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October 15, 2017

The Wrong Impression

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Collingworth usually ate lunch in the refectory, but this day had walked into town to do some shopping. He was late getting back, and due to give a lecture in ten minutes, so he ran up the wide steps to the building, and walked hurriedly through the foyer.

“Prof Collingworth?”

He stopped, and turned towards the reception desk.

“Yes, Jack?”

“A lady left something for you. I told her you wouldn’t be long, but she said she couldn’t wait.”

Collingworth stared at the brown cardboard box sitting on the desk.

“Did she say what it is?”

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April 11, 2017

Mission: Implausible

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Pic fiddler: Jago

A dark form paused momentarily atop the wooden fence, then dropped silently into the garden. The man lay still for several minutes in the cover of a thick rhododendron bush; listening, eyes piercing the darkness that separated him from the detached house 30 yards in front.

He caught a movement, and held his breath, narrowing his eyes so that they wouldn’t reflect any light. The view changed as a

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December 24, 2016

Pick Rarefit* RIP

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It is with great sadness that we heard today of the untimely death of Pick Rarefit, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of one of The Greatest

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August 21, 2016

It was her suit that did it . . .

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saddle_soreNow, I’m not a fan of sport, other than watching the Wimbledon final if a Brit (or Andy Murray) is playing. So you can imagine that the endless cycle of the annual/four-yearly calendar of sporting events is, to me, at the very least an inconvenience, and at most

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July 18, 2016

Get ready for the Alien Invasion

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It appears that the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, is in contact with representatives from extraterrestrial worlds, and the bad news is – 

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July 16, 2016

Urgent – Save the Internet!

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chainsWe live in dangerous times for what passes as democracy; when the power of money, wielded by the ‘one percent’, huge corporations and the ‘military/industrial complex’ holds more sway

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April 17, 2016

Guess the prick…

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big prick and small prick

Here’s a challenge for Mad Hatters readers – can you guess who the impressive penis, above, belongs to?

Hint: he’s not a

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April 2, 2016

No time to waste

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quicksandI was cranky and on edge. The wind had always had this effect on me. I could feel the building shake as I worked at my pc in my top-floor flat, engaged in some local history research.

When I bought the place, I didn’t consider that the location was particularly exposed, and the name Mill Road, which my street joins fifty yards down from my building, gave me no clues: until a neighbour showed me a 100-year-old photograph of a windmill

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March 20, 2016

Caption this . . .

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March 13, 2016

English is easy…

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2762368_origHere is a little poem to explain the incongruities of the English language to any and all who don’t benefit from having been born into

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