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August 25, 2016

Waiter Does Not Take Kindly to Complaint

by duncanr

diners shotI’m going to go out on a limb here and bet these diners didn’t leave the waiter a tip . . . http://tinyurl.com/zr4xy3m

August 25, 2016

Burkini Ban : French Farce

by duncanr

the french motto ‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité‘ seems rather hollow given some French mayors have banned women from wearing the ‘burkini’ swimming costume on the beach

and while the french prime minister sees the burkini as ‘enslaving’ women – apparently because he thinks the decision to wear the burkini is forced on a woman by her male partner rather than her own choice, he sees nothing ironic in another set of men ordering her not to wear it

as Mitch Benn says on Twitter . . . The case that one should not dictate what women can & can’t wear is perhaps not best made by dictating what women can & can’t wearhttp://tinyurl.com/zhrqg3w

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and as to the argument that . . .

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August 25, 2016

Best of Butlins

by duncanr

folk of a certain age will remember the short ‘filler’ films by British Pathé shown while waiting for the main feature to start at the cinema

these have been archived and every month a compilation of these clips on a related theme is posted on YouTube

this month it is a nostalgic look back at Butlin holiday camps – a favourite holiday destination for Brits after the 1939-45 war when money was tight and very few could afford to holiday abroad

surrounded by high fencing, rows of small basic box-like accommodation, communal canteens, uniformed’red-coats’ patrolling, loudspeakers blaring to rouse folk from sleep in the morning and issue announcements about meal times, activities taking place, etc – the regimentation often invoked a comparison/jokes about prison camps – but oh did we have fun . . .

August 24, 2016

Le Serveur

by duncanr

August 24, 2016

Man’s Best Friend

by duncanr

never catch a cat helping out like this . . .

Everybody-Helps

via B&P

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August 23, 2016

Killer Pipes

by duncanr

killer pipeswhile the accordian – wielded by the likes of Jimmy Shand – used to induce a state of panic in my parents as they scrambled frantically to switch TV channels, it paled into insignificance as an instrument of terror when compared to the bagpipes; the only musical instrument to be designated a ‘weapon of war’ – http://tinyurl.com/gqy46z4

but while the pipes struck fear in the heart of many a foe,it seems they were insidiously attacking the lungs of the piper, prompting this health warning – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37152871

August 22, 2016

On Second Thoughts . . .

by duncanr

bugger this for a game of soldiers – i’m going for a beer

A-change-of-plans

via B&P

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August 22, 2016

Clinton : Too Late, Donald

by duncanr

a few days ago, the USA republican party nominee for President said . . .

Sometimes, in the heat of the debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain

predictably, his democratic party rival for the Presidency was not overly impressed – http://tinyurl.com/zo9o55m

August 21, 2016

Barking Mad ?

by duncanr

canine art exhibition

wot’s this all about then ?

would you believe me if I said it was . . .

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August 21, 2016

Caption this . . .

by duncanr

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