Saturday, March 31, 2012

a bit close to home...

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I'm a cerebral
stalker - I follow every
word my neighbour says...

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(when there are three feet in a yard, and only two of them are yours - forget the maths)












('Des Restraining Order, Anyone?': 17 Syllables)

Friday, March 30, 2012

is this the 'compensation culture' of which they speak?...

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old age: the looser
the flesh, the firmer all my
damned opinions...

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(over-compensating, I'd say)









('Putting the 'Sag' into Saga': 17 Syllables)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

fuel tanker strikes & the hot food tax: a solution...

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doh! buy a jerry
can - I've crammed about fifty
pasties inside mine...

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('Current Affairs': 17 Sillybles)

"rhymes with Canute, innit?" - ***king Canute...

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"Bugger my minute
figure!" (That's, like, fifty-nine
short of an hourglass)

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('A Pronounced Lack of Size': 17 Syllables)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

lies, damned lies and - "what the?":...

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'Nothing 3, A Good
Night Out 2'. Who says nothing
beats a good night out?...

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(mind you, it's still a good night out if you score, right?)











('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

a cuter face, acuter brain...

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a wife may follow
one's train of thought - but she'll still
reach the station first...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Monday, March 26, 2012

the class clown & corporal punishment...

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my record of 10
whacks on the bum still stands (well,
it's too sore to sit)

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(a corporal gets two stripes on his sleeve - so why do I get ten on the bum?)











(17 Syllables)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

"fore!"warned is forearmed...

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are 'learner drivers'
golfers who graduate from
pitch & putt courses?...

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(17 Syllables - 18 Holes)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

"runner beans? - they're really fast"...

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Crisps aren't all fast food.
Not mine, at least - they're Walkers,
so they're pretty slow...

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('Made in Leicester': 17 Syllables)

Friday, March 23, 2012

close, but no cigar...

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"a wife should be a
sounding board," I tell my wife -
and she's sounding bored...

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(17 Syllables)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

distant horizons...

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on the daily grind
from A to B, I can but
dream of going to C...

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('The 9:00 to 5:00 Commute': 17 Syllables)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

forget 'blind-dating'' and 'speed-dating'...

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so ancient was my
last match, she seemed more in need
of carbon-dating...

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WCs - they're where an MPs...

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members hang out in
a House of Commons loo - and
conversation flows...

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(that's MPs, not MEPs - but EU-phemism still intended)











('Members of Parliament': 17 Sillybles)

Monday, March 19, 2012

would you Adam 'n' Eve it?...

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"he's great - he makes me
feel like I'm the only girl
in the world," sighed Eve...

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('In The Beginning Was The Bird': 17 Syllables)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

a bloody nuisance...

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the wife's run out of
tampons again - how I hate
period dramas...

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('TV Hits and Mrs': 17 Syllables)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

shooting the breeze? - get an air rifle...

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clay pigeon shooting's
great, mate - but don't take them home,
they're damned hard to cook...

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('Putting The Bird Into Birdbrain': 17 Sillybles)

Friday, March 16, 2012

"I was that bun in the oven"...

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"The name's Yeast. James Yeast.
(Less of a secret agent -
more a raising one.)

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- "my word is my Bond - and the word's 'yeast'"...











('No Norland Nanny Needed - This One's Self-Raising': 17 Syllables)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

'bargain basement?' - I'd prefer 'best-cellar'...

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red-hot 3-liners,
my arse - it seems I'll have to
call mine unread-hot...

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...pageviews today: 0 - and counting...











(17 Sillybillybles)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

when blood is thicker than - daughter?...

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thank you, darling, for
our two gorgeous daughters - and
the ugly one, too...

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(17 Syllables)

Monday, March 12, 2012

life in the slow lane...

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passing time's so much
fun, I've slowed right down so I
can pass it again...

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------------------- English Rugby's Selection Policy -------------------

Many people were questioning the choice of Owen Farrell at 10.

At 5 they were singing his praises. (France 22 - England 24)

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('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I don't have the heart for athletics...

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I dread needing a
pacemaker - the ones I've watched
have always dropped out...

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('The Human Race - a Marathon, Not a Sprint': 17 Syllables)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I like a well-red wine, me...

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"Wine? A brain food? Are
you sure?" - "Well, drinking too much
sure is food for thought"...

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('He Drinks, He Thinks': 17 Syllables)

Friday, March 9, 2012

going places...

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as a kid, they knew
I'd go far - what they didn't
know was how often...

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('The Travel Bug': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

a relationship based on trust (funds)

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my wife and I've a
lot in common - she's got a
lot, and I'm common...

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(...common as muck. And where there's muck there's brass - her brass)









('The Gold Digger': '17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

forget double cream - think quadruple!...

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I see the need for
nut crackers - but cream crackers?
How thick can cream be?

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('Whey Too Thick': 17 Syllables)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

La Cucaracha (oil on canvas)

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It's a crushed cockroach -
I call it 'Still Life, At Least
I Think There Still Is'...


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(forget 'Dada Movement' or 'Cubism Movement' - think 'barely detectable movement')











('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Monday, March 5, 2012

a nasty turn...

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my satnav drove me
round the bend this afternoon -
the wrong bloody one...

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('It's a Right Turn-Off. Or Should That Be Left?': 17 Syllables)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

my Frau's dick (that's German for 'stout')

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Dense and substantial,
that's my wife - like a good pie.
(No, not like a tart)

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- hey, nothing goes better with a pie than stout...










('Einstein She Ain't, Tasty She Is': 17 Syllables)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

arrested development...

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having the courage
of your convictions works great -
for recidivists...

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(at 17 and counting in my case, that's a lot of courage)











('17 Syllables plus' re-mix)

Friday, March 2, 2012

the 'you' of unique...

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no-one's quite like my
schizophrenic wife - she's two
of a kind, bless her...

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(17 Syllables)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

white, black & pink: the three-piece sweet...

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there are only two
things certain in life: death and
licorice allsorts...

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(I make bloody sure of it)











('Bags of Fun': 17 Syllables)