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This morning I switched on the radio by my bed and heard . . . BREXIT! I went downstairs, switched on the TV and heard it again . . . BREXIT! BREXIT! I ran for my attic, switched on my computer and - BREXIT! BREXIT! BREXIT! According to the British Museum, as reported in The Telegraph, Edvard Munch's famous painting... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Sorry, sorry, did you get that deja-vu feeling all over again? However, you will have spotted the sexual change from my previous title which I used the other day. Yes, indeed, today the 'Memsahib' had a cataract operation. All went well and she's home looking somewhat bionic with an enormous clear plastic lens taped over her left eye. I confess... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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The Westminster turmoil roils on and on with no end in sight and with the pressure mounting almost by the hour. How will it end? I have no idea - and nor does anyone else including the nincompoops in No. 10! By and large the British, or at least, the English, are a steadfast lot, not given to hysteria but... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I never thought I would ever write those words but I stick by them. Yes, Bercow is an utter disgrace as Speaker of the Commons as he makes no effort to hide his anti-Brexit convictions thus destroying the convention that Speakers should behave with impeccable neutrality. You only need watch a few minutes of his behaviour in the chair to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I frequently pose dumb questions on this blog but the one contained in my title above takes the prize! Mind you, as the body-count, in the name of religion, rises all around the world it is tempting. Of course, the dreaded 'Peeps', being the way they are, would soon find other reasons to slaughter each other. Perhaps rival football fans... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Another fine selection from my 'joke cellar'! The Queen & Dolly Parton Go To Heaven! They die on the same day and they both go before an Angel to find out if they'll be admitted to Heaven. Unfortunately, there's only one space left that day, so the Angel must decide which of them gets in. The Angel asks Dolly if... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Australian Grand Prix: Dammit, (Sir) Lewis, didn't you read the script? You were supposed to roar off into the distance the minute the lights went out but instead you allowed your 'apprentice' to steal the race! I trust that, as a true blue - or should that be 'true black'? - English gent of the first order you did not... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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And, of course, we all inhabit the land of the blind because we are all at the mercy of the mass media, including so-called 'social' media, which for a variety of reasons picks and chooses what to tell and show us. I am obliged to Professor Peter G. Riddell of Melbourne School of Theology who reminds us in The American... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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The first of the dishonest and dishonourable ratbags in Parliament appears to have received his 'marching orders'. I refer to the wretched Mr. Nick Boles MP who has resigned from his local Conservative party association because they are about to kick him out anyway! Needless to say, the greedy little rat will continue to cling on inside Parliament not least,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yes, I know, I went on 'the missing list' again yesterday. No excuses, I was just a bit 'knacked' and also, to be honest, I really did not have anything to say. Happily, today being Saturday means that I have enjoyed what I call my 'reading morning' in which I tootle round to the newsagent and buy The Mail and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Alas, I cannot answer that question because my knowledge of German is microscopic, limited to 'jahwohl', 'nein', 'Papiere!' and 'fur you zee var iss over'. However, I do 'know' a man who could provide an answer. He is Herr Herbert Diess who is the Führer, ooops, sorry, the boss of Volkswagon - you know, the car company started by Herr... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I am, as y'all do know, a regular visitor to the American Thinker site, not just because many of the pieces contained there-in are interesting but also because their daily cartoon nearly always provides a chuckle and sometimes sends me crashing to the floor helpless with laughter. Those are the ones, of course, which trigger my inherent kleptomania and result... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I refer, of course, to all those MPs who yesterday told the majority of the British electorate to take their Brexit hopes and aspirations and 'stick 'em where the sun don't shine'! Consequently, I am deeply grateful to Ms. Debra Messing - no, me neither, but I gather that she is some sort of an actress and also a 'yuuuuuugely'... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Some times, and in my case, quite often, it is necessary to acknowledge that 'pro' writers often say it so much better than us 'ams'. In addition, of course, they often say it so much more succinctly than us 'blowhards'. Mr. Rod Liddle at The Coffee House provides the perfect example in a piece headed "Brexit is now dead": And... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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My title is harsh but true. She came back from her utterly useless trip to Brussels proclaiming that there was now a legal way out of the Irish bog in which Britain is trapped. The next day her very own Attorney-General, Geoffrey Cox, flatly contradicted her! The only question worth asking now is whether or not you would buy a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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To be honest, I have already given you a rave review of Mr. Lou Berney's excellent yarn "November Road" which I finished yesterday prior to immediately buying another one called "Gutshot Straight". He is a terrific story-teller and invents characters who are, with their mix of vices and virtues, very believable. Also - natch! - being thrillers the body count... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Most of my readers are British and therefor require no further warnings from me concerning the enormous dangers to our hard fought and even harder won democracy. However depressing that is, our sorrows are multiplied by the growing dangers to American democracy. 'Over here', we think - we hope? - that Corbyn and his ultra-Marxist cabal will never gain control... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Your 'Monday Funnies' are below but the best joke of all will be in Parliament this week even if it is likely to be in the worst possible taste! Finally, Mrs. May will be stripped of her last shreds of political camouflage and she will be left shivering on her own. I feel no pity for her because she never... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Monday morning, the sun is shining in a brilliantly blue sky - and it's bloody freezing cold! God's joke, I suppose! SHOPPING AT TIFFANY'S: A LOVELY LADY WALKS INTO TIFFANY'S. SHE LOOKS AROUND, SPOTS A BEAUTIFUL DIAMOND BRACELET AND WALKS OVER TO INSPECT IT. AS SHE BENDS OVER TO LOOK MORE CLOSELY, SHE UNEXPECTEDLY FARTS. VERY EMBARRASSED, SHE LOOKS AROUND... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
'Jeremy Sanders' or 'Bernie Corbyn' - you choose! An interesting article by Matthew Continetti at The National Review which is summarised by its title: "The Collapse of the Center-Left" (sorry, American spelling!). In it he summarises the lurch to the extreme Left that has shifted the ground under the feet of moderate Democratic party leaders. For once we, or to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Y'all know that despite me spicing up my posts with references to some seriously heavy book that I am reading, the fact is that I cannot resist a good thriller! The other day, I bought one on Kindle and it has thrilled but also it has made me think, too! The book is "November Road" by Lou Berney and it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
On Saturday morning I buy the Daily Telegraph, instead of reading it on the computer, as well as The Mail. In addition, a neighbouring friend gives me the previous week's 'Saturday Review' from The Times and in return I give him my old copy of The Spectator. If there are any Saturday morning duties to be done I make sure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Certainly bolder and braver than me but that's not too difficult. I refer to Mr. David Catron at The American Spectator who, without hesitation, claims that 'The Donald' will absolutely and definitely win the next presidential election! I suspect that he may but being an A1 'wuss' I would not stake the deeds of the house on it! Mr. Catron's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Down below I mentioned the delightful Ms. 'Titania McGrath' who has made a superb effort to out-simple the late, great 'Peter Simple', satirist supreme. Today, courtesy of Ms. Sarah Vine at The Mail, I can reveal that the lady is a man! Why am I not surprised? Mr. Andrew Doyle Miss Titania McGrath The indominatable Sarah Vine explains it all:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Or at least, it would stop 95% of them! And it would save considerable amounts of my, and your, money! So, who today amongst our feeble leaders, who are always so quick to express sorrow to the parents of butchered children, will speak up and suggest that the death penalty be re-introduced? Please, please don't hold you breath waiting !... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at DUFF & NONSENSE!