The Anonymous Widower

It Looks Like London’s Mayoral Election Won’t Be Boring!

This article on the BBC is entitled London Mayoral Race 2021: The Candidates Who Say They Will Be Standing.

My first conclusion is that some of the candidates will be good entertainment, but others are a couple of bricks short of a full load.

What would be interesting, is if one of the free-thinkers ended up as Mayor!

It should be remembered that H’Angus the Monkey was elected Mayor of Hartlepool three times.

The country has gone through some tough times in the last year or so, so perhaps a less serious election will do us all a bit of good.

March 7, 2021 Posted by | World | , , | 1 Comment

Macron Rex: Interfuctus Est.

The title of this post, is a tagline in the big cartoon in today’s copy of The Times.

It is drawn in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry and has all the players in our spat with the EU.

Many have been shot by syringes.

Does President Macro have a sense of humour?

Try to see a copy and examine the detail!

 

January 30, 2021 Posted by | Health, World | , , , , | 5 Comments

Good Omens For Mr. Biden

This extract is from today’s diary in The Times.

The election of Joe Biden, despite the twitterhoea tantrums of the toddler in the Oval Office, continues a correlation noted four years ago by the writer Brydon Coverdale between American presidents and the sequence of Mr Men books. Donald Trump is the 45th president and the 45th Mr Man is Mr Rude, an easy fit. No 44 was Mr Cool (Barack Obama) and No 43 Mr Cheerful (George W Bush). Going back further, the all-action Teddy Roosevelt has the same number as Mr Strong and Ronald Reagan shares his with Mr Brave. Grover Cleveland, the only president to return to office after being voted out, has Mr Bounce. Now at No 46 comes Mr Good — and the correlation may continue. Coverdale writes: “I wonder if the 47th being Mr Nobody means the next president won’t be a Mr.”

I like the correlation and also the new word; twitterhoea.

It will be interesting to return to this post for the US Presidential Election in 2024.

November 10, 2020 Posted by | Computing, World | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Wear Mask, Save Live

Even Borat, is doing his bit to help fight Covids!

I photographed him lying above the Old Street roundabout.

November 5, 2020 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment

Covid Humour

I have yet to hear any good humour about the covids.

Although an incident this morning at my local station was thought funny by those present at the time.

  • The large lifts at the station are now limited to six passengers at a time.
  • A couple of other passengers and myself, were waiting to descend, when an enormously pregnant lady appeared at the lift doors.
  • She smiled and asked! “Have you got room for another two?”
  • A guy in the lift, pointed to everyone and did a quick count on his fingers.
  • He then said. ‘Not if you’re expecting triplets, Madam!”

We were all laughing and smiling, as we walked to the trains.

October 7, 2020 Posted by | Health, Transport, World | , | Leave a comment

Fun With COVID-19

I find the term COVID-19 rather bland and you may have noticed that on this blog, I am tending to call it the Covids.

I feel, that the Covids has a certain edge to it. A superhero might kick someone in the Covids.

It also offers possibilities for creating a long name based on the letters.

How about Chinese Orrible Vaccine Impossible Death Syndrome?

I’m sure someone can do much better than that!

September 27, 2020 Posted by | Health | , , | 1 Comment

Is It Time To Use The Humour Option?

I was coming back from Hampshire tonight, and this guy was checking tickets in Winchester station.

 

His simple mask says “To The Trains” with a tasteful arrow! It certainly made me smile.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, we have used all serious and politically correct methods to fight the virus.

And we all seem to be getting more worried and miserable!

But what would those great comedians of the past like Arthur Askey, Dave Allen, Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Groucho Marx and Max Miller have said and what songs would the likes of Spike Jones have sung?

I find it strange, that you see so few humorous masks and how many have been dressed to amuse, by perhaps wearing a mask, which matches, what they are wearing?

I know if C were still alive and I was still making her summer dresses as I sometimes did in the 1960s and 1970s, I’d have made her at least one flowery dress with a matching mask.

Humour is a very serious business!

September 23, 2020 Posted by | Health, Transport | , | 6 Comments

A Reader’s Comment On The Times Web Site

This made be laugh.

We run an AirBnB and have been asked whether we have smart meters installed “as they’re known to cause cancer”. Made my day that did.

There are certainly some weird ideas about!

September 12, 2020 Posted by | World | , | 1 Comment

Toilet Paper Calculator

Have you ever wondered how many toilet rolls you need to buy?

Those clever mathematicians at Omni, have now come up with a Toilet Paper Calculator.

It’s just one of their suite of Coronavirus Calculators.

I use their other calculators regularly.

This suite of calculators have a slightly humorous edge, that I find acceptable in these troubling times.

May 15, 2020 Posted by | Health, World | , , , | Leave a comment

Environmental Humour On Euston Road

I took this picture on the Euston Road outside Euston station.

It’s an area, where I don’t walk very often, so I don’t know how long it’s been there.

May 10, 2020 Posted by | Transport, World | , , | 1 Comment