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A very expensive parrot

Jim went into a pet shop to buy a parrot. An assistant asked which one he wanted. “How about the yellow one?” “He’s £2000.” Jim was shocked and asked why it was so expensive. ”The parrot is very special. He … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell on power and ethics

We can destroy animals more easily than they can destroy us; that is the only solid basis of our claim to superiority. We value art and science and literature, because these are things in which we excel. But whales might … Continue reading

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A very expensive parrot

Jim went to an auction for rare birds to bid for an exotic parrot. In the excitement he lost his sense of judgment and he bid far more than the intended. Jim won with a huge bid and the parrot … Continue reading

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Budgie Humour

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Book Review: Carl Hiaasen ~ Squeeze Me (2021)

Crack cocaine apparently gives an instantaneous rush into a blissful state of well-being. Obviously it’s addictive. Carl Hiaasen is my crack cocaine as it transports me from suburban London to the whacky world of Florida. Hiaasen has a magnificent tapestry … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Bulge: Hitler’s Last Gamble

Background Hitler’s political career was a series of audacious political, diplomatic and military gambles, which were dramatically successful until June 1941. Then hubris took hold and the gambles became losers. In Summer 1941, Hitler’s diplomatic coup of 19391 unravelled with … Continue reading

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A pet spider

If you want to know more about this spider see Tarantula link What Are Tarantula Book Lungs? – The Tye-Dyed Iguana – Reptiles and Reptile Supplies in St. Louis. (thetyedyediguana.com)

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Book Review: Donna Tartt ~ The Little Friend (2002)

This is the third Deep South novel I’ve read in the last few months and probably the best. S A Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland, was a terrific read but this one hits literary heights. The storyline is based on the impact … Continue reading

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A Goldfish which enjoyed being dumped in a lake

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Exercising is disastrous

The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54. The world bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41. The best footballer in the world Maradona, died at the age of 60. Meanwhile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The turtle, which doesn’t exercise … Continue reading

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