Category Archives: Just for laughs

The President Just Called To Steal The Election

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All I Want For Christmas…

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Two weeks left until sanity returns

“Two weeks” has been one of the themes of T****’s term in office. Taxes, wiretapping, infrastructure, the Paris Accords, ISIS, the new healthcare plan, minimum wage plan, COVID-19 vaccines… and ‘proof of widespread election fraud’; all of these things have … Continue reading

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The Concession Speech We All Deserve

BREAKING NEWS: The US General Services Administration (GSA) has informed President Elect Joe Biden that the administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from administrator Emily Murphy. A message from the Twitter account of … Continue reading

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The BIG Big Bang Theory Trivia Quiz

Q1: What is the flag of Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment? Q2: What is Leonard’s middle name? Q3: Why is Sheldon Cooper like a black hole? Q4: What is Penny’s star sign? Q5: What is vexillology? Q6: For what theory did … Continue reading

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Marcus Brigstocke on Religion: Part Two of Two

I have to admit, I did swear a bit myself this week. I was reading the Daily Express newspaper — I say ‘newspaper’, that’s overstating it a bit, unless Princess Diana’s mysteriously easy to explain death is still news; however, … Continue reading

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Goon morning!

In these bizarre days, I think we could all use a good laugh. The coronavirus brings to mind — because of the association in my head with an episode called ‘The Spon Plague‘ — the inimitable Goons, all of whom … Continue reading

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Marcus Brigstocke on Religion: Part One of Two

Hello! I’d like to start this week with a request, and this one goes out to the followers of the three Abrahamic religions: to the Muslims, Christians and Jews. It’s just a little thing really, but do you think that … Continue reading

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Teleporting newts

In my garden, there’s a pond. The pond currently has lots of tadpoles in it. Now, back in February I heard the frogs doing their ‘ribbit’ thing, so I knew that they were having fun, and I expected to see … Continue reading

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The centrepiece

“No, it’s not the colour, the colour’s just fine.” “Is it the lights? I could add more lights.” “No, no… there are just the right number of lights.” “Too many fountains? Too few?” “That’s not it.” By this time, I … Continue reading

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