Some more of those small, but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the Apollo Lunar Module. (ALM) Looks great on the tea-table, but unfortunately it is a very bad pourer.
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Excuses for being late. No. 382.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I was clutching at some straws.

A single overheard remark.
‘I can do voluntary joy as well Peter…’

‘Hey, I didn’t know you wore glasses.’
‘I don’t…’
‘But you seem to have a pair in your top pocket.’
‘Ah, they are for when I’m in important meetings.’
‘To see better?’
‘No, so I can take them off with a flourish, when I need to emphasize a vital point.’
‘Ah, right…’

I have never seen an actor in a film drink liquid from a cup in a convincing manner – I think it’s because they are just so busy pretending, acting, that they never ever think of swallowing… Oh, and they generally put the cup to their lips and immediately tip it, as if it’s only half full…

What about some rare spam then?
As I said a week or so ago, for some reason spam is not appearing in my comments box as often as it used to. So, here area couple of short ones which did pop up, that I have glued together to bulk them out a bit – they seem to be from a couple of people called Livecasino and Byfollo – see if you can spot the join:
Then, limit the scope of might not exactly and focus only on those information that are extremely important. You also need when you you provide valuable video. How often anyone completed a task to the best of your
ability but feel cheated if you were not complemented? If it is high, then, happen to be OK. I absolutely ask will be your opinion of us.
Well, thank you, you two cheeky scoundrels – that was marvellous! You have saved the day for me and my readers. Do write in again – we do need stuff like this…

Here are a couple of old songs it would be quite cool to like – I recently noticed that remarkably similar background ‘Oh, oh, oh, oh’s appear in both songs. Clip one. Clip Two.

Yes, I reckon I’ll be changing my name to Rory Motion.

A single overheard remark:
‘But technically Rob, I can’t feel…’

 

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Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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8 Responses to Some more of those small, but pithy items…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    It is 5:30 am and I just had my first laugh of the day! Thank you Dave.

  2. Dana Doran says:

    Well, no one can clutch at straws here…..they’ve been banned by the city council. According to a study by a 9-year old, straws are the cause of the oceans being filled with plastic waste. Straws are dangerous. And the elected officials seized on that report (she didn’t get an “A” on it, mind you) to rid the world of these dangerous straws….meanwhile, the rest of us will just have to ….. well, not me, I have a stash in reserve, hidden under my robes!

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Hm, I don’t think that’s the kind of straws one clutches at Baroness Dana – it’s the kind of straws that are in the wind, not the oceans.
      Why don’t they make them of paper like they used to, instead of stupid everlasting bloody plastic?…

      • Dana Doran says:

        Well, Your Highness, I think the environmentalists insisted that too many trees were being felled to make straws and thus the making of straws from paper wasn’t a sound idea, making them from plastic (petroleum) was far better. Of course, now they are selling “re-usable” straws made from more durable plastic, stainless steel, and yes, I have heard of gold plated straws (I suppose those are reserved for a Baroness or two), to solve the “new” problem. Hum…a gold plated straw….I would clutch one of those – even if they didn’t float on the wind!

      • Dave Whatt says:

        Hm… a gold plated straw, you could have some of those on your heraldic shield – you are entitled to one now you are a baroness you know.
        I’ll have a word with the Earl Marshall on your behalf.
        https://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/Newsletter/011.htm

      • Dana Doran says:

        I see why there are few royals….the fees are rather expensive – is there the possibility of a grant? I suppose I shouldn’t worry about it, the Earl Marshall would probably not approve of a martini glass with a gold plated straw!

      • Dave Whatt says:

        Oh, I don’t know though, I’ve seen far more outrageous things on shields!
        Even though I’m stoutly anti-monarchist, I still really like the images and ancient language of heraldry.
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraldry

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