Monthly Archives: April 2021

The Halloween Feast

Early comments from our readers Mary B: You really must try harder my dear Jamie O: I’ll send you my DVD ‘Cooking for Dummies’ Chris P: It looks alright to me Gordon R: I did something like that once. Actually … Continue reading

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Senior Army Officers hit the jackpot after the First World War

    Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig 100,000 Field-Marshal Viscount French 50,000 Field-Marshal Sir Edmund Allenby 50,000 Field-Marshal Sir H. Plumer 30,000 Field-Marshal Sir Henry Wilson 10 000 General Sir Henry Rawlinson 30,000 General The Hon. Sir Julian Byng 30,000 General … Continue reading

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Air Force One crashes in Nebraska

Panic stricken, the local sheriff mobilized and descended on the farm in force. When they got there, the disaster was clear. The aircraft was totally destroyed. The sheriff and his men couldn’t find the President’s body. They spotted a lone … Continue reading

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Easy Rider(s)?

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The definition of Revolution

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. It cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an … Continue reading

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A Soviet Farmer greets Joseph Stalin

“Comrade Stalin, we have so many potatoes that, piled one on top of the other, they would reach all the way to God.” “But God does not exist.” “Exactly! Neither do the potatoes.”

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Theresa May’s Masterclass in Hypocrisy: The Policing Bill, 15th March, 2021

Theresa May, Home Secretary 2010-16, made a speech on this bill. It deserved respect as she’s an expert. Unfortunately her record as Home Secretary mocked her remarks to such an extent that they became hypocrisy. “…we could see serious violence … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan’s Sly Wit

A reporter confronted Ronald Reagan about a promise he’d made. “Mr. President, you said that you’d resign if your memory started to fade.” “I don’t remember saying that.”

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A macabre anecdote about torture

….St Laurence, who was burned to death on a gridiron, is the ‘patron saint of cooks – and, less obviously, comedians’. I imagine the association with both professions arises from a story which has Laurence…..coolly advising his executioners: ‘I’m done … Continue reading

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Two aliens discuss invading Earth

Alien One: I’ve researched our invasion plans. Alien Two: What’s your report? Alien One: Humans have harnessed the power of the atom and created extremely powerful weapons. Alien Two: What’s your recommendation? Alien One: Invade. They’re designed for slaughtering each … Continue reading

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