Monthly Archives: April 2019

 The strange story of Beethoven’s grave

A tourist in Vienna came to pay respects to Beethoven’s grave. Suddenly he hears music and realises it’s coming from the grave. Although it sounds strange he recognises it as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: played backwards. Puzzled, he leaves and brings … Continue reading


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Oxford University has a lot to answer for

Theresa May         Train crash Michael Gove        Collaborator Jeremy Hunt         Mine! Sajid Javid              Gate crasher (Exeter Uni.) Boris Johnson       Buffoon Jacob … Continue reading

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Rich man/Poor man

A poor man has riches aplenty, He sleeps without care for wealth While a rich man, set on only ‘he’ May be robbed by stealth. The poor man, dressed in old clothes His boots, of cracked worn leather May walk … Continue reading

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A very helpful son

Harry lived alone in Ireland. His only son was in Long Kesh Prison. He didn’t know anyone who would turn over his potato plot so he wrote to his son asking if he knew anyone who could help.  “For Heavens … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of Thomas Cranmer, 1556

Thomas Cranmer was Archbishop of Canterbury and the guiding hand behind Henry VIII’s religious Reformation. The Reformation was a process which continued throughout the 1530s and 40s. Edward VI died six years after succeeding Henry. His half sister, Mary, became … Continue reading

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Jazz Club poster in Kyoto

(Did you notice there are no Japanese words on this poster? Just French and English.) Richard M.

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Albert Einstein goes to Heaven

The doorman at the Pearly Gates took Albert to his room. “Your first room mate has an IQ of 180.” “That’s wonderful!” said Albert. “We’ll have fun discussing mathematics.” “And your second room mate has an IQ of 150.” “That’s … Continue reading

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The big wide world

A couple of years after I had completed my apprenticeship I was being sent all over the country. I was sent to Scotland to work on a power station. All in all it got me down so one Monday morning … Continue reading

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The USA a very litigious society

Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver’s seat to go to the back of the Winnebago … Continue reading

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Canadian Law and Order

Canada’s justice minister was reading his Bible when he came across a verse in Leviticus. It really struck a note with him. It was Leviticus 20:13, which as everybody knows says, “If a man lies with another man they should … Continue reading

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