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And, you will not be surprised to learn, the entire thing has been nicked from the world's greatest weekly magazine, The Spectator, and it was written by the usually witty Quentin Letts and it is now clear that he is more than a tad grumpy because he has offered us all the 75 (or so) most annoying people of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Further to Peter's comment above, I have no idea what Wodehouse would have had to say on your predicament. The best, even if utterly useless, I can come up with is from 'old Will': "When troubles come, they come not single spies/ But in battalions!" At least your humour is not deserting you. I wish you well.
The discussion below on the subject of altruism was enough to remind me to get out my battered old collection tin and shake it under your noses! Yes, Christmas is approaching and that means I am begging for you all to send a few quid to one of the very best charities in the world - Mercy Ships. This was... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yes indeed, this is Part II of my revisit to the late, great Charles Darwin. He really was a great man of enormous insight, all the more so when you consider the lack of 20th century scientific knowledge with which he suffered. His theory that all living things were simply variations on a theme was a huge intellectual leap but,... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Ref: Update 2: I detect signs of increased cheerfulness which is to be encouraged because it cheers me up, too. Keep up the good work.
Don't worry, I will return to the interminable subject of Darwinism later today but in the meantime it is worth pausing today, the anniversary of the Pearl Harbour attack, not just to remember those who died but perhaps more importantly to consider the utter, futile madness of the Japanese regime of that time. It always reminds me of the similar... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Sorry, Marc, but, alas, I am familiar with neither of those, er, entertainments.
I think, and truth is I can't be arsed to check, that it was my e-pal, Bob, who a couple of weeks ago raised the dread subject of Darwinism - yeeeees, quite! Anyway, it brought back fond memories of old, hard-fought battles of yesteryear that raged across 'Blogdom'. Actually, now I think about it, it might have been me who... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
You didn't so much strain for that, er, 'witticism', DA, in your usual manner but extruded it, painfully, word by word. Do try and lighten up, we're trying to cheer up our distinguished host.
Your, er, efforts remind me of my best friend in the army who, from time to time, produced stools of a gargantuan size rarely seen outside of an elephant enclosure. He would then invite the rest of the platoon in, one at a time, to admire the result before flushing. So, jolly well done and keep up the good work!
This, of course, is in the finest traditions of D&N being a) stolen and b) in the worst possible taste! My thanks are due to the inimitable American Thinker and today's prankster 'The Earl of Taint' . . . . . yeeeeees, quite! Incidentally, I hope to have some time on my hands this afternoon during which I may be... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Given the constraints on my time just at the moment, I have been forced to plunder - yes, I know, not like me, is it? - Guido Fawkes for the funniest photo of the year. It shows the ashes of the late, unlamented Fidel Castro being driven through the streets in - and here's the laugh - a Russian jeep... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Oh, I see, you mean America is afeared? Whodathunkit?
"I expect the GOP to howl nonsense about how we're "leading", but it won't be in the fields of science, climate change, infrastructure, LGBT rights, women's rights" So not all bad then!
Yes, sorry and all that but I'm in a bit of a rush this morning so you may be on short rations! Honestly, some people can't take honesty! Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken." She said I wasn't funny; but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed. My parents told me... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Somewhat pushed for time so only a brief and instant re-action from me, but at first glance the only people Trump has pissed off are the Chinese - so what's not to like? You don't seriously believe they are friends and allies, do you?
Today we actually move the old lady in to her new home so time is short and therefor this 'Rumble' will be equally so. This sounds about right: Zero Hedge has piece explaining why the Dems lost the election: If anything, the antics of the DNC during these primaries showed that their callous disregard for the broader economic interests the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Sorry, sorry for my absence but I did warn you that moving an elderly relative into care accommodation was going to keep me busy and this weekend, when we actually move her, is likely to be extra busy. On top of that I have SoD descending to lend a hand - and if he so much as mentions Brexit "there... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Well, judging by your 'update' the sedatives don't seem to be working too well! Anyway, as you're still snappin' 'n' snarlin' then that is "A Good Thing". Best wishes.
An exceedingly intelligent article from Mr. Stephen Meyer in the NRO but as Mr. Meyer is an advocate of 'Intelligent Design' we should not, I suppose, be surprised! Before I move on to the detail in his article which is concerned with Anglo-American relations I should pause and try to recollect my attitude to 'Intelligent Design'. I still remember vividly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Even as I urge you all to top up on winter woollies I still bring you 'great tidings of joy'. Yes, it might well 'get a wee bit nippy roon' the throssacks', in fact, it's already started 'over here' because I'm wearing my Long Johns, but even so it is great news because, finally, all that man-made global warming 'crapulata'... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Actually, that question is already out of date because whilst I intended to use the expression to sum up the state of German politics, I now read that in fact German political affairs could turn very interesting over the next few months. As we all know, next year 'Mutti' Merkel intends to run for a fourth term as 'Kaiserin' and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Absolutely no excuse for this flagrant pilfering except that it made me smile, so well done to The American Thinker and 'Ghenghis Gary' who designed the images and is obviously 'a very naughty boy!' Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yes indeed, 'bonne chance' and plenty of it is what M. Francois Fillon will require if he wins the French presidency next year and attempts to emulate 'that woman' by taking on the entrenched self-interest groups that bedevil French society. I am not expert enough to judge whether the trade union strangle-hold in France grips more tightly than that once... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Normally I try and avoid political jokes lest it cause disquiet amongst you wage-slaves but given the happy news over the weekend I thought I would make an exception: Fidel Castro dies and goes to Heaven. “No way,” says St. Peter. “You’re not getting in, not after all that you did.” At this Castro shrugs. “Hey no problema,” he replies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at DUFF & NONSENSE!