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Mock the Week Funnies

A couple of my oldest pals recently splashed out on a new entertainment system and on a recent visit I was treated to a great episode of the popular BBC comedy Mock the Week

The particular episode had a featured section of: Unlikely Lines From Children’s Books and these examples made me chuckle:-

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Your Blues Name

BB King playing trumpet

Love the blues? Ever wanted your own blues name? Use this handy chart to find yours…

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What Facebook really needs

Great Facebook button idea

A long overdue Facebook function…I wonder how you add it to their wish list? wink

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So Long Clive

Clive Dunn as Corporal Jones

Sad news today that iconic TV actor Clive Dunn, OBE passed away, from complications following surgery in Portugal.

Dunn was born in Covent Garden, into a family of actors and it was clear from a young age that he would be continuing the family tradition. He started acting professionally in the 1930s, until the outbreak of WWII, where he enlisted with the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars. He was captured in Greece and spent more than four years an an Austrian POW camp.

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This is Wong on so many levels

This is Wong on so many levels


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Words of wisdom

Snowy Owl

Just lately, I’ve stumbled across some great quotes and I thought it was worth jotting a few of them down here (my memory is not what it used to be rolleyes)

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Emily Barker Bliss

Emily Barker Bliss

Another winter is passing and on a dark and stormy night, we built a fire, poured a healthy measure of a decent fiery spirit and settled down to watch Kenneth Branagh in the first two series of Wallander.

While I found the series itself interesting and entertaining, by the time I had watched just a couple of episodes, I was much more intrigued by the theme tune; a haunting folk arrangement which even reduced to only a few bars for the opening credits, made every hair on the back of my neck stand up straight.

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