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Tag Archives: humor
“Your Father and I have been thinking,” said my Mum, “and we wondered if you’d like to have your wedding money for your 40th birthday instead.” Pause. My reaction: 1. You have wedding money put aside for me? Ah that’s … Continue reading
The findings are in. My exploratory yet exhaustive qualitative research into the state of the UK-US Special Relationship, conducted over the past few days under a number of strict scientific guidelines (“I will buy you a drink if you answer … Continue reading
Less than three in ten Americans view the Republican Party in a favourable light, a CNN poll found this week. And in other breaking news, I’m still flat-chested. Timed to coincide with the publication of the GOP’s 2012 election ‘autopsy‘ … Continue reading
I originally wrote this post some time ago, but recent events mean it is time for an update. So. A wee bit of sheep offal and some oats and they shit themselves. You can buy a hunting rifle and a pound … Continue reading
6.30am on Monday morning, and the temperature was at freezing point. I had lost all feeling in my toes and my face was numb. One of thousands of volunteers at President Obama’s inauguration, I had been on the National Mall for two hours, shivering, hopping from … Continue reading
The trombone. It is not, on first sight, the sexiest of instruments. It is played by making the air inside the instrument vibrate, and has a sliding mechanism to change the pitch. Typically positioned towards the back of an orchestra, the trombone is … Continue reading