Category Archives: Just for laughs

Happy Towel Day 2022!

Following on from the Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quizzes I did for Towel Day 2020 and 2021, here’s another to celebrate Towel Day, 25May2022! The answers will be published later on today (at 22:10:10 UTC) in a password-protected post (here). You … Continue reading

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The writings of Chat Qu’éspire

About four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare was born and died in the Aprils of two successive centuries. As I sit here putting the final touches to this post, it’s the last day of this year’s April; the first day … Continue reading

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Towel Day 2022 kicks off in 101010* days

* There are 10 kinds of people: those who grok binary, and those who don’t.‡ As at the date of publication of this post, the number of days remaining until Towel Day 2022 is, coincidentally, also The Answer to The … Continue reading

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Let’s Play: Spot the Poop

I clearly need to up my gameMy rant has not got through.My walks of late have been the same:Strewn with dogshit poo. What is it with these low-life shits?They care not for their home.I’d like to rend them into bitsThen … Continue reading

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A magical interlude: the mystery calculator

In 1957, Leon Festinger wrote a book about cognitive dissonance, in which he suggested that human beings strive for internal psychological consistency, and that when presented with conflicting information, the struggle to reconcile the differences causes mental stress. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Climate change: it wasn’t me, it was the other fellah

This news is half a year old. I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen nothing about it at all on mainstream media. (Could that possibly have anything to do with that being controlled by the same greedy lying folk … Continue reading

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My dirty new hobby

A ‘haipu’, by yours truly: I have a new hobby: Collecting gifts on my walks… Dogshit in plastic. I embarked upon a new hobby recently: taking photographs of the little presents the local dog-owners have left for me to find … Continue reading

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Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050

“Man announces he will quit drinking by 2050”: A thoroughly brilliant parody of the COPout26 farce.

The author of this text (not me BTW) deserves much kudos; our Glorious World Leaders, on the other hand, badly need to stop shovelling horseshit. Continue reading

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How to celebrate being 42 every fourth year

A long time after Deep Thought reveals The Answer to Loonquawl and Phouchg, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect try to figure out what The Question might be. Marvin (the Paranoid Android) had told them that The Question was imprinted in … Continue reading

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I am not pendantry (I am me)

My friend Goldie, in a short conversation recently via the comment thread on a 2017 post of his* asked me whether my moniker should have an initial capital. That simple question got me thinking. A bit of background I adopted … Continue reading

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