…

James Explains The Early Signs Of Madness Amongst Other Things

It’s Tuesday and therefore it’s time for me to get my ‘explaining hat’ on and do me some explaining. Although, alas, the ‘explaining hat’ is entirely metaphorical. I couldn’t afford a non-metaphorical ‘explaining hat’. Also they don’t exist. So hatless I come to explain. And what questions I have to answer this week. Well these…

James Explains Rin Tin Tin Amongst Other Things

Hello fact fans and welcome back to another ‘James Explains’, the bit of my blog where I answer the questions that other people have asked me. And, after the unfortunate business of last week, I can confirm that this week I do have questions to answer. Indeed I was inundated with so many questions that…

James Explains Nothing Very Much At All

Admittedly it was something of a risk when I started a regular feature on my blog that was entirely reliant on ‘audience participation’ that there might come a day when the audience chose not to participate. Or more specifically when I started a feature, which was entirely dependent on other people asking me questions, that…

James Explains Morality Amongst Other Things

Hello, and welcome to another James Explains, the regular feature on my blog where I answer the seemingly unanswerable. Remember, if you have a problem, if no-one else can help and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team. But if you just have a question and you can’t be bothered to…

James Explains Giraffes Amongst Other Things

Welcome back to that bit of my blog where I pretend I’m going to explain stuff but then don’t explain anything much at all. This week, as ever, I’ll be answering the questions of other people. People like Haylee who previously asked about lions and bears and hot dogs and jaffa cakes and is still from…

James Explains Jaffa Cakes Amongst Other Things

Welcome back to another ‘James Explains’ – the home of knowledge. But not the home of wisdom. Or knowledge really. This is a place where questions will be answered. Not always, admittedly, with the correct answers. But it’s the thought that counts. And so on with the questions: Glen who previously asked about combs and…

James Explains Hot Dogs Amongst Other Things

It’s Tuesday and according to my not-very-strictly-observed blogging schedule, today is the day I explain things. It may well be things that people have asked me to explain or it could be things that no-one asked me to explain. It may be things I know something about or it may be things I know nothing…

James Explains Rubber Duckies Amongst Other Things

Hello and welcome back to ‘James Explains’, the bit of my blog where I explain stuff. This is the first proper ‘James Explains’ after last week’s introductory post. And the response to this new feature has been absolutely whelming. Which is to say neither underwhelming (which would’ve been no questions at all) nor overwhelming (which…

James Explains ‘James Explains’

It’s the second day of 2018 and, taking the metaphorical bull of ‘New Year Good Intention’ by its equally metaphorical horns, I’ve decided to do something new on James Proclaims. And by new I mean something old. But new to these pages. I’m bringing back ‘James Explains’. If you go to the ‘About’ page of…