This one cost me a new keyboard
wot with the tea, coffee and curry that came down my snout.
Laydeez an Chennelmen
May I introduce for your perusal and delictation the latest inhabitant of The Cave and I hadn’t even had too many beers this time as was the case with Mrs Machiavelli and Das Fürballen.
Silvie Read more…
Cherished colleagues! My apologies for the late judging, but things have been even more hectic than when I set this competition and I only got back to The Cave yesterday. Anyway, so as not to keep you on tenterhooks any longer, here we go.
And breathe! Sorry for the delay, but I’ve had a week like you would not believe, the details with which I shall not disturb cherished colleagues.
Anyhoo, it rests with me to set the next piccie comp and, after JM’s ‘memorial’ topic, I have chosen the subject of ‘favourite thing(s)’. Get those cameras snapping and get the results posted by midnight Zulu on 31st March.
We always hear “the rules” from the female side. Now here are “The Rules” from the male side. These are our rules! Please note they are all numbered “1” ON PURPOSE! Read more…
Yippee, it’s THAT day again! Happy Wolf Moon to my cherished reader.
All esteemed colleagues are cordially invited to join me in a howl tonight.
Stuff Christmas and the New Year. Happy Australia Day to our cherished leader, Boadicea, and to the Urso Branco (and to Cuprum)
We have had a wonderful afternoon, the NSW and I, a good lunch followed by a pot of coffee and a glass of brandy in front of a roaring log fire as the afternoon darkens around The Cave and the temperature drops outside, reviewing all the wonderful contributions of cherished colleagues for the January comps which closed this morning. The subject for both the poetry and photo comps was “Happiness” and I am genuinely astonished by the variety and quality of the responses. Make no mistake, there are some very talented and sensitive people out there.
The So-vile report is finally published and Jimbo has been outed as a serial sex offender between 1955 and 2009. He is dead now, thankfully, and his knighthood died with him so no action can be taken in either of those directions, but a thought struck me.
Many ‘cebebs’ get away with all sorts of drink and drug-addled misdemeanours of a minor or major degree because of their ‘status’ and this is wrong. But what about politicians, diplomats and suchlike? In many countries our leaders have immunity from prosecution – Chirac in France dodged trial for years by clinging to the presidency; Berlusconi used the system so that when charges finally come to the fore they are usually deemed out of time under the very convenient Italian Statute of Limitations. Even some of our UK trough-hogging MPs (unsuccessfully) claimed immunity from prosecution for expenses abuse on the grounds of parliamentary privilege. Last week a Portuguese deputada was stopped by Senhor Plod driving away from parliament with a blood-alcohol level that would get your average voter a year in the slammer, but she too is claiming parliamentary immunity.
And don’t even get me started on diplomats. Get a set of diplomatic plates for your motor and park wherever you please, anywhere. and that’s just for starters. Beat your maid to death and the authorities can’t touch you or smuggle drugs or explosives in a diplomatic bag which can’t be searched.
So, arise Sir Jimbo, MP for East Kiddyfiddler and Honourary Consul for the Republic of Banana.
Sleep well children everywhere and over to you Mr. Mackie to blow my bar-room lawyering out of the water.
On her last visit to the UK the wife of the then outgoing French president was interviewed on the Beeb. “Tell us Madame de Gaulle, what do you most look forward to in retirement?” “When my ‘usband he leave ze Elysée all I want is a penis.” Her interpreter leaned forward, “I think Madame meant to say, ‘All I want is happiness.”
Fumada was not filled with happiness when she saw her Christmas present and dealt with it accordingly.
I have decided to set a single title for both the pome and piccie comps, this being ‘Happiness‘ in anticipation of a better 2013. Interpret this as you wish. Please post any entries for either competition on this thread before 09:00 Zulu, Sunday 20th January and good luck.