Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
An 80 year old woman was arrested for shoplifting.
In court the judge asked her, "What did you steal?"
"A can of peaches," she replied.
When asked why, she said she had been hungry. The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can.
"Six," she said.
"Then I will give you six days in jail," the judge concluded.
The woman's husband then stood up.
"She also stole a can of peas!" he exclaimed.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Queen she sent to look for me,
The sergeant he did say,
`Young man, a soldier will you be
For thirteen pence a day?'
For thirteen pence a day did I
Take off the things I wore,
And I have marched to where I lie,
And I shall march no more.
My mouth is dry, my shirt is wet,
My blood runs all away,
So now I shall not die in debt
For thirteen pence a day.
To-morrow after new young men
The sergeant he must see,
For things will all be over then
Between the Queen and me.
And I shall have to bate my price,
For in the grave, they say,
Is neither knowledge nor device
Nor thirteen pence a day.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Memories of Islamabad
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bird of the day
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Message for Angus
Hi Angus - your blog hasn't let me write a comment for nearly a week. Have other readers had problems?
Friday, February 08, 2013
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
King Alfred the Great
Now that they have made the discovery of Richard III's bones, archaeologists are keen to dig up King Alfred in Winchester. You will remember that the Saxon Minster where he was buried was replaced by Winchester Cathedral, courtesy of the Normans, and Alfred's body, together with that of his wife and son, was translated to Hyde Abbey, outside the city walls. When Hyde Abbey was destroyed by Henry VIII, the location of the tombs was lost but a Victorian archaeologist dug around where he thought the altar at the Abbey would have been and found some old bones which he thought were Alfred's and they now lie in an unmarked grave in St Bartholomew's churchyard. The main problem, assuming they get permission to disinter them, will be finding a descendent whose DNA can be used as a match.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Friday, February 01, 2013
Some classic performance review comments:
1. He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle.
2. This young lady has delusions of adequacy.
3. This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.
4. A room temperature IQ.
5. Bright as Alaska in December.
6. His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of morbid curiosity.