Archive for the ‘Stop Press’ Category


July 5, 2010 Leave a comment



March 29, 2010 Leave a comment

A couple of amusing things caught my eye this week.  I love that the skeleton of a dog was found on board King Henry VIII’s favourite ship , the Mary Rose, and that Tudor seafarers didn’t allow cats on board believing they brought bad luck (the ship sank).  All those evil Tudor cats yowling with delight, “that’ll learn ya” from the shore line.

Being a bit of a sticky-tape-fix man myself, my hero-of-the-week award (an unspecified length of string) goes to inventor Robert Harrison who captured some stunning images of earth from 21 miles high by gaffer taping a camera to a weather balloon. This Wallace and Gromit-esque feat means that the newly formed British Space Agency can pack up and go home now space has been discovered by a Brit.   Come back when you chaps have designed a less cringeworthy logo.  Honestly!

Take me to your loser

November 9, 2008 Leave a comment

Noticed this strange pattern while looking at satellite pics of fields near me today (it’s that or listening to paint dry here). Could it be crap circles?


Spirit of Mrs Richards

September 15, 2008 1 comment

Anyone thinking of a hotel break may want to BEWARE OTHER GUESTS!  Here is a selection of some customer reviews found on None of them mine I hasten to add but who needs to attempt comedy writing when you have the moaning British public, God bless ’em.

Chipped and hairy toilet seat in room – vvbad.

corridors were far too hot.

could have been told were things were in the hotel . had to look and get lost, moore comunication needed

Hotel was having lift built which put TV room out of use & reception upside down.

It is not exactly a complaint but the hot water was extemely hot,it was scalding.Great for adults but for the elderly or children it could be dangerous.It nearly burnt me and I was in Catering all my life so I am used to handling hot plates etc!!!.\

Very dissapointed with the room which was pokey, airless, hot and at the
back of the hotel, event though it was top price. The baathroom had a
floor that was collapsing, and the seagulls woke us at 4:30am since we
couldn’t sleep without the window wide open. The dinner was poor and
relatively expensive.

the lift wasn’t working but staff did not inform me of this and i had to find out myself. i could have been stuck in the lift.

Full length mirror opposite Toilet in shower room, slightly disconcerting!

The town seems to be full of disaffected youth who like to mock tourists, especially as the sun goes down.

ants as stated

Oxy what?

August 22, 2008 Leave a comment

The number of erudite chavs using oxymorons is almost exactly the same as last year but the figure is distinctly blurred.

Your Home May Be At Risk!

July 11, 2008 Leave a comment

Ladies and Gentlemen

We are proud, nay, itching to present

Your Home May Be At Risk – a new 5 minute comedy podcast

Any and all feedback greatly appreciated – Thank you

Sys.err …

June 26, 2008 Leave a comment

What if erring on the side of caution is the wrong thing to do?