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Tag Archives: humour

Something funny

I can’t think of anything right now.

10 February, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Golden Cockroach

This story combines name-dropping, a certain degree of disgustingness and a uniquely Philippine quality. Some years ago, probably in about 1992 or 1993, we had gone to visit my father-in-law, … Continue reading

18 March, 2015 · Leave a comment

Descartes in a bar…

I can’t remember now where I came across these, but they’re good. Descartes is sitting at a bar, and the bartender asks him if he’ll have another drink. “Yes, I … Continue reading

18 March, 2015 · Leave a comment

We shall never surrender

We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we … Continue reading

16 September, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stan cartoon

Stan’s dilemma

13 September, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sun Also Rises: a precis

From an amusing collection of one star reviews on of ‘Great Novels’ comes this pretty spot-on review of The Sun Also Rises: “Here’s the first half of the book: … Continue reading

11 July, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mahlerschade, or smallish quantities of fairly mild inner torment

This is by a long way the funniest thing I’ve seen for a while. From Infocult, via a tweet from GreatDismal William Gibson: Mahler rehearsal notes. *IMPORTANT* Share Yesterday at … Continue reading

30 May, 2009 · Leave a comment

Star Wars

I just bought the original (proper) Star Wars trilogy for the kids (ahem) and watching the first one reminded me of that excellent spoof for Tunes that appeared back in … Continue reading

6 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Boris on snow

The BBC reports: The committee asked Mr Johnson what action he had taken before he was made aware of transport problems on 1 February. The mayor replied: “I observed that … Continue reading

2 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Putin embarrassed to be Bush-like

Sarkozy meets Putin to discuss the crisis in Georgia back in August. Sarkozy tells Putin that the world will not accept any overthrow of Georgia’s Government. Putin is apparently massively … Continue reading

15 November, 2008 · Leave a comment