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Germans Turn To Humour In ‘Spritzkrieg’ On Antivaxers

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times.

A German television show has proposed a plan to persuade far-right antivaxers to get jabbed by offering them free swastika-shaped Bratwursts, dressing staff up as Nazi nurses and calling the vaccination centre Spritzkrieg (Jab War).

Reading the article it sounds like the Germans have asked Mel Brooks for advice.

We should use humour much more against the covids. Or does it have protection under the Virus Rights Act?

The Times says there is a clip on YouTube, but I can’t find it.

Thanks to Robin, here is the video.

If there was an British mockumentary in the same vein perhaps Call The Midwife or Casualty should be given the Blackadder treatment?

December 14, 2021 Posted by | Health | , , , , , | 5 Comments

Insulate Britain Roadblock Stops Lorry Carrying Insulation

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times.

Make of that what you will!

November 5, 2021 Posted by | World | , , | 2 Comments

UK’s Rude Place Names To Be Toured By Man On Moped

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This paragraph gives a flavour of the route.

His journey will begin in Shitterton, Dorset, on Wednesday and will take in locations such as Twatt in Orkney and Booze in the Yorkshire Dales.

Mary Whitehouse would not have been amused, but I suspect many will find some of the names raise more than a titter.

This is the JustGiving page of the guy doing what he calls the Moronic Moped Marathon. The money raised will go towards Cancer Research.

August 17, 2021 Posted by | Health, World | , , | 4 Comments

A Reminder Of The Sixties

This advert at Angel station has echoes of me of a series of jokes of the 1960s.

I can only remember one!

Question: What is the definition of a mistress?

Answer: Something that goes between a master and his mattress!

 

August 2, 2021 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

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/Travel, 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