Monday, February 27, 2017

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"I bet you £100 you can't do this," said my wife, on
reading about Kate Garraway's 'two-week sex challenge'.
Sadly, she won. I was, indeed, 'two weak'...

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(Vincent Hefter, Mail on Sunday, February 26)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

another quiet night in(dia, anyone?)

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I fear I'll never
get to see the Taj Mahal -
I'm Agraphobic...

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('Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India': 17 Syllables)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Why is it only women who are into gender stereotyping?...

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(Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail, February 24)

Friday, February 24, 2017

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What did I study at Oxford? The
A5, the A62, the M1 and the M4 -
I was a Roads Scholar...

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Is making love in your nineties really better than in
your fifties? (News item). Maybe. But nothing beats
making love in your onesies! (Far too cold these days)

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(Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail, February 20)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Isle of Man - a very, very rich man, indeed...

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Necker Island: not
so much 'sun, sea and sand' - more
'sun, see and be seen'...

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('The British Virgin, the US Virgin and the Richard Virgin Islands': 17 Syllables)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

the cold one, I believe...

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Jane threw the kitchen
sink at me. "Missed!" Did get a
tap on the head, though...

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(17 Syllables)

Monday, February 20, 2017

at least I'm not on the shelf...

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Jane reads me like a
book - licks her fingers when she
turns me over, too...

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(' Bedtime stories': 17 Far Too Sillybles)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

travel advisory...

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"Only take what you're
prepared to lose, Jane." Jane packed
her virginity...

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(17 Syllables)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

too much 30, not enough love...

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Just eight semis in
two years? Not much of a sex
life, Andy Murray...

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(17 Very Sillybles)

Friday, February 17, 2017

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I've given up asking rhetorical questions. What's the point?...

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(Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail. February 17)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

1947 - ?

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I might be getting
on a bit - but hey, it beats
having to get off...

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(17 Syllables)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

they're inseparable...

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my father-in-law
loves his liver - "it's very
close to my heart, son"...

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(17 Syllables)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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My daughter has just bought a Gucci-style handbag
from M&S for £15. I asked her how much money
she'd saved by not buying the real thing. "Bags!" she
replied. As the Gucci version costs £715, "over
46 bags!" would have been nearer the mark. (Any
resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is
purely coincidental)

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(Vincent Hefter, Mail on Sunday, February 12)

Monday, February 13, 2017

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Prison inmate uses soap to slip his handcuffs off and escape
(news story yesterday). Talk about a clean getaway!...

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(Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail, February 9)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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there's one thing that can't
be preserved when pickled, and
that's your dignity...

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(17 Syllables, Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail, February 9)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

just spell it out, doctor...

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if you don't have a
typewriter, how can you type
2 diabetes?...

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(17 Syllables)

Friday, February 10, 2017

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No wonder they're called refuse collectors.
Whenever I ask ours to come more than once 
a fortnight, they refuse...

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not so hard rock?...

if lead's a soft and
malleable heavy metal,
why the lead guitar?...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

the great acrylamide food scare...

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rhyming slang's got it
spot on: eat too much burnt toast,
you'll end up brown bread...

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(17 Syllables)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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When I watch Mastermind and University Challenge on
TV, I am almost always baffled. My ignorance depresses
me. When I watch Donald Trump on TV, I am almost
always baffled. His ignorance depresses me...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

25, I believe (that's a lot of paper boys)

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how many page boys
must you bundle together
to make one quire boy?...

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(17 Syllables)

Monday, February 6, 2017

best of three?...

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two heads are better
than one (if it's a toss you've
really got to win!)

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('My trusty old two-headed coin': 17 Syllables)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

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So Pippa Middleton's wedding cake may well
be a Peggy Porschen creation. Seeing as these
cakes start at £25 a slice, no wonder they call
it 'Porschen control'...

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(Vincent Hefter, Mail on Sunday, February 5)
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State visit responsibilities (Trump): "we can't go on ducking 'em, so invite
him to Buckingham - for only the moral should stay at Balmoral"...
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

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"I'm leaving you," said the clairvoyant. "That tryst
 you're going to have next month is the final straw"...

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(Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail, February 3)

Friday, February 3, 2017

fun for all the family: his and herbal medicine...

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We've just discovered
herbal medicine! - Thyme heals
everything! Who knew?...

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(17 Syllables)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

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If you buy a painting by a registered
post-impressionist, do you have to sign for it?...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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As words go, oxymoron is a pretty ugly one...

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(Vincent Hefter, Daily Mail, January 31)