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Recent Activity This almost beggars belief. The video is exceedingly revolting particularly when the participants are poking around in a dish filled with baby parts and you can actually see a complete tiny arm, hand and fingers. I give up on the human race! Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
And so we bid farewell to Les Munro, 96, a New Zealander and in his youth a member of that "band of brothers" in 617 Squadron who formed the RAF attack force on the German dams that were an important part of the power source for the Ruhr industrial area. It was a brilliantly conceived operation which stemmed from the... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I'm sorry to tell you that we share a characteristic! There is no way I could be induced to enter one of those tubes. They would have to smash my fingers with hammers to get me to loosen my grip on the edges of the entrance. To me it would be like immersion in a Democratic party convention - simply too, too ghastly!
Well, that has answered one of my questions, it obviously *is* what passes for wit in Canada!
Oh dear, is that what passes for wit in Canada?
Can any of you 'grey beards' here tell me what the difference is between a Democrat and a Socialist? I only ask because the chairman of the Democratic party, Ms. Debbie 'Wassupman' Schultz was asked the question by two separate TV interviewers and was unable to answer.
I pose the - double - question because I fear for America which means, of course, that I fear for me! Perhaps I should begin by admitting that my view of America has altered over the last few years. No, not my opinion so much as, quite literally, my view which until the internet kicked off could have been described... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I gain the impression, no more, that if you invited 'good ol'Joe' to jump into an Olympic-size pool - he'd miss!
A few one-liners to, er, you know, cheer you up on a Monday morning: I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. Gardening Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
The Marmalade King strikes again: Yes indeed, the reason for this late start to the Sunday Rumble is because I spent the morning making marmalade. Well, actually, it only took about an hour but still when a cuisinary genius such as myself takes on a job it is exhausting. And no, thank you for asking, I didn't actually peel the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Poor Ed is dead Poor Ed Balls is dead All gather round his coffin now and cry He had a heart of gold And he wasn't very old Oh why did such a feller have to die? Poor Ed is dead Poor Ed Balls is dead He's lookin' oh so peaceful and serene He's all laid out to rest With... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Er, don't you mean 'Joisey', old chap?
Oh dear, this blog is in danger of sounding like one of those tedious Leftie sites where they do nothing but spew forth anti-American agit-prop. I don't mean it, my American buddies, honestly I don't, and you will notice that by and large my shells are aimed at political/military establishment targets of the same sort that we have 'over here'... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
No, Bob, I meant the common - very common! - British version which I believe you Yankees with your frightening efficiency have reduced to one finger! But, hey, whatever works for ya, know what I mean? (How's my accent?)
Exactly. A two-fingered wave, of course!
Sorry, darlings, but I was too old for Hamlet but I was able to play his randy, ambitious and murderous Uncle Claudius. It was interesting - well it interested me! - when later on I gave up the acting lark and took to directing, including a production of Hamlet, how different the view of the play is from, so to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Perhaps she is simply treating you, the Great American Public, with the contempt she feels you deserve. Obama does it so why shouldn't she?
DA, do try and lighten up! My remark was in brackets and ended with the 'irony alert' of an exclamation mark. In other words , not to be taken seriously. I have no particular views on your War of Independence not knowing very much about it.
But before I begin and before my American readers reach for their hunting rifles and come looking for me, yes, yes, I know, we, by which I mean the whole of western civilisation, are party to this enormous crime against humanity. But, dammit, if you are going to claim the leadership of the western world then you must carry the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I am very grateful to my e-pal Malcolm Pollack of Waka Waka Waka for pointing me in the direction of Mark Steyn at his acidic best. Where, one wonders in some desperation, is America heading? Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
By coincidence, I am reading (slowly, because it's so bloody heavy to lift!!) Ehrman's biography of "The Younger Pitt". The shifting, and shifty, maneuverings of the various cabals and cliques that followed the collapse of the King's and North's Tory party (because of you 'damn Yankees'!) is like following the rats in some lab experiment. It is fascinating to see the 'progressive' forces behaving rather like Monty Python's 'Galilean People Front' whilst the Tories, having been humiliated by a lost war are left to lick their wounds. Not too dissimilar from your situation 'over there' today.
I have to talk to myself, nobody else will listen!
The moment I have been dreading has arrived! Today Microsoft unveiled their all-new, all-singing, all-dancing MS10, er, thingie. My IT Manager (aka: 'SoD'), had warned me that it was imminent. That means, of course, that I will have to go back to 'skool' to learn how to use the damn thing but worst of all, of course, is that the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I refer, of course, to Mr. Walter Palmer of Bloomington, Minnesota, a tooth-puller by trade and an animal killer by inclination. He is the proud owner of the head of 'Cecil the Lion', a favourite, apparently, of tourists visiting a National Game Park in Zimbabwe. (Couldn't they have come up with something more, er, 'butch' as a name than 'Cecil'... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
In the comments thread to my previous post, Alexey, a Russian, asks, not unreasonably, what exactly is 'democracy'? Immediately we run into a cultural collision. There is, it seems to me, a tradition in European philosophy that demands exact definitions of terms. In the Anglo-Saxon tradition this is avoided where-ever possible. The greatest example, perhaps, is the fact that the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!