Tag Archives: Black humour

How research grants get distributed

NASA was interviewing professionals to be sent to Mars. Only one could go and they wouldn’t be returning. The first applicant, an engineer, was asked how much she wanted to be paid for going. “A million dollars,” she answered, “because … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mike Herron- Slow Horses

Every organisation has people who don’t fit in. Slough House is full of MI5 rejects, underachievers and the really talented who don’t fit in: they don’t have any career prospects. Jackson Lamb is significantly superior to everyone else with a … Continue reading

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My worst day!

There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig. “Well, whatcha’ gonna do about it?” he says, menacingly, … Continue reading

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Women always win

A couple were having a bad patch. They agreed it was best not to talk at all as everything seemed to turn into a row. Their truce was successful and they got used to communicating through written messages. One day … Continue reading

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A conversation between my parents

Mum: I’ve been bitten by a mosquito! Dad: I’ll bet it’s regretting it. Chris

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A Hedy Lamarre quip

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. Chris

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Empathy Explained

Never tell your troubles to anyone. 20% of people don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them. Richard M

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