Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holly Days...

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"Feliz Navimum
and Dad" - and everyone else
in the family, too...

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You can't beat The Gambia ("mind you, you're not allowed to beat anyone or anything these days," he added).
This is Kunta Kinteh country. Ah, yes, slaves - now they could be beaten...
Whilst times may have changed, poverty remains pretty much the same. Just minus the chains, fast-food or otherwise.
All of which preamble means it'll be a Black Christmas (as opposed to, um, a white one, I guess) for yours truly (I speak not of the soul).

May your Christmas, too, be filled with with whatever it is you would wish it to be filled with.

"I'll see you ere the year is out...
Of that,I think, there's little doubt".


written in haste (it's what they use here instead of ink)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kim Jong-il [sic]

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Kim Jong-ded [told you he was sic]

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(that's it with the [sic] Kim Jong jokes)

Monday, December 19, 2011

well, there's always Ruby...

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if diamonds are a
girl's best friend, do girls who have
opals have no pals?...

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NEWS FLASH

Kim Jong-il...Kim Jong very-il...Kim Jong-dead.












("She's My Rock. Good As": '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

gift ideas well worth sleeping on...

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the mattress: a gift
that keeps on giving - and then
bouncing straight back up...

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(17 Syllables)

Friday, December 16, 2011

it is half hot, mum - almost exactly...

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tropics baking? - would
semi-tropical jaunts be
the half-baked option?

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Monday, December 12, 2011

rocking an MP's boat...

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will the predicted
rise in sea-levels mean far
more floating voters?...

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(Dear reader - posts will be somewhat intermittent for the next few weeks due to circumstances well within my control. Passport and mosquito repellent are in hand.)













('It's Not Just the Pound that's Sinking': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

just take it as red, brother...

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I'm a commun1st.
(This means I see myself as
1st. among equals.)

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(17 Syllables)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

there is no 'us' in b_ _iness...

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whilst a firm friend is
good company, a firm is
just a company...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Titanic: "we're snookered, Capt'n!"...

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"Quick! Put some chalk on
the tip of the iceberg and
cover the damned hole!"...

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- now try sinking something!...












('Cue For (Swan?)Song': 17 Syllables)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

sick humour - veriveri sick humour...

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"New York, New York, so
good they named it twice." A bit
like beriberi...

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('A Tad Fatal': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

losing the thread?...

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why call into a
nail bar when what you really
want's a screwdriver?...

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- "a screwdriver? to get hammered? - whatever"...











('Nothing Rhymes With (Vodka and) Orange': 17 Syllables)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

17 Syllables...

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life's not easy for
st...stutterers, but haiku's
a d...d...doddle...

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('17 S...S...Sillybles plus' re-mix)

Monday, December 5, 2011

a (marital) home truth?...

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if a woman's place
is in the kitchen, is the
man's place in the wrong?...

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('On the Naughty Step': 17 Syllables)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I'm into the tall, dark italic type (-face)...

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there's only one eye
in profile (though the other's
bold italic, too)

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- they don't call her ol' blue i's for nothing (no, she has to pay them)












('More Lower-case Than Nutcase': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

imperfect strangers...

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"Sorry, I thought you
were someone else" - "I am! How
the heck did you know?"...

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("yoo-hoo!" - "er, who you?": 17 Syllables)

Friday, December 2, 2011

marriage: behind closed doors...

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"God! You always have
to have the last word!" - "Sorry."
- "There you go again!"...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

an arm and a leg: the heart attaxi fare......

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Black Cabs take me back
to my youth (and at my age
that's damned expensive!)

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- strange how they always seem to know the way, though...











('The Knowledge': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)