Thursday, March 31, 2011

"not from Planet Hollywood's cheeseboard, you won't!"...

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if music be the
food of love, then I'll settle
for some Hard Roquefort...

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- cheesy music takes on a whole new meaning...




(17 Syllables)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

more stir-fry than Stephen Fry - or just plain half-baked?...

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I hate logic - for
no reason at all, really...
That's probably why.

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(17 Syllables)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

my sense of direction - it's gone west (or is it south?)

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I took a course in
orienteering. And failed.
It was the wrong course...

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- probably the one time I hadn't been told to get lost...



('17 Syllables plus' re-mix - just an old favourite of mine which came up in conversation the other day, now included for nostalgic reasons)

Monday, March 28, 2011

from nuclear reactors to over-reactors? - let's hope so...

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"atmosfear" - you can
sense it when radiation
gets into the air...

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- here's hoping very few clouds have need of that silver lining...




I was in Sendai some years ago; loved Japan - my heart goes out to them. There are no words - how do you describe the indescribable?...



(17 Syllables)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Teacher's whisky...

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when I was at school,
booze went straight to my Head: he'd
confiscate the lot...

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(he was probably the only guy I knew whose pupils were both taught and dilated)




('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

not all love stories end happily - some end in marriage...

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"Good things come to those
who wait," she thought, sadly. "Like
death, for example"...

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- and she didn't care whose...




('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Friday, March 25, 2011

oodles of canoodles...

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my dreams are so wet,
I'm now an expert in white-
water canoodling...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

togetherness is...

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'a trouble shared is
a trouble halved' - "well, except
for His and Herpes"...


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...talking of which (true story) I once saw a classified advertisement in a local Canadian paper which read 'bi-curious couple with herpes seek similar'.

Temptation comes in many forms...




(17 Syllables)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

you might get hammered afterwards, mind - with luck...

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unfortunately,
when a rawlplug needs a screw,
size IS everything...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

turn right, turn left - turn over...

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he who only drives
from A to B has no need
of an A to Z...

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- Economy drives: where will they all end? (At 'B', presumably)



('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Monday, March 21, 2011

having 'em off - it sure stops them having IT off...

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I had my dogs orchastrated
yesterday. They made quite a noise, of course -
but always in tune...


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- yet more recruits to the 'members only' chihuahua club (so to speak)




(17 Syllable version)

Orchastrating dogs -
it's just great! (They'll yelp, of course -
but always in tune)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Edgar Rice Burroughs. Hares, however, don't.

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a hare causes damage
wherever it can -
but can't always manage
where leveret can...

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- OK, so they don't burrow, but they still get under your skin - seems they can get under anything...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

hierachy? - or 'no higher'achy?...

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the one overhead
businesswomen can't budget
for's the glass ceiling...

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(17 Syllables)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Red Nose Day, March 18...

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"better to blow your
money on a nose than your
nose on money, right?"...

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give generously - like my old mattress...




('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

spaghetti junction...

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if your sat nav says
you've come to a fork in the
road, don't pick it up...

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(junctions - they may be tough, but there's no need to make a meal of'em)




('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ouch! - that'll be the ones round the ears, then...

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when she's warned you twice:
"just neck and lips!" beware her
menstrual cycle clips...

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(there are days when even the town bike doesn't pedal her wares)



(17 Syllables)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

the idle rich...

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"no, I don't love my
body - I get someone else
to do it for me"...

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- never mind figure-hugging dresses - it's figure-hugging men I need (as long as the figure's mine, of course)





(17 Syllables)

Monday, March 14, 2011

a little stiff from Badminton...

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the sad fact about
most inquests is that they're 'why?'s
after the event...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

putting the syn into 'synonym'...

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--------- Musical Synonyms and Antonyms -----

GARY GLITTER (noun) - disgraced glam-rock singer

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ANTONYM:.....Much-respected Classical Orchestra.

SYNONYM:.....One Man. Banned.

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-

Saturday, March 12, 2011

windbags bag wind - it's what they do...

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you two carry on
shooting the breeze - I'm off to
fetch my air rifle...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Friday, March 11, 2011

the key to a good marriage - best keep a duplicate...

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wedlock or padlock?...
same difference - they're both damned
hard to get out of...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

horse-drawn coaches & hand-drawn mice...

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Mickey Mouse sure draws
the crowds - but who exactly
draws Mickey these days?...

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"unwanted lines? - who needs botox when an eraser will do," says Mickey...




('Putting The Cartoon Before The Hordes': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

flour-power...

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who the heck needs a
nanny when the bun in the
oven's self-raising?...

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- so that's what's meant by 'bread in captivity'...




('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

not a member of the Respect Party, then?...

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"I felt a bit of
a twit on the sofa last
night". "Which bit?" "Her boobs"...

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- whispering three-piece suite nothings in her ear, no doubt...




(17 Syllables)

Monday, March 7, 2011

pretty X Factor Judgemental, I'd say...

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that Dannii Minogue, I
don't trust her - her ii's are far
too close together...

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- "love the subtle eye shadow, though, pet," says Cheryl...




('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

first course, main course, damp course...

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what could go better
with cottage pie than a (single-storey?)
house wine?...

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- wouldn't even have to be fortified. much...




(17 Syllables)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

John Galliano: putting the 'rant' into 'restaurant'...

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if there's one thing cross
dressers just love, it's even
crosser designers...

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- must be the latest 'fashion': anti-Semitic and very public hissy-fits over coffee (news item) ...











(17 Syllables)

Friday, March 4, 2011

she looks great in a Mini...

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Love my wife? She drives
me to drink, mate. Picks me up
at closing time, too...

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----------------- and, with reference to the current Libyan crisis -----------------





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these 'no-fly zones' - aren't
they what we in the West tend
to call 'butchers' shops'?...

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Great idea, Prime Minister - not sure the local denizens would be able to cope with the shock, though...




(17 Syllables)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

where the mind can fly (and the TV's Sky)

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those of us building
castles in the air seldom
have need of breeze blocks...

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"Blocks of breeze and Sky TVs"? - they don't call me Walter-Wall Mitty for nothing, sadly...




('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

my moral compass: it's gone west! (or is it east?)

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stay on the straight and
narrow all your life, and you'll
just go round the bend...

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- yippee-i...oh, dear me - better make that 'south'...





('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

me? - I'd much rather be reduced to laughter than to, well...

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no-one yet who has
opted for cremation has
lived to regret it...

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(17 Syllables)