Tag Archives: Black humour

Book Review: Nigel Williams ~ The Wimbledon Poisoner (1990)

Williams, The Wimbledon Poisoner, is a black comedy, which is, of course, tasteless in the extreme. The focus is Henry’s desire to kill his wife Elinor. After some thought he decides that the only method he can do is poisoning. … Continue reading

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A Disappointed Conservative

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The price of dedication

A council debate was becoming heated. As tempers became frayed Joe sneered: “Have you heard of Bob Froyd?” “No.” “Well,” Joe said triumphantly, “if you attended more council meetings, you’d know that he’s the man who’s opening a strip club … Continue reading

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It pays to be a slip fielder

Joe was dining in a fancy restaurant and was secretly admiring the woman at the next table. But he was nervous. Suddenly, she violently sneezed and her glass eye came flying out. He caught it adroitly and handed it back … Continue reading

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A CIA spy enters the Soviet Union

The CIA spy was fluent in Russian, had perfect Cyrillic handwriting and could drink buckets of vodka. He was dropped on the outskirts of Moscow and spoke to a man in the street, “Hello comrade, can you direct me to … Continue reading

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An Irish Farmer has an accident

An Irish farmer had a terrible traffic accident. When the case got to court the lorry owners’ lawyer said, “Didn’t you say to the police at the scene of the accident that you were ‘fine’?” He replied, “Well, I tell … Continue reading

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Unforeseen consequences

“Rodney,” Tom said, “Becky and I are getting a divorce.” I was stunned. “Why? You seemed so happy together.” “Well, ever since we married, Becky’s been improving me. She got me to stop drinking, smoking and gambling. She taught me … Continue reading

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