Friday, 21 May 2010

Boxer Shorts

“Do boxer shorts box?”

Another nougat from my gadget, and what a nice thought! I guess it all depends on the sport of kings keeping the shorts active, or not. As someone getting use to a new life as a completely free singleton, I’d like to think I’m gonna find an active pair of shorts, again, someday. Not bothered if it’s a Boxer, Cocker or a Cub, as long as he's over the age of consent with the where with all and knows how to treat a lady real good…

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?

Added this gadget about funny things to ponder. Today I have: "Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift?"

I dunno, but last week I heard a medium say: "I only talk to dead people", and then he talked to me...

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Spike Falling Fowl

“The solution is very simple, to save gross maltreatment of the females, the males have got to be thinned out by shooting. The second, which would be much more difficult, would be trapping them at night by hand, taking them to distant parts of the country and releasing them which, of course, is out of the question.”

Now, this isn’t what you may be thinking, or what you think I may be thinking, especially to those of you who think you know exactly what I could be thinking. Absolutely not! Although, thinking about it now and considering my somewhat dire experience with the opposite sex, it doesn’t seem such a bad idea to contemplate a mass cull of the male population at this precise moment in time.

The opening paragraph, in fact, is a mere excerpt from a letter written by Spike Milligan to the Wildfowl Trust on the 18th March 1968 expressing his concerns over the “terrible thrashing to the point of death” the female Mallards were facing during the mating season in London’s Parks. Not something I’ve ever witnessed, thankfully!

Whether the letter was posted, or not, is irrelevant. I just happened to come across it in a post partum addendum to the Goon’s works: “The Unpublished Spike Milligan Box 18”. I can only assume, the once stateless former British Soldier was giving his support, regardless of his own species and gender, to a persecuted minority group. Well done, Mr Milligan. Me thinks such a noble act warrants a retraction on my earlier slight and knee jerk condemnation towards the male sex. My sincere apologies! It would be unfair of me to propagate the myth that all men have a tendency to lodge their brains in their nether regions, bury joint income in moth infested wallets or file domestic logic on a hard drive in an unreferenced sub folder. Sarcasm aside, and genetically speaking, my longstanding belief has always been that each human being has the power to develop their own individual characteristics, unique in their diversity, with some ending up a little more quackers than others.

In his letter, Mr Milligan went on to suggest that “The killings need not be useless, the ducks could be given to Chelsea Pensioners who I am sure would enjoy eating them.” Maybe, maybe not! I wouldn’t count on it with the growing number of vegetarians and organic consumers looking towards more ethical and healthy options. It’s also hard to say whether medical practitioners and government spin doctors would unanimously agree to disagree on the dietary goodness of such wild fowl.

My main concern, however, with Mr Milligan’s suggested solutions is: who in the hell is going to go down to the park, under the dark of night, to trap these over sexed creatures by the hand or… Heaven forbid, blow their featherlite brains out? There must be an irresistible, bureaucratic, arrest-able offence in there somewhere!