Monday, June 30, 2014

in the, ahem, glasshouse...

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my father's just been
sent to prism - truly a
time for reflection...

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And this will be my one and only reference to the football World Cup: is a SIM card a card given to footballers for DIVING?  I say 'diving' - in football it's called 'SIMULATION'. Cheating by any other name, and just one of the many reasons I can no longer stand the so-called 'beautiful game'. And I speak here as a lifelong sports lover...

The sport of football
is long since dead. The business
of football drags on...






(17 Syllables)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"can you smell paraffin?" - "yes: P-A-R-A-F-F-I-N"...

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"You're a daft old sod" -
"Hey, that's out of order!" - "You're
an old daft sod, then"...

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(17 Pretty Sillybles)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

a difficult birth...

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Born in Kent, I moved
to Poole at 8, then Leeds at
12. Hell of a day...

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('Travelling Light': 17 Syllables)

Friday, June 27, 2014

vincent hefter, lifestyle guru...

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if you must cut out
something from 'wine, women and
song', make it the 'and'...

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('You Only Live Once': 17 Syllables)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

a (classical) musical haiku: short and suite...

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dig that flute solo:
a haunting 3-liner - and
all in E minor...

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('More sherry, vicar?': 17 Syllables)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the...

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when beauty lies in
the eye of the beholder,
it's a white lie, right?...

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("Because the truth hurts": 17 Syllables)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

well-red (and a bit blue)

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I love paperbacks,
hardbacks and humpbacks - "humpbacks?" -
pornography, mate...

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('It takes all types (though I prefer italics)': 17 Syllables)

Monday, June 23, 2014

It's pretty good for shirts, too. Tee shirts...

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the only way I
can get a smooth golf swing is
by using an iron...

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(17 Syllables)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

a slowly developing photo in the 1st floor cafe...

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sees a sees a sees
a salad...does sees a sees
a sees a salad?

Caesar sees a sees
a salad...does Caesar sees
a sees a salad?

Caesar sees a Caes-
ar salad...does Caesar seize
a Caesar salad?

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...or does he have a coffee and roll downstairs?






(17 x 3 Rather Sillybles)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

my dad, ever the intelligentleman...

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Mum told dad to stop
trying to please people. "If that's
what you want," he smiled...

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(17 Syllables)

Friday, June 20, 2014

'mind the gap' year students...

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it's great that students
travel overseas - but who
then oversees them?...

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(17 Syllables)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

and who would beg to differ?...

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to a mendicant,
sustenance is always just
an alms length away...

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(17 Syllables)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"I guess so," said the voyeur...

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would you call a two-
way mirror 'a window of
opportunity'?...

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(17 Syllables)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

the car? it's a better runner than I am...

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can getting behind
the wheel in a tracksuit be
called a fitness drive?...

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(17 Syllables)

Monday, June 16, 2014

the vice of vice versa, the sin of synonym...

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pole-dancers shove their
bodies up a pole - men, their
poles up a body...

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(17 Syllables)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

albumen will be men (knuckle sandwich, anyone?)

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things got so heated
in the kitchen I had to
separate the eggs...

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(17 Syllables)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

'my little man'ipulator...

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I've got quite a soft
spot for my wife. Though she knows
how to harden it...

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(17 Syllables)

Friday, June 13, 2014

children: they've a lot on their plate...

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"I hate sprouts...AND MUM!"
cried Johnny . "Well, you can leave
the sprouts...but not home"

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(17 Syllables)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I'm Happy. It's Official...

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I auditioned for
Snow White and managed to get
onto the short list...

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Doc,
Grumpy,
HAPPY,
Sleepy,
Bashful,
Sneezy,
Dopey...





...the very short list. (The producers had searched high & low. Low, mostly.)




(17 Sillybillybles)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

I've buggered off to Berlin for 3 nights. Hope to see you when I get back. Many thanks.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

a good night's sleep makes a word of difference...

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"I'm lacquered," said the
cabinet. - "I'm often hired
myself," said the van...

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('And so to bed': 17 Syllables)

Friday, June 6, 2014

(abandon) rags to riches: the wages of 'sin ropa'...

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"I'm much better off
now," beamed the stripper. 'So would
your clothes be,' I thought...

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("Get 'em off!" shouted the crowd/in awedience: 17 Syllables)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Chryme and Punishment (the abridged version)

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"The judge sentenced me
to seventeen syllables."
That's a short sentence...

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He could have thrown the book at me. Affrays book, methinks...










(17 Syllables)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

who wants the humerus?...

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"this laughing stock makes
clowns taste even funnier,"
said the cannibal...

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(17 Rather Sillybles)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Laughter, the best medicine. Do not exceed stated dose...

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My mum almost died
laughing yesterday. She should
have read the label...

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('Nothing serious. Infectious, though': 17 Sillybillybles)

Monday, June 2, 2014

down in the mouth - but whose?...

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when my dentist gets
depressed, the mouth he likes to
look down in is mine...

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('Patients are a virtue': 17 Syllables)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

aroma(n)tic spice girl...

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it's Mother's Day - should
Jayne buy her cardamom? Or
buy her momacard?...

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('Cardamom's the word': 17 Syllables)