Friday, August 22, 2014

Rain check

Back 15 September.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thought for the day

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Menu of the day

My friend's choices would certainly not have been mine:

Deep-fried monkfish (which was purplish-black in appearance)

Devilled kidneys (hate offal)

Irish rarebit (looked Welsh to me but he assured me it was laced with Guinness)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cartoon of the day

Monday, August 18, 2014

Seven lives

"I'm very sorry to tell you that a black cat's been run over. Have you seen your cat recently?"
On hearing this from her neighbour, my friend called her cat Sooty to no avail and then went to the road. She went back with a spade and box, returned to her garden and performed full burial rites with tears.
Five hours later she was in her kitchen when, to her amazement, Sooty leapt through the cat flap, bright eyed and bushy tailed, looking forward to his supper. She wept with delight. She went into the garden to check the grave. All was peaceful.
The next day she put a sign on the tree in the road: "Unknown deceased black cat. All enquiries to number 23."
The doorbell eventually rang. A man had lost his cat. She explained that it may be buried under a tree in her garden. He asked her to dig it up. He'd brought a box to take it for his own burial. She lent him her spade.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The ancient ones are the best...?

A Greek walks into his local tailor's with his torn trousers and says, "Eumenides?"
The tailor says, "Euripides?"

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RIP Lauren Bacall

Here she is aged 19 in To Have and Have Not with her future husband Humphrey Bogart.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cartoon of the day

Friday, August 08, 2014

Bad joke of the day

At the Bethel Baptist Chapel in a small Welsh village last week, they had their usual husbands' marriage seminar.

The Vicar asked Dafydd Jones, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, if he would take a few minutes to share some insights on how he had managed to stay married all these years.

Dafydd replied to the assembled husbands, "Well, I've treated her well. I spend money on her, bought her jewellery, clothes and everything a woman could wish for. Best of all, I took her to Patagonia for our 25th anniversary."

The Vicar said, "Dai, you are an inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us, what are you planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?"

Dafydd replied, "I'm going back to Patagonia to pick her up."

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Trebah beach

My friend's just returned from Cornwall as showed me this postcard of Trebah beach which was concreted over in 1944 to allow US tanks to embark for the voyage to Omaha Beach in Normandy. The overall impression of the scene is tranquil. What a contrast to the arrival at Omaha!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Cartoon of the day

"This commute is killing me!"

Monday, August 04, 2014

Thought of the day