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Not that I'm complaining because when things become seriously noisy 'over there' I begin to worry! Now it may be that this lock-down has become a sort of 'damp down' because even the 'Ginja Ninja' is relatively quiescent. Or, of course, it could be that his non-stop 'twittering' has resulted in a blister on his 'twitter finger' and given us... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
"The Guardian"! Yeeeees, quite . . .
When I saw the headline to the effect that a British WWI officer's war medals had recently sold at auction, I was struck by the sub-heading that he had jumped from the observation balloon in which he was stationed when it broke free and threatened to drift over German lines. Well, I thought, I've jumped from quite a few balloons... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
With all this lock-down nonsense going on and on and on, 'real' news has virtually disappeared to be replaced by a 'non-stop, Cummings kerfuffle' which has 'Fleet Street' in hyper-ecstasy because without it they would have absolutely nothing to report! At this point, enter 'Stage Right', Mr. Charles Moore, editor of The Spectator with an enormous dollop of calm, good... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Yes, sorry, sorry, again but Monday was a Bank Holiday and so it felt like Sunday, er, and also, 'truth be told and shame the devil', I forgot! Murphy dropped dead the moment he arrived home from a vacation in the tropics. He was laid out in the coffin for friends and neighbours to pay their last respects. "He's got... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Last night I watched the first episode of "Little Boy Blue" which is being repeated on ITV. There are three more episodes to come this week and you really should try and see them. If you missed the first episode last night it showed the murder of a young boy accidentally shot in a park by some young yobs who... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
My e-pal, 'Whitewall', takes me to task, albeit gently and politely, for failing to 'rumble' further yesterday. He is entirely right and I was uneasily aware during the course of the day of my failure to do so. Alas, the fact is that yesterday I fell, or perhaps 'slumped' is more accurate, into a prolonged fit of idle uselessness. I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Cummings or goings! The 'meeja' are swooning with joy and excitement over the fact that the PM's principal advisor, Dominic Cummings, took his wife and child 'ooop north' to live in a house close to his parents because they feared they might need child care support if they both fell foul of the 'dreaded lurgi'. CUE: mass hysterics from press... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Don't read this if you are already worried and depressed. This is doleful Duff at his most pessimistic! Even so, it is obvious that the economic wreckage left from this pandemic and lockdown is going to be 'yuuuuuuuuuuuuge'! So perhaps it is the time to remind ourselves that we have, in my living memory, been through calamities of an even... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Sorry, I didn't understand a word of that but, even so, the next time 'SoD' (Son of Duff) visits his dear old Dad, I will get him to do the necessary!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on A request at The Carpentariat
First of all, my apologies for going a.w.o.l. yesterday. No excuses, simply another attack of my 'lethargia maximus'! Not, mind you, that I am feeling particularly energised today but, dammit, when there is a sliver of good news it must be shared. Thus, I am delighted to report that Boris had taken notice of my admonishments concerning his laxity in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
We're having a heat wave, A tropical heat wave, The temperature's rising, It isn't surprising, She certainly can can-can. She started a heat wave By letting her seat wave In such a way that The customers say that She certainly can can-can. Gee, her anatomy Makes the mercury Jump to ninety-three. We're having a heat wave, A tropical heat wave,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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"Hate" is not a four-letter word I use vey often but since Mrs. 'MacWhinge' has taken it into her silly head to ban it then I immediately adopt it and aim it at her! She is, without doubt, the most intensely irritating politician in the realm. It is not just her grating voice with which she could slice concrete, and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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I don't know why I check the Telegraph obituary page so carefully each day, perhaps it is intimations of mortality, or maybe because you do 'meet' some interesting people! Today, for example, I 'met' the late Herr Richard Wadani, an Austrian man who was conscripted into the Wehrmacht during WWII. As a young but convinced communist he was never too... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
No, no, not the Amazon, I mean that 'yuuuuuuuuuuuge' supermarket in the sky, or the ether, or space, or wherever! My reason for doing so is quite simple, it's because 'SoD' kindly sent me a handsome voucher from that august, er, virtual shop. This was particularly good timing because as the 'Memsahib' and I drift inexorably into middle-age - well,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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A fine collection 'Funnies' - no, really, would I lie to you? - to assist you through this pandemic, or whatever it is! A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.” The driver says, “Gee, officer I had it on cruise control at 60, perhaps your radar gun... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yes, alas, the post you are about to read has been stolen in its entirety from the pen of the redoubtable Jeremy Warner and the pages of The Telegraph. Sorry, Jeremy, but there is no way a hacker like me could distil your exceedingly thoughtful piece on future Brit-Sino relations. It needs to be read in full and discussed at... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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"81 today, 81 today, I've got the key of the door, Never been 81 before . . ." And so on and on and on although, to be honest, it can't go on for much longer! Not that I'm complaining. '81 not out' is a pretty good innings especially given that, the odd rheumatic twinge and twang not withstanding, life... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Well, to be fair, which I am not inclined to be, it is arse-wipe material in its coverage 0f this country! Of course, there is no expectation on my part for it always and forever to praise Britain but when it stoops to criticism it should at least be accurate. As Douglas Murray points out in The Spectator: The [anti-British]... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
For a start, the so-called Brexit 'talks' are hurtling towards a concrete wall. Mainly, I suspect, because of the arrogance and stupidity of the EU's main, er, 'negotiator', M. 'Haughty-Toity' Michel Barnier. He obviously exists in a parallel universe and seems to think that we are somehow on bended knees to gain favours. Obviously, no-one has informed him that the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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But ... but ... I thought 'raaaaacism' was 'verboten' in American politics!
Regular readers will have picked up on the 'irony ahead' warning in my title! In it, I refer, of course, to Mr. Dov Fischer, of The American Spectator who has, shall we say, some choice opinions concerning the previous tenant of The White House. For example and with my emphases: I accepted Obama. I never articulated his first name, and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Well, you see, if you use 'dirty rats' to do your nefarious deeds, in the end they rat on you!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2020 on Obamagate? Nope. Trumpgarbage. at The Carpentariat
'Stick around, kid, you ain't seen nuttin' yet!'
Toggle Commented May 14, 2020 on Obamagate? Nope. Trumpgarbage. at The Carpentariat
Alas and alack, it really does look as though Boris is a bumbling, 'Wooster'-like twerp of the first order! It wasn't quite so apparent when the leader of the Labour party was a quaint, old, 1960's caricature of a Leninist 'Leftie' but now they appear to have an exceedingly sharp and ruthless lawyer leading the attack and, as the Telegraph... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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