June 24, 2017

Spish, Splashing Around

by duncanr

14 year old gorilla, Zola, fooling around at Dallas Zoo

June 23, 2017

Quasimodo

by ratty

After Quasimodo’s death, the Archbishop of Paris at the Cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed.

The Archbishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin what he thought would be a long screening process.

After observing several applicants demonstrate their skills, he had decided to call it a day and would offer prayers for more success the next day.

Just then, an armless man approached him and falling flat on his face announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer’s job. The bishop was incredulous.

But man you have no arms !'”No matter,” said the man. “Observe my technique !”

And he began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody on the massive carillon.

The Archbishop listened in astonishment; convinced he had finally found a replacement for Quasimodo.

But suddenly, as he rushed forward to strike the final bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below.

The stunned Archbishop rushed down the two hundred and ninety five steps of the bell tower. When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure. They had been drawn to the Cathedral, by the beautiful music they had heard only moment before from the melodious bells.

They silently parted to let the Archbishop through and one of them asked,

“Archbishop, who was this man . . ?”

“I don’t know his name,” the bishop sadly replied,

“BUT HIS FACE RINGS A BELL”

WAIT ! WAIT ! There’s more . . .

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June 23, 2017

Sshh ! Don’t Tell Duncan

by ratty

If you’re a Celt, then everyone’s got a knife out for you . . .

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4631116/It-cannae-true-Irn-Bru-isn-t-Scottish-s-American.html

June 23, 2017

Father, Son – Talk

by duncanr


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June 23, 2017

It Wisnae Me !

by duncanr

an anonymous caller in the West Midlands tried to get the queen in trouble after spotting her breaking the law – http://tinyurl.com/y943ry8b

June 23, 2017

Something for the Weekend – No 271

by duncanr

if you want to listen again to previous weekend songs, go to the ‘category filter’ on the side bar and select ‘something for weekend’ from the drop down list

feel free, too, to share a sample of what you are listening to this weekend in a comment to this post

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June 22, 2017

Sshh ! Don’t Tell Ratty

by duncanr

it was bad enough when the award for the UK’s best Cornish pasty was won by a Devon pie maker in 2009 at the British Pie Awards but now Historic England has added insult to injury – http://tinyurl.com/yaubnbes

June 22, 2017

Tinder in a pneumatic tube

by allthoughtswork

Flirting in the Resi, 1930—peep the pneumatic tubes!

People used to flirt across 1920s and -30s Berlin nightclubs by sending little notes through pneumatic tubes to numbered tables. How did they send a dick pic, by wrapping a cocktail weenie in a bar napkin?

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June 22, 2017

Scissors sold separately

by allthoughtswork

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June 22, 2017

nope, nope, nope, nope

by allthoughtswork

Men in 1970s shorts. Nope.