Category Archives: Whimsy

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The Dead President Sketch

Following Donald Trump’s glowing and, frankly, somewhat unlikely medical report, I began to wonder if there isn’t a more straightforward explanation for the President’s weird behaviour. With apologies to the Monty Python team.   A voter enters the White House. … Continue reading

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Gull Wars

Truro Council hopes ‘anti-gull’ paint will thwart seagulls putting the seaside town ‘under siege’ The Independent It seems the summer silly season is upon us once more. Or is it? With some help from my spirit guide, Bob, I asked five famous authors … Continue reading

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UN Certainty

The UN Security Council today released its response to the latest Syrian atrocity after an all night emergency session. It sought “prompt clarification” from the Syrian Government, a harsh choice of words according to the Russians, who had advocated “a … Continue reading

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My Left Foot

This blog entry actually refers to an incident that happened some time ago, however I’m reproducing it as if it were a current diary entry because, frankly, I can’t be arsed going through it and changing all the tenses. So … Continue reading

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Discovering Christmas In England

Perhaps it is a sign of national egocentricity, but we English have always rather felt that Christmas belonged to us; sprang fully formed from our cultural loins, as it were. We listen politely when informed that it was Prince Albert, … Continue reading

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Imply Inca tea bothered the author (7,5)

Among the many things you may not know about me, since I rarely reveal anything of the inner bloke in my assorted ramblings, is that I like to compile cryptic crosswords. I love everything about the process, from the challenge of … Continue reading

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With Apologies To Gilbert and Sullivan

September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  Garrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!       CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW: I am the very model of a modern movie buccaneer, When playing Captain Jack, it’s like a Rolling Stone has snuck in here, Although the … Continue reading

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The Captain’s Classic Prog Blog: Part One

  In the pantheon of progressive rock, few bands have courted acclaim and criticism in such equal measure as Leviticus. Condemned by some as hopelessly pretentious and hailed by others as musical visionaries, the band defied both changing times and the tide of … Continue reading

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Thank Gaddafi It’s Friday!

Good morning, despots! And to those of you in the Nigerian Government, good morning tosspots! (See what I did there?) Thank you so very much for your kind suggestion that I should step down, but I don’t think I’ll be taking advice from … Continue reading

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