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Palm Sunday

April 14, 2014 5 comments

It was quiet on the Chariot.

The great escape

April 12, 2014 28 comments

My cherished reader will recall I have mentioned it before, so please forgive me for this. What?! Forgive me? What exactly does that mean, in old money? Well, a dictionary says it means ” stop feeling angry or resentful towards (someone) for an offence, flaw, or mistake”. So it’s all about me (or perhaps my) avoiding your displeasure; then I’ll feel better in your presence.

Pope Francis arrives for Easter mass at St Peter's

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Proverbial slap

April 2, 2014 4 comments

Real life imitates metaphor! A shopper slaps a shop assistant in the face with a wet fish! What could be better than that, I wonder?

On reflection, she can be happy that the youngster didn’t have a sharp stick to hand instead. When apologising, did she say it was an accident or wha’?

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/teenager-apologises-to-supermarket-worker-after-slapping-her-across-the-face-with-a-fish-9228555.html

(Pic shows offending bream)

 

Butt, butt…..

April 1, 2014 4 comments

Scotland is good for a laugh today:

Alex Salmond's head on new Scottish pound coin

And even the roads will change their livery:

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Maxima culpa

March 26, 2014 5 comments

Gentlemen prefer, er, queens.

Francois Hollande shakes the King's head but directs his smiles towards his wife

Try this one then!

March 16, 2014 5 comments

US First Lady Michelle Obama greets Kermit the Frog

Housed in Hull? Captions, please

March 8, 2014 6 comments

Gentoo penguins at a new exhibit at The Deep in Hull Marina

Nul points, Ms Downes?

March 4, 2014 4 comments

Miss M Smitten-Downes, Miss M Smitten-Downes,
Hunted and famed in the shire of the Quorn;
How bravely you’ll carry our flag on the night
When the songsters of Europe engage in their fight.

Will ‘ten points’ or ‘five points’ resound to your voice?
Will Finland or Azerbaijan like your voice?
All I know is I’ll be there, of course sitt’n’ down.
Hardly able to watch you, Ms M Smitten-Downes.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26414284

(with apologies to the master, John Betjeman)

Sheikh, battle and drôle?

February 20, 2014 5 comments

Britain's Prince Charles joins members of the Saudi royal family for the Ardah - or sword dance - in the capital Riyadh

Be my Valentine!

February 14, 2014 16 comments

Matt cartoon February 14

 

 

 

 

If you’re feeling poetic today (as you should), you could try to beat Matt’s corker.

Categories: Poetry, The Dark Side
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